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Dr. Joel Tupper, M.D.

A former All-American football standout from Missouri Southern State College, Dr. Tupper received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1989. After practicing in Missouri and Indiana, Dr. Tupper moved to Oklahoma to begin a general solo orthopedic practice based at Cushing Regional Hospital.

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Experience

Professional History

  • Freeman Hospitals and Health System
    Hospital employed staff physician. Broad based general orthopedics. Joplin, MO
    (8/95 – 11/00)
  • Southern Indian Orthopedics
    Salaried employee. Columbus, IN
    (11/00 – 2/01)
  • Medical Center of Southern Indiana
    Staff Physician. Broad based general orthopedic practice. Charlestown, IN
    (4/01 – 4/02)
  • Springer Clinic
    General Orthopedist. Tulsa, OK
    (4/02 – 12/04)
  • Cushing Regional Hospital
    General solo orthopedic practice. Cushing, OK
    (2/05 – present)
Education

Education

  • Missouri Southern State College, Newman & Duquesne, Joplin, MO 6801 – May 1983
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK – June 1989
  • Internship, Department of General Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK – July 1989 to June 1990
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK – July 1990 to June 1994
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO – August 1994 to July 1995
Qualifications

Licensure

  • State of Missouri Department of Economic Development – Division of Professional Registration Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, License #109017
  • Missouri Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, License #07054407
  • Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, License #17397
  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Control Registration #112507
  • Indiana Health Professions Bureau – Medical Licensing Board, License #01053561A (INACTIVE)
  • Indiana Controlled Substance Registration #01053561B
  • Federal: DEA, United States Department of Justice, Controlled Substance Certification #BT2564765
  • National: National Board of Medical Examiners Certificate #379137
Awards/Leadership

Professional Societies

  • American board of Orthopedic Surgery. Board Certified, July 1997, Recertification, April 2008
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1991 – present
  • American Medical Association, 1989 – present
  • Oklahoma State Medical Society, 1989 – present
  • Oklahoma State Orthopedic Society, 1990 – present
  • Missouri State Medical Association, 1995 – present
  • Missouri State Orthopedic Society, 1995 – present
  • Mid-Central States Orthopedic Society, 1995 – present
  • Southern Medical Association, 1995 – present
  • Freeman Physician and Hospital Organization Board Member, 1995 – 2000
  • Jasper County Sheltered Facilities Board, 1997 – 2000
  • Challenger Sports, Inc. Board, 1995 – present

Awards and Honors

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, B.S. Biology
  • National honor Society
  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities
  • Dean’s Honor Role – all semesters
  • Four Year Letterman – football
  • NAIA All-American 1982
  • NAIA Academic All-American 1981, 1982
  • Spradling Memorial Award 1981 (recognizing outstanding leadership)
  • E.O. Humphry Award 1982 (outstanding senior)
  • Indian Health Service Scholarship
  • Summer Student Research Fellowship 1986, 1987
  • Association of Native American Medical Students – National treasurer 1986

Dr. Joel Tupper, M.D.

Summit Medical Center
1800 S. Renaissance Blvd.
Edmond, OK 73013

Services:

Orthopedic Surgery