OU Physicians Tulsa Clinics Named Patient-Centered Medical Home

TULSA – All OU Physicians-Tulsa primary care clinics have earned recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, a distinction awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. OU Physicians-Tulsa primary clinics include Internal Medicine, MedPeds, Family Medicine and Pediatrics.

Under the patient-centered medical home model, physicians play a proactive role in addressing all the health needs of a patient, offering comprehensive, coordinated care with a clinician-led team rather than treating each health episode individually as it arises. Patient-centered care emphasizes easy access to care; the use of health information technology to help coordinate care and follow patients’ progress; and the forging of health partnerships between physicians and patients.

According to the NCQA, research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience, and increase staff satisfaction -- while reducing health care costs.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that the OU Physicians Tulsa clinics have the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Osteopathic Association and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts.



With nearly one million patient visits per year, OU Physicians provides healthcare with a depth and breadth of expertise that is unmatched in the region. Locations range from the Oklahoma Health Center in downtown Oklahoma City to 23 total clinics in the Oklahoma City area, Edmond, Midwest City and Lawton. In the Tulsa area, 300 physicians and specialists provide clinical care at six OU Physicians clinics. All providers also serve as faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, training the next generation of physicians. For more information, visit oumedicine.com/ouphysicians.


OU Health — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Health is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Health serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Health’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.