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With school ending, children will be spending more time outside and more time exposed to the sun. Hannah Howard, M.D., a dermatologist with Utica Park Clinic, said being conscious of the sun at a young age can help children as they get older.

“Sun damage is cumulative,” Howard said. “If you start early in kids, it can really make a difference long term. One in five Americans develop skin cancer by age 70. That’s a good reason to start early.”

Howard gave some tips, beginning at the infant stage, on helping protect kids from harmful exposure to the sun.

Here are Howard’... Read More »

Sha-Rhonda Morton, D.O., with Utica Park Clinic has practiced family medicine since 2009. With people getting outside more frequently and allergies increasing during springtime, Morton shared her expertise on recognizing the difference between allergies or COVID-19 symptoms in this Q&A.

Q: What are some common symptoms associated with allergies rather than COVID-19?

A: Itchy nose, itchy eyes, itchy inner ears and sneezing.

Q: What are some common symptoms associated with COVID-19 rather than allergies?

A: Fever, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea... Read More »

TULSA, Okla. — On National Doctors’ Day, healthcare professionals in Green Country are shedding light on breast cancer screenings, and the impact COVID-19 had on those seeking treatment.

“The fear of the unknown throughout medicine can be very anxiety-provoking,” Dr. Tara Wilson, a surgeon at Utica Park Clinic with Hillcrest, said.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of all Oklahomans. The effects were even felt in primary healthcare, forcing many yearly checkups to be put on pause.

See the rest of the KJRH interview with Dr. Wilson here.

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Utica Park Clinic would like to thank all of our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight headache specialist Jaclyn Duvall, M.D.)

Jaclyn Duvall, M.D., a headache specialist with Utica Park Clinic, wanted to pursue a career in the medical field at a young age. The source of her inspiration came from somebody near and dear to her heart.

“I have known I wanted to be a doctor since I was 5 years old,” Duvall said. “It was actually my first career day... Read More »

Endometriosis is a term you may have heard of but may not know much about.

National Endometriosis Month is an initiative to educate people on this disorder in which tissue grows outside of the uterus in abnormal patterns. Symptoms of the disorder include intense pain and menstrual irregularities.

Due to the normalization of menstrual pain, many cases go untreated and undiagnosed.

If you experience chronic pelvic pain, painful sex, infertility, fatigue, pain before or during periods, during ovulation or when going to the bathroom, you may have endometriosis.

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In a $30 billion-a-year industry, you can buy a supplement for just about anything. From weight loss pills to collagen powder, there’s something on the market for every deficiency you can imagine, and some you’d never think of. The sheer number of different supplements available today can be overwhelming. While many supplements will be unique to the individual, experts recommend a few for everyone.  

Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely beneficial to cognitive function and heart health. Unlike other fats, your body cannot produce polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-... Read More »

Thank you to Utica Park Clinic nurse practitioner Jamie Breedlove for sharing her emotional story in dealing with COVID-19 patients over the past year with Clay Loney of FOX23.  In one excerpt from the interview, Breedlove said, “My heart is there, as crazy as it seems. My heart aches for those people. When you’ve held the hand of a person dying because there’s nobody else there with them, it tugs at you. It’s a long-lasting effect and to know that I could be there, holding that patient’s hand, being with them while their loved ones are on via Skype or Zoom or FaceTime. But that actual... Read More »

Emily Grewe-Nelson, D.O., of Utica Park Clinic talks with KJRH Ch. 2 about the importance of properly functioning carbon monoxide detectors during the dangerously cold winter temperatures. “It may be hitting Oklahomans off-guard, a bit, because we’re not so used to hearing ‘check your carbon monoxide detectors, make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors’ until we get into a winter storm like this,” Grewe-Nelson said. 

A tidal wave of information has circulated social media for the last few months regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. But what parcels of information can be trusted? Hillcrest HealthCare System Chief Medical Officer Guy Sneed, M.D., and Utica Park Clinic Chief Medical Officer Jeffrey Galles, D.O., addressed 10 common concerns surrounding the vaccine. Here are their answers to those concerns: Concern: The vaccines are unsafe because their development was rushed. Sneed: While the current COVID-19 vaccines available were developed over a very tight timeline, their safety has been well-... Read More »

Jaclyn Duvall, M.D., of Utica Park Clinic shares with News on 6 how severe headaches can impact COVID-19 patients. See story here.