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March 28, 2011

Saints Dermatology Enid is slated to start seeing patients April 5

ENID — Enid residents requiring dermatology care soon will have another local option when Saints Dermatology Enid opens here.

Dermatology patients have been left with just one clinic since OU Physicians Dermatology satellite clinic in Enid closed at the end of February. Dr. David L. Graham, who is board certified in dermatology, operates a clinic at 702 W. Broadway. The Enid clinic is open on Tuesdays. Graham also sees patients every other Monday in Kingfisher, but his main practice is out of Edmond.

Saints Dermatology Enid will open April 5 in the Parkview Medical Plaza, 330 S. 5th, Suite 402, said C.J. Jankas, associate director of clinic operations for Saints Medical Group, which will operate the clinic.

Hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. There will be no providers on Friday, but office staff will be there doing call-backs and answering phones, Jankas said. The clinic’s phone number is 242-2386.

She said the process of opening an Enid office quickly began when it was announced OU Physicians was leaving Enid.

“We actually had a really good opportunity,” Jankas said. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to continue care here. We very much wanted to be a part of that.”

Dr. Renee Grau, M.D., and Dr. Tiffany Brazeal, M.D., both board certified, dermatology, will see patients in Enid, as will Jennifer DeVaughn, PA-C. They will be in Enid on a rotating basis.

Grau received her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and completed her residency through the OU Health Science Center in internal medicine and dermatology. She specializes in all aspects of dermatology, including skin cancer and chronic skin conditions.

Brazeal received her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center  and completed her dermatology residency through the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She specializes in all aspects of dermatology, including skin cancer and chronic skin conditions.

Physician assistant DeVaughn is a native of Enid. She received her bachelor of science at Oklahoma State University and her master of science in physician assistant studies at OU Health Science Center, where she worked for three years in the department of dermatology.

She specializes in all aspects of dermatology, including skin cancer and chronic skin conditions.

She is a member of Junior Welfare League of Enid, Enid Park Project and nominating committee of YWCA Enid. She is married to Pepper DeVaughn and they have a 4-month-old daughter, Scarlet.

Saints Medical Group is comprised of physicians and health care providers, urgent care centers and diagnostic centers. The physician group is a part of SSM Health Care of Oklahoma Network, which includes St. Anthony Hospital, Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, Unity Health Center, St. Anthony YourCare Clinics and Healthfirst Physician Management Services.

Officials at OU Physicians cited a shortage of dermatology physicians as the reason for closing the satellite clinic here. It has served area patients since 2002. Pamela S. Allen, M.D., interim chair and medical director of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and who is from Enid, said recent faculty transitions out of the department have caused the shortage. Also, her new administrative responsibilities have made it difficult to keep the clinic doors open.

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