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Jay Vinnedge
Jay Vinnedge Medical Doctor at Jay Vinnedge, MD, PLLC

Jay Vinnedge is a highly experienced and passionate medical doctor, currently operating his own practice in Oklahoma City, United States, and working as a Hospitalist at McCurtain Memorial Hospital since 2021. He graduated summa cum laude with a Biochemistry degree from the University of Oklahoma, then earned his MD from the University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine. He also keeps a position in the Oklahoma Air Guard as a special projects manager, where he instills a culture of recognizing greatness and promotes recognition within the organization. His prior experience includes a Resident Physician role at SSM Health and an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician role at the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.

Dr. Vinnedge's expertise lies mainly in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics, and Hospital Procedures. He specializes in fixed-wing patient movement, understanding stress-induced illnesses and injuries in flight, and managing logistics and operations of patient movement. His skills are backed by his ability to identify the needs of an organization, create practical action plans, and implement them to align with the organization's goals. He is also remarkable for his leadership qualities and healthcare knowledge. He is devoted to sharing his insight on health and wellness and strives to encourage dialogue and education to promote clearer, more comprehensive understanding of personal health. Moreover, he strongly advocates for significant changes in the healthcare system in response to the increasing rates of heart disease and diabetes, and the escalating healthcare costs.

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Full name
Jay Vinnedge
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Medical Doctor
Jay Vinnedge, MD, PLLC (since 2021)
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I am a passionate, experienced, and creative caregiver with extensive experience in fixed-wing patient movement, exacerbation of injury and illness due to stresses of flight, as well as logistics and operations of patient movement. I have a knack for identifying an organization's needs, creating feasible plans of action, and implementing them, ultimately satisfying the organization's goals. I graduated summa cum laude with a Biochemistry degree at the University of Oklahoma, as well as an MD from the University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine. I am fervent in my journey to grow and share my knowledge on health and wellness using primary literature, books, and a little bit of common sense. I do not accept the status quo when it comes to the layperson's understanding of his/her health, or the best way to improve it, and aspire to communicate my ideas to any person willing to have a dialogue. On top of heart disease and diabetes on the rise, healthcare costs in this country approximate around 18-20% of our GDP, and are forecasted to reach a level of unsustainability in my lifetime. If you combine the costs of Medicare and Medicaid alone, these constitute the single highest contributor to the national deficit each year, and will continue if no change is implemented. While vast changes need to occur in moving forward, radical and sudden change in Washington is often seen as impractical. My future involves initiating grassroots culture change, hopefully causing a ripple effect that will be the first steps in a movement toward a healthier, stronger, and cost-effective future in America. In addition to being on my soapbox about the grim future I have inherited (though I believe that it is also riddled with opportunity), I also enjoy golf, anything culinary, and also have a background in woodworking.
Leadership Healthcare


University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Attended in 2015 - 2019
University of Oklahoma
Attended in 2011 - 2015
Field of study: Biochemistry


Jay Vinnedge, MD, PLLC
Medical Doctor
Jan 2021 - Present

Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics, Hospital Procedures
McCurtain Memorial Hospital
Idabel, Oklahoma, United States
Jan 2021 - Present
Oklahoma Air Guard
Special Projects
Jun 2015 - Present

In this capacity, I am responsible for managing the Medical Group's timely submission of effectively-stated performance reports, and for moderating communication between parties. Further, I take it upon myself to instill a culture of recognizing greatness among the organization, promoting recognition, and educating members on the submission of decorations when necessary. It is my priority to inspire individuals to challenge themselves in the workplace, resulting in personal and organizational success.
SSM Health
Resident Physician
Jun 2019 - Jul 2022
137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
Aeromedical Evacuation Technician
Jan 2009 - Jun 2015

As an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician, my job was to answer the call of all wounded warriors, at home and abroad, and to bring them home with honor.

To effectively execute my primary duties, I maintained my status as an EMT-Basic, kept up with flight currency, attended Unit Training Assemblies, and deployed in time of need.

On the flying portion of the job, knowledge of the aircraft systems aboard the C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker, and C-17 Globemaster was paramount. It was my duty to interface our many pieces of medical equipment with the aircraft power. This required scrupulous planning, calculated decisions, and coordinated communication to do this in a timely fashion. Further, planning and executing patient care in-flight was made challenging by exacerbation of conditions due to flight stresses.