Meet our Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialist
Armed with a mind of the utmost intelligence and a heart of compassion, Dr. Kipgen is serving her patients with a multitude of accreditations, honors, awards, research and experiences under her belt.
Born and raised in Tahlequah, Okla., Dr. Kipgen studied pre-pharmacy at Oklahoma State University for two years. She continued her education at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where she received a Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmacy with Distinction. Dr. Kipgen then continued her education and received her Doctorate of Medicine with Special Distinction, a Residency in Internal Medicine, and a Fellowship in Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences.
Dr. Kipgen privately practiced in Oklahoma City for 21 years before moving to Stillwater in August of 2016. She now practices at Stillwater Diabetes and Endocrinology. Dr. Kigpen is involved in several medical organizations, including The American Medical Association, the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association, and has received a lengthy list of honors and awards, such as the Patient’s Choice Award in 2015, the Compassionate Doctor Recognition award in 2014, the Top 10 Doctor – Oklahoma Endocrinologist honor in 2014 and the On-Time Doctor Award for 2014-2015.
When not caring for her patients, Dr. Kipgen enjoys riding horses, weightlifting, reading and spending time with her husband and three children on the farm.
Valoree Whiting is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing with Dr. Kipgen in the Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic since 2017. She has been employed with Stillwater Medical Center since 2009. Valoree received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva and then went on to obtain her Master’s of Science in Nursing from South University in Savannah, GA. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as a nurse on the postsurgical floor, in the OR, as a Certified Wound Care Nurse and manager of the outpatient wound care clinic, and finally as an ER nurse.
Valoree was raised in the small town of Thomas, OK. She and her husband, Zack, both graduated from Oklahoma State University and are very happy to be raising their 3 children in the great community of Stillwater, OK. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling and almost all water-related activities. She is very passionate about helping people learn how to improve and maintain their health. She believes that continual learning and self-improvement are key elements to a successful and fulfilling life and career.