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Family Medicine Specialist Joins OU Physicians

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - Campus News - Contact April Sandefer, (405) 271-5067
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Mark Doescher, M.D., M.S.P.H., a family medicine physician, has established his medical practice with OU Physicians. He has also been named program leader of the Cancer Health Disparities (CHD) research program at the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Cancer Center.
     
As a family medicine physician, Doescher provides primary care services for adults and children. In his role with the Cancer Center, he is developing research to reduce the burden of cancer in high need populations in Oklahoma with a special focus on the state's American Indian population.
     
Doescher is board certified in family practice and preventive medicine. He comes to OU Physicians from Seattle, where he was a professor with the University of Washington School of Medicine and an adjunct professor with the University of Washington School of Public Health. He also served as the director and principal investigator of the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center at the University of Washington.
     
Doescher completed a family medicine residency at Highland Hospital University of Rochester, N.Y. He completed a preventive medicine public health residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, where he also completed a family medicine internship and earned his master's degree in public health. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco.
     
Doescher is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Public Health Association, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the National Rural Health Association.
     
With more than 560 doctors, OU Physicians is the state's largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.
     
OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center and in Edmond, Midwest City and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region's future physicians.

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