Health Care

2:01 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

In Search of Quality Assurance for America's --- and Oklahoma's --- Health Care Industry

Aired on Friday, July 27th.

Ever wonder why the U.S. spends double the amount on health care that any other country in the world does --- and yet, still, we as a nation do not enjoy the best health care? On this edition of ST, a discussion of efforts to improve American health care quality --- with an emphasis on where and how such quality-seeking efforts are occurring in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
8:41 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Local Reaction to Health Care Ruling

KWGS Reporter Catherine Roberts provides reaction to the supreme court ruling from two factions. One is from  medicine. The other is from law. You may be surprised by the reactions in this special report.

2:28 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Boston Doctor Suggests Ways to Ease the Crisis in Primary Care Medicine

Aired on Tuesday, May 15th

The crisis in primary care medicine is becoming more evident every day. Long wait times for an appointment, practices closed to new patients, and long waiting room times remind us that primary care physicians are being stretched. Despite record enrollments in American medical schools, however, fewer doctors are choosing primary care as their focus. On this edition of StudioTulsa, Boston General Internist Dr.

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4:29 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

"Beyond Flexner 2012: Social Mission in Medical Education"

Aired on Thursday, May 10th.

On today's program, we speak by phone with Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at The George Washington University. Dr. Mullan is one of the co-chairs for a conference called "Beyond Flexner 2012: Social Mission in Medical Education," which will happen next week at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa (at 100 East Second Street), from May 15th through the 17th. The conference is being presented by The W.K.

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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Wed March 28, 2012

As court debates, Tulsans line up for health care

University of Oklahoma

While the U-S Supreme Court hears oral arguments over the federal health care overhaul, Tulsans are lining up for a free clinic.

The O-U medical school’s Bedlam Clinic is busy every Tuesday and Thursday. Among the regular clients are Chris and Lea Allen and their family. They are pleased with the service.

Hear Catherine Roberts special report on the Tulsa clinic as the nation focuses on the health care debate.

1:15 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

OU-Tulsa's Dr. John Henning Schumann Explains Why "The Doctor Is Out"

Aired on Monday, March 26th.

On today's show, we chat with Dr. John Henning Schumann, a writer, internist, and medical educator at the University of Oklahoma's School of Community Medicine here in Tulsa. Earlier this month, Dr. Schumann wrote an article for The Atlantic entitled "The Doctor Is Out: Young Talent Is Turning Away From Primary Care" (which you can view here). As Dr. Schumann notes in this piece: "It's no secret that there's a looming crisis in primary care.

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Oklahoma could get $46 Million windfall in tobacco tax money

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma may receive a windfall of about $46 million a year in tobacco tax money if the federal health care goes into effect.

The law would ensure that most Americans have health insurance, either through Medicare, Medicaid, their employer or plans purchased with government subsidies.

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