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Doug Nolan, D.O.
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency

Janie Lleverino
Residency Coordinator

Phyllis Smith
Administrative Program Director

Tahlequah City Hospital, Tahlequah Medical Group
Family Medicine | Internal Medicine


Family Medicine Residency Training

Program Description:

The residency program at Tahlequah City Hospital is a community partnership with healthcare facilities centrally located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The program began its first year in July of 2009.

Tahlequah City Hospital is a modern 100 bed facility that serves as a hub for trauma and patient care in Cherokee County, Oklahoma and adjacent surrounding communities.

Tahlequah is the home of Northeastern State university, the Cherokee Nation, Lake Tenkiller, and the scenic Illinois River. Tahlequah provides a “big city style” atmosphere in a rural community. Our residency program is within one hour of an international airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma without the traffic congestion and time delays of a large city.

Continuity Clinics are in Tahlequah and rotations are available at both Tahlequah City Hospital, with 100 licensed beds, and Hastings Indian Medical Center, with licensed 60 beds.  Combined, the two hospitals constitute 160 beds of acute care with full-time multi-specialty coverage.  Our hospitals provide many other specialty services including: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Infectious Disease, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Pain Management, ENT, and Allergy Medicine.  Tahlequah City Hospital is the only hospital of its size in the entire State of Oklahoma to offer open-heart surgery.  As an institution we have developed into a very progressive regional medical center.

The Mission of Tahlequah City Hospital is to provide unsurpassed excellence in healthcare.  Quality is the key component in every service we offer, and we remain profoundly dedicated to the goal of producing the finest physicians in the profession.

Tahlequah is approved as a Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) rural practice site.

Department of Medicine Disciplines Include:

          General Internal Medicine (in-patient and out-patient)
          Critical Care (Medical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU)
          Nephrology (in-patient acute dialysis and out-patient chronic dialysis)
          Diagnostic Cardiology
          Interventional Cardiology (fulltime on-call Cath lab)
          Infectious Disease
          Pulmonary Medicine     
          Hospitalist Program
          Intensivist Program

Salary and Benefits:

          PGY1 salary:                 $48,000
          PGY2 salary:                 $49,000
          PGY3 salary:                 $50,000
          PTO/Sick Days:             15 per year
          Health, dental, and vision insurance for the resident is paid by the
          CME Days:                    5 per year
          Education Allowance:    $1,000-$2,000 per year, based on Post
                                                Graduate Year
Paid By Program:          Oklahoma Medical License, OBNDD, DEA, and AOA Dues

Institutional Data (including Tahlequah Medical Group, Tahlequah City Hospital, Cherokee Nation Clinics, and Hastings Indian Medical Center):

Outpatient visits:           406,500   
          Admissions:         6,100   
          ER Visits:            66,700   
          Births:                1,300   
          Surgeries:           8,800   

The City of Tahlequah Oklahoma

Tahlequah provides a "big city style" yet maintains all the benefits that come with country living.  We are a university town with Northeastern State University in the center of our community.  We are the Capital City of the Cherokee Nation, endowing our town with a rich flavor of that proud and noble heritage.  Tahlequah is a vibrant city offering a unique blend of history, culture, and commerce.  Located at the western boundary of the Ozark Mountains and surrounded by lakes, rivers, and breathtaking natural beauty, our city is a popular destination for travelers from far and near.  It offers the highest quality of public service to the community and is a welcoming, livable, safe, and attractive environment for all our residents, businesses, and visitors.

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