What's New

Dr. Neal Clemenson Memorial Service

Michelle Wallace
The Great Plains Family Medicine Residency program is profoundly saddened to share that our Program Director, Dr. Neal Clemenson, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 1.

The Life of a Friend and Coworker Celebrated

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

Applicant Season

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

Neal Clemenson, MD

Integris Metro United Way Campaign - Wacky Bed Races!

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

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

Home Where It Belongs...

Kelly Roberts
June 20, 2014 was a very good day...at least for the Great Plains Family Medicine Residents! The OAFP "Quiz Bowl" Trophy is now solidly at our home clinic for the 2014-15 year, thanks to Drs. Vonfeldt, Wright, Landt and Wheeler.

It's Almost Time!...

Kelly Roberts
Small changes are appearing around GPFM in anticipation of our incoming resident class.

Another Great Match!

Neal Clemenson, MD

New Year, Mid-Year

Terrence Truong, MD
After the blur of a whirlwind of a holiday schedule, GPFM physicians and staff alike reconnect with one another as we resume our work during this first full week of the new year.

James and the Giant Clock

Posted by James Page MD on 01/16/2009

It seems like only yesterday I was stacking a sufficient number of blocks to make people in Denver nod sagely while clucking their approval - "Great things, I tell you! He'll go on to do great things." Oh, wait, my wife is telling me that WAS yesterday. Enough about Denver!

I am halfway through my Family Medicine residency, and it feels great. The patient load has increased, but I am now seeing familiar faces instead of undiagnosed pathologies in those clinic rooms. The ethos of our business/avocation/role is sinking in and the struggles have shifted. It's no longer interminable, stacked days of call and uncertainty; it's now a daily battle with two particular foes - the ever-malicious clock and its brutal henchman paperwork. Right now, I would not be in the least surprised to have a pharmacy fax a request for prior authorization for a patient to have a bowel movement. "So what you're saying is that you don't want me to justify the need for Colace, but rather to authorize this movement of bowels, in general?"

It helps immensely to have such a great group of folks to work with and support us. We have a great nusrsing staff who aren't afraid to yank me out of a clinic room by my tie (dens of microbiological iniquity, by the way) when I am taking too long. Our program coordinator and other support staff manage to keep us from going off the rails while still maintaining a sense of humor. And, of course, we have a great group of attending physicians who are always ready to offer advice and support. Not to mention that I work with a wonderful bunch of residents with whom I can commiserate (gripe) and turn to for opinions on difficult cases or just navigating our convoluted health care system.

Well, gotta wrap this up. I am being eyeballed by a particularly menacing looking clock and a surly, looming hulk of paperwork the clock keeps referring to as "Knuckles."

Vayo con leche,


James Page MD Halloween 2008

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