National Doctors Day is March 30, a time to recognize the immense contributions doctors make for our country!
We would like to personally thank the remarkable doctors at Oklahoma ER & Hospital. We appreciate each of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the long hours you endure, the sacrifices you make, and the courageous work you do for our community. Oklahoma ER & Hospital would not be where it is today without our incredible team of doctors!
Now more than ever, we see the heroic measures doctors and healthcare workers take to keep their communities safe. Our team of amazing emergency physicians go above and beyond to take care of our community. Not only with the way they care for their patients but also by giving back through their involvement in volunteer work, charities, and local organizations. Our doctors are Oklahoma Proud, and Oklahomans are proud of them!
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein.
Get to Know Our Extraordinary Doctors
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dr. Blubaugh has always been passionate about providing his community with the best care possible. Since 2005, Dr. Blubaugh has been a Board-Certified emergency physician, where he has served on the Medical Control Board for EMSA, as well as served on the Regional Trauma Advisory Board for the State of Oklahoma.
Fun fact: He was the quarterback for Northeastern State University – go RiverHawks!
Dr. Boke has been practicing as an ER Doctor for the last 16 years and has been living in the Oklahoma City area for the last 14 years. After working at large hospital systems, Dr. Boke now prefers the micro-hospital environment and being able to focus on providing fast comfort to individual patients.
Fun fact: Outside of the hospital, he is busy raising three children and enjoys coaching their soccer teams.
After getting his medical degree, engaging in a robust career in emergency medicine, and raising his two children, Dr. Hoelscher and his wife have planted their roots just outside of Tishomingo. When he isn’t tending to his patients at Oklahoma ER & Hospital, Dr. Hoelscher is chasing cows, fixing fences, feeding his chickens, and spoiling the other livestock that he and his family keep.
Fun fact: He is a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, where he plays the saxophone.
Since moving to Oklahoma at the age of five, Dr. Lee has dedicated himself to pursuing medicine. In the fast-paced world of emergency care, he was inspired by how quickly doctors have to think on their feet and work with their patients. He found his calling in emergency medicine, which is what brought him to work with Oklahoma ER & Hospital.
Fun fact: You can catch him jamming out on his electric guitar when he’s not working.
Born in Oklahoma City, Dr. Long knew he wanted to practice medicine from a very young age. He pursued a medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and afterward completed his residency in 2001. Since then, Dr. Long has been practicing medicine full-time in Oklahoma, where he enjoys engaging with patients one-on-one and providing the help they need.
Fun fact: The two hobbies he enjoys most in his spare time are traveling and golfing.
With over 17 years of medical experience, Dr. Plaxico is a self-declared “Cowboy by blood,” who is proud to call Edmond his home. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 18 years and have three daughters. Together, the five of them enjoy traveling and taking on new adventures as a family.
Fun fact: He collects vinyl records and likes to rock out on the electric guitar.
Dr. Worden has over 12 years of experience, and education is something that’s very important to him. When not in the emergency department, he’s typically giving lectures to EMS agencies or law enforcement agencies across the state. In 2018, Dr. Worden was instrumental in bringing active shooter training to both Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS agencies in Oklahoma.
Fun fact: During football season, you can catch him in Stillwater cheering on the cowboys every Saturday.
Dr. Little – PRN
Dr. Little is from Muskogee and attended both undergrad and med school at the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife Mandi have two children, Hal and Phoebe, as well as their family dogs, Peachy and DOG. He thrives in the patient-oriented environment at Oklahoma ER & Hospital and appreciates that his colleagues bring a diverse array of experience.
Fun fact: He has a passion for working out, and practices Brazilian jujitsu.
We tip our hat to these eight accomplished doctors who help make Oklahoma ER & Hospital a five-star facility!
In honor of #DoctorsDay, be sure to thank a doctor in your life who has made an impact on you!