Medicine Day 2015


Tuesday, February 17th 5:00 PM—7:00 PM Oklahoma State Medical Association 313 NE 50th St., Oklahoma City

With the support of physicians and their spouses, Oklahoma’s medical community has made great strides at the State Capitol in areas such as lawsuit reform, scope of practice and reimbursement. But now is the time to keep the heat on our lawmakers to support physicians and their patients in Oklahoma.

Please join us for our annual Medicine Day Legislative Reception. It’s a great opportunity to meet with your state lawmakers and your fellow physicians. Your attendance will help us send a message to policymakers that the House of Medicine is united in its drive to improve the health of all Oklahomans, but we need their support. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for this fun but important event.

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Thank youto all who attended the Leadership Installation last week!  We had a super turnout and it was great to see so many faces!  Welcome to the new board and Amy Bankhead as President.  Many great things are planned for 2015!

A big thank you to Suzanne Reynolds for your leadership over the last two years.  You have made such a positive impact on our organization with your kindness, leadership and friendship.

Thank you to incoming and outgoing board members for your work and commitment.

We are currently working on the spring calendar.  Look for more dates next week.  Until then…

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Leadership Installation

Please be our guest at the 2015 Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance Leadership Installation.

This event is free to alliance members. It will be a fun, tasty and beautiful luncheon. We will be honoring our outgoing and incoming executive officers, committee chairs, board members and of course you the member.

Wednesday, January 21 at Oklahoma Golf and Country Club
11:30: social time
11:45-12:45: lunch & installation

Hosted by: Amy Bankhead & Mucki Wright

Please RSVP: or by calling 323-1553

Hope to see you there!

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Dr. Casper’s funeral info

Good day! We hope you have been enjoying a wonderful time with your loved ones.  We wanted to let our membership know that the service for Dr. Casper is going to be held this Sunday, January 4th at 4:00 pm at the Twin Hills Golf and Country Club.
Dr. Casper’s obituary:
Sept. 27, 1946 – Dec. 19, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY G David Casper, born September 27, 1946 in Oklahoma City and passed from this life December 19, 2014. David was raised in Del City, Oklahoma and graduated from Del City High School in 1964. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1972; continued with his Phoenix Residency Program in Orthopaedic Surgery completed in 1977. He was certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. After residency, he moved back to his home state to practice general orthopaedics in south Oklahoma City. Always open to new ideas, he was invited to investigate the use of lasers in spinal surgery. David’s innate curiosity and passion led to his cutting edge technology and the development of a unique technique using a side firing laser in spinal surgery. He co-authored multiple journal articles and taught the technique, literally around the world, from 1993 until his surgery retirement in 2004. After retirement from surgical practice, David pursued another passion in the area of pain management and addiction medicine and helped many recover from opiate addiction. David has also served as Chairman of the Board of Oklahoma City Community College; Chairman of the Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision; Associate Director of the Oklahoma Health Professionals Program; President of several orthopaedic societies. He shared a long bond with the Friends of Bill W and rarely missed an opportunity to help a friend in need. He is Forever Sober. Golf was his passion and he played all over the world, but he most enjoyed his games with his buddies at Twin Hills. David was a devoted Father and Husband, but especially, his favorite title was `Papa.’ He is predeceased by his Parents, Arbutus Wright Casper and Pete Casper, MD; Brother, Chris Casper, and his middle Son, Drew Casper. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Lou Casper; two children: Son, Matt Casper, and Daughter, Ginger Maxted Combs, JD and her husband Kevin Combs, JD; grandchildren, Wesley, Wiley and Eleanor Maxted, Josephine and David Casper of Tulsa, and their Mother, Susan Wynkoop Casper, RN. He is survived by sister, Judy Casper Johnson, RN and her husband John Johnson, JD, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend our gratitude to those who provided comfort and care in his final weeks battling the pain of cancer. A memorial service will be held at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club, 3401 NE 36, Oklahoma City OK 73121 on Sunday January 4, 2015 at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
charity of your choice or to: Achieving Classen Excellence Foundation, 614 NW 14, Oklahoma City, OK 73103 (Dedicated to the sustain-able improvement of ClassenSchool of Advanced Studies)The Western Club Foundation, 5207 N Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73118


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Care & Concern

Hi Ladies!

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday!  Just a few care and concern announcements to share from Mary Robideaux.

We are sad to announce the deaths of Dr. Dan Carmichael and Dr. David Casper. Dan’s services were private and services for David will be after the holidays. Our condolences to Walta, Mary Lou, and all the Carmichael and Casper families.

On a happier note, Stacie and Mark Evans had twins, a boy and a girl, the first part of December. Congratulations and best wishes!!

Until next year…

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Holiday Auction

Get excited for our lovely holiday auction! The auction will be at the Home of Dr. Clint and Kaisa Wallis on December 3rd. Please contact Deanna Carey with auction items to let her know what item you plan to bring. She will be making information cards for all the items and advance notice is helpful. Her contact: or 405-513-3899

There will be a raffle, silent auction and live auction! We already have a landscape design, Bob Stoops autographed football with 4 OU/OSU tickets, lovely items from Geno’s and ballet tickets!

So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready for some fun bidding!

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November Meeting

Mark your calendars – our November meeting & wine tasting at Strebel Creek Vineyard on Wed, Nov. 19! Come for lunch, wine and great gifts at the gift shop! Our meeting will be at 11:30 at the Vineyard – 11521 N MacArthur, Oklahoma City.

Hope to see you there!

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Thank you!

KT14_web banner_KT logoTHANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE KITCHEN TOUR POSSIBLE! We had a great turnout for the Kitchen Tour yesterday! The weather was perfect and the homes were beautiful!  Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make it a successful event!  It looks like we made at least $10,000 in ticket sales alone! The raffle that was introduced this year was a success!  A special thanks to the committee, and especially Marni Sigmon for all of her hard work leading this event!

Get your Alliance T-SHIRT!!!!  We will wear them for Alliance events! Contact Cara Falcon at 216-0734, 641-9445 or to get your shirt. Cost is $16/shirt. Make checks payable to OCMSA.

Holiday Auction is around the corner.  If you have item ideas or would like to help get items donated, let Deanna Carey know. or tel:405-513-3899

Directory – Natasha has been sending out emails requesting contact information verification/changes.  Please get back to her if you haven’t already done so. 

Thank you!

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Kitchen Tour

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Please join us touring these 5 lovely homes :

  • 1. 1114 Bedford Drive
  • 2. 1504 Dorchester Drive
  • 3. 1505 Drury Lane
  • 4. 1601 Drury Lane
  • 5. 1500 Glenwod Avenue
  • 6. 7222 N. Western Ave. – Culinary Kitchen
  • Luxury table settings & breathtaking floral designs provided at each home
  • Coffee bar provided by Starbuck’s Nichols Hills Plaza
  • Enjoy food from Culinary Kitchen

TICKETS : If you still need to purchase your member tickets just click the appropriate add to cart button.

All donations above the standard ticket price are welcome.  Proceeds benefit Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma & Schools for Healthy Lifestyles.

$15.00 in advance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$20.00 day of the event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00 for 5 member’s tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

THANK YOU for supporting OCMSA’s 23rd Annual Kitchen Tour in Nichols Hills to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma & Schools for Healthy Lifestyles. If you would like to know more about our Kitchen Tour grant recipients, please visit their website: &

QUESTIONS : For event information or questions, contact Kitchen Tour chair Marni Sigmon at 405-990-6068 OR Berna Goetzinger 405-496-6217 

THANK YOU : AC Dwellings, Culinary Kitchen, Liberte, Lime Leopard, Lush Blow Dry Bar, Luxe Objects, New Leaf Florist, On A Whim, The Wood Garden & Everything Barbeque for their participation.


  • New Leaf Florist – 2 locations 2500 N. May Ave & Casady Square
  • On A Whim – 5850 N Classen Blvd
  • Culinary Kitchen – 7222 N. Western Ave
  • 42nd Street Candy Company – 4200 N. Western Ave
  • The Lime Leopard – 12204 N. May Ave
  • Lush Blow Dry Bar — 6492 Avondale Drive


  • Freede Foundation
  • Clearwater Enterprises
  • Intrust Bank
  • OU Physicians
  • St. Anthony
  • Digestive Disease Specialist Inc.
  • Mid First Private Bank
  • Deaconess
  • Oklahoma County Medical Society
  • Dr. Roy W Bankhead

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS for making this year’s tour a success!

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The Oklahoma County Medical Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization of  physicians’ spouses who work together to enrich the community and assist nonprofit organizations that meet a health-related need in Oklahoma County. 
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October meeting

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Join us for lunch hosted by Culinary Kitchens to start the Kitchen Tour Festivities!

Please note date and time!!!!

hosted by: Amy Bankhead / Mucki Wright
questions: 405-410-8215

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