PatientsFIRST Coalition


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In order to protect Oklahoma patients, 10 physician organizations have joined together to form the PatientsFIRST Coalition. The mission statement of the PatientsFIRST Coalition is:

To work together as medical and osteopathic doctors (M.D.s and D.O.s) to ensure patient safety and access to quality medical care for all Oklahomans.

"We are alarmed by proposals to lower the standards of medical care in Oklahoma," Art Rousseau, M.D., Coalition Co-Chair, said. "We are unanimous in our positions that medicine is concerned about the safety, accessibility and quality of patient care in Oklahoma."

"The primary focus of the Coalition is to provide a unified defense against any untrained individuals from practicing medicine without a license which jeopardizes patient safety," Dennis Carter, D.O., Co-Chair of the Coalition added.

Coalition members include:

Oklahoma State Medical Association
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
American College of Physicians, Oklahoma Chapter
American Academy of Family Physicians, Oklahoma Chapter
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Oklahoma Chapter
Oklahoma Psychiatric Physicians Association
Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists
Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology
Oklahoma State Radiological Society.


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