Dustin Rosenhamer grew up in Edmond, the youngest of three boys — all one year apart. He graduated from Edmond North in 1995 and completed his BS in biology graduating magna cum laude from Oklahoma State University. He went to medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada where he graduated cum laude.
Rosenhamer is someone you should know.
“I spent the first two years of school in the Caribbean doing course work,” Dustin said. “There was no TV nor cable and I learned to scuba dive in my free time.”
He was on the island when it was evacuated for Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The hurrican left the island devastated.
He spent the last two years of medical school in New York City doing clinical rotations in a hospital in Queens.
“During this time I saw pretty much every Broadway show,” Dustin said.
He did his neurology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and spent four years training as a neurologist and also received training at MD Anderson as well.
He treats general neurology diseases such as dementia, stroke, seizures, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, headaches, etc.
“I broke both of my arms one summer when I was eight falling off a transformer box,” Rosenhamer said. “I enjoyed science as a kid and when attending doctor visits I remember being fascinated with X-rays, hearing what the doctor said, and all the excitement around the emergency room and office. It was then I decided I wanted to be a doctor. I used high school and college in preparing myself for a future in medicine.”
After finishing residency in Houston he moved back to Edmond and worked at Mercy Hospital as a neurohospitalist, taking care of patients in the ICU and stroke unit who were admitted for serious neurological problems.
After working seven years at Mercy, he decided that he wanted to work for himself and opened Mind and Body Medical Clinic in Edmond.
“Kelli Leek, an advanced practice nurse whom I worked with at Mercy joined me in opening the clinic,” Rosenhamer said. “We opened June 4, 2018. We specialize in memory care, general neurology and overall wellness. We offer several other services including infusions for depression, anxiety, headaches, and vitamin infusions for general wellness.”
They also perform evaluations for medical cannabis and offer treatment for opioid addiction.
“My first job was cleaning a dentist office in Edmond. Since we are a small clinic we don’t have any staff other than myself and Kelli. I joke that we act as doctor, nurse, receptionist, IT, maintenance, janitor, etc., but in actuality, being able to clean a medical practice that I can call my own is my dream job. It was my first job and hope it's my last as well,” Rosenhamer said.
Rosenhamer said he has always believed the mind is a powerful thing.
“There is such a close relation to brain health and the body. When the mind is sick (depression, anxiety, PTSD) the body suffers along with it. And vice versa, when the body is ill, the mind becomes sick and people develop depression and anxiety from living with a chronic illness.”
He is single and has four dogs, three dachshunds including Georgia, Pancho and Lefty, and a Husky named Blaez.