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.

Living Here

Oklahoma City offers a harmonious blend of a rich western heritage with the bustling energy of a city on the move. The capital city of Oklahoma, OKC is located in the heart of the state with three major highways, a large airport, and Amtrak rail service for easy access to anywhere in the nation. The area is positioned for growth and prosperity, especially in the healthcare industry. There are 20 medical/surgical hospitals, four specialty hospitals and two federal medical installations, providing a wealth of opportunity for physicians.

In Oklahoma City, your salary stretches much further. The housing market is remarkably stable and homes cost substantially less than in other major cities. In general, OKC's overall cost of living remains relatively low, while residents enjoy a positive quality of life, including a clean environment, fine public and private schools, less traffic and a low crime rate.

Single or married with children, there's something for everyone in Oklahoma City. With more than 300 days of sun and an average temperature of 60 degrees, you'll find a variety of indoor and outdoor activities reflecting today's urban culture with an old-fashioned community feel.


To learn more about Oklahoma City attractions, please click one of the above links to sample the abundant opportunities available to you or your family. Or, if you'd like more information about the metro-area population, businesses, and housing market, please feel free to visit one of the OKC Civic Websites below.


"I enjoy working in Oklahoma City!"


“I came from abroad. I found nothing but kind, welcoming, hard-working, fair and honest people in Oklahoma.”

Tomás Owens MD,
Associate Program Director and faculty physician

“I always say OKC is a pretty big city with a small-town feel. I love that most days there’s hardly any traffic too! Wonderful city with a great cost of living. Nice for starting a family and when needing to repay student loans.”

Lauren Hopkins DO,

“We came to OK from Indiana in 1990 without knowing much about the area. From the very beginning we found a great environment with friendly people! The cost of living is quite reasonable and it is very family-friendly. We live in Edmond, a nice smaller city just north of OKC, with great schools, restaurants, etc. Whether you live in Edmond, Norman (home of OU), or OKC itself it’s easy to get around the whole area, including a very nice downtown area. OKC also has a great airport with easy travel just about anywhere.”

Neal Clemenson MD,
Program Director

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