Physicans

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Dan Waters MD

Born and raised in rural Central Oklahoma, Dr. Waters attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been delivering care to residents of nursing facilities since 2006. Prior, Dr. Waters amassed over twenty years working in acute care facilities in Oklahoma City. 

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Drew Cooper MD

An Oklahoma City native, Dr. Cooper attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine after serving his country in the United States Navy. Dr. Cooper has served residents of nursing facilities and assisted living centers in Oklahoma since 2008, most recently focusing a substantial amount of his time as medical director of multiple facilities focused on providing care to Veterans throughout Oklahoma.

Perry Taaca MD

One of the first physicians in Oklahoma City to specialize in care to Oklahoma elders living in nursing facilities, Dr. Taaca enjoyed a successful career as a US Postal Service physician, as well as operating his own solo practice in Oklahoma. A former collegiate wrestler at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Taaca continued to further his education at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Jennifer Collins MD

Dr. Collins completed her medical education at the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica and her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has extensive experience in Hospital Medicine as well as Wound Care, which led her to join LTCS to help extend this experience to the elders of Oklahoma. She is a scuba divemaster and rescue diver, and looks forward to planning her next adventure. Dr. Collins is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

James Dixson MD

Originally from Seminole, Oklahoma, Dr. Dixson completed his medical education at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. After serving his country as a member of the United State Air Force, Dr. Dixson went on to have a successful career in Internal Medicine, both as a practicing physician and executive of a major health system in Oklahoma. Dr. Dixson continues to be passionate about caring for residents of nursing facilities and assisted living centers in Oklahoma, many of which he has long standing tenure as a physician and medical director. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been named a Certified Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Corey Finch MD

Growing up in Washington, DC, Dr. Finch attended the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, specializing in Family Medicine. After serving the country as a member of the United States Air Force, Dr. Finch completed his service commitment in 2014 yet remains active with the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He has extensive experience in emergency and hospital medicine, as well as numerous physician leadership positions. A remarkable singer, you never know when you’ll catch Dr. Finch leading a tune with residents in his facilities.

Alexander Frank MD

A native of New York, Dr. Frank completed his medical education at the State University of New York College of Medicine and served his country through service in the United State Air Force. He has worked in a number of practice settings in his career in addition to his service with LTCS, including Emergency Medicine, Family Practice and as a Hospitalist. He is passionate about team collaboration and how it can lead to reductions in rehospitalization. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been named a Certified Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

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J. Brett Krablin MD

A Kansas native, Dr. Krablin joined LTCS in 2018 after having a successful family practice clinic in Kingfisher for many years. His experience providing care to multiple facilities during this time led him to focus his practice exclusively on nursing facilities and assisted living centers as part of the LTCS team. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Linda Lucio MD

A product of sunny Arizona, Dr. Lucio attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine followed by a residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. She has exhaustive experience in Internal Medicine practicing in both acute care and clinic based settings. After working along the LTCS team for years in the community, Dr. Lucio joined LTCS in 2017 and continues to be dedicated to being a champion for her residents’ health. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Curtis McElroy DO

Dr. McElroy joined LTCS in 2016 after a long career in acute care and institutional medicine. He attended the Oklahoma State University of College of Osteopathic Medicine. As much of his career focused on service in the Tulsa area as a Hosptialist, Dr. McElroy is excellently poised to manage the complex medical processes for residents in the post-acute care setting, leading the team to ensure an optimal return to home is achieved. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

A. Vail Stephens MD

Hailing from Shawnee, Oklahoma, Dr. Stephens attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Specializing in family medicine, Dr. Stephens has worked in both acute care and private practice settings throughout his career. A passion for hospice and palliative care led Dr. Stephens to join the team in 2013.

H. Dean Vaughan DO

A graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Vaughan has over 35 years of experience in Family Medicine across Oklahoma. Originally from Oklahoma City, Dr. Vaughan has made his home in western Oklahoma, realizing a drastic need for medical care in that area. A former flight surgeon and member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard, Dr. Vaughan is an avid aviation enthusiast and is always on the lookout for his next airplane or helicopter. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice.

Stephen Vernier MD

Born in Ohio, Dr. Vernier completed his medical education at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Most recently, he served in a long term care practice for one of the largest hospital networks in Oklahoma alongside LTCS’ team. Joining LTCS in 2019, he continues to focus on delivering excellent care to the elders of Oklahoma in multiple facilities. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been named a Certified Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

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