Family Residency

LCHC Clinic

Preparing Residents for a Future in Healthcare

Comanche County Memorial Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program accredited by ACGME with osteopathic recognition. We prepare residents to practice family medicine confidently in any diverse and inclusive setting.

The program has five resident slots per year.

CCMH Family Medicine faculty and staff are committed to providing excellent graduate medical education and developing high-quality resident physicians. We emphasize team-based collaborative care, effective communication, and patient-centered decision making.

The Mission and Vision of the CCMH Family Medicine Residency

We aim to provide excellence in education for our family medicine residents while building a quality primary care workforce for rural Oklahoma. Our vision is to develop physicians committed to compassionate, holistic, and patient-centered care.

Core Values:

  • Compassion
  • Duty
  • Inquiry
  • Leadership

Lawton Community Health Center

The Family First Clinic at Lawton Community Health Center serves as the Continuity Clinic for the Family Medicine Residents at CCMH. LCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center designated by the US Department of Health and Human Services. It provides pediatric and adult wellness services, OB/GYN services, and behavioral wellness services.

Doctor assisting an elderly patient

Clinical Experience to Carry Throughout Your Career

Our family medicine residency program offers a wide range of longitudinal experiences to help you gain knowledge and expertise to become a well-rounded physician.

  • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic
  • Radiology (Didactics – lectures by Radiologist, video presentations, journal articles, case-by-case review with Radiologist when on Hospitalist, Pediatrics, Pulmonary, ICU, Neurology, case-by-case review when on ED and Fast Tracks services with Emergency Physicians, case-by-case review on Orthopedics with the Orthopedists, case by case review at the continuity clinic.)
  • Geriatrics curriculum
  • Procedures/simulation curriculum
  • Patient safety and quality improvement training
  • Disease prevention and wellness training
  • Practice management (management of health care systems/transition to practice)
  • Family Medicine didactics
  • Practice-based learning curriculum (Journal Club, research projects, and case presentations)
  • Sports medicine

Didactics

Didactics are held every Friday from 12 pm – 5 pm. This time is protected from other resident duties in the hospital and attendance is mandatory unless on certain offsite rotations or on vacation.

Didactics typically include:

  • Lectures from core faculty
  • Case reviews
  • Procedure teaching
  • Resident lectures
  • Guest lectures from other specialties
  • OMM
  • Application of ultrasound
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Increased focus on HIV and Hep C diagnosis and treatment

Journal Club is held every three months and PGY 2 and 3 residents will be required to present once per year at Grand Rounds which is held quarterly.

Affiliations

Comanche County Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residents complete the majority of their training within the hospital or at private practice offices within Lawton. Residents will complete 3 rotations outside of the hospital at affiliated sites.

Comanche County Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the following locations:

Mercedez Bernard, D.O.

“Growing up in a small rural farming community in southwest Oklahoma gave me an appreciation for the gaps in healthcare access our rural population faces. With that knowledge, I set out a career in medicine with a hope to return to southwest Oklahoma after the completion of my medical training to help bridge that gap. Fortunately, my path back home started earlier than I anticipated when I was able to complete my training with the CCMH Family Medicine Residency. Now, I have the honor and privilege to be the program director for the residency program that gave me wings. I feel that my rural roots, paired with the insight of having trained here, allow me to better prepare other residents for a career in family medicine with a dedication to positively impacting rural health!”

Mercedez Bernard, D.O.
Program Director

Family Medicine Core Faculty

Mercedez Bernard, D.O.

Mercedez Bernard, D.O.
Program Director

Medical School:
Oklahoma State University

Residency:
Comanche County Memorial Hospital

Gretchen Stroud, D.O.

Gretchen Stroud, D.O.
Associate Program Director

Medical School:
Oklahoma State University

Residency:
Comanche County Memorial Hospital

Troy Harden, D.O.

Troy Harden, D.O.

Medical School:
Oklahoma State University of Health Sciences

Residency:
Hillcrest Health Center

Renato Caballero II, M.D.

Renato Caballero II, M.D.

Medical School:
Cetec University School of Medicine

Residency:
University of Kansas

Renato Caballero II, M.D.

Rose Glastetter, DO

Medical School:
A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:
University of Missouri

Teancha Waters

Teancha Waters

Program Manager