Dr. Harold Pierre’s journey to medicine has been anything but direct. Life has taken him from Brooklyn to Haiti and from electrical engineering to a stint in the CIA—yes, the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in 14 countries in three years. But it was a course in biology, taught at a community college, that kindled Harold’s interest in medicine.

Harold earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Maryland at College Park, an MD from the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston before completing his Anesthesiology Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was named 2003’s Resident Teacher of the Year.

Since arriving here in Tulsa, Harold has served as Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at Tulsa Hillcrest Medical Center, Medical Director of Hospice Services at Interim Healthcare Hospice, Co-Director of Anesthesiology at Hillcrest Hospital South, and is now the Director of Anesthesiology at the Eastern Oklahoma VA Healthcare System where he introduced Ketamine Infusion for drug resistant depression and Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD programs.

Dr. W. Hugh Nesbit, MD, FAAFP finds respite in alleaving suffering. Growing up in the rural Carolinas, he learned that his although his natural since of curiosity and perseverance may lifted him to his current threshold of professional success, it is through both empathy for others and being a source of hope and guidance where he finds the art of healing commences.

Dr Nesbit earned a bachelors of science while studying psychology and biology at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC while working at and living on a horse farm in NC. He enjoyed a career in professional music in any free time prior to achieving honors during the now US News and Report #1 ranked medical school for primary care, UNC Chapel Hill, where he had electives in inpatient Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, surgical subspecialties and Tribal Heath Care in Cherokee, NC. He excelled in the highest percentiles of all his national board scores, and later pursued training in Neurosurgery before settling into Family Medicine.

He has clinical work experience in emergency medicine, urgent care, ICU critical care, hospital medicine, rehabilitation transitional care, outpatient surgical centers, private practice outpatient clinics and education as an associate professor of academic medicine.

Throughout his career Dr. Nesbit has served on educational committees, as educational mentors and has been active with the Association of Native American Medical Students, Student National Minority Association, National Honors Society, Tri-Beta Biological Society, Association of American Indian Physicians, American Association of Neurologic Surgeons, Association of American Family Physicians, Oklahoma Association of Family Practice, American Medical Association, Society of Hospital Medicine, and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

In 2019, Dr. Nesbit was named a Top Doctor of Oklahoma by Castle and Connolly and achieved the status of Fellow of The American Association of Family Physicians. He maintains active board certification through the American Board of Family Medicine, subscribes to multitudes of educational site resources and participates in routine continual medical education, having in excess of 750 CME hours in 2020.

In developing a professional relationship with Dr. Nesbit since 2010, Dr. Pierre has worked side be side with Dr. Nesbit caring for critically ill patients in the ICU, coordinating hospital transitions/discharges, outpatient consulting as well as handling more delicate needs such as concierge medicine, home visits, addiction care or discreet matters.

Dr. Pierre and Dr. Nesbit strive together to constantly challenge the paradigms of medicine, offer unique, alternative and cutting edge treatments to patients as well as find out of the box approaches to tailor care to the need of the individual. Our dual approach to patient care is first in understanding a patient’s concern. We want to review and confirm any prior diagnoses to assure they were of solid clinical basis, evaluate for any missed or underlying causes and offer a new perspective to care based upon your individual goals.

Merriam-Webster defines suffering as state of submission to or being forced to endure. It defines empathy as the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions. We hope to bring to you this experience of acceptance, compassion and understanding.

Dr. Jason Bruce DNP, CRNA has been a certified registered nurse anesthetist since 2003. He was raised in a family of healthcare providers but never intended to follow in the footsteps of his family. He had always had aspirations of being a musician or chef. A high school chemistry teacher changed that. Instilling a love of science and helping Jason develop an inquisitive mind.

Dr. Bruce graduated from Southwestern College in his hometown of Winfield, KS with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. While in undergraduate school he worked in a cardiovascular ICU as an icu technician. It was in that icu where he would begin his nursing career. During his nursing career he worked in multiple intensive care environments.

He was admitted to the University of Kansas / Bryan LGH Medical Center school of nurse anesthesia program in 2000. He graduated from this program and was board certified in 2003. In 2019 Dr. Bruce graduated from Baylor College of medicine with his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Dr. Bruce has practiced as a nurse anesthetist in hospitals ranging from large metropolitan trauma centers to rural hospitals being the sole anesthesia provider. In 2014, Dr. Bruce began working at Hillcrest Hospital South. It was here that he met Dr. Pierre. Dr. Bruce quickly developed a love of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia while working with Dr. Pierre and between them, they performed thousands of blocks. In 2020 Drs. Pierre and Bruce began working together again at the Eastern Oklahoma VA medical center when Dr. Pierre became chief of the hospital’s anesthesia department. Dr. Bruce has been assisting Dr. Pierre since shortly after the stellate ganglion block (SGB) program started. Dr. Bruce developed a new technique that improves on the standard ultrasound guided SGB. Dr. Bruce enjoys seeing the dramatic impact that these blocks can have on our nation’s veterans and how it can allow them to live their lives to the fullest.