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Internal Medicine Provider Joins OU Physicians

Monday, September 11, 2017 - Campus News -

Richard M. Atkins, M.D., has established his medical practice with OU Physicians. He has also been named an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. 

As a board-certified internal medicine physician, he will provide primary care services to adults. He has a special interest in diagnosing and treating patients with multiple chronic diseases including chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, heart failure, liver disease, COPD, etc. 

Atkins served as a chief resident at Durham Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. He completed a residency and served as assistant chief resident at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham. He earned his medical degree, graduating with distinction, from the OU College of Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree, graduating magna cum laude, from Oklahoma State University. 

He is a member of the American College of Physicians, Society of General Internal Medicine, Oklahoma State Medical Association and Oklahoma County Medical Society.

Atkins sees patients in the OU Physicians building, located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus. For appointments in the internal medicine clinic, call (405) 271-3445. 

With more than 975 doctors and advanced practice providers, 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 in Oklahoma City and at clinics in Edmond, Midwest City, Lawton 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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