In August 2006, Sequoyah Memorial began a Hospitalist program, a program intended to boost the quality of care a patient receives during his or her stay in the hospital. A hospitalist is an individual who stays in close proximity to the hospital and is available to hospital patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They typically follow patients admitted to the hospital by the patient’s primary care physician, taking over the inpatient care for local doctors, should the doctor choose to use their services. Hospitalists are trained in a variety of specialties such as Family Practice, General Medicine, or Internal Medicine; their primary purpose is to treat hospitalized patients. A hospitalist program has many benefits. A patient’s primary care physician may choose to, upon admitting a patient to the hospital, use the hospitalist’s services if he or she has decided to limit their practice to strictly outpatient medicine or if their practice is too far from the hospital to visit the patient regularly and provide quality care. The hospitalist and the primary care physician work closely as a team to coordinate the best quality care for the patient. The program is also beneficial for patients who do not have an established primary care physician.
Patients receive quality care from an in house physician who may respond to their needs within minutes.
Inpatient hospital care is provided by SMH Hospitalists- a group comprised of local physicians seeking to provide the best care possible for patients. The team currently consists of Jennifer Scoufos, DO, who also serves as Director, Chris Orendorff, MD, William Wood, MD, Terry Hoyt, DO, and Rick Robbins, DO.
Admitting Physicians/Medical Staff
Chief of Staff
William E. Wood, M.D.
213 E. Redwood
Sallisaw, OK 74955
SMH Redwood Clinic
Rick Robbins, D.O., attended Stilwell High School and went on to become educated at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He began practicing medicine in Sallisaw in 1978 and currently practices out of SMH Redwood Clinic located at 511 E. Redwood in Sallisaw.
Dr. Robbins has been married for 31 years to Karen Robbins. The couple has two children- Stephanie Qualls and Hal Robbins, D.O. They are also the proud grandparents of their six grandchildren - Abby Kate, Bo, & Brooks Qualls and Olivia, Luke, & Liam Robbins.
Terry L. Hoyt, DO
SMH Family Medicine
Diplomat, American Board of Family Medicine
Terry Hoyt, DO, attended Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an osteopathic internship at Hillcrest Health Center from 1988 to 1989 and a family practice residency at Kansas University School of Medicine. He began practicing emergency medicine and inpatient care at Claremore Regional Hospital in 1991. Since then he has served in many emergency departments including Sequoyah Memorial Hospital, and also practiced in family medicine. Dr. Hoyt will begin practicing in SMH Family Medicine on July 6, 2009.
Dr. Hoyt is married to Linda and they have four children- Curtis, Steven, Gayla, and Michelle.
Chris Orendorff, MD
SMH Primary Health Care
Dr. Orendorff brings a lot of knowledge and energy to your local health system and to SMH Primary Health Care. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Orendorff completed his residency at the University of Arkansas Family Medicine Program in Fort Smith. “I decided to go into family medicine because I enjoy the continuity of care. I especially enjoy building relationships with entire families; not being limited to one person in the family but being able to see and treat each individual in the family,” said Orendorff.
Native to Sallisaw, Dr. Orendorff and his wife, Dana, enjoy raising their family as Black Diamonds and serving the community that has given them so much.
SMH Primary Health Care, Dr. Orendorff’s clinic, is located at 409 E. Redwood, the former site of Wood Family Medicine. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and 8:30 to noon on Wednesdays. The clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1 pm. Patients may book appointments with Dr. Orendorff by calling the clinic at 918-790-3309, or visiting in person.
Bill Anderson, D.O.
William Anderson, D.O. is a Board Certified Family Physician and currently practices out of Gore Family Clinic located at 700 N. Main in Gore, OK.
Patrick Sullivan, D.O.
200 N. Thornton
Cary Patrick Sullivan, D.O., was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and currently resides in Vian, OK, where he practices out of Cornerstone Clinic. Dr. Sullivan earned a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1974 and from there earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in Tulsa, OK, in 1980. Dr. Sullivan completed his internship at Martin Place Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan, from 1980-1981, then completed a residency at Rocky Mountain Hospital in Denver, Colorado, from 1981-1982. Dr. Sullivan’s practice is located at 200 N. Thornton in Vian, OK.
Ben Cheek, D.O.
606 E. Shawntel Smith Blvd.
Bert N. Corley, M.D.
Bert N. Corley, M.D., began practicing medicine in 1966. He is a member of the Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice (FAAFP). Dr. Corley practices medicine in Sallisaw at 104 S. Oak.
C. Scoufos, D.O.
Jennifer Scoufos, D.O., received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. From 1995 to 1999 she studied to receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and from 1999-2002 she serviced in family practice residency at UAMS as Chief Resident. She is board certified in Family Medicine in the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
From 2002-2005, Dr. Scoufos served with Cooper Clinic in Sallisaw. From 2005-2008, she practiced with the SMH team.
Since 1994, Dr. Scoufos has been married to Fourth Scoufos, a Sallisaw attorney. The couple has two children; Quint, and Fox. Dr. Scoufos was raised in Sallisaw and enjoys practicing in her hometown.