Mike Stolpe, MD
Dr. Mike Stolpe is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and joined the
CCH medical staff in 1998. He attended medical school at the Oklahoma
College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, and completed his Emergency
Medicine Residency while serving at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam
Bouts of severe asthma as a child began Dr. Stolpe’s interest in
medicine, and emergency medicine in particular. He has been practicing
for almost 30 years, and says that no two days in the ER have ever been
the same because of the variety of patients he sees and all the different
ways people can develop an illness or suffer an injury.
He recalls a memorable patient from his early days as a general medical
officer, while stationed in Germany. A young soldier was brought in to
his field station in anaphylaxis, near death. After stabilizing treatment
there it was amazing to see her sitting up and talking on her way to the hospital.
Emergency Medicine has changed significantly in the years Dr. Stolpe has
been in practice. The development of drugs to treat heart attacks and
strokes has saved many lives, and the more widespread use of seat belts
has decreased death and injuries, especially in children who were ejected
from vehicles in accidents.