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Marilyn Culp, M.D., specializes in sleep medicine at Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI).
Before studying and practicing sleep medicine, Dr. Culp spent over two decades as a family medicine doctor. She said, “After practicing family medicine for over 25 years, I wanted to learn more about the neurobiology of sleep and about breathing and movement disorders of sleep so that I could use these skills to help my patients. To learn these skills, I spent a year serving a fellowship in sleep medicine with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.”
After several years’ experience practicing family medicine, she says one of her specialties is being able to listen to patients’ concerns and then being able to address, diagnose and treat them. Dr. Culp said, “Patients like to know that they have been heard and that their concerns have been validated and considered in their treatment plan. Patients put their trust in me as their advocate and I have always felt this to be what it means to have the privilege of practicing medicine.”
Dr. Culp’s education includes:
• Fellowship in sleep medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, 2022
• Residency in family medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa, 1996
• Medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, 1993
• Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU), 1989
Dr. Culp has earned many accolades, most recently being inducted to the Society of Distinguished Graduates at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in the Spring of 2022. She has also been named one of Oklahoma’s Top Family Doctors in 2019 and 2020 by Oklahoma Magazine and has multiple scientific publications.
When Dr. Culp isn’t working with patients, she can be found gardening, swimming, baking, cake decorating and making candy. She and her husband of more than 30 years are proud of their two sons, the families they’ve built and their careers. “Our grandchildren are the love of my life,” she said.
She welcomes new patients and accepts most insurance plans at the following location:
Oklahoma Heart Institute
9228 S. Mingo Rd., suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74133
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 918-592-0999.