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Geriatrics

ECHO Clinics

Third Wednesday of each month • 12:15–1 p.m.
Next: Wednesday, June 20, 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.

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:

  • 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. The SCA geriatric specialty clinic team includes:
  • 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.

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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.

Previous Geriatrics

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018


  • Guest speaker: Ed Haines, from Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Low Vision Focus Resources

    Nevada Vision Resources

    Older adults with low vision often do not receive intervention specific to their visual diagnosis. Learn what you can do to improve the lives of patients with low vision, such as:

    • Explain the functional and emotional implications of vision loss
    • Identify a few components of the vision rehabilitation process that may be used for older adults in your practice
    • Discuss how to find resources and professionals that specialize in vision rehabilitation

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017


  • Guest Speaker: Terry Henner, Head of Outreach Services at the Savitt Medical Library

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017


  • Guest presenter: Steven L. Phillips, M.D.
    Topic: Chronicity and Aging

March 2017


  • Guest speaker: Alia Tuqan - MD
    Topic: Palliative Care in Dementia

February 2017


  • Topic: Quality Payment Program

January 2017


  • Topic: Hearing Loss and Resources

December 2016


  • Topic: Simplifying Access to Community Services and Internet Resources for Senior Caregivers

November 2016


  • Topic: Advance Care Planning

October 2016

September 2016


  • Topic: Polypharmacy

August 2016


  • Topic: MACRA vs MIPS: the new funding structure for Medicare reimbursement

    MACRA vs MIPS handout

February 2016


  • Topic: Geriatric Impact: The Many Faces of Geriatric Delivery Services

January 2016


  • Topic: Chronic Care Management

  • Topic: Caregiver Support and Resources

December 2015


  • Topic: Depression: An Extremely Complex Disease

  • Topic: Dementia: To Know or Not to Know

November 2015


  • Topic: Geriatric Assessment and Screening Tools

  • Topic: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

October 2015


  • Topic: Dementia Friendly Clinics