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The Life of a Friend and Coworker Celebrated

01/31/2017
Shonna Soria
Today we celebrate the life and service of our co-worker, Barbara Anspaugh.

Applicant Season

10/12/2016
Dr. Jenna Geohagan, PGY 2
This time of year makes me reminisce on the excitement and accompanying stress that surrounds trying to figure out which program suits your educational, family, and overall life needs. Therefore, I wanted to highlight three of my favorite aspects of the Great Plains Family Medicine Residency Program, so applicants have a better idea of who we are as a residency program.

An Update from the Director

09/14/2015
Neal Clemenson, MD

Integris Metro United Way Campaign - Wacky Bed Races!

09/09/2015
Michelle Wallace
The faculty, residents, and staff at Great Plains came out to support the United Way Wacky Bed Races by entering two teams and they tied for 4th place!!

Integrated behavioral health services

10/21/2014
Grace Wilson PhD
Nationwide, there is a movement towards collaborative medicine and integrated behavioral health services.


An Update from the Director

Posted by Neal Clemenson, MD on 09/14/2015

As many of you know, the program manager/coordinator is a vital role that keeps a program running smoothly.  Joyce Harrison left that position in June for a GME position in the Mercy system, leaving some big shoes to fill, but we were fortunate to find Michelle Wallace, who joined us in late July.   Michelle came with over 12 years’ experience at OU, primarily involved with the standardized patient program and the clinical skills center, so she’s very familiar with medical education.  She settled in quickly, as our new outstanding group of first-year residents began, and we now have our sights set on recruiting for next year. 

We have now fully adopted an integrated care model, with our behaviorist and her intern available to assess patients in “real time” to assist our physicians with managing their patients, while also giving the behavioral medicine intern experience in the clinic setting.  (More details on integrated care to come!)  We’re also in the process of transitioning to the Epic electronic health record, which will be a unified system for all of the Integris clinics and hospitals.  It’s been a very busy last few months, but we’re excited about new ways to further improve our teaching and the quality of care we provide to our patients.  Stay tuned….