With 29 million Americans living with Type 2 diabetes and another 3 million living with Type 1 diabetes, you are probably aware of someone trying to manage this complex condition, if you are not yourself. You may be wondering why some people develop diabetes and others do not and what risk your children have of developing diabetes in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, the answer is not always clear. While we know the risk factors for both types of diabetes, some who may be considered at-risk never develop the condition, while others do. However, you can take a proactive role in reducing that... Read More »

Two days ago snow was on the ground and now we are within two weeks of the official start to spring. When trees start to bloom and new life begins to sprout, allergy season will be close behind. If spring is your season for wheezing and sneezing, you’re not alone. Seasonal allergies affect 60 million Americans. To help gear up, health care providers recommend refilling those allergy medications now. Additionally, here are some survival strategies to help you through allergy season.

Don’t Sniffle in Silence  While allergies and allergy-induced asthma don’t have cures, you can manage the... Read More »

March 2 - 8 is Sleep Awareness Week and if you are a sleep-deprived parent, sleep is probably top of mind more than just one week out of the year. Today’s we’re sharing tips and information to help parents, whether you have a newborn waking every one to two hours, or a preschooler who can’t seem to make it through a night without coming into your room. Sleep health is important not only for parents, but also for children as it is as essential as nutrition and their overall safety and well-being. The following are some helpful tips for establishing good sleep habits for your child:

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A report published in JAMA Oncology this month reveals promising news for the more than 140,000 Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer, especially for those among 50 to 64 years old. While cancer remains a leading cause of death, advances in technology and treatment is helping to boost survival rates, as well as continued awareness of prevention and early detection. As March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Utica Park Clinic health care providers remind us that we need to begin regular colorectal cancer screenings at the age of 50, unless your health care provider advises... Read More »

There has recently been a great deal of media attention on measles, mostly stemming from cases associated with visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported that a total of 125 measles cases were confirmed in U.S. residents between December 28, 2014 and February 13, 2015, connected with this outbreak.  Of these, 110 patients (88 percent) were California residents.

Measles 101Measles, also known as rubeola, is a viral illness.  It is characterized by a distinct rash and a fever.  Measles is very contagious. It... Read More »

When illness or injury strikes that requires immediate care, but is not life-threatening, Utica Park Clinic Urgent Care is open every day of the week. The new location, opening Monday, February 16, at 9245 S. Mingo, is available for patients and families not only during the workday, but also in the evenings and on weekends. Patients will be seen by Scott Fowler, D.O. and Danielle Bedore, PA-C (beginning March 1). Dr. Fowler is board certified in Family Medicine and has practiced in Oklahoma since 2007. 

Patients can be seen for the following:

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Claremore, OK – Gary Steinbrook, D.O., has joined Utica Park Clinic in Claremore.  Dr. Steinbrook is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.  He has been practicing in the Claremore area since 1989.

Dr. Steinbrook earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 1979 and his Doctor of Osteopathy Degree at OSU in 1986.  He completed his internship at Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City in 1987 and his residency at Wichita Family Medicine Residency in Wichita Falls, TX in 1989.  He is a member of the American... Read More »

Cushing, OK – Utica Park Clinic welcomes Christopher Sorrels, M.D., to its Cushing clinic.  Dr. Sorrels is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Dr. Sorrels earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN in 1995 and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR in 1999.  He completed the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN in 2003.  

Dr. Sorrels has been in practice since 2003,... Read More »

Utica Park Clinic health care providers continue to advise patients to be vigilant during this time. Parents can help keep their families protected by recognizing the signs of the flu as early as possible. When the flu is diagnosed within 72 hours of the onset of symptoms, antiviral medications can help reduce the severity and duration of the flu. The flu is different from a cold. Be aware of these symptoms, which can come on quickly:

• Fever or feeling feverish/chills

• Cough

• Sore throat

• Runny or stuffy nose

• Muscle or body aches

• Headaches... Read More »

Utica Park Clinic physician Dr. Jeffrey Galles shares the most up to date information on the flu today on our blog.

Influenza season is in full swing this year in Oklahoma as well as across the nation.  After 21 children died from complications associated with the flu this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared the illness an “epidemic.”  This flu season has been typical in the timing, but unusual in how fast the “influenza-like” activity has increased…especially across Oklahoma.  In fact, national influenza-like-illness (ILI) is now approaching the... Read More »