Dr. Charles Van Tuyl, MD | Bixby, OK

Dr. Charles van Tuyl was born in 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received his high school diploma from Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana in 1960. He received a B.A. in Religion Studies at Yale University in 1964 and went on to Indiana University to earn a Ph. D. in Inner Asian Studies in 1972. He then returned to Oklahoma where he taught at Bacone College until he made a career change and entered the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, where he earned the M.D degree, awarded in 1987. He did a one-year rotating internship at the City of Faith Hospital before doing residency training at Griffin Memorial Hospital in Norman. Since that time, he has practiced psychiatry in Oklahoma.

He is a practicing Christian and attempts to integrate the religious dimension – where appropriate- into his psychiatric practice. He takes a conservative approach to prescribing medicine and tries to help patients to develop healthy lifestyles.

Dr. Charles van Tuyl is married, has five surviving children, thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. He has also published several books and articles on ethnohistory and linguistics.


  • Psychiatry
  • Kids & Adults
  • Telemedicine
  • Addiction Medicine with Suboxone

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