The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 101,420 new cases of colon cancer in the United States in 2019. Dr. Matthew Wilson, colorectal surgeon at Utica Park Clinic, spoke with us about what you need to know about colon cancer and the patient journey through the treatment of colon cancer.

Dr. Wilson notes how important it is that your colon cancer treatment uses a multidisciplinary (including a variety of specialists) approach. “It’s important that the surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists customize the best plan for each particular patient,” he... Read More »

According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in three Americans is at risk for developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Some patients don’t realize that they are having kidney problems and many are unaware of the beginning symptoms. If you are experiencing conditions like high blood pressure, anemia (low amount of healthy red blood cells), weakening bones or are concerned about the health of your kidneys, it’s crucial that you find a urologist to work with you. This is even more important if you have a family history of kidney problems. The early detection of Chronic Kidney Disease is... Read More »

Utica Park Clinic is partnering with Tulsa Health Department dietitians Megan and Melissa for Facebook Live Cooking Classes. Below is the recipe from Megan and Melissa's February 28th Facebook Live featuring Butternut and Barley Pilaf.

To view this Facebook Live Cooking Class, click here: https://business.facebook.com/UticaPark/videos/2259041284336142/?busines...


Butternut and Barley Pilaf

6 Servings


-2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

-1 medium onion

-14 o.z. reduced sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)

- 1 3/4... Read More »

If you are living with diabetes, you are at a greater risk for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure. Another vascular problem due to diabetes is poor circulation to the legs and feet. Many of these cardiovascular issues can start early in life and may go undetected and untreated for years which, unfortunately, can increase your risk of a major cardiovascular event.

What causes heart disease in people with diabetes?

People with diabetes often have changes in their blood vessels that can lead to cardiovascular disease. For those living with diabetes, the linings of... Read More »

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The CDC also states that about 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. Dr. Scott Fowler of Utica Park Clinic in Bixby shares the heart disease risk factors you can control and how prevention is key against developing heart disease.

Your smoking status, weight, medication compliance, exercise and activity level, alcohol intake and diet are all factors you control. “I’ve got a lot of patients that don’t realize alcohol is bad for your heart – especially... Read More »

According to the Union for International Cancer Control, 9.6 million people die from cancer every year, making cancer the second-leading cause of death worldwide. We talked with Utica Park Clinic medical oncologist, Dr. Laura Kyle Brett about why she pursued working in medical oncology, preventive measures you can take against cancer and the risk factors behind melanoma, one of the most common cancers.

“The main thing that drove me to pursue medical oncology was an experience I had while I was in medical school,” Dr. Brett shares. Initially, she was interested in the genetic... Read More »

Utica Park Clinic is partnering with Tulsa Health Department dietitians Megan and Melissa for Facebook Live Cooking Classes. Below is the recipe from Megan and Melissa's January 24th Facebook Live featuring Instant Pot Thai Style Peanut Carrot Soup.

To view this Facebook Live Cooking Class, click here: https://business.facebook.com/UticaPark/videos/540324343111281/


Instant Pot Thai Style Peanut Carrot Soup


·         3 Tbsp. Canola Oil

·         2 tsp. curry powder or paste

·         1 large onion, roughly chopped

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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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