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Services and Specialties

Internal Medicine and Multispecialty Clinic

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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine internal medicine physicians work with patients to promote healthy living and prevent illnesses. They also have specialized training to solve difficult diagnostic issues and manage the health care of individuals with chronic illnesses.

Internal Medicine Services

  • Annual or routine physicals and screenings
  • Flu vaccines, vaccines to prevent pneumonia, whooping cough, tetanus and specialized vaccinations
  • Exercise, diet and nutritional consultations
  • Hospitalization: we have three teams of residents who will take care of you pre and post-hospitalization and during your stay at the hospital

Specialties and Subspecialties

At our clinic offices, we offer on-site specialty services including ultrasound guidance for thyroid issues and rheumatology procedures. Our team includes board certified physicians in the following subspecialties:

  • Dermatology

The clinic is proud to provide on site dermatology care for our clinic patients. Under the care of Dr. Julia Ai, skin conditions are diagnosed and treated. Biopsies are done on site with the goal for complete care being done at the clinic.

Management of patients with thyroid disease, diabetes, metabolic and pituitary disorders. These services are offered at the Endocrinology, Wellness and Weight Management clinic at the UNR campus.

Dr. Alia Tuqan joined the department from UCLA and has expertise in geriatrics, hospice and palliative care and is available to take care of the needs of the elderly. She works closely with the Sanford Center of Aging which provided comprehensive medical and social assessments for the elderly.

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Dr. Michael Bloch trained as a specialist in the field of hypertension and vascular diseases. His medical dedication to this field has brought a high standard of care to the community. He provides his consultative experience to the clinic patients and to anyone in the community needing help managing high blood pressure.


The clinic is fortunate to have two specialists in this area specifically. Dr. Steven Zell has been involved in HIV care for over 25 years, helping to establish a specialty clinic years ago. Dr. Charles Krasner has specialized in infectious disease with HIV being one of his areas of interest and provides care in the university clinic.

  • Infectious diseases

The clinic provides a consultative care service in complicated infections, HIV and Hepatitis C. Dr. Krasner is an expert in this field.

This service has filled a huge need in the community to address the increased needs of medical weight loss programs and counseling for a multitude of endocrine and metabolic disorders requiring special diets. Karmella Thomas, RD, CDE and her team are available at the UNR campus to provide expert advice and care.

  • Travel medicine

Dr. Steven Zell is the only Northern Nevada physician certified by the International Society of Travel Medicine offering pre-travel trip consultations. He provides an in-depth analysis of one's planned itinerary, associated potential health risks and makes recommendations regarding vaccinations. He prescribes medicines for protection against infections such as malaria and traveler's diarrhea. As an internist, he has expertise in advising those whom are elderly or have complicated medical histories. He also has expertise in recreational activities and can advise those trekking to high altitudes.