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.

Brock Walker has felt like family during his stay at Hillcrest Hospital Claremore.

Walker recently was admitted to Hillcrest Claremore (HHC) to undergo a total knee replacement, the second such procedure for the 56-year-old Claremore native.

But it’s the care Walker has received from the staff during his recovery that has left an impression on him.

“The staff are the most wonderful people I have ever met, and I have been in several hospitals,” Walker said. “They are fantastic, considerate, compassionate and very helpful ... Other hospitals need to come to Hillcrest... Read More »

COVID-19 has presented more than its fair share of anomalies since it arrived in the United States last year. While there are common symptoms and guidelines outlined for the illness, reports of lingering symptoms have sparked an investigation into individuals’ post-COVID-19 journeys.

The amount of time the COVID-19 virus lives in your system is unique to each patient and usually correlates with the severity of symptoms. While many patients can expect to experience symptoms with the virus that last no longer than 10 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains... Read More »

Tameri Miller’s cancer journey had an unlikely beginning.

When Miller began having abdominal pain, she made an appointment with her family medicine physician, who discovered an ovarian cyst. This finding prompted her to put Miller in contact with a Utica Park Clinic OB/Gyn for more specialized testing.

During an ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis, a Hillcrest South ultrasound technologist caught a glimpse of her lung and noticed something peculiar on it. He brought the finding to the attention of the radiologist who informed Miller’s OB/Gyn.

Her doctor instantly took... Read More »

Jackie Webb was accustomed to getting a mammogram each year without incident. Unfortunately, in March 2016, her results raised a red flag. After an ultrasound revealed that the tissue was suspicious for cancerous cells, Webb immediately called her niece, Tara Wilson, M.D., FACS, with Utica Park Clinic in Tulsa.

Dr. Wilson discovered a mass in Webb’s breast. (Webb was aware she had dense breast tissue and was unable to detect a lump during self-exams.) Dr. Wilson scheduled a biopsy of the abnormal tissue. After the procedure, Webb received a call from Dr. Wilson and the news was not... Read More »

Diana Wood, a Sapulpa native and mother of five, lives her life to the fullest. As a lover of the outdoors, she is constantly looking for her next adventure.

However, 2017 presented Wood with a challenge very few people are prepared to face. In February, she noticed a large lump under her arm. Wood’s concerns led her to the Leta M. Chapman Breast Center at Hillcrest Medical Center for a mammogram. The results confirmed her worst fears.

Wood was diagnosed with stage IV triple-negative breast cancer when the cancer spread to her bone marrow. With no family history of cancer,... Read More »

For nearly five years, Alexis Fisher, 27, experienced pain around her menstrual cycle. It progressed to severe suffering within the last few years. Hoping it was normal but knowing something was wrong, Fisher sought guidance from several doctors but never felt her concerns were taken seriously. Then she made the decision to drive two hours to Broken Arrow, to seek care from Utica Park Clinic board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Taniesha Buffin, MD.

“When I was 16, Dr. Buffin was my first gynecologist in Oklahoma City,” said Fisher. “When she moved to the Tulsa area, I tried to... Read More »