The Norman Transcript

June 15, 2014

Chickasaw Nation leverages health care experience in new facility serving public

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NORMAN — With construction on a new Norman-area medical clinic and pharmacy nearing completion, officials with Sovereign Medical Clinic and Pharmacy recently announced lead medical providers who will serve the public in Cleveland County and surrounding communities.

Focused on providing comprehensive medical care, as well as urgent care services, the 13,700-square-foot facility also will provide immunizations and flu shots, physicals and wellness exams. It houses 14 exam rooms, in-house laboratory and radiology services, pharmacy with two-lane drive thru and a gift shop.

The complex will have a staff of 30, including a family medicine physician, an urgent care physician, four physician assistants, a radiology manager, a pharmacy manager, medical and pharmacy staff, as well as office personnel. 

· Bob Elliott, D.O., ACOFP, D.Ph.

Practicing family medicine, urgent care and occupational medicine in Norman since 1989, Dr. Bob Elliott is a graduate of Oklahoma State University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency at Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. He has a Doctor of Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Elliott has his Board Certification in American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, as well as licensure from the Oklahoma Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

Since 2006, Elliott previously worked as a family physician, urgent care physician and lab director for Integris Physician Services Inc. While working as the medical director of Norman Regional Hospital Urgent Care Centers, Elliott founded United Works Inc. He began consulting with the Oklahoma Diagnostic and Evaluation Center for Children in 1995. He created and served six years as the medical director for Norman Minor Emergency Clinic. Elliott began his career as a private practice physician in 1984.

· Michelle Bourne, PA-C

As a native of Norman, certified physician assistant Michelle Bourne earned her Master of Health Sciences and graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma. She has certifications with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, as well as the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, and is a member with both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants.

Bourne most recently worked at Norman Regional Health Systems, specializing in family medicine. In addition, she worked in family practice and urgent care with Integris Health, Oklahoma’s largest health system, for almost 12 years, and has additional experience working in emergency medicine and urgent care.

· Amy Pedlow, PA-C

Norman resident and certified physician assistant Amy Pedlow also graduated from OU after earning her Master of Health Sciences in 2002. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants.

Pedlow has her certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Pedlow brings 11 years of experience working as a physician assistant at OU Health Services in family practice, urgent care and women’s health to her position at the clinic.

· Lindsay Niles, BSRT (R) (ARRT)

As Sovereign Medical Clinic’s Radiology Manager, Lindsay Niles earned a Bachelor of Science in radiologic technology from OU in 2005 and a Bachelor of Science in agricultural sciences and natural resources — animal science from OSU in 2000. Niles is a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators, the American Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences, the Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists, the American Society of Radiologic Technology and is a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology-approved clinical instructor for radiologic technology students.

Niles brings 10 years of experience; her work history includes radiographer and CT technologist at the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, chief radiographer at South Hampton Community Hospital, orthopedic radiographer with Orthopedic Associates of Dallas and five years as a contract radiographer with Diagnostemps Healthcare.

· Nancy E. Phelps, Pharm.D.

Nancy Phelps joins Sovereign Medical Clinic as the pharmacy manager. Phelps is a graduate of OU’s College of Pharmacy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Nancy is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy and earned a Preceptor Certification as an adjunct assistant professor from OU. She earned recognition as the 2002/2003 University of Oklahoma Preceptor of the Year.

She has 14 years experience in all aspects of pharmacy operations and management, including serving as director of pharmacy from 2011 for Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health 2004 and with the Kickapoo Health Center Pharmacy since 2000.

Located at 2080 State Highway 9 West near Interstate 35, Sovereign Medical Clinic and Pharmacy will open to the public on June 29. Operating hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The clinic will accept most major medical insurance plans.

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