Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins St. John Clinic in Tulsa

Cardiothoracic surgeon George M. Comas, M.D., has joined Ascension Medical Group, part of St. John Health System in Tulsa. He brings with him a wealth of training and experience at some of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals.

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American Red Cross Asks for Blood Donors

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

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OSU Center for Health Sciences Awarded $1.8 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The Center for Wellness and Recovery at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (–CHS) has been awarded more than $1.8 million in state and federal funds to combat the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma. The two awards will focus on education of the public regarding opioid prescriptions, treatment of those with opioid use disorder, and on training of resident physicians to identify and treat opioid use disorder.

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Utica Park Clinic Expands with Bixby Location

Utica Park Clinic () now offers same-day appointments and walk-in care in family medicine, internal medicine and gynecology at its brand new Bixby location.

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St. John Physician Honored by Mayo Clinic


C. Terrence Dolan, M.D., co-founder and director of Pathology Laboratories at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, part of Ascension Oklahoma, was a recipient of the 2018 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award presented recently in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Four CTCA Physicians Earn Additional Credentials

Cancer Treatment Centers of America () in Tulsa announces that four physicians and clinicians earned additional credentials in 2018.

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OSUCHS Receives Grant for Rural Areas

The Tulsa-based Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to establish a five-year program that will improve health care in rural Oklahoma communities.

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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 () 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 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 players Steve Largent, Liffort Hobley and Jerry Ostroski, and prostate cancer patient Richard Smith. They, along with Dr. Kevin Tulipana, ’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 () Bailey Medical Center location is pleased to welcome Jessica McElhenny, -, 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 () 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 () 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 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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