Leslie Chan, MD
Dr. Leslie Chan joins the Oklahoma Pain and Wellness Center from SW Missouri. He brings considerable skills and eight years of experience in the field of Pain Management and Anesthesiology.
Dr. Chan graduated from the National University of Singapore Medical School and completed his anesthesia training in Singapore before coming to the United States. Dr. Chan served Internship at St. Vincent Medical Center in Worcester, MA, and went on to complete his anesthesiology residency at University of California, San Francisco. He then stayed an additional year in San Francisco and trained at the UCSF Mount Zion Pain Management fellowship program. Dr. Chan is American Board of Anesthesiology certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Chan’s training in pain management encompass a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain and he is a firm believer in treating a pain patient using physical therapy services, behavioral medicine counseling, judicious use of medication and interventional pain procedures.
Sudhir Daftary, MD
Dr. Sudhir Daftary is an Anesthesiologist and Pain Management specialist that has been in practice for over 40 years. He received medical training at Shri M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Daftary was the Medical Director of the Department of Anesthesiology at St. Francis Hospital in Pennsylvania. Following that, he directly managed the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Clinic at Jameson Health System in Pennsylvania. He was President of the Medical/Dental Staff, Secretary/Treasurer for the Medical/Dental staff, Co-chairman for the Medical Interdisciplinary Council, Steering Committee, Review Committee, Pioneer and only Lawrence Country physician performing Spinal Cord Nerve Stimulators and long term spinal epidural catheters for pain management. Dr. Daftary directly managed Three Rivers Surgery Center in Muskogee, with 300 acute care beds and an annual approximation of 8,000 surgical procedures and over 1,000 pain management procedures. He was responsible for compiling and formulating policies and procedures. He was responsible for continuing medical education for CRNAs, Critical Care nurses and all other professionals in the hospital. He is responsible for implementing Acute and Chronic Pain Management.
Jayen Patel, MD
Dr. Patel is a graduate of Boston University, School of Medicine. He was awarded his MD after completing his pre-clinical education with the faculty of Boston University and clinical rotations at Boston Medical Center. In his final year there, he expanded his clinical activities to include medical missions in Kenya and Peru.
Dr. Patel continued his training at Mt Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, NY where he completed a year of General Surgery training. He furthered his specialization in Anesthesiology at New York University and is Board Certified in Anesthesiology through the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Patel’s specific interests lie in Ultrasound guided nerve blocks, pain management, neuromodulation and headache treatments. He is one of very few physicians that performs neuromodulation implants for headaches and chronic migraines.
Dr. Patel started his professional career at Boston University where he earned a degree as Bachelor of Arts in Biology—Summa Cum Laude. For his research in mammalian neuroendocrinology, he was awarded the distinguished Howard Hughes fellowship award for independent research which led to a senior thesis concerning the hormonal effects on the brain that predict behavior. That research awarded Dr. Patel a distinction in biological Sciences by Boston University and was named class speaker.
Dr. Patel is a native of Kenya and is at ease speaking Kiswahili and Gujarati. His interests beyond medicine lie in photography, painting, scuba diving, golf and travel.
William Yarborough, MD FACP FASAM
Dr. Yarborough graduated from OUHSC, in OKC, in 1977, with honors. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the OU program in Tulsa, in 1980. From 1982-1989, he served as the Director of Emergency Services, at Hillcrest Medical Center. Dr. Yarborough joined the faculty of the OU Medical School in Tulsa, in 1991, and retired from OU with 25 years of service as a Professor of Medicine. While at OU, in Tulsa, he worked in different capacities, including Executive Vice Chair of Medicine, for several years, and for 22 years was the Director of the 4 th year ambulatory medicine course. He functioned as Medical Director of the Internal Medicine clinics, for 19 years, as well. In 1995, Dr. Yarborough became Medical Director of 12 & 12 Drug and Alcohol treatment center, and served in that capacity for 20 years. He had a major interest in pain management, as well as addiction medicine from 1995 till the present. He has taught both of these subject widely, focusing on curricula for primary care physicians. He won multiple teaching awards during his tenure. Dr Yarborough has done research and is published in the area of medically assisted treatments for addiction, as well as addiction issues in professionals.
Dr. Yarborough is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and is a certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. His major clinical interest is assessing and treating patients with addiction issues, managing pain in this group of patients, as well as the use of buprenorphine in treating pain.
Samuel Amen, MD
Dr. Samuel Amen is an Addiction Medicine Specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated with honors from University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine in 2003. Having more than 13 years of diverse experiences, especially in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Rebecca McBride, ARNP
Rebecca McBride is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and has worked in pain management since 2013. She received a Bachelor of Nursing, a Masters of Science in Nursing Education and a Post Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner, all from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Prior to pain management Rebecca worked in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine. She enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Steven Petticrew is a Physician’s Assistant for Oklahoma Pain and Wellness. Steve began his professional career as a Registered Nurse, which he obtained from Troy University. He began his career working in the surgery department in Houston, Texas. He has also worked in the surgical intensive care unit, as well as participating in the life flight helicopter program. He worked in Houston for 3 years before moving to Alaska. While living in Alaska, he worked as a R.N. in the operating room. He then got the opportunity to move to Arizona to work in a level 1 trauma emergency room.
Steve then decided to go on to get his masters as a Physician’s Assistant. He graduated with honors from the University of North Dakota in 1994. He then spent 3 years in neurology and then went on to practice family medicine for 20 years in both Texas and Oklahoma.
Steve’s interest other than practicing medicine, include hiking and anything related to nature. He has hiked Big Bend, Bryce Canyon, and Zion. His favorite hiking experiences include Grand Tetons in Wyoming and the Glacier National Park in Alaska.
Mark B. Willits M.D.
Dr. Mark Willits is a graduate from University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He specializes in adult and pediatric orthopedic surgery and as of 2017 has expanded his practice to include pain management. Dr. Willits’ specific interest lies in performing SI fusion, general orthopedic, spine and sports injury related surgeries. He also takes pride in comforting patients with responsible pain management practices.