Geriatrics

ECHO Clinics

Third Tuesday of each month • 12–1 p.m.
Next: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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.

Geriatrics 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.

This clinic is led by:

  • Mordechai Lavi, M.D. Dr. Mordechai Lavi joined UNR faculty in September 2017. He specializes in the care of adults 65 and older. He will be practicing inpatient and outpatient geriatric medicine.
  • Patti Swager, M.Ed. Patti is 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.
  • Umanga Sharma, M.D. Dr. Sharma graduated with honors in 2008 and has more than 10 years of diverse experiences, especially in geriatric medicine and internal medicine.
  • Kelley Macmillan, Ph.D. Kelley Macmillan is a professional social worker with educational preparation in psychology (BA), mental health and family therapy (MSW), social work, gerontology and geriatrics (Ph.D.). Prior to joining the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015, Dr. Macmillan was a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Maryland for nine years. In addition he has more than 20 years of managerial and direct practice in health care delivery systems. Dr. Macmillan utilizes his skill, expertise, and patient-centered approach to serve clients and families in the Sanford Center Geriatric Clinic.
  • Leslie Baker, PharmD, BCGP. Leslie Baker is the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist at the Sanford Center Geriatric Specialty Clinic. She is also the Pharmacist in Charge at the University of Nevada, Reno Campus Pharmacy. In addition to her work at the specialty clinic, Leslie also provides Medication Therapy Management services through the community outreach program at the Sanford Center. Leslie has practiced in a variety of pharmacy settings to include hospital, retail, mail order, and as a consultant pharmacist for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
  • Kelly Presser, MSN, RN, CNL. Kelly works as the Clinical Nurse Leader in the Community Living Center at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care system in Reno, Nevada. She is dedicated to promoting best practices and improving outcomes throughout the VA, especially for the geriatric population. As a CNL, Kelly has worked on numerous evidence-based practice projects with a special focus on long-term indwelling catheter management, pain reduction and dementia care. She has over eight years of experience working with veterans and she is currently the coordinator for the STAR-VA dementia management program. Kelly obtained her BSN at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA and her MSN at the University of San Francisco.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a provider of continuing education credit through the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. This program is approved for 0.75 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 0.75 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Upcoming Geriatrics

November 2019

December 2019