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Variety Care continues its dedication to expanding quality, affordable health care to all Oklahomans through the hiring of new medical, dental, and behavioral health providers. Recent hires will help the growing community health care center expand their reach to local and rural communities.

Since Sept. 2017, 17 providers have joined Variety Care in various service areas including: medical, dental, and pediatric care, women’s and behavioral health. In addition to the monumental growth in staffing, Variety Care also recently opened the Britton Health Center, a state-of-the-art community health center offering family medicine, pediatric care, women’s health, dental, a drive-thru pharmacy, behavioral health and much more.

In her keynote message during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Variety Care Britton Health Center, CEO Lou Carmichael outlined the impact that the state-of-the-art facility would have on the medical workforce.

“We have to be visionary about what we want to see,” she said. “If you look a little farther with me what will see is healthier pregnancies, normal birth weights, lower tobacco use, lower obesity, recovery from opioid addiction through medically-assisted treatment and therapy, people who feel safe when they go to the doctor or dentist and welcomed when they come. We see the Britton Road Corridor coming back to life.”

Variety Care is happy to announce the hiring of the following individuals:

Lisa Austin, APRN APRN – Family Medicine
Suneela Bhoplay, MD   Physician – Pediatric Medicine
Vinay Bhoplay, MD Physician – Women’s Health
Marisa Esparza, RDH   Dental Hygienist
Olakunle Folorunso, PA-C Physician Assistant – Pediatric Medicine
Lisa Hays, APRN Women’s Health
Mehwish Jan, DDS Dentist – Pediatric Dentistry
Roxann Landgraf, RDH Dental Hygienist
Arthi Matta, DDS Dentist – Pediatric Dentistry
Brenda Nguyen, APRN Pediatric Medicine
Steven Nguyen, DDS Dentist – Pediatric Dentistry
Sarah Oelke, APRN Pediatric Medicine
Tiffany Palmer, DO Physician – Pediatric Medicine
Kourtney Peterson, APRN Family Medicine
Daisy Saldivar, RDH Dental Hygienist
Jessica Vaught, LPC Behavioral Health Therapist
Robert Ward, MD Physician – Pediatric Medicine


For more information on Variety Care, please visit To schedule an appointment, please call (405) 632-6688.

About Variety Care, Inc.

Variety Care, Inc. is Oklahoma’s largest community health center with sixteen health care facilities in central and western Oklahoma. In 2017, we provided comprehensive and coordinated medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and social services to 120,858 individuals through 356,709 encounters.  A United Way partner agency, Variety Care serves patients with insurance and without insurance and strives to make health care affordable and accessible for all patients.  The Variety Care Foundation provides philanthropic support and community awareness for Variety Care and its efforts.

This content is sponsored by Variety Care Health Center and the United Way.