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.

Great Plains Family Medicine Residency Program - Faculty and Staff

Philip Palmer, MD

Family Physician


Dr. Palmer earned his degree at the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine and trained at the OU Family Medicine Residency Program where he was Chief Resident and subsequently completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He has been a team physician for local high school and college sports teams and he provided coverage for the minor league sports teams in the metro area. Dr. Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Current Interests: Dr. Palmer enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and being involved in their church where he teaches Sunday school class and serves as a deacon.

Career Highlights: Dr. Palmer is Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Deaconess Hospital and has previously served as physician advisor for the hospital regarding compliance with Medicare regulations. He is a past President of the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians and is advisor/faculty member for the OU Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship. Dr. Palmer is currently serving in the Army Reserve Medical Corps and has been deployed within the U.S. as well as to Afganistan.

Hobbies: Dr. Palmer enjoys walking for fitness. He is an avid reader and fills his spare time working puzzles (crossword & Sudoku).

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