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Rural Clinic Clerkship

Training Sites & Preceptor Directory
CE 9145

Northeast Region
Coordinator Preceptors  

Alexandra "Xan" Bryant
Tahlequah, OK
918-401-0074
xan.bryant@okstate.edu

NE AHEC Contact:
Eugene Johnson
Tulsa, OK
918-595-8457
gjohnson@tulsacc.edu

Michael David, D.O.
1101 E. 13th Street
Grove, OK 74344
918-786-7878

Darryl Jackson , D.O.
1322 Klabzuba Street
P.O. Box 842
Prague, OK 74864
405-567-2295

Michael Knapp, D.O.
Joplin, MO 64804

Robert Warren, D.O.
Sam Hider Health Center
1015 W. Washbourne St.
P.O. Box 350
Jay, OK 74346

By Special Permission Only
Cheryl Kroeker, D.O.

105 S. Chouteau
P.O. box 315
Chouteau, OK 74344
918-476-6030

Northwest Region
Coordinator Preceptors  

Robert Sammons
Enid, OK
918-401-0274
robert.sammons@okstate.edu

NW AHEC Contact:
JaRae Puls
Enid, OK
580-213-3171

Kirt Bieirig, D.O.
Share Medical Center
410 Fourth, Suite A
Alva, OK 73717
Office Manager:
Cynthia Bierig, RN
580-327-4533

Jim Blunk, D.O.
Caldwell Clinic
415 S Osage
Caldwell, KS 67022
Office Manager:
Jennifer Sturm
620-845-2516
Housing Contact:

Samantha Moery, D.O.
Family and Pulmonary Medicine
3201 N Van Buren, Suite 400
Enid, OK 73703
Office Manager:
Lindsay Crow, RN
580-237-1877

Donald Klinger, D.O.

 

Dwayne Janzen, D.O.
915 E. Garriott, Suite A
Enid, OK 73701
Office Manager:
Teri Mendel
580-242-2021

Jeffrey Jones, D.O.
Enid Family Medicine Clinic
620 S Madison, Suite 209
Enid, OK 73701
Office Manager:
Jenny Cary
580-548-1544

Dale Reinschmiedt, D.O.
Hennessey Medical Clinic
300 N Cherokee
Hennessey, OK 73742
Office Manager:
Chrystal Marshall
405-853-7171

Pamela Garner, D.O.


 

Southeast Region
Coordinator Preceptors  

TBA
McAlester, OK
918-401-0273


Dennis Carter, D.O.
1013 E Dewey
Poteau, OK 74953
918-647-2929
Head Nurse:
Ronna, RN
Housing Contact:
Audra Wright
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
918-635-3309
Rotation Information

J. Scott Clark, D.O.
1013 E Dewey
Poteau, OK 74953
918-649-3777
Head Nurse:
Misty, RN
Housing Contact:
Audra Wright
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
918-635-3309
Rotation Information

Marc Davis , D.O.
530 N Monte Vista St
Ada, OK 74820
Office Manager:
Karen LaBarge
580-310-9510
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273

Monty Grugan, D.O.
117 N Broadway Street
Broken Bow, OK 74728
580-584-3242
Office Manager:
Sharon
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Leslie McGovern
McCurtain Memorial Hospital
580-208-3100
Rotation Information

William Herron, D.O.
1315 Lynn Lane
Idabel, OK 74745
580-286-3328
Office Manager:
Leslie
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Leslie McGovern
McCurtain Memorial Hospital
580-208-3100
Rotation Information

Thomas Jones, D.O.
601 E Washington Ave
Idabel, OK 74745
580-286-6688
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Leslie McGovern
McCurtain Memorial Hospital
580-208-3100
Rotation Information

Rick Robbins, D.O.
511 E Redwood Lane
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Office Manager:
Karen Robbins
918-775-9176
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Ginger Glover
Sequoyah Memorial Hospital
918-774-1114

By Special Permission Only
Noel Emerson, D.O.
Atoka, OK

Thomas Salyer, D.O.
1302 SE Lynn Lane
Idabel, OK 74745
Office Manager:
Wanda Salyer
580-286-3993
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Leslie McGovern
McCurtain Memorial Hospital
580-208-3100
Rotation Information

Jennifer Scoufos, D.O.
555 W Ruth
Sallisaw, OK 74955
918-774-0147
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Ginger Glover
Sequoyah Memorial Hospital
918-774-1114

Terry Hoyt, D.O.
1109 E Cherokee
Sallisaw, OK 74955
918-790-3004
Office Manager:
unavailable at this time
Housing Contact:
Ginger Glover
Sequoyah Memorial Hospital
918-774-1114

C. Patrick Sullivan, D.O.
200 N Thornton
Vian, OK 74962
918-773-5228
Housing Contact:
918-773-5228

David Trent, D.O.²
PO Box 130, Hwy 271
Spiro, OK 74959-0130
918-962-2442
Office Manager:
Tonya
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Audra Wright
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
918-635-3309
Rotation Information

Judy Trent, D.O.
PO Box 130, Hwy 271
Spiro, OK 74959-0130
918-962-2442
Office Manager:
Tonya
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Audra Wright
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
918-635-3309
Rotation Information

Robert Williams, D.O.
PO Box 130, Hwy 271
Spiro, OK 74959-0130
918-962-2442
Office Manager:
Tonya
Housing Contact:
Kelby Owens
918-401-0273 OR
Audra Wright
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
918-635-3309
Rotation Information

Stephen Woodson, D.O.
PO Box 480, 907 NW 5th
Stigler, OK 74462
918-967-3355
Housing Contact:
918-967-3355

Southwest Region
Coordinator Preceptors  

Augelica Burrell Fleming
Lawton, OK
918-401-0073
augelica.burrell@okstate.edu

SW AHEC Contact:
Jenny Breeden
Lawton, OK
580-581-2792
jennyb@cameron.edu

James Forrestal, D.O.
830 16th N.W. Ave
Ardmore, OK 73401
Office Manager:
Cathy Elmore
580-226-5120
Hospital Contact:
Kari VanBeber (HR)
580-220-6104 Ext. 0
Housing Contact:
Paula Rush
Mercy House
1708 Cherokee Pl
580-224-9699
Rotation Information
Student Review

Erick Derocher, D.O.
411 N Randall
Elk City, OK 73644
Office Manager:
Angie
580-243-2273
Hospital Contact:
Denise Willis (HR)
Housing Contact:
Charmaine Boulette
Great Plains Regional Medical Center
580-821-5319

Bob Abernathy, D.O.
1200 N Glen English
Cordell, OK 73632
580-832-3838

Troy Harden, D.O.
102 N Broadway
Carnegie, OK 73015
Office Manager: Jan
580-654-2500

 

James Turrentine, D.O.
800 Isabel SW
Ardmore, OK 73401
Office Manager:
Melissa Faulkner
580-223-5432

Melinda Powers, D.O.
205 S Park Lane, Suite 210
Altus, OK 73521
Office Manager:
Mary Burkham
580-379-6650
Housing Contact:
Beth Whiting
Jackson County Memorial Hospital
580-379-5546

Brenda Stutzman, D.O.
579 Broadway
Hydro, OK 73096
Office Manager: Susan
405-663-2291
Rotation Information

Scott Williams, D.O.
1901 W Third Street, Suite A
Elk City, OK 73644
Office Manager:
Patricia Williams
580-225-2663

Stacey Knapp, D.O.
209 S 30th
Clinton, OK 73601
Office Manager:
Audra Santos
580-323-7800
Hospital Contact:
Gina Thain
580-323-8389



Duane Koehler, D.O., 30 B Street S.W., Miami, OK 74354
OSUCOM Class of 1990
Dr. Koehler is the 2008-2009 President-Elect for the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association and a Health Policy Fellow for the American Osteopathic Association and serves as a Trustee for the Oklahoma Educational Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine. This rotation represents an opportunity to participate in a wide range of medical services from infancy to palliative care. The office setting allows the student an opportunity to examine children to geriatrics. There may be an opportunity to participate in surgeries, supported by general surgeons, urologists and obstetricians. There is an opportunity to interact with general internists and cardiologists. Opportunities abound to assist in emergency room and radiology. Reading assignments may add to the learning opportunities, and are used liberally. There are no hospitalists, so all admissions are managed by Dr. Koehler. There may be an opportunity to witness first hand the mechanics of arranging a transfer of care to tertiary care. Thursday is the day that no patients are scheduled in the office, with few exceptions. An occasional meeting elsewhere may necessitate an adjustment of time out of the office. Students are not on weekend call.  Dr. Koehler provides an excellent student work environment.
He was awarded a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in 2001. He has completed a review paper on Alternative Medicine.


Michael Knapp, D.O., 2700 McClelland, Bldg C, Suite 311, Joplin, MO 64804,
Michael Knapp is dually certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Treatment.  Students electing this rotation will have a high degree of Osteopathic care integrated into their patient encounters.   Dr. Knapp’s former students affectionately refer to him as “Dr. Crunch. Students are usually on call one weekend per month.  Dr. Knapp provides an excellent student working environment.  He does rounds before and after office hours as necessary.  He is also heavy OMM emphasis and minor office surgery.
Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  MTWR
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  F

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Michael David, D.O., 26300 S. Highway 125, Afton, OK 74331,
 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 1980
Grand Lake Medical Park, affiliated with Craig General Hospital, is located on Monkey Island, Grand Lake.  This facility houses a full-time Family Practice Physician, Dr. David, physical therapy clinic, lab with x-ray and MRI capacity, one nurse practitioner, two Physician Assistances and on Thursdays a visiting female physician is available for women’s physicals. Student learning is structured and tailored to student’s experience and knowledge thus providing an opportunity/environment in which to grow exponentially. Some students return for an elective with Dr. David.


Robert Warren, D.O., Sam Hider Clinic, 11th & Washbourne, Jay, OK 74346,
Dr. Warren’s rural family practice work offers an excellent glimpse into the rural US Indian Health System.  This family practice is surrounded by a lab, x ray facilities, WIC program, nutritionist, pharmacy, pediatrics, OB/GYN services, dentistry and optometry physicians.   There is no on call for this rotation.  This setting is an excellent introduction to a multi-disciplinary site.
OSUCOM Class of 1991
Office Hours
7:30-5:30 MTWR
Off Fridays

Dwayne L Janzen, D.O., 915 E. Garriott, Suite A, Enid, OK 73701, 580-242-2021
Enid, Oklahoma is located in Garfield County, designated as a partially medically underserved county.  With a population of approximately 47,000, Enid is 120 miles from Tulsa, 85 miles from Oklahoma City and 125 miles from Wichita KS.  Grain elevators are the sky scrapers of NW Oklahoma, while the wheat fields are the oceans.  Enid is the home of Vance Air Force Base and hosts various manufacturing facilities, a technology center, a junior college and a university, museums, several city parks, symphony and local theater as well as shopping, parks and sports for all ages.    http://www.enidchamber.com/1.htm. Dr. Janzen, board certified family practice physician, was raised in the medical community of Enid, as his father was a family physician in Enid for many years.  Also on staff are two Physician Assistants and a nurse practitioner.   Dr. Janzen feels that you should follow your patients whether it is in the clinic, hospital or nursing home.  His clinic duties include a local Medicaid clinic and the Pond Creek Clinic, approximately 20 miles north of Enid and students will see a variety of patients, illnesses and disorders. 

Jeffrey Jones, D.O., 1805 W Garriot, Enid, OK 73703, 580-233-9012
Enid, Oklahoma is located in Garfield County, designated as a partially medically underserved county.  With a population of approximately 47,000, Enid is 120 miles from Tulsa, 85 miles from Oklahoma City and 125 miles from Wichita KS.  Grain elevators are the sky scrapers of NW Oklahoma, while the wheat fields are the oceans.  Enid is the home of Vance Air Force Base and hosts various manufacturing facilities, a technology center, a junior college and a university, museums, several city parks, symphony and local theater as well as shopping, parks and sports for all ages.    http://www.enidchamber.com/1.htm. Dr. Jones is board certified in family practice and is a past president of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.  His practice is located in an urgent care facility, owned by Integris where he sees patients Monday – Thursday, giving students an opportunity for hands on training; students also work in the walk-in clinic after hours.  Dr. Jones also sees nursing home patients and at a local manufacturing company’s on-site clinic providing care for their employees. 

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Dale Reinschmiedt, D.O., 300 N Cherokee, Hennessey, OK 73742, 405-853-7171
Hennessey, Oklahoma is located in Kingfisher county, on Hiways 81 and 51 and is designated as a partial HPSA.  The community has benefited from the oil field and agricultural fields, and is located 19 miles south of Enid, 5 miles from Oklahoma City and 120 miles from Tulsa.  With a population of approximately 2,097, Hennessey has city parks, local events such as Hennessey Days in September, golf, tennis courts, a public library with WIFI and restaurants.   http://www.hennessey.lib.ok.us/hennessey.htm. Dr. Reinschmiedt serves the Hennessey community as the only medical clinic, providing general outpatient / family practice services (board certified) with the assistance of a Physician Assistant.  He travels to the Garber Clinic once a week, located approximately 20 miles east of Enid as well as seeing patients in nursing homes in the area.  The closest hospitals are in Enid and Kingfisher, and students have a number of opportunities for hands on training as his clinic has their fair share of minor emergency calls as well.   

 

Kirt Beirig, D.O., 410 Fourth, Suite D, Alva, OK 73717, 580-327-4533
Alva, Oklahoma is a community of approximately 5200, located in Woods County, a medically underserved county, located 73 miles west of Enid and 67 miles east and north of Woodward, 26 miles from Kiowa, KS.  The community enjoys sports, public library, technology center, university, hospital, restaurants, shopping and is 30 minutes from the Little Sahara State Park, Alabaster Caverns and Great Salt Plains.   http://www.alvaok.net/AlvaChamber/index.asp. Dr. Beirig is a native of Okeene, OK and serves the Alva community as a family practice physician, medical director of the Woods County Health Department, Chief of Staff for Share Memorial Hospital and medical director of Share Home Health and Hospice.  Dr. Bierig makes home visits as well as nursing home visits, ER and hospital care for his patients and is involved with the community and local schools.

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Jim Blunk, DO., 415 S Osage, Caldwell, KS 67022, 620-845-2516
Caldwell, Kansas is a historical community of approximately 1200 people, located in southwestern Sumner county 14 miles west of the Kansas Turnpike on US 81 and K-49 highways. It is approximately 60 miles from Wichita, 26 miles from Wellington and 31 miles to Arkansas City, 50 miles from Enid, Oklahoma and 60 miles from Ponca City, Oklahoma.  There is a walking history tour downtown and various community events throughout the year such as the county fair in August and the Chisholm Trail Festival in May.   http://www.caldwellkansas.com/home.php. Dr. Blunk is the only physician for this small community and is board certified in family practice.  He also serves the communities of Medford, OK and Wakita, OK.  Medford and Wakita are located in Grant County, a county designated as both HPSA and medically undeserved.  He serves patients in the clinics, ER and Caldwell hospital as well as the Wakita, OK and Wellington, KS nursing homes.  A nurse practioner assists him with patient care. 


Monty Grugan, D.O., 117 N Broadway Street, Broken Bow, OK  74728, 580-584-3242
Anyone who has met Dr. Grugan will agree he is not your stereotypical physician. It wouldn’t be that unusual for him to ride up to the clinic on his Harley, named Lucy. If you are looking for a doctor in scrubs, then look elsewhere. On a normal day you will find Dr. Grugan in his biker boots, camouflage pants, t-shirt, and ponytail. While he may appear unconventional, it only takes a moment to see why his patients love him as he is very passionate about his patients. His clinic is set up as a fun-loving, patient driven environment. Dr. Grugan and his staff even decorate the clinic for Halloween, and the younger patients love it. When Dr. Grugan is not giving it his all in the clinic he is working a shift at the local ER. He does enjoy his downtime and usually takes Friday afternoon off. He loves to golf, play the guitar, and take long rides through the winding roads of the Ouachita National Forest on Lucy. If you are looking for a learning experience from a different perspective, and filled with fun then Broken Bow may just be the place.     

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William Herron, D.O., 124 Southeast Avenue North, Idabel, OK 74745, 580-286-3328
Idabel, OK has a population of a little under 7,000 people. There is something for everyone in Idabel and it is a true nature lovers dream. Dr. Herron is an easygoing guy. At his clinic you will see patients of all ages. He does a little of everything, he even delivers babies. He shares the clinic with his father-in –law, a physician, and his wife who is a PA. He takes Fridays off which allow students time to roam the Idabel area, The staff at Dr. Herron’s office can point you in the direction of a great fishing hole, hiking spot, or one of the two golf courses in town. There is no shortage of learning or fun in Idabel with Dr. Herron.

Thomas Jones, D.O., 601 E Washington, Idabel, OK 74745, 580-286-6688
Idabel, OK has a population of a little under 7,000 people. There is something for everyone in Idabel and it is a true nature lovers dream. Dr. Jones’ students have a fantastic opportunity to learn rural medicine. So students can expect to see many patients with various health conditions. You can also see how family medicine works with limited resources. Students can expect some hospital time with Dr. Jones as well since he meets students daily at the hospital for rounds. The area of Idabel is known statewide for its outdoor beauty, so if you are a nature lover this is just an added bonus. Dr. Jones loves hunting and fishing so he can point you to some locations if you are looking for weekend fun. Dr. Jones is such an avid hunter that his whole office is decorated in trophy bucks. If you would like an incredible learning experience in a beautiful setting you will not be disappointed here.
Do you wish you could learn about rural family medicine and business in the same rotation?

Thomas Salyer, D.O., 1302 SE Lynn Lane, Idabel, OK 74745, 580-286-3993
Idabel, OK has a population of a little under 7,000 people. There is something for everyone in Idabel and it is a true nature lovers dream. Dr. Salyer is a wonderful preceptor who treats students like they are part of the clinic family during their rotation. He is a huge sports fan, and has been known to take off early on Tuesdays to get in some golf time. He will tell you he is not a hunter or fisherman, but there are some great places in the area if you are interested. He meets students daily at 7:00am for hospital rounds. He wants students to experience as much rural medicine in their month as possible. You will see anything and everything in his office. Be prepared to bring your OSU spirit into the clinic on OSU home game day. Dr. Salyer has season tickets and usually closes early on game days. If you are looking for learning in a fun environment you will not be disappointed with Dr. Salyer.

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Dennis Carter, D.O., 1013 E Dewey, Poteau, OK 74953, 918-647-2929
While in Poteau, OK you will have plenty of things to do in your off hours. You can visit the “World’s Highest Hill”, go fishing at Wister Lake, or maybe you just want to do some shopping at the mall in Fort Smith, Arkansas which is about 30 minutes away. You can’t leave Poteau without driving to the top of Cavanal “World’s Highest Hill” where you will be able to see a breathtaking view of Eastern Oklahoma. You can also visit the Heavener Runestone National Park where there’s evidence that Viking explorers visited the area. This is a great opportunity for a terrific learning experience in a wonderful rural setting. Whether it is seeing patients in the clinic, hospital rounds, nursing home rounds, or using the state of the art computer system in his clinic you are sure to have an action packed month. Dr. Carter also likes to visit with students regarding the business aspect of running your own practice versus working for someone.

Scott Clark, D.O., 1013 E Dewey, Poteau, OK 74953, 918-647-2929
While in Poteau, OK you will have plenty of things to do in your off hours. You can visit the “World’s Highest Hill”, go fishing at Wister Lake, or maybe you just want to do some shopping at the mall in Fort Smith, Arkansas which is about 30 minutes away. You can’t leave Poteau without driving to the top of Cavanal “World’s Highest Hill” where you will be able to see a breathtaking view of Eastern Oklahoma. You can also visit the Heavener Runestone National Park where there’s evidence that Viking explorers visited the area. This is a great opportunity for a terrific learning experience in a wonderful rural setting. Dr. Clark is not only an excellent doctor, but also a great teacher. A family man like himself with eight children must love teaching. He looks forward to having students in the clinic each month. He understands the importance of the rural family medicine rotation since it allows students to experience so much and the students see how doctors operate with limited resources. Also located in the clinic is Dr. Dennis Carter so rest assured if Dr. Clark doesn’t have something going on Dr. Carter will.

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Stephen Woodson, D.O., PO Box 480, 907 NW 5th, Stigler, OK 74462, 918-967-3355
Dr. Woodson is the second longest practicing family medicine physician in Stigler, Oklahoma, population approximately 2,700 people. He is a hardworking, easygoing, fun, family man. He usually takes off on Friday afternoon to get an early start on the weekend. In his spare time he loves to dabble in photography. He is so passionate about his hobby that his clinic is decorated with pictures he has taken. All the staff in Dr. Woodson’s clinic will agree between the clinic, daily hospital rounds, and monthly nursing home rounds you will receive a learning packed experience.



David Trent, D.O., PO Box 130, Hwy 271, Spiro, OK 74959-0130, 918-962-2442

Spiro, OK is the home of Oklahoma’s only prehistoric Native American archaeological site open to the public. If archaeology isn’t your thing then Fort Smith, Arkansas is only about 20 minutes away with many shopping and dining possibilities and much more. A rotation in Spiro lets you feel small town life, but also have the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas if you need a big city fix. Dr. Trent is a family medicine physician who is not afraid of what comes his way. When asked about a typical day in his office the staff stated “no day is the same.” A student can expect everything from colds and coughs to warts or stitches. There are two additional doctors in the Spiro Family Medical Center, so if Dr. David Trent doesn’t have a really exciting patient and his wife Dr. Judy Trent does the nurses are quick to pull the student over to her examination room. The whole clinic embraces the student to create the best possible learning environment. Dr. Trent usually takes Wednesdays off so there is some time for students to check out the Spiro area.

Judy Trent, D.O., PO Box 130, Hwy 271, Spiro, OK 74959-0130, 918-962-2442
Spiro, OK is the home of Oklahoma’s only prehistoric Native American archaeological site open to the public. If archaeology isn’t your thing then Fort Smith, Arkansas is only about 20 minutes away with many shopping and dining possibilities and much more. A rotation in Spiro lets you feel small town life, but also have the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas if you need a big city fix. Dr. Trent handles all ages of patients. She really enjoys the youngsters because she can embrace her fun-loving, jokester side. She is on the go constantly except on Tuesday which is her day off. When she is not in her office seeing patients then she is seeing patients at one of the three nursing homes in the area. Her husband, Dr. David Trent, and her close friend, Dr. Robert Williams, are in the clinic with her so there is never a dull moment. They all pitch in to help where needed. They all pride themselves on having a “clinic family”. All the doctors and staff from the Spiro Family Medical Center take the student into their family. They want the student to see all the different aspects of rural medicine in a small town.

Robert Williams, D.O., PO Box 130, Hwy 271, Spiro, OK 74959-0130, 918-962-2442
Spiro, OK is the home of Oklahoma’s only prehistoric Native American archaeological site open to the public. If archaeology isn’t your thing then Fort Smith, Arkansas is only about 20 minutes away with many shopping and dining possibilities and much more. A rotation in Spiro lets you feel small town life, but also have the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas if you need a big city fix. Dr. Williams operates by the motto “whatever helps the patient.” He approaches his students with the same compassion. He loves to provide learning experiences for the students. It is rumored you need to plan on gaining weight during a rotation here with Dr. Williams. His hobby is baking and he often cooks lunch for the staff. Be prepared when you come to Spiro Family Medical Center to EAT, EAT, EAT. He has even made wedding cakes! Dr. Williams’ is a family man and tries whenever possible to take Friday off to get the most out of his weekend with his family.

 

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Rick Robbins, D.O.,  511 E Redwood, Sallisaw, OK 74955, 918-775-9176
Sallisaw, OK has a population of about 8,000 people so students still experience rural medicine, but they are not in the middle of nowhere. In Sallisaw you have the opportunity to experience rural medicine, but if you crave urban fun Fort Smith, Arkansas is only about 20 minutes away and can provide students with big city fun if they get a yearning. Dr. Robbins loves to have students at his clinic. He is not only a great doctor, but a wonderful teacher. He is a kind, considerate, family man. He takes Friday afternoons off which gives him time for his love of gardening. In Dr. Robbins’ clinic everyday is a new day. Whether it be a patient in his clinic or a patient in the nursing home. When he does his rounds he treats every patient like they are his only patient.

Jennifer Scoufos, D.O., 1109 E Cherokee, Sallisaw, OK 74955, 918-774-0147
Sallisaw, OK has a population of about 8,000 people so students still experience rural medicine, but they are not in the middle of nowhere. In Sallisaw you have the opportunity to experience rural medicine, but if you crave urban fun Fort Smith, Arkansas is only about 20 minutes away and can provide students with big city fun if they get a yearning. Dr. Scoufos has just opened her own clinic, and would love to have students complete their family medicine rotations with her. Dr. Scoufos provides students with a fantastic educational opportunity. Students are never disappointed with a rotation with Dr. Scoufos. She is kind and compassionate with her patients and staff. She brings students into the “clinic family” for the month they are in town. This rotation is sure to provide education and fun all rolled into one.

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Patrick Sullivan, D.O., 200 N Thornton, Vian, OK 74962, 918-773-5228
Vian, Oklahoma is located 9 miles south of Tenkiller Lake on Highway 82, just off Interstate 40 and is a quiet, friendly, family community. In Vian, you will find only one family medicine physician, Dr. Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan has practiced medicine in Vian for most of his career. He knows all his patients without reading through the charts because he has watched them grow up and knows their families. He feels that is one of the benefits of rural medicine. Since he is the only physician in town you never know what the day will hold. Dr. Sullivan enjoys having students in the clinic. If students need housing in the area Dr. Sullivan and his wife take the student into their home. Students can stay in one of their extra bedrooms which have awesome views overlooking the lake.

Jim Forrestal, D.O., 830 16th N.W., Ardmore, OK 73401, 580-226-5120
Ardmore, OK is located on the I-35 corridor; Ardmore Mercy Hospital is in the process of building a new hospital which will feature the latest in a modern facility and equipment that will enable the hospital and staff to continue their history of providing quality medical care.  On the whole-Ardmore is a fantastic site for student rotations.  They truly take pride in the medical students who rotate there and make every effort to ensure that students are welcomed and nurtured.  Not only do students benefit from the teaching from their assigned preceptor, but from the entire hospital staff as a whole.  It is a great opportunity to experience hospital patient care and practice in the broadest sense.  Dr. Forrestal serves as the didactic coordinator for the Ardmore Hospital.  Dr. Forrestal is a great preceptor; he has a great sense of humor and is a superb practitioner--combined with his sense of humor are his great skills as a teacher.  He is also a competitive fisherman.  Dr. Forrestal is a busy family practitioner who also delivers lots of babies. 

James Turrentine, D.O., 800 Isabel SW, Ardmore, OK 73401, 580-223-5432
Ardmore, OK is located on the I-35 corridor; Ardmore Mercy Hospital is in the process of building a new hospital which will feature the latest in a modern facility and equipment that will enable the hospital and staff to continue their history of providing quality medical care.  On the whole-Ardmore is a fantastic site for student rotations.  They truly take pride in the medical students who rotate there and make every effort to ensure that students are welcomed and nurtured.  Not only do students benefit from the teaching from their assigned preceptor, but from the entire hospital staff as a whole.  It is a great opportunity to experience hospital patient care and practice in the broadest sense.  Dr. Turrentine is another Family Practitioner who has a sub specialty of surgery---lots of surgery.  Dr. T. as he is known is a tireless healthcare provider and well loved by the patients he has treated over his career in medicine.  A most thoughtful comment from a fellow physician is that “ Dr. T. is the physician’s physician.”  That pretty much says it all.  He is an accomplished farmer and loves to share his knowledge with students.

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Erick DeRocher, D.O., 1800 W Third St., Elk City, OK 73644, 580-243-2273
Great Plains Regional Medical Center is an exceptional facility located in Elk City, OK. Again, there is an attitude that if prevalent regarding students. They are treasured and the entire hospital staff nurtures and shares in the overall education of students.  GPRH is currently building a new hospital which is schedule to be completed in 2009.Dr. DeRocher has been a preceptor for nearly 12 years.  He also serves as the didactic coordinator for the Elk City Hub.  He is a Family Practice Physician, but does not do ob.  Dr. DeRocher brings a wealth of experience to his students, and has wonderful teaching skills making his rotations of great value in a student’s medical education.

Scott Williams, D.O., 1901 W Third Street, Suite A, Elk City, OK 73644, 580-225-2663
Great Plains Regional Medical Center is an exceptional facility located in Elk City.OK. Again, there is an attitude that if prevalent regarding students. They are treasured and the entire hospital staff nurtures and shares in the overall education of students.  GPRH is currently building a new hospital which is schedule to be completed in 2009. Dr.  Williams has also severed as a preceptor for nearly 12 years.  He is a Family Practice Physician but does do ob.  He is a terrific preceptor and truly educates and nurtures his students.  His skill as a physician coupled with the supportive attitude of the Great Plains Regional Hospital makes this rotation
a excellent training experience for any student.

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Bob Abernathy, D.O., 1200 N Glen English, Cordell, OK 73632, 580-832-3838
Dr. Abernathy is a successful practitioner in Cordell,   Cordell is a lovely rural community and enjoys the services of a dedicated preceptor in Dr. Abernathy.  He has a general Family Practice but does not do ob. The Cordell Hospital is attractive to students because they embrace students doing everything  possible to make the rotation a great experience.


Troy Harden, D.O., 102 N Broadway, Carnegie, OK 73015, 580-654-2500
Dr. Harden is the President-Elect for the Oklahoma Educational Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine. He has been a preceptor for nearly 12 years.  He has a successful general practice, but does not do ob. 

Stacey Knapp, D.O., 90 North 30th, Ste.5, Clinton, OK 73601, 580-323-7800
Dr Knapp is a board certified family practitioner in Clinton, OK located in the rolling plains of Western, OK just off I-40 and historic Route 66. Her practice includes obstetrics and management of nursing home residents. She has a large pediatric patient population. The students generally take call with her one weekend a month for unassigned hospital admissions at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital. Student attendance at after hour deliveries is not mandatory. Dr. Knapp works with several other health care providers in the area, so the rotations can be tailored to the student’s interest, including extra  E.R. time, surgery observation, physical therapy, wound care, and work at the Free Health Clinic.


Brenda Stutzman, D.O.,
Dr. Stuzman has a great clinic in Hydro.  She is associated with the Weatherford Regional Hospital seven miles from her office.   Dr. Stutzman does ob and also has a generous number of geriatric and family medicine patients.  She is a well seasoned preceptor and provides a wealth of valuable knowledge to students rotating with her.


Melinda Powers, D.O., 201 S Park Lane, Altus, OK 73521, 580-480-3320

 


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