Brandon Kilgore, M.D.
Dr. Kilgore’s passion is to see others experience reconciliation in each of our four basic relationships: with God, with ourselves, with others, and with the rest of creation. Thus, he feels great purpose in practicing psychiatry: in walking alongside those suffering, with the provision of excellent, holistic care from a Christian worldview – and toward an increasing realization of the kingdom of God in our lives. He is humbled to be invited to systematically understand the inner lives of each eternal being made in the image of God. But most of all, he receives great satisfaction in working to relieve suffering and seeing that replaced by flourishing.
He has been married over ten years and has two school-age sons. He enjoys spending time with immediate and extended family, traveling, hiking & trail biking, playing racquetball & squash, and reading about current events and ideas. Dr. Kilgore’s thinking is profoundly influenced by the writing and speaking of Dr. Timothy Keller.
Started Practicing Medicine: 2003
Cost Per Session: $325, $150, $275
Sliding Scale: No
Insurance: Out-of-Network Reimbursement
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa & MasterCard
Age: 18 years and older
Religious Orientation: all
B.A.- University of Rochester, 1999
M.D.- University of Rochester, 2003
General Surgery Residency- University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2008
General Psychiatry Residency- University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, 2017
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Member, American Psychiatric Association
Member, Christian Medical and Dental Association
Psychiatric evaluation in multiple domains:
Biological: heredity and family history, medical and substance contributions to illness, sleep
Psychological: stressors, coping, thoughts, assumptions, defenses, temperament & personality
Social: relationships, attachment, development, sexuality, community & cultural connections, behaviors
Existential: central lifetime experiences & associated circumstances/events, meaning & significance
Spiritual: connection to transcendence (e.g. God) & sources of strength, values / beliefs
Leading to diagnostic assessment guiding treatment: DSM-5 diagnoses & integrated conceptualization of distress
Psychopharmacology: medication management of psychiatric symptoms & disorders, excluding benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan) for anxiety
Psychotherapy: talk therapy for the purpose of treating psychological distress, in multiple formats:
Logotherapy – consideration of meaning and approval as central psychological needs
Psychodynamic – consideration of psychic conflicts, drives, defenses & relationships
Cognitive behavioral – recognition and evaluation of current thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors
Christian counseling – considering psychological distress in light of the gospel of Christ
Others as appropriate: interpersonal, motivational interviewing, emotion-focused, problem-focused, etc.
General Surgery Community Practice 2008-2014
Hospital Medical Staff Leadership: Vice Chief of Staff, Peer Review Committee, Credentials, etc.
General psychiatry residency training: inpatient & outpatient, addiction / chemical dependency, geriatric, hospital consultation, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral psychotherapies
State psychiatric hospital crisis assessment physician
Depression & Anxiety
Belief: Relevance of philosophy & worldview to psychological well-being
Systems of care: Pursuing excellence and patient satisfaction
Collaborative Care: Improving community health by integrating mental health into the primary care environment
End of Life and Palliative Psychiatry
Psychiatric care of global workers