Hello! I'm Nancy Satzler. I am a general internist. General internists are basically general doctors for adults (anyone age 16 and over), so you may use me for general or short-term (acute) medical problems, such as colds, flu, sprains, etc. Internists also have in-depth training about how to diagnose, follow and treat a wide variety of chronic medical problems (such as high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes), and have training in hospital care for patients. I am also interested in discussing with you how you can prevent medical problems, even if you do not have any right now.
These are my areas of expertise (also areas of personal interest): evaluation and treatment of high blood pressure, asthma, fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitations, chronic cough, allergies, chest pain, elevated blood sugar (diabetes), arthritis, mood disorders, stress, low thyroid, high cholesterol, anemia, joint pain, heartburn/reflux, abdominal pain, and many other conditions.
An internist is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical problems and follow them over the years, tailoring a specific treatment program to your individual needs. I am also trained to know at what point you need to be referred to a specialist (such as a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, etc) for specific diagnostic procedures or further evaluation of your condition. Because I have 28 years of experience in Oklahoma City, I know quite well many excellent specialists to refer to and I will select one who has given my patients excellent care for many years. I enjoy doing CME (continuing medical education) so that I can learn the latest in diagnosis, treatment etc. for a wide variety of medical problems. I enjoy seeing a VARIETY of types of patients and enjoy the challenge that that brings. Keeping up to date in my specialty allows me to be expert in monitoring patients for possible medication side effects and safety/possible drug interactions. This is why it is important for many patients who require multiple medications to see an internist.
Because I am self-employed, I have made my own rules for my clinic. Patients see only me (not a PA or nurse practitioner or another doctor) for every visit, and same-day appointments are made available for urgent needs. If and when one of my patients requires hospitalization, I am the doctor in charge of their care in the hospital, so that they don't have to be cared for by a doctor who has never met them before and is not familiar with their medical history and course. I am very lucky to be on the campus of Integris Baptist Medical Center, one of the best hospitals in the state. I'm Board Certified in Internal Medicine on an ongoing basis since 1992, American Board of Internal Medicine (you may confirm this at www.abms.org)
Education:Internship and Residency: Univ of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1988-1991
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1984-1988
Baylor University, 1980-1984 (undergraduate, BS)