Pipeline Crossroads Clinic in Cushing: The new kids in medicine

CUSHING, Okla. — With the glut of oilfield work around Cushing, a doctor and the nurse practitioner who works with him felt the need for more emergency care. They opened a practice on Labor Day of 2014 and already have expanded it and changed its name.

A medical clinic that opened its doors on Labor Day of 2014 already has shown growth. And a new name. All Care, an emergency care clinic near Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, has changed its name to Pipeline Crossroads Clinic and has added Dr. Tom A. Hamilton to its staff.

Hamilton, an otolaryngologist in private practice in Tulsa since 2003, specializes in the care of children as well as sinus and snoring disorders. He will see patients twice a month at Pipelines Crossroads Clinic.

He joins a staff that already included Dr. Randy Grellner, Nurse Practitioner Courtney Elliot and Deven Elliott, also a nurse practitioner. “We felt like Cushing needed an after-hours emergency care clinic,” Grellner said. “We started talking about a year ago.”

On Sept. 1 — Labor Day — they opened their doors at 1002 E. Cherry St. “We’ve been pretty busy,” Elliott said. “We are seeing a lot of people from the oil fields.”

Pipeline Crossroads is not an emergency room, Grellner aid, and is not in competition with Hillcrest Hospital Cushing. “We see a lot of smashed fingers from the oil fields,” Grellner said. “If anything is a terrible trauma we send them to the ER at the hospital.” Grellner and Eliot work in tandem at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing and in their own clinic, Cushing Medical Specialists. Grellner, a native of Kingfisher, has been in practice 14 years in Cushing. Elliott in May completed her master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She spent 10 years working the emergency room at Stillwater Medical Center and three years flying on a helicopter ambulance for Eagle Med.

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