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Fred Loper – 2015 INMED National Healthcare Service Award Recipient

Nicholas Comninellis, Fred Loper, and Elizabeth Burgos
Nicholas Comninellis, Fred Loper, and Elizabeth Burgos


As a medical student at the University of Oklahoma, Fred Loper was recruited to help start Good Shepherd Clinic in Oklahoma City – a ministry launched after a homeless man had his wound stitched by a bartender in a local tavern because people thought he had no where else to go for treatment. That formative event set the direction for Dr. Loper’s entire career. Following graduation, Dr. Loper proceeded to lead the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship, facilitating healthcare in multiple nations, including Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Cuba.


Since 2012 Dr. Loper has again made his home in Oklahoma City where he is also again at the helm of Good Shepherd Clinic. This comprehensive outpatient center provides medical and dental care that includes prevention, acute illness, and continuity care for low-income, un- and under- insured people throughout central Oklahoma.

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