What's New

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.


Neal Clemenson
I can't believe we're heading into recruiting season again (or how many of these I've gone through)!

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Posted by Denise Flori PhD LMFT on 04/10/2009

National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare through conversations and the completion of advance directives. Over 70 national organizations and 350 state and local organizations have planned activities designed to increase contemplation and completion of healthcare advance directives.

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality www.ahrq.gov in a 2003 article, "Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life," found the following:

1. The number of Americans with advance directives, like living wills and healthcare proxies, has increased from 17% in 1990 to 29% now.

2. Less than 50% of severely ill patients have advance directives as part of their medical record.

3. 67% to 76% of physicians whose patients had advance directives were not aware they existed.

Do you have an advance directive? Do you know if your loved ones have advance directives? Do you know how to start the conversation? Use April 16, 2009 as a day to highlight the critical importance of having someone you trust in place to act on your behalf should the unthinkable occur and you are not able to speak for yourself. We can always hope for the best, but prepare for the worst!

For education and advance directive forms see the folowing resources:

1. www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org

2. Oklahoma Palliative Care Resource Center http://okpalliative.nursing.ouhsc.edu/

3. For a copy of the Oklahoma Advance Directive see www.oklahomaseniorlaw.org and follow the resource link to the booklet "Your Right to Decide."


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