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Published by CSU Newsletter Team, 2020-02-28 14:28:30

February 2020 CSU Newsletter

February 2020 CSU Newsletter

February 2020

Clinton Service Unit

Inside this issue: HIV Screening

IHS Mission 2 What you need to know

Go Red 3 The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infects the blood cells protecting
against other infections. Over time, people infected with HIV who are not treated
Pain Management 6 will suffer damage to their immune systems and develop a life-threatening ill-
ness called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, more commonly known as
Wellness 8 AIDS.

Environment 10

Give Kids a Smile 11

Contacts 11

Diabetes 12

Mental Health 13
Glasses 14 Since HIV was discovered in the 1980’s, we have come a long way in under-
PHS Athletics 16 standing how the virus is spread and how we can prevent it. HIV cannot be
18 cured, but there are effective medications to treat it. With early and consistent

treatment, a patient infected with HIV can stay healthy and keep the virus levels

in their blood so low it cannot be detected or spread to another person.

(HIV continued on page 4…)

Strategic Plan Update: IHS Scholarship

Leadership of Clinton Service Unit (CSU) is “Depending on the youth’s interests, we are
working on initiatives to achieve the mission of looking into having the kids shadow our staff,”
Indian Health Service (IHS) and support the said Wood. (Strategic Plan continued on page
Strategic Plan for fiscal year 2019-2020. In do- 22…)
ing so, the service unit is specifically looking at
how we may recruit, develop and retain a dedi-
cated, competent and caring workforce.

Chief Nurse Executive CDR Susan Wood has
met with the Scholarship Counselor of the
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ Youth Program.
The service unit is looking at ways to provide
mentorship opportunities within CSU’s facilities
to interested youth.

Indian Health Service Mission

To raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of
American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

Clinton Service Unit Vision

To provide quality health care services focusing on prevention,
restoration and collaborative relationships that are valued and
exceeds the needs of our patients, community, and tribal partners.

“The IHS mission is something that has a deep meaning to me,” said Donna Hill, Clinton Indian
Health Center medical records technician/coder. “I was born in an IHS hospital and received medical
care all of my life form there. I had always wanted to work and be a part of this important team I saw
as a child and as an adult. I have now been a part of this team providing essential, vital health care
to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) for 26 years. I am proud IHS works with Tribes so

closely to improve and support important needs. Whether it is the opioid crisis, HIV, protecting
children from sexual abuse by health care providers, hepatitis c, diabetes, or so many other health
issues. I believe the important mission of health care is being addressed as best it can to the 2.6

million AI/AN.

Clinton Indian Health Center Medical Records Technician/Coder Donna Hill

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According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute,
American Indian and Alaska Native women are 20-30% more
likely than non-Native women to die from heart disease. CSU’s
Public Health Nursing partnered with the Cheyenne and Arap-
aho Tribes’ Health Education program on February 7th to pro-
mote the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for
Women event at the tribal complex.

The annual Go Red for Women event is no longer just about
wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts.
It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their
own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without.

If you had heart disease, would you recognize the symptoms? Many people are familiar with the
scene of someone clutching their chest and falling to the ground, but there’s plenty more you need
to know. While there are many similarities in the symptoms of heart disease in men and women,
there are even more differences — differences that could save, or end your life if you don’t know
them. So learn the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke.

Signs and Symptoms of Signs and Symptoms of
Heart Attack Stroke

If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1
and get to a hospital right away. and get to a hospital right away.
1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, 1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the

fullness or pain in the center of your face, arm or leg, especially on one
chest. It lasts more than a few minutes side of the body.
or goes away and comes back. 2. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or
2. Pain or discomfort in one or both understanding.
arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 3. Sudden trouble seeing or blurred
3. Shortness of breath with or without vision in one or both eyes.
chest discomfort. 4. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness,
4. Other signs such as breaking out in a loss of balance or coordination.
cold sweat, nausea or 5. Sudden severe headache with no
lightheadedness. known cause.
5. As with men, women’s most common
heart attack symptom is chest pain or
discomfort. But woman are somewhat
more likely than men to experience
some of the other common symptoms,
particularly shortness of breath, nau-
sea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

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HIV continued from cover…

With the right treatment, the vast majority of patients infected with HIV can lead a long,
healthy life without spreading the disease to their loved ones.

There are medications available called “pre-exposure prophylaxis” (PREP) people can take if they
are at high risk of coming into contact with the virus. When taken regularly, these medications can
dramatically lower a person’s risk of becoming infected.

Who is at risk for HIV infection? HIV is mainly spread by having sex (anal or vaginal) or sharing in-
jection supplies with someone who is infected with the virus. People under the influence of substanc-
es are at higher risk of infection because they may engage in risky behaviors like having sex without
a condom, having multiple sex partners, or trading sex for money or drugs. Illegal injection drug use
is especially risky because of the sharing of syringes and other supplies that could have infected
blood in them. HIV can survive in a syringe for up to 42 days. Babies born to women with untreated
HIV are at risk for infection.

Many people infected with HIV do not know they have it. The disease stays silent for several years
before the damage is done and the patient becomes ill. During this silent stage, an infected person
could infect many others without knowing anything is wrong.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) across the nation is working to increase screening, diagnosis, pre-
vention and treatment of HIV. From 2012-2016, HIV screening increased by 63 percent amongst
American Indians and Alaskan Natives. During this time, there was a 34 percent increase in HIV di-
agnoses. This increase in diagnoses was not necessarily due to more people becoming infected, but
due to an increase in the amount of silent infections being found.

It is estimated over a third of American Indians and Alaskan Natives living with HIV do not
know they are infected.

HIV can be treated and prevented, but the first step is identifying patients at risk. The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends screening everyone between the ages of 13 to
64 at least once. People at higher risk should be screened every year, and sometimes more often. It
is important to tell your health care team about anything putting you at risk for HIV infection to en-
sure you are screened appropriately.

For more information on HIV, visit:

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Pain Management

For many people, living with pain is a way of life. CSU has taken steps to improve the quality of life
for those living with chronic pain and are committed to treating these patients through the Interdisci-
plinary Pain Management (IPM) program. CSU’s IPM program is designed to help patients with pain
become part of the treatment team and take an active role in regaining control of their life in spite of
the pain. The program is focused on the total person, not just the pain.

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is defined as persistent pain, which can be either continuous or recurrent and of suffi-
cient duration and intensity to adversely affect a patient’s well-being, level of function, and quality of
life. Chronic pain is persistent, typically three months or more, and exists beyond an expected time
for healing.

Phase I of CSU’s IPM initially started in 2016. Patients referred to the IPM program are offered a
team approach to focus on pain relief and management through combining the services of behavior-
al health, physical therapy, chiropractic intervention, and massage therapy. These disciplines work
cohesively together with one goal in mind: to educate and facilitate patients’ abilities to cope with
chronic pain.

The IPM program is a successful alternative to the use of pain medications, such as opioids, to treat
pain and prevent addiction to medication. The team works with patients to put together a functional
goal and develop a treatment plan aimed at developing skills and techniques for an increased quality
of life.

LCDR Lori Lee, CSU lead physical therapist, provides the team continued advanced knowledge on
physical therapy intervention. This evidence-based approach educates the patient on pain neurosci-
ence and the brain, graded intervention, movement, and teaches exercises, stretches, behavior and
biomechanical modifications, and techniques to help decrease pain, increase strength, range of mo-
tion, endurance, balance, walking abilities, and functional activities. The program also offers manual
therapy, dry needling, electrical stimulation, moist heat, cryotherapy, ultrasound, and iontophoresis.

Massage therapy is used to reduce pain caused by muscle tension. Massage works to increase the
circulation of blood and deliver nutrients to the areas of chronic pain. (Pain continued on page 5...)

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Pain continued...

The use of chiropractic care is aimed to re-align and provide skeletal stabilization to reduce pain.
The chiropractor evaluates patients for joint restriction on the premise of structure affecting function.
The chiropractor uses manipulation, manual therapy techniques, modalities, stretch and exercise to
improve joint motion and decrease nerve irritation allowing for functional and postural correction.

Dr. Kara Richardson-Cline, behavioral health director, has trained the team on neuroscience of
chronic pain and the role a pain psychologist plays in integrated pain management.

As CSU moves forward with the development of Phase II of the IPM program, the service unit is
providing monthly educational advancements in the management of pain to the treatment team and
staff. LCDR Lee has introduced Graded Motor Imagery (GMI), a new treatment technique of brain
exercises using motor imagery, left/right brain discrimination, and mirror therapy.

According to the National Institutes of Health, more people live with chronic pain than cancer, heart
disease, and diabetes combined. CSU is committed to improving the health of Native Americans and
Alaska Natives with chronic pain.

Clinton Service Unit’s Interdisciplinary Pain Management Team (pictured left to right): Andrea Gregory, Kim Bownds,
Megan Abeyta-Flores, Dr. Garrett Oyler, LCDR Lori Lee, Susan Rose, Mitzie Eaton, and Ambyr Heller.

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Workplace Wellness

The CSU continues to address and prioritize the needs of the dedicated staff working within our ser-
vice unit. One of the many initiatives the service unit focuses on is to recruit, develop and retain a
dedicated, competent and caring workforce.

CSU is committed to ensuring the people working within each of the facilities are healthy in body and
mind. The service unit has established a Workplace Wellness committee to develop a comprehen-
sive wellness program to encourage employees to live a healthier lifestyle

“Happy, healthy employees are more likely to feel passionate about their jobs,” said Susan Rose,
physical medicine and rehabilitation department supervisor. “Workplace wellness is an integral part
of our culture to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors during and after office hours. It can have a
positive effect not only on our employees, but the care we provide and extend to our American Indi-
an and Alaska Native population.”

Some of the few initiatives and opportunities the Workplace Wellness committee is working towards
in 2020 consist of:

 Filtered water stations. Water is by far the most important nutrient for the human body. Next to
oxygen, the human body needs water to survive and is important to take in as much as we can.
Water consumption is crucial to a healthy lifestyle.

 Ergonomic work environment assessments. Workplace ergonomics for every employee avoids
fatigue, frustration and pain. Designing a workplace and making improvements to improve pro-
cesses and remove risk factors leading to musculoskeletal injuries allows for maximum perfor-
mance and productivity. CSU is committed to safety and health as a core value.

 Workplace physical activity. Access to
gym equipment providing physical fitness
within the work environment. Encouraging
employees to get up from their desk and
move often to stay active and healthy.

(Workplace Wellness continued on page 7…)

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Workplace Wellness continued...

 Workplace wellness program. Individualized programs tailored to personal needs for fitness and
wellness. Wellness programs incorporate many aspects of fitness with health education, preven-
tion, mental well-being and, interventions of fitness at the individual’s level of abilities.

 Holistic mental health happiness. Combating stress from work and personal lives to make the
individual feel happy, relaxed, and sociable are an essential part of everyone’s health. Organiza-
tional burnout and disengagement can be stopped by focusing on the emotional well-being of
each of our team members.

 Healthy food choices. Promoting healthy eating in the workplace benefits everyone.
 Supportive clinic services for health improvement. Continued programs of smoking cessation,

annual flu vaccinations, and preventive medical health care promotes healthy lifestyle outcomes.
Over the course of the next year, look for these new initiatives and activities to roll out from the
Workplace Wellness committee. “CSU strives to offer our staff ways to get healthy and reach their
maximum wellness goals,” said Rose. “Life is not merely being alive, but being well.”

Don’t be a “No Show”

Please make
the call!

When you cancel the
appointment you can’t keep,

we can provide care to
another patient.

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Certified Healthcare Environmental
Services Technician Training

Through a partnership between the IHS Office of Quality and Portland Area’s Western Oregon Ser-
vice Unit, CSU’s Infection Preventionist Jane Nickel and Environmental Services (EVS) Supervisor
Sheila Fuller, completed the American Hospital Association’s Certified Healthcare Environmental
Services Technician Train-the-Trainer Course in Salem, Oregon.

Through proper care and maintenance of the health care environment, environmental services tech-
nicians play an essential role in patients’ experience of care, as well as ensuring patient safety and
satisfaction. Today’s environmental services teams strive to go beyond cleaning, disinfecting, and
caring for the environment. They seek to create clean and quiet healing atmospheres that lead to
improved outcomes.

In order to achieve these quality outcomes, environmental service technicians must be well-trained
and demonstrate competence in a number of areas.

“This class was chocked full of wonderful information,” said
Nickel. “The games, activities, and materials were excellent
avenues for learning, understanding and retention. This certi-
fication will build confidence in our staff and allow for gaining
pertinent information and knowledge in this field of work.”

Environmental Services Technician Certification will not only
signify technical accomplishment, but also commitment to
performance excellence. All CSU staff within EVS will re-
ceive training through Nickel and Fuller to be eligible to sit for
the online exam to obtain certification as a Certified
Healthcare Environmental Services Technician.

“I truly believe the knowledge gained from this informative
training will take the EVS department to another level of con-
fidence and performance,” said Fuller.

Sheila Fuller, environmental services supervisor,
received certification as a Certified Healthcare
Environmental Services Technician

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Give Kids a Smile

As part of a historic collaboration with the American Dental Association on
the Give Kids a Smile program, the Clinton Dental Department participated
in their first event on February 6th. Since the program launched nationally
in 2003, about six million underserved children have received free oral
health services, raising awareness on the importance of oral health to
overall health and the need that exists among millions of children who go without dental care.
American Indian and Alaska native children seen at Clinton Indian Health Center for the Give Kids a
Smile program were provided comprehensive examinations, dental cleanings, sealants, fillings, and
fluoride applications.

Clinton Indian Health Center Dental Team

Contact Lens Fittings

The Clinton Optometry Department is currently performing limited contact lens fittings. At this
time, the department is only fitting Cooper Vision products for patients with high amounts of pre-
scription. If you feel you may be a good candidate for
contact lens, contact the Optometry Department at
580.331.3413 to schedule an exam. Those patients
who qualify to receive contact lens will receive a pre-
scription to purchase the contact lenses on their own.
On average, it takes approximately three visits for a
successful contact lens fitting.

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Caring for those with Diabetes

Learning about diabetes is an ongoing process. Your fight against type 2 diabetes is one you don’t
have to face alone. Clinton Indian Health Center is here to support and assist patients and families
affected by diabetes in reducing the risk for complications. A variety of programs and activities are
available, including Diabetes Day, Diabetes Education Class, and the Diabetes Support Group.
Diabetes Day is offered the second Tuesday of each month. Providers of the Outpatient Clinic are
available to manage diabetes and provide care. Patients may obtain annual diabetes labs and walk-
in appointments for Dental, Optometry, and Podiatry on this day. Education on diabetes self-care is
provided to patients in the waiting room on nutrition, physical activity, and goal setting.
A Diabetes Education Class is offered each month at Clinton Indian Health Center. This program,
accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators, provides patients with the
knowledge and skills to help make sense of diabetes. All aspects of diabetes self-management are
discussed, including: diabetes disease process, nutrition, physical activity, medications (pills and in-
sulin), monitoring, preventing complications, and lifestyle change.
For those with diabetes, getting support is very important. Diabetes is not only physical, but comes
with a lot of psychological pressure which may be difficult to resolve alone. Clinton Indian Health
Center has developed a community through their weekly Diabetes Support Group to deal with chal-
lenges of living with diabetes. The group meets for an hour every Tuesday at 10 am in the Outpa-
tient Conference Room. Pre-registration is not needed to attend a support group meeting.

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Mental Health First Aid

CSU continues to train staff on Mental Health First Aid. On February 19th, Inte-
grated Behavioral Health Specialist Afton Luttrell and Laboratory Technician LT
Zohaib Ishaq led employees of both CSU and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
on how to better understand depression and provide support to patients and
community members in need.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course, teaching participants
about mental health and substance-use issues. “This course is a great tool to
bring awareness to mental health and lower the stigma associated with mental
health disorders,” said LT Ishaq.

In the Mental Health First Aid course, participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental
health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situa-
tions, and where to turn for help. Those who take the course learn how to apply the Mental Health
First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing panic attacks,
suicidal thoughts or behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delu-
sions), overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, and reaction to a traumatic event.

Mood disorders affect one in 10 adults in the United States each year. Depression is the most com-
mon, impacting 6.8 percent of adults in any one year. Of these adults, 57 percent receive the profes-
sional mental health care or other services they need. This means someone around you may be
dealing with depression and not getting proper
support. The Mental Health First Aid course is an
opportunity to practice—through role plays, sce-
narios, and activities—to make it easier to apply
the skills learned in a real-life situation.

To enroll in an upcoming Mental Health First Aid
course, contact Afton Luttrell at Af-
[email protected] or LT Zohaib Ishaq at Zo-
[email protected].

Afton Luttrell presents to staff of CSU and the Cheyenne and Arapaho
Tribes on Mental Health First Aid

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Tina Scott

Administrative Officer | Clinton Service Unit

Tina Scott is a native Mississippian. She is a proud member of the Missis-
sippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and fluent in the Choctaw language. For
the past 20 years, she has worked in the tribal system for the Mississippi
Band of Choctaw Indians in various capacities in health and social ser-
vices. Tina attended the University of Oklahoma for undergraduate studies
and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration from the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is an avid supporter
of the Oklahoma Sooners! In 2019, she obtained a Doctorate Degree in Health Administration from
the University of Mississippi. Tina resides in Weatherford with her husband and granddaughter. She
has a daughter in the Air Force and a son attending college in Mississippi. “My work has centered
on improving health and safety within tribal communities and increasing access to care. I have en-
joyed the hospitality at CSU and look forward to my tenure with this great team!”

Delena Warden

Housekeeping Aid | Clinton Indian Health Center

Delena Warden was born and raised in Clinton, Oklahoma. She graduated
from Clinton High School in 2001 and is the mother of two girls who attend
Clinton schools. Delena’s favorite season are spring and summer, as she en-
joys being outside when the weather is warm. She enjoys fishing, swimming,
traveling, and discovering new places to fish, swim and eat. “I’m excited to be
employed and welcomed by IHS!”

Malcolm John

Housekeeping Aid | Clinton Indian Health Center

Malcolm John lives in Clinton, Oklahoma. “I am so happy to be a part of this
team at the IHS!”

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Dr. James Garner

Physician | Clinton Indian Health Center

Dr. James Garner, M.D. grew up in western Oklahoma. He completed his
undergraduate education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in
Weatherford and completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Garner went on to complete a
family practice residency at the University of Arkansas-Texarkana. “I have
been in family practice in western Oklahoma since 2003, with most of this
time in private practice at Woodward, Oklahoma,” said Dr. Garner. “My wife
and I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and serving at church.”

Lorena Dominguez

Medical Support Assistant/Business Office |Clinton Indian

Lorena Dominguez is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. She
graduated from Weatherford High School and attended Western Technology
Center where she obtained a certificate in Certified Nursing Aid. Lorena is a
mother of a beautiful two year old girl and seven year boy. Previously, Lore-
na served as a Resident Programs Coordinator and Certified Nurses Aid at
Brookdale Senior Living. “It has always been my goal to work for IHS since I
was a little and my mother worked here nine years ago. I always loved helping people and assisting
in any way possible. To accomplish this goal is an amazing feeling.”

Sherry Mitchell

Medical Support Assistant/Physical Therapy |Clinton Indian

Sherry Mitchell is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation. She grew up in
Amarillo, Texas and graduated high school from Yukon, Oklahoma. Sherry is
a 2007 graduate of Redlands Community College and has worked in the
medical field for over ten years. She is a blessed mom of two amazing boys.
Sherry spends her spare time along side her family and friends. “I am so
happy to be a part of he CSU team!”

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How to Correctly Wear Glasses

There is a right way and a wrong way to wearing glasses
correctly. Follow this easy-to-use guide provided by
CSU’s Optometry Department to successfully wear
glasses correctly.

Put glasses on carefully. To put glasses on, grip the
front of the frame with both hands. Slide the arms of the
glasses over your ears and lower the frame gently onto
your nose. Always handle your glasses with two hands to reduce strain on the hinges.

Don’t push glasses into your nose. Too much pressure may cause a lasting indentation to
form on the bridge of your nose.

Wear your glasses close to your eyes, not on the tip of our nose or halfway down the bridge.
This position gives you the most visibility. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but this discomfort may
be overcome in time.

Wear glasses on the top of your nose. When you have your glasses on, touch the nose-bridge
with your forefinger and push it up so the frames sit comfortable on top of your nose. Unless your
optician has specifically instructed you to wear your glasses in another position, your glasses should
sit comfortably between your eyes at the apex of your forehead.

Don’t stretch your glasses out. Make sure you don’t rest your glasses on top of your head as it
can stretch out the shape.

Keep the lenses clean. Wipe glasses with a microfiber cloth and use a bit of water to remove
persistent stains. Regularly clean the frames with mild soap and water to remove any oil or dirt.
Avoid wiping glasses with clothing. This may leave hard stains and patterns that are hard to wipe off.

Avoid touching lenses with fingers. Fingerprints may smudge glasses with bacteria. Lenses
have an optical center intended to be aligned with a person’s line of sight when looking straight
ahead. If frames aren’t fitted properly, or the lenses were put in the frame incorrectly, an induced
prism may occur, which can be very uncomfortable.

If you play sports, think about getting a pair of sports glasses. If you are very active, look for
a strap to hold your glasses up.

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PHS Athletics Accomplishment

CDR Daniel Molina, physician at Clinton Indian Health Center, is
an elite triathlete who competes in one of the world’s most chal-
lenging one-day sporting events in the world, Ironman. This
event consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bicycle ride, and fin-
ishing up with a 26.22 mile (marathon) run. CDR Molina has
completed eight full distance Ironman races and several half dis-
tance Ironman's. This year he plans to complete four Ironman
races with the ultimate goal to race at the Ironman World Cham-
pionships. “To those considering training and competing in an
Ironman do it,” said CDR Molina. “Don’t be overwhelmed. This is
a process. Many of us have endured long periods of training in
education or otherwise. To someone on the sidelines it may appear as an impossible journey, but it’s
all perspective. Ironman is about consistency, commitment, and a little bit of courage. As with all
journeys, it starts with a first step and is much easier if you can find a mentor to provide invaluable
knowledge along the way.”

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Have you signed up for your

Personal Health Record

The Indian Health Service Personal Health Record
(PHR) is a website where patient’s may access
their personal health information with access to:

Lab Results
Track Health Issues
Shot Records
Health Information
Contact Health Care Team

All may be accessed from the privacy of your
personal computer, phone, and/or tablet.

For more information, visit the website below and/or contact a CSU registration clerk.

Mental Health First Aid Training

April 21, 2020

Basic Life Support Course

March 25, 2020
April 30, 2020
June 18, 2020
August 27, 2020

El Reno Ground Breaking

April 24, 2020

CSU Staff Development Day

April 29, 2020

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For the privacy of our patients,
no photography or video is allowed
in the facilities of Clinton Service Unit.

Thank you for your cooperation.

For when the unexpected happens...

Clinton’s Saturday Convenient Care Clinic

9 am to 1 pm

Walk-ins Only
No appointment needed

Clinton’s Saturday Convenient Care Clinic provides treatment for minor medical needs:

Sore Throat Eye and Skin Infections Earaches
Insect Bites and Rashes Sinus Congestion Minor Cuts and Wounds
Cough Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea Fever
Pregnancy Tests Bladder Infections Allergies

Chronic health needs such as diabetes, follow-up appointments, routine prenatal care, pain management, and chronic medication refill renewals
will require an appointment in the primary care clinic, and will not be seen in the Saturday Convenient Care Clinic.

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CSU “POP” Stars

Personal Outstanding Performance

The POP Award recognizes CSU employees who exhibit
Personal Outstanding Performance. It is designed to encourage and acknowledge

employees for their everyday efforts and customer service.

Robin Marquis

“I would like to recognize Robin for sending an email regarding a missing electrocardiogram (EKG),”
said Tonya Billie, health information management (HIM) supervisor. “Robin sent HIM an email ask-
ing if she was the one who should send the EKG and ensure if this was a mistake on her part for it
to not happen again. I would like to commend Robin for takin ownership and wanting to do better.

She is an example of an employee who strives to exceed the need!”

Brianna Sands

“I’d like to compliment Brianna for doing a great job cleaning and keeping the facility sanitized,” said
a representative in the facility from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Strategic Plan continued…

On February 25th, CSU participated in a Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ sponsored Senior Parent
Night at Redlands Community College. The event provided an opportunity to present to the parents
and students on IHS scholarships available.
“I was an IHS scholarship recipient and it changed my life,” said Wood. “I talked to the group about
my experience while going to school and about the nursing profession. I wanted the kids to know
what a difference you can make in the lives of your patients.”

For more information on the IHS Scholarship program and
student opportunities, visit

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Clinton Service Unit

Phone Directory

10321 N. 2274 Road ~ Clinton, OK ~ 73601

Request to establish chart: (580) 331-3369

Cedar Medical Home SweetGrass Medical Home Willow Medical Home
Dr. Maqbool, Dr. Garner & Jessica Van Den Berg Dr. Egan, Dr. Hartnett,
Dr. Molina, Ginger Woodall, & Michelle Beshaw Apts: (580) 331-3412 & Dr. Mejias
Apts: (580) 331-3424 Nurse: (580) 331-3412 Apts: (580) 331-3466
Nurse: (580) 331-3424 PRC: (580) 331-3513 Nurse: (580) 331-3466
PRC: (580) 331-3363 PRC: (580) 331-3307
(580) 331-3420


Audiology: (580)331-3482 Behavioral Health: (580) 331-3485 Chiropractic: (580) 331-3439
Dental: (580) 331-3423 Nutrition: (580) 331-3458 Optometry: (580) 331-3413
Pharmacy: (580) 331-3351 Physical Therapy: (580) 331-3439 Podiatry: (580) 331-3439
PHN: (580) 331-3471 PRC: (580) 331-3590 Radiology: (580) 331-3415
Release of Info: (580) 331-3377 Wound Care: (580) 331-3439

1801 Parkview Drive ~ El Reno, OK ~ 73036

Request to establish chart: (405) 234-8427

Eagle Medical Home Otter Medical Home Pediatrics

Dr. Garcia & Monica Holcomb Dr. Renshaw & Fayth-An Hope Gray Dr. Mejias
Apts: (405) 234-8411 Apts: (405) 234-8411 Apts: (405) 234-8411
Nurse: (405) 234-8411 Nurse: (405) 234-8411 Nurse: (405) 234-8411
PRC: (580) 331-3336 PRC: (580) 331-3419 PRC: (580) 331-3419

Behavioral Health: (405) 234-8426 DEPARTMENTS PHN: (405) 234-8430
PRC: (405) 234-8432
Pharmacy: (405) 234-8423
Release of Info: (405) 234-8403

1305 S. Clarence Nash Boulevard ~ Watonga, OK ~ 73772

Request to establish chart: (580) 623-4991 ext. 3000

Turtle Medical Home Pediatrics

Dr. Ali Dr. Mejias
Apts: (580) 623-4991 Apts: (580) 623-4991
Nurse: (580) 623-4991 Nurse: (580) 623-4991
PRC: (580) 331-3336 PRC: (580) 331-3307

Pharmacy: (580) 623-4991 DEPARTMENTS PRC: (580) 331-3590

PHN: (580) 623-4991
Release of Info: (580) 623-4991

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Self-Enroll for Text Message
Appointment Reminders

Clinton Receive fast and convenient communication on your next appointment at
Service Unit the tip of your finger tips. To receive text message appointment

CLINTON reminders, patients may self-enroll into the system through calling
580.331.3533. Simply follow the spoken instructions and enter your
10321 N. 2274 Road
Clinton, OK 73601 health record number.
(580) 331.3300
Those who opt in for a text message appointment reminder will not
Cedar (580) 331.3424 receive a phone call reminder in conjunction with the text. Parents may
Sage (580) 331.3389
SweetGrass (580) 331.3376 also enroll to receive a text message reminder for their child’s
Peds (580) 331.3466 appointments.
Fax (580) 323.2579
Hours of Operation Tell us how we’re doing...

Monday—Friday We invite you tell us how we’re doing and take
8 am to 5 pm our short online patient survey.
For a paper copy, please stop by registration.
Convenient Care Clinic
9 am to 1 pm 2020 CSU Patient Survey


1801 Parkview Drive CSU VISION
El Reno, OK 73036
Provide quality health care services focusing on prevention, restoration and
(405) 234.8400 collaborative relationships that are valued and “exceed the needs” of our
Eagle, Otter & Peds patients, community and tribal partners.

(405) 234.8411
Fax (405) 234-8435
Hours of Operation

8 am to 5 pm


1305 S Clarence Nash Blvd.
Watonga, OK 73772
(580) 623-4991
Turtle & Peds
(580) 623-4991
Fax (580) 623-5490
Hours of Operation
Monday — Friday
8 am to 5 pm

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