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“I enjoy improving my patients' quality of life and helping them return to their chosen activities.“
Dr. Emel has been with Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center since 1982. After receiving his medical degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he went on to complete a family medicine residency at The University of Oklahoma - Tulsa School of Community Medicine.
Dr. Emel serves as team physician for The University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, Northeastern State University, the Tulsa Drillers professional baseball team, Booker T. Washington High School, Broken Arrow High School, and many other area colleges and leagues. When not seeing patients or teaching, Dr. Emel enjoys fishing and traveling.
Dr. Emel is certified by the American Board of Family Practice, with a Certificate of Added Qualifications, Sports Medicine.
"A number of years ago, I experienced a rear end collision. At the time, I thought I was not injured but within a couple of weeks, I began to suffer from sciatic pain in my right leg. When the pain refused to subside and grew worse, I made an appointment with Dr. T. Jeffery Emel. I asked if there were treatment options that did not involve back surgery and or RX pain medications. He prescribed epidural injections and physical therapy. The combination has been very successful in allowing me to manage my sciatic nerve problem without surgery. Dr. Emel's approach has improved my quality of life significantly and allowed me to avoid the surgery I feared." -- Billy D.
"I had both knees replaced and my thumb & elbow treated for sport related injuries. Knee replacements are 100% successful." -- Gary S.
"I have been seeing Dr. Emel since October 2012 for pain in my neck, back, and right shoulder. I have had these problems for quite some time. Most of the problems occured while in the Marine Corps, and I never got diagnosed or treated properly. Since seeing Dr. Emel, he has not only diagnosed me, but is trying everything he can to improve my injuries. My job as a heavy equipment technician is very vigorous and both Dr. Peterson and Dr. Emel have put procedures in place to help me with that aspect. I feel that my doctors have gone above and beyond to try to help me and make my life better." --Benjamin W.