University Health Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism clinical practice moves to new location in northwest Reno

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Dr. David Howard and and Brianne Madsen, PAS-2, examine a patient at the new University Health Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism clinical facility.

David Howard, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, and Brianne Madsen, PAS-2, examine a patient at the new University Health Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism clinical facility at 6255 E. Sharlands Avenue, Suite C in Reno, within the Saint Mary's facility, just off of I-80 and Robb Drive in northwest Reno. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med.

University Health, the clinical enterprise of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), is expanding clinical locations to improve access to quality care for Nevadans, while enhancing medical education and the training of future physicians.

As part of its clinical growth into the northern Nevada community, University Health Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism has moved from its location on the UNR Med campus to a new clinical facility at 6255 E. Sharlands Avenue, Suite C in Reno, within the Saint Mary's facility, just off of I-80 and Robb Drive in northwest Reno.

"The relocation of University Health Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism clinical practice to its new location demonstrates the growth and commitment of University Health to provide much needed specialty health care services to the community," said University Health President and UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. "The expanded clinical services also support UNR Med's mission of educating the next generation of doctors, and providing patients with high-quality clinical care now and well into the future."

Patients can seek a variety of health care services and specialties at University Health Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism including:

  • diabetes management and medical nutrition therapy
  • endocrine disorders
  • thyroid and pituitary diseases
  • weight loss or weight gain needs
  • multidisciplinary weight loss program
  • nutrition consultation

Patients have the option of seeing a physician in the office or by virtual appointment for all endocrinology and nutrition services. The practice is accepting new patients. Patients can make an appointment and confirm insurance coverage by calling (775) 784-4474. Affordable cash pay options are available and Medicaid, Medicare and most commercial insurances are accepted. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The new clinical practice, located within the Saint Mary's Medical Group northwest Reno campus, is a 4,141 square foot modern health care facility and provides a patient-centric experience with nine endocrinology exam rooms and two registered dietician offices. Patient parking is complimentary and conveniently located near the practice entrance.

Providers include Karen Bain, RDN, LD, CDE, clinical dietitian; Karmella RDN, LD, CDE, clinical dietitian, David Howard, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, Tiffany Yohey APRN, Christine Burns, PA-C and Michael Bloch, M.D., clinical hypertension specialist. 

University Health physicians and residents work together as a medical team to discuss the treatment plan and care of all patients. The health care benefits of an educational clinic include a team-based approach for comprehensive patient care.


Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Released: Tuesday July 7, 2020 @ 6:00 AM