A 45+ year resident of Tulsa and one of the founding physicians of Family Medical Care of Tulsa and the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Rylander is a long-time practicing Family Physician and Educator. Over the years, he has been closely involved with the training of over 350 family medicine physicians. With his advanced training and board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Rylander also has a unique commitment to high standards and excellence in End Of Life Care. He remains, one of only a handful of physicians in the Tulsa Community, who are board certified in Palliative Medicine, and his commitment to improving the community’s understanding of end-of-life care is represented by 25 years of experience as a hospice medical director. In those twenty-five years, he has overseen the plans of care for well over 8000 hospice patients, while educating hospice staff, health care providers, patients, and their families regarding the palliation of symptoms, and pain associated with end-of-life transitions.
In his role as Medical Director, Dr. Rylander is responsible for the medical oversight of the hospice nursing staff and each patient’s plan of care. In addition, he has a direct impact on the standards of excellence demonstrated in the hospice care provided by Transitions LifeCare.