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Family Medicine

Family Medicine is the relationship between practitioner and families where the physician provides continuous care for all members of the family regardless of the number of illnesses encountered. The Department of Family Medicine at OSU emphasizes hands-on training in ambulatory care that closely parallels those settings students are likely to encounter as practicing physicians.

The philosophies expressed in osteopathic medicine and in the Department of Family Medicine include:

  • A holistic approach to health that includes all members of the family regardless of their disease process
  • An emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention
  • A focus on primary care
  • People-oriented rather than disease-oriented care.

OSU has a long-standing tradition of training family physicians to meet the health care needs of Oklahomans, particularly those in rural and underserved areas. Our curriculum is heavily-oriented toward primary care.

Residency Program

The OSU Family Medicine Residency Program is an AOA approved program designed to accommodate the individual learning needs of osteopathic physicians. The family medicine residency is a 3-year post-graduate medical program (OGME 1, OGME 2, and OGME 3). Our program has 27 approved slots and is focused on comprehensive medical care with particular emphasis on the family unit. The residency focuses on the ambulatory aspect of patient care and the enhancement of clinical credentials in specific areas. 

For more information, please contact:

Shontay Patterson, M.S.
Residency Program Coordinator
918-561-8395
918-561-8525 fax
shontay.patterson@okstate.edu

Clerkship Program

The Family Medicine Clerkship is a four-week block that takes place in the OSU Health Care Center and OSU Physicians Clinic Eastgate Metroplex. This setting provides a unique opportunity for direct patient care, access to a fully equipped laboratory and X-ray facility, as well as a variety of specialty clinics providing on-site consultation services.

Patient Care

Family practice physicians from the Department of Family Medicine provide high quality osteopathic patient care at OSU clinics throughout the Tulsa area, promoting health and well-being for individuals and families.

Please visit OSU Medicine for more information.

Faculty

Christopher Thurman, D.O. 
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Jenny Alexopulos, D.O.
Director of Medical Education – OSUMC
Medical Director – OSU Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine 
Statewide CLER Director

Amanda Carey, D.O. 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Steffen Carey, D.O. 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Laurie Clark, D.O. 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Lora Cotton, D.O.
Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Amanda R. Gorden Green, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Sarah M. Hall, D.O.
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Program Director of the OMECO Teaching Health Center
Co-Course Coordinator for Developing the Physician
Module Director of Interprofessional Shadowing

Erin Kratz, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Clerkship Director for Family Medicine

Regina Lewis, D.O.
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Director of OSU Women's Health Center

Andrea McEachern, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Program Director, OSU Family Medicine Residency 

Lana Myers, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Susan Steele, D.O.
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Systems Course Coordinator