Geriatricians Banu Sezginsoy, M.D., and David O. Staats, M.D., have established their practices with OU Physicians Senior Health Center. Geriatricians provide health care services to seniors just as pediatricians specialize in health needs specific to children.
Sezginsoy is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and has additional certification in home care medicine from the Institute for Clinical Evaluation. She has specific experience in diagnosing and treating patients with osteoporosis and dementia and has additional training in end-of-life care.
Sezginsoy comes to OU Physicians from Baskent University Hospital, Adana, Turkey, where she was an internist and geriatrician. She completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Hartford Foundation Center for Excellence in Geriatrics, Honolulu, Hawaii. She completed her residency in internal medicine at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan. She is a member of the American Geriatric Society.
Staats, a board-certified geriatrician, is also serving as director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Training Program for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He previously served in a similar capacity at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Staats completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (formerly Oregon Health Sciences University) and Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon. He served as chief resident in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. He completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America.
In addition to seeing patients, OU Physicians geriatricians also teach other physicians about specialized care for seniors at the OU College of Medicine. The Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics is one of only four at U.S. medical schools that grant M.D. degrees.
With nearly 400 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that’s unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center and in Edmond, Enid and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area.