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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), since 1999, deaths involving prescription opioids have increased by more than five times. The CDC also states that over 200,000 people have died from prescription opioids in that time frame. We spoke to Dr. Scott Fowler, family medicine provider at Utica Park Clinic in Bixby, regarding opioids and the ways you can ensure you are using them safely, questions you should be asking your provider about them and how you can manage your use of opioids.

When it comes to chronic pain patients who have been prescribed opioids, Dr. Fowler... Read More »

Winter brings along a lot of fun cold-weather activities and cups of hot cocoa by the fire, but it can also bring an increased risk of illness. While it’s common that the flu goes around during the winter months, ear infections also seem to occur more often during this time of year. We spoke with Dr. Blake Anderson, an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician at Utica Park Clinic about winter ear infections and the steps you can take to help prevent them.

Dr. Anderson shares that the best preventative measures against ear infections include “frequent handwashing, avoiding others who... Read More »

January is recognized as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month across the United States. This helps to bring awareness of the importance surrounding women getting screened for cervical cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2015, 12,845 new cases of cervical cancer were reported. For every 100,000 women, eight new cervical cancer cases were reported and  two died of cancer. Dr. Amy Hurlburt with Utica Park Clinic shares how important it is for women to get screened, the symptoms and signs of cervical cancer and the most common questions her patients ask her about it.

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November is nationally recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung screenings are available in Tulsa at Hillcrest Medical Center and Hillcrest Hospital South, Owasso at Bailey Medical Center, Claremore at Hillcrest Hospital Claremore and Cushing at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing. We spoke to Lindsey Wilson, RN, who is the Nurse Navigator for the Lung Cancer Screening Program about who is eligible for the screening, what patients can expect and the importance of getting a lung cancer screening.

Lindsey is the Nurse Navigator for the Lung Cancer Screening Program for all of the... Read More »

This October is the 33rd annual Talk About Your Medicines Month, encouraging a nationwide conversation about medication and the role it plays in our society today. We spoke with Dr. Lisa King from Utica Park Clinic about her tips to best manage medication, how to monitor medication as a caregiver and why it is so important to communicate with your doctor about the medications you are prescribed.

Dr. King shares her tips for how to best manage medication, noting that first and foremost, you want to keep all of your medicines away from where they can be accessed by children. She adds... Read More »

 

October is National Spinal Health Month and we reached out to Dr. Zee Khan, orthopedic spinal surgeon at Utica Park Clinic, to speak about the importance of spine health. Dr. Khan first became interested in being an orthopedic spine surgeon while he was in a previous career position as a jet mechanic. After helping an older patient, Dr. Khan realized he wanted to pursue being an orthopedic spinal surgeon, noting “spine surgery was meant for me - itis the way I can make a difference in people’s lives.”

Dr. Khan helps patients with many different spine-related concerns... Read More »

October is National Psoriasis Month, bringing awareness to the immune-mediated disease that effects approximately seven million Americans. Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin and can often be a disease that is difficult to deal with. We spoke with Matt Dohlman, PA-C, in dermatology at Utica Park Clinic about the importance of raising awareness of psoriasis, what he wants the general public to know about it and how he treats his patients who have it.

Dohlman was inspired to pursue dermatology after seeing a dermatologist as a teenager. He explains that he... Read More »

Flu season is right around the corner. Unfortunately, predicting the type of flu season that’s ahead is very difficult. One thing that’s for sure is that flu epidemics occur almost every year to one degree or another.

Last year's flu season was particularly severe. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of influenza and its complications - the highest death toll from the flu in at least four decades.

The flu season in northeastern Oklahoma typically peaks in January or February, but flu activity can span the months of September through May. 

Be prepared for whatever... Read More »

The nationwide opioid crisis has taken a serious turn in recent years. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, over 42,000 opioid-related deaths took place in 2016, with over 11 million people misusing some form of opioids that same year. Dr. Harold Bolnick, Medical Director of the Utica Park Clinic Pain Management & Wellness Center, specializes in addiction medicine. We spoke with Dr. Bolnick on the multi-faceted approach that is needed to fight the opioid crisis and the type of care that is available to help those struggling with addiction.

“In... Read More »

Psoriasis, an immune-mediated disease that causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin, effects approximately seven million Americans, making it the most common autoimmune disease in the country. For individuals effected by psoriasis, it can often be a difficult disease to deal with. However, with continuous management, it is highly treatable. For an in-depth look into psoriasis and how to treat the disease, we spoke with Matt Dohlman, PA-C in dermatology at Utica Park Clinic.

“Psoriasis patients come in many different types,” said Dohlman. “Some individuals have lived with the... Read More »