ECHO Clinics

Third Wednesday of each month • 12:15–1 p.m.
Next: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at clinic please complete the form below, and fax to (775) 327-5112 by noon on the day prior to the clinic. This form is a fillable PDF, but you may print and fill it in by hand as well.

Geriatric Case Presentation Template

The Sanford Center for Aging (SCA) geriatric specialty clinical team can help enhance your ability to care for your older patients by providing up-to-date screening tools, assessments, best practices and resources for you, your patients, and caregivers.

The Geriatric Series is led by Patti Swager, M.Ed., Associate Director for Clinical Education at the SCA. She completed a certificate in gerontology and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of aging. She works in collaboration with the clinical team and seeks out other experts to serve as presenters for the geriatric series. The SCA geriatric specialty clinic team includes:

Leslie Baker, PharmD, RPh, GCP, serves as the geriatric pharmacist for the SCA geriatric specialty clinic and oversees the University of Nevada, Reno Campus Pharmacy. She is a certified geriatric pharmacist and has practiced in a variety of settings including hospital, retail, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and clinics; and she has more than seven years of experience working with older adults.

Kelley Macmillan, Ph.D., MSW, serves as the SCA's Associate Director of Community and Social Services and is on the faculty in the School of Social Work. He has a social work license in Nevada; and he has more than 30 years of experience in the field of social work in hospital and home care settings, most of which is focused on the care of older adults.

Alia Tuqan, MD, serves as the geriatrician for the SCA geriatric specialty clinic and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative care. She has more than eleven years of experience working with older adults.

The SCA geriatric specialty clinic is located in Reno and reaches to rural sites through the Renown telemedicine network. We welcome your referrals of your older patients who may benefit from a comprehensive geriatric assessment or specialty consult, so that we may support you in their continued care. Call (775) 784-6377 for more details.

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