About OU Health Physicians

About OU Health Physicians

Through nearly one million patient visits each year, OU Health Physicians provides healthcare with a depth and breadth of expertise unmatched in the region. More than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, experts in their respective fields, work together as OU Health Physicians in Oklahoma’s largest physician network, delivering expert health services that encompass almost every adult and pediatric specialty.

Pioneering, World-First, Innovative Patient Care

OU Health Physicians Building, Oklahoma CityAs experts in the management of complex conditions, many OU Health Physicians doctors provide treatments not available anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes, even the nation. You and your loved ones may receive care from physicians who have pioneered and mastered intricate surgical procedures or other world-first innovations in patient care.

Find OU Health Physicians in convenient locations, from the Oklahoma Health Center in downtown Oklahoma City to nearly two dozen additional clinics across the metro area, Edmond and Midwest City. In Tulsa communities, 300 physicians and specialists provide care for you and your loved ones at five OU Health Physicians clinic locations.

Call for an Appointment or Second Opinion

Find an OU Health Physicians doctor or specialist when you need care and to help you and your loved ones stay healthy and well.

Request an appointment at an OU Health Physicians clinic location near you.

Call (405) 271-2222 in Oklahoma City or (918) 660-4400 in Tulsa.

Raising the Bar

In results of the annual survey conducted by Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), patients gave OU Health Physicians high marks:

  • Of patients surveyed, 91% rated their OU Health Physicians providers a nine or 10, the highest possible score, significantly above the national average rating of 82%.
  • OU Health Physicians had scores well above the national average in nine key domains of patient experience measured by the survey. Learn more about the survey results.

Schusterman Center, TulsaIn 2015, OU Health Physicians became one of the first physician practices in the country to post online patient satisfaction survey ratings. To date, nearly 300,000 online ratings and reviews have been published, giving our patients and families the ability to review feedback from other patients. Guide to Patient Satisfaction Surveys & Rankings.

Leaders in Virtual Care

In 2020, OU Health received the Pandemic Acceleration and Activation Award from national telehealth leader Amwell ®, in recognition of its nimble virtual response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The enterprise was specifically recognized for its ability to rapidly scale virtual care programs to meet unprecedented demand for safe delivery of needed care. In connection with this award, OU Health was prominently featured in an Amwell publication, which detailed OU Health’s strategic implementation of a range of virtual tools for patient care.

OU Health Connect

Because ensuring a positive patient experience is our top priority, OU Health launched a virtual care program in 2019 in OU Health Physicians clinics called OU Health Connect. The program allows providers to engage with patients across the state and adjacent states in order to manage medical conditions and appropriately prescribe medications. Services initially included post-operative visits and pain management, and continue to expand in response to patient needs. These elements were particularly strategic as the COVID-19 pandemic intensified across the United States.

Quality and Patient Safety

  • MIPS/MU/CPC +/Quality
    • OU Health Physicians in Oklahoma City and Tulsa participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), another program of NCQA that aligns with PCMH, and Meaningful Use (MU), which bolsters technology to ensure more broad access to electronic health records, electronic prescribing and other necessary exchanges of health information.
    • Our quality metrics promote transparency throughout the clinical practice and contribute to a body of data for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technologies. These measures are part of a national initiative to improve healthcare delivery and infrastructure. In Oklahoma City and Tulsa, dedicated Quality Managers oversee these areas of clinical operations.
    • As part of a fully integrated academic healthcare system, OU Health Physicians provides unique insight and perspective, using project management approaches to develop, implement and oversee programs and evaluate results.

Patient-Centered Medical Home

OU Health Physicians primary care clinics in Tulsa and Oklahoma City have earned Patient-Centered Medical Home designation, a distinction awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Having earned this designation, clinical practices maintain NCQA standards of compliance for the most timely and appropriate care. Participation in the program demonstrates commitment to positive patient experience and improved patient care for better overall health status. Four OU Health Physicians clinics in Tulsa have earned PCMH designation. In Oklahoma City, more than a dozen OU Health Physicians clinics are PCMH-designated. Studies show that patients who use PCMH clinics are more likely to stay healthy because they take advantage of preventive services and screening opportunities that alert them to potential health concerns.

When you choose OU Health Physicians, you get more than a clinic. You get a medical home – a special place with your own doctor and medical team who will help you achieve your best health possible, provide answers and guidance and help you stay on top of all your health care needs through evidence-based care.

Katie Smith, M.D., NeonatologyThe focus of the patient-centered medical home model is preventive and proactive healthcare, which builds patient-provider relationships that improve patient outcomes. A team approach ensures comprehensive, coordinated care that addresses the total health needs of the individual, rather than treating incidental health episodes as they arise.

Communication is a core concept of the patient-centered medical home. Communication encompasses not only the exchange of information between patients, families and caregivers, but also include ease of access to medical records. The result is better management of chronic or complex conditions.

All of these elements not only contribute to better long-term health outcomes, but also create a more positive patient experience. It’s the kind of care patients say they value and want to receive.

Experts in Complex & Specialty Care

Children are not small adults. Doctors at OU Health Physicians possess the essential level of pediatric expertise to provide outstanding healthcare for children at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health, Oklahoma’s only freestanding children’s hospital. Most of these doctors have dedicated their practices exclusively to the care of children and are board certified in pediatric-specific specialties. Leading the state and region in both clinical and hospital settings, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital and OU Health Physicians make sure that Oklahoma’s children receive the best care possible.

Highly regarded cancer experts from OU Health Physicians lead complex care management at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma’s only National Cancer-Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center. These specialists bring the most advanced cancer therapies available to residents of Oklahoma and the region through top-quality clinical care and the latest therapies based on clinical trials. Healing , as well as the most advanced surgical procedures

OU Health Physicians also make up the provider group at OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center, the state’s flagship hospital and the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, and at OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, where they deliver expert, research-driven diabetes care in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Educating the Region’s Future Doctors

Many OU Health Physicians are involved in an essential part of our mission – providing a medical education unmatched in quality, that prepares current and future physicians, including medical students and residents, who will serve Oklahoma and the region. They serve as faculty members at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and move healthcare forward, combining comprehensive education, extensive experience and the latest scientific advances for evidence-based care.

Members of OU Health Physicians also dedicate themselves to life-long learning and education. They are members and leaders of prestigious professional organizations at national levels, actively participate in national and international academic conferences and host local continuing medical education (CME) events. Read more in our Health Professionals section.

How You Benefit

With its focus on exceptional patient experience, OU Health Physicians regularly receives recognition for excellence in patient care. That means you have a strong partner you can trust, confident in the quality of care that helps you and your loved ones be well, stay well or recover from illness or injury.