Dr. Elise Kuykendall is known for lighting up any room and her ability to build relationships with her patients. There’s one thing about Dr. Kuykendall that you just can’t miss – her smile! She enjoys helping patients of all ages, in any season of their healthcare journey, with a caring, fully-present approach.
Dr. Kuykendall is thoroughly Oklahoman. She graduated from Norman High School as valedictorian in Norman, OK, before graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK, where she ranked second in her class. She spent three years in a general surgery residency, believing she wanted to be a surgeon, before having a big change of heart that resulted in pursuing family medicine as her profession. She then completed her residency training at Integris Northwest Family Medicine Residency in Enid, OK, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year.
Dr. Kuykendall celebrates the direct model of care because it allows her to do what she does best – take compassionate and preventive approach for her patients and embrace all aspects of their healthcare needs. She is proud to partner with individuals and families in every facet of their medical journey to be a place of trust and solace. She embraces a preventive approach to care in order to guide both her patients and their families. Due to her time spent in general surgery training, she is well-versed and comfortable in performing simple procedures in the office setting, and is grateful for the opportunity to provide these to her patients. Having a daughter of her own with Down Syndrome, Dr. Kuykendall has a tremendous passion for the care of special needs individuals and enjoys being a pillar of support for these patients and their families.
Her love for her patients runs almost as deep as her love for her family. She and her husband are truly best friends, and have been blessed with four incredible children. They enjoy spending time outdoors, reading books together, and having picnics on the living room floor for movie nights. They also love spending time with their church community at Life.Church.