About OKAAP

OKAAP is the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, comprised of over 400 pediatricians around the state.

Blueprint for Children

OKAAP’s child health priorities, recommendations and advocacy goals to promote healthy children in Oklahoma.

OKAAP Newsletters

A publication of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Past issues are archived here.

Calendar

Search the OKAAP calendar for upcoming important Chapter and AAP events and meetings.

Dedicated to the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Oklahoma’s Resident in the Spotlight – Michelle Amaya, DO

Oklahoma’s Resident in the Spotlight – Michelle Amaya, DO

Dr. Michelle Amayaphoto: Courtesy of Michelle Amaya Medical school: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine College: James Madison University Starters Where did you grow up? I was born in El Salvador, located in Central America. I went to a bilingual...

Substance Abuse in Pediatrics: Opportunities for Preventive Steps

Substance Abuse in Pediatrics: Opportunities for Preventive Steps

The topics of opioids and substance abuse are everywhere nowadays. We hear about it in the news, we learn about it in school, and we see it in our communities. Statistically speaking, more and more of us are affected by the impact substance abuse has on our families and friends. Addiction Medicine, although it has been around for decades, was recently recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2016 as its separate medical subspecialty, in which providers can gain additional training on this salient issue. This topic affects all of us in our community and healthcare providers – regardless of whether we’re taking care of babies or the elderly.

A Positive Mindset with Gratitude is Lifechanging

A Positive Mindset with Gratitude is Lifechanging

By Hokehe Effiong , MD What is the word that has been seared in my mind and has saved me from the doldrums of daily life, of simply waking up, doing the daily tasks, sleeping at night, rinse and repeat; the word that has awakened me to the possibilities that abound,...

Blakely’s Blessings: Success with the Right Village and Resources

Blakely’s Blessings: Success with the Right Village and Resources

Blakely Bowlesphoto: Courtesy of Gloria Bowles When a newborn enters the world, it is pure bliss, you are thankful and excited for the new little life. What happens when it is anything but typical? You are left with so many questions. Who is there to guide you? In...

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About OKAAP

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. OKAAP is the Oklahoma Chapter of the AAP and is comprised of over 400 pediatricians.

Contact OKAAP

405-653-9448
10443 N. May Ave. #617
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

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