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TCC Diagnostic Sonography Program Adds Accreditation

Tulsa Community College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program reached a milestone with a third accreditation in a focused area of study. The College is now accredited in Vascular, and was accredited in Abdominal and Obstetrics/Gynecology in Jan. 2016 by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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OSU-COM Adds Location at Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah

The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences have announced the establishment of the nation’s first college of medicine to be located at a tribal health facility in Tahlequah, which is set to open in 2020.

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Dr. Richard Doss Joins Utica Park Clinic at Tulsa’s Hillcrest Medical Center Location

Utica Park Clinic’s (UPC) Hillcrest Medical Center location is pleased to welcome Richard Doss, M.D., F.A.C.P., a board certified internal medicine physician who has been caring for patients in Tulsa since 1975. Before rejoining Utica Park Clinic, Dr. Doss was with St. John Clinic in Tulsa from 2007 to 2018. He previously practiced independently from 1975 to 1994 and was with UPC from 1994 to 2007.

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Former NFL Players Discuss Prostate Cancer at CTCA

Cancer Treatment Centers of America hosting a Prostate Pep Talk in September with former NFL players Steve Largent, Liffort Hobley and Jerry Ostroski, and prostate cancer patient Richard Smith. They, along with Dr. Kevin Tulipana, CTCA’s Vice Chief of Staff, were on the panel to discuss statistics and screening practices for prostate cancer to help save lives. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. 

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B.A. Draws Legal Challenge from Activist Group


Broken Arrow has a new set of rules and regulations affecting those who want to be part of the medical marijuana industry. If and when they will be in place, however, will be up to the state legislature and a district judge to decide.

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Jessica McElhenny, APRN-CNP, Joins Owasso’s Utica Park Clinic Bailey Medical Center Location

Utica Park Clinic’s (UPC) Bailey Medical Center location is pleased to welcome Jessica McElhenny, APRN-CNP, who has worked in health care since 2003.

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CTCA Cancer Survivors Recognized at 23rd ‘Celebrate Life’ Event for Amazing Five-Year Patient Treatment Milestone

In September, 238 survivors were invited to celebrate their personal triumphs over cancer, five years after first receiving treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa. The event kicked off with a tree planting ceremony at the hospital.

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Medical Oncologist Joins Cancer Treatment Center

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa recently announced the addition of Issam Alawin, MD. An experienced medical oncologist who is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alawin came to CTCA to be part of a multidisciplinary team that provides conventional treatments to fight cancer along with supportive therapies to manage cancer-related side effects, all under one roof.

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Peggy V. Helmerich Visits Hillcrest’s Women’s Health Center Named in Her Honor

The Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center, Tulsa’s first hospital dedicated to women’s health services, celebrated its 15th birthday in August by welcoming the center’s namesake. Mrs. Helmerich, known professionally in her acting work as Peggy Dow, offered words of encouragement to the staff received a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit where she had the opportunity to hold some of Hillcrest’s tiniest patients.

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Red Cross Asks for Donors

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

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Ediblend Announces Fresh Kiosk at CTCA

Ediblend has announced its partnership with the Tulsa location of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in bringing plant-based whole food in a fresh, convenient kiosk for patients, caregivers and employees.

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Dr. Peter Aran Named Chief Medical Officer at OU-Tulsa

Peter Aran, M.D. has been named the Chief Medical Officer and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for OU Physicians-Tulsa. He will also serve as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Informatics.

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Hillcrest Medical Center First in Tulsa to Achieve Baby-Friendly Designation

Hillcrest Medical Center is the first hospital in Tulsa to receive international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility for its commitment to breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Utica Park Clinic Welcomes Dr. Brian Ogg To Claremore Team for Orthopedic Care

Brian Ogg, D.O., has joined Utica Park Clinic’s (UPC) orthopedic care practice in Claremore.

Ogg earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman in 1991 and his doctor of osteopathy degree in 1995 from the Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. He completed a general rotating osteopathic internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He then completed a clinical trauma preceptorship at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

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University of Oklahoma Physicians Popular in Bixby

The University of Oklahoma Physicians South Memorial at 106th Street opened in April, and the location has become popular with patients from the area. The photo to the right is from the ribbon cutting in April.
OU Physicians South Memorial offers extraordinary care and unmatched expertise to the South Tulsa area. This new practice is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments, extended and weekend hours, and on-site laboratory and X-Ray. Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma and most other insurances accepted. To make an appointment, call 918-634-7600. Learn more at
At the ribbon cutting, OU Physicians joined the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the Jenks Chamber, and the Bixby Chamber for the official ribbon-cutting for the new clinic.  The event included a brief ceremony, refreshments and reception to meet the doctors and staff, and tours of the new clinic.

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