Rhea Buycks, PA-C
Family Practitioner317 N Rockford Rd Ardmore OK, 73401
Rhea M. Buycks, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant who attends to patients at Rockford Family Care in Ardmore, Oklahoma, where she practices alongside Sydney Griffin, Medical Assistant. Services provided include primary care, occupational medicine, and pediatric care. As a certified physician assistant, she specializes in preventing and treating human illness and injury by providing a broad range of care under the supervision of a physician. Rhea remains affiliated with the Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital Ardmore in Ardmore, OK, as well as the Wynnewood Urgent Care in Wynnewood, OK, where she works on a PRN basis. Prior to her current endeavors, Rhea served as Physician Assistant with Primecare Family Clinic in Ardmore, OK (2012-2013), Southern Plains Medical Center in Chickasha, OK (2012), and Convenient Care Clinic in Ardmore, OK (2012-2013).
Education and Training
OU Health Sciences Center MHS, PA 2011
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Rhea Buycks, PA-C's Expert Contributions
I would definitely start with a hearing test and speech eval. READ MORE
The mole would be sent to pathology lab where they would take the tissue and look at it under microscope to look for cancerous cells vs benign cells. Cancerous conditions such as, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell, etc. READ MORE
Depends on the type of infection and what you mean by "settled". If you are on a 10 day course of antibiotic, it just needs more time. Also, depending on what type of "infection" you are being treated for, i.e. a cold/cough, it could be viral and will have to run it's course. Antibiotics do not work on viral infections. READ MORE
Physician associates typically do most of the same things doctors do. We often have our own clientele of patients. We see patients for sick visits, check ups, annual exams, interpret labs, x-rays, and various other tests. We do procedures in office such as cyst removal, mole removal, ingrown toenail removal, etc. In other settings, PA's assist in surgery, alongside the surgeon. READ MORE
We typically give tetanus for animal/human bites and metal injuries that could contain rust. However, if you haven't had one in 5 years it wouldn't be a bad idea to update it. READ MORE
A rapid flu swab detects flu virus. Flu is not bacterial, therefore will not respond to antibiotics. Antivirals, such as Tamiflu, are used to treat flu in the first 48 hours of symptom onset. READ MORE
Yes, we are very familiar with treating flu. READ MORE
She may have an ear infection and that needs to be checked out by her doctor or PA. READ MORE
Bronchitis inflames the bronchioles (small airways) and creates mucous that cause persistent cough and sometimes sputum production. READ MORE
Dietary changes, regular exercise. Bariatric surgery if other attempts have failed. READ MORE
Anemia can cause severe fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, dizziness. READ MORE
Ice for broken bones, no heat. Ice with a towel between bare skin and ice for 15-20 intervals to reduce swelling. Ice will not help much after the first few days of injury. READ MORE
- Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
Professional Society Memberships
- Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants
Rhea Buycks, PA-C's Practice location
Get to know Physician Assistant Rhea Buycks, who serves patients in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Rhea is a certified physician assistant who specializes in preventing and treating human illness and injury by providing a broad range of care under the supervision of a physician. She works at Rockford Family Care.
Located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Rockford Family Care offers services such as primary care, occupational medicine, and pediatric care. There, Rhea enjoys being able to develop a relationship with patients while helping them meet their health needs.
A graduate of Lone Grove High School, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from East Central University in 2007. Years later, in 2011, she earned her Master of Health Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from The University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Rhea is a member of the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is also affiliated with the Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital Ardmore.
Thriving in her field, she attributes her success to a strong community of physician assistants and leaders “that advocate for us to be able to practice.”
A physician assistant is a health care practitioner who practices medicine in collaboration with physicians. They examine patients, prescribe medicine, and order diagnostic tests. In most cases, they work under the supervision of physicians or surgeons, but they can work more independently in some states, rural areas, and inner-city areas, consulting with physicians only when they need help with cases.
On a more personal note, Rhea and her husband enjoy many outdoor activities, managing their growing ranch and spending time with their baby girl. When she is not caring for patients, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up some yummy treats for her friends and family, reading, and crafting. Her favorite professional publication is the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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