Staying Healthy: TulsaKids’ Family Favorites Winners and Finalists

Ff 2021 Health

The COVID pandemic has kept health and wellness at the forefront of parents’ minds – even more so than usual. But family health is always a top priority! Below, you’ll find a list of parent-recommended health professionals, as voted on by TulsaKids readers in our 2021 Family Favorites contest.

Find the rest of our Family Favorites winners and finalists here.


Birth And Beyond

Birth & Beyond Pediatrics:

For seven years, this pediatric group has been a TulsaKids Family Favorite. Truly a family practice that embraces your family, Drs. Sanjiv, Alka and Umang Sood are board certified with the American Academy of Pediatrics. They are ready to partner with you to care for your child. 

Finalists: Tulsa Pediatric Group; Dr. Stacy O’Sullivan, Pediatric Specialists of Tulsa


Burleson Saint Francis

Stephanie Burleson, D.O., Warren Clinic:

Stephanie Burleson, DO, is a Family Medicine Specialist with Warren Clinic – South Memorial. She has over 21 years of experience in treating patients, who say she listens carefully to their health concerns.

Finalists: Dr. Dustin Cupp, Ascension St. John; Dr. David Kondos, Utica Park Clinic


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Dr. Sarah Shepherd, OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa:

A native Tulsan and mother, Dr. Shepherd is an award-winning physician who understands the unique healthcare needs of women from both a professional and personal perspective. From gynecological services for every stage of life to obstetric services, readers chose Dr. Shepherd as their healthcare partner.

Finalists: Dr. Cole Nilson, Tulsa Women’s Health Care; Dr. Jennifer Donnelly, Tulsa OB/GYN Associates


Harrel Eye Care:

With three locations, Harrel Eye Care offers convenient care for everyone in the family, from kids to grandparents. Not only do they provide eye exams, contacts and glasses, Harrel Eye Care has vision therapy for children as well as custom-made lenses for hard-to-fit patients.

Finalists: Dr. Jeff Long’s Children and Family Eye Care; Downtown Tulsa Eye Care


On The Cusp

On the Cusp Pediatric Dentistry:

Founded by Dr. Ryan Roberts in 2012, On the Cusp is uniquely qualified in pediatric dentistry to give young patients  a comfortable, supportive experience. On the Cusp professionals can guide you through your child’s dental health needs and answer any questions you have. They even offer orthodontics treatment, if necessary.

Finalists: Fox Broermann Pediatric Dentistry of Tulsa; Morrow, Lai and Kitterman Tulsa Children’s Dentistry


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Dr. Clint Emerson, Emerson Orthodontics:

Children and adults can get the smile they deserve with Emerson Orthodontics, serving Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Dr. Emerson has a caring staff, comfortable offices and has been voted Favorite Orthodontist by TulsaKids’ readers year after year.

Finalists: On the Cusp Pediatric Dentistry; Kirkpatrick & Lai Orthodontics


Dr. James T. Love, Allergy Clinic of Tulsa:

Board certified in Pediatrics and Allergy/Clinical Immunology, Dr. Love is the experienced professional readers turn to when their children are suffering from allergies. He is a past-president of the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Society, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the OU Health Sciences Center in Tulsa.

Finalists: Dr. Kathryn Brown, Allergy Clinic of Tulsa; Lynn Wiens, M.D., Warren Clinic Allergy and Immunology 


Dr. Atul Vaidya, Eastern Oklahoma ENT:

Dr. Vaidya grew up in Chickasha, OK, graduated from Brown University and received his M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma. Experienced in all aspects of ear nose and throat surgery, Dr. Vaidya’s special interests are pediatric otolaryngology and nasal and sinus surgery.

Finalists: Dr. Evan Moore, Eastern Oklahoma ENT; Dr. William H. Hawkins, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital


Therapy Works


A pediatric clinic offering speech, feeding, occupational, physical and school therapy, TherapyWorks offers parents a one-stop location for a variety of therapies in a state-of-the-art,, 12,000 square-foot facility.

Finalists: Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy; Physical Therapy of Tulsa


Lisa Hart, LCSW, Counseling Services of Tulsa:

Lisa takes a wholistic approach to counseling that integrates health, wellness and spiritual well-being, while emphasizing evidenced-based treatments in her therapeutic approach.

Finalists: Scott Moseman, M.D., Laureate Eating Disorders Program; Dr. Bea Keller-Dupree, Enrichment Counseling & Consultation


Dr. Brian Chalkin, The Orthopaedic Center:

Dr. Chalkin is a board certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon and orthopaedic surgeon who lectures nationally and trains OSU Orthopaedic Surgery residents state-of-the-art techniques in hand, elbow and shoulder surgery.

Finalists: Dr. Caleb Nunley, Tulsa Bone & Joint; Dr. Jason Griffin, Tulsa Bone & Joint


Free Spirit Chiropractic:

Free Spirit’s mission statement is “To elevate the health within the Tulsa Community and empower families to live unconstrained by society.” They offer unique services to pregnant moms, infants, kids, families and individuals in a loving, respectful environment.

Finalists: Dr. Cassidy Meredith, Thrive Chiropractic Clinic; Dr. Ryan Marshall, Marshall Chiropractic


Saint Francis

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Saint Francis Hospital:

You can’t miss the large pink structure that dominates the corner of 61st & Yale in Tulsa. Known for compassionate, comprehensive care, Saint Francis Hospital supports family health from birth to old age. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis has physicians and staff that are trained to treat children’s unique needs and illnesses.

Finalists: Ascension St. John; Hillcrest Medical Center

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