Medical Services

Two Doctors treating a Patient

  • Audiology

    Audiologists at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine treat patients of all ages who are experiencing hearing problems. Through a wide-range of techniques, our audiologists help improve hearing and prevent related damage to the ear. Hearing loss is usually gradual and may take time to discover; but if you have a difficult time understanding conversations, have to turn up the volume constantly, or others complain of your hearing—then come meet our staff today.

    Our board-certified doctors have extensive audiology training and are equipped with innovative testing methods to help determine the severity of hearing loss. Our audiologists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan using the latest hearing technology—including hearing aids, cochlear implants, or surgery.

    Our newly remodeled audiology testing facility features state of the art equipment and offers the following services: hearing evaluations, balance evaluations, auditory processing disorder evaluations (APD), cochlear implant candidate evaluations, cochlear implant mapping services, OSHA hearing screenings and custom hearing protection. We also host cochlear implant support groups as well as community aural rehabilitation classes.

    Hearing loss is much more than just a physical impairment; it can also lead to emotional and psychological disabilities. There are multiple causes from exposure to loud noise, aging, inheritance, trauma and disease. These causes result in one of four different types of hearing loss, which our audiologists will determine and go over with you to find the best treatment and prevention options.

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  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Parental/guardian responsibility for a child's mental health care and well-being can seem overwhelming. At the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, our team of child/adolescent psychiatrists, clinical fellows and APRNs is here to help. Board-certified and university based, our clinicians are dedicated to improving the mental health of children in Nevada and developing meaningful relationships with family members and caregivers to support the best possible outcomes.

    Our child psychiatry and family counseling services address a broad spectrum of mental health issues including anti-social behavior, anxiety and mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, depression, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, learning disabilities and other behavioral issues. We start by with a thorough evaluation; working with you and your child to develop an individualized treatment plan and assisting with management recommendations which may extend to individual or play therapy and/or family therapy. Our services and support are specific to each child and include tools for parents, guardians and caregivers.

    In this calm and attentive environment, here at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, all are welcome. Give us a call and schedule your appointment with a member of our caring psychiatric team today.

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  • 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.

    Service offered at our Internal Medicine Department

  • Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

    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.

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  • Family Medicine

    Family medicine provides continuing, comprehensive care for the entire family. Preventive care services for all ages include checkups, immunizations, screening tests and personalized lifestyle counseling. We also provide sports injury prevention and treatment, evaluation of muscle pain and geriatric medicine.

    As a patient, you can expect to have resident physicians participate in your appointment as part of their continued medical training. A resident doctor has graduated from medical school, been awarded an M.D. degree and is now training to be a particular type of doctor. Our residents care for patients under the guidance of UNR Med faculty members and physicians

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious or life threatening condition, you may benefit from hospice and palliative medicine. University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine hospice and palliative specialists are dedicated to preventing and relieving suffering for patients facing serious, complex illnesses. These specialists also can assist with advance care planning. In the unfortunate instance where end of life care is necessary, our hospice specialists are committed to making you and your loved ones comfortable during this time.

    Backed by the latest university-based research and tools, our team offers compassionate individualized care aimed at improving the quality of life for our patients. Coping with end of life care can seem daunting, but the School of Medicine hospice specialists offer respectful support with dignity. You and your loved ones will be well aided through this time of need. In addition, our palliative care specialists are able to meet with patients during any stage of chronic illness and offer considerate care to improve the well-being of individuals no matter the life expectancy terms.

    It's not necessary to wait until a concern has risen to meet with our hospice and palliative care specialists. Our staff is available to meet with your family and go over hospice and palliative details well in advance of a medical situation.

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  • Geriatrics (Primary Care)

    For patients over age 65.

    Specialized medical services for older adults are available through the Sanford Geriatric Specialty Care Center. The center works with the Sanford Center for Aging, which provides comprehensive medical and social assessments.

    Call 775-420-4106 for an appointment.

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  • 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.

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    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.

    Service offered at our Internal Medicine Department

  • Infectious diseases

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

    Service offered at our Internal Medicine Department

  • Internal Medicine

    Lifelong comprehensive primary care

    When it comes to your wellness, quality of life is about more than just managing when you become ill-your health care is an ongoing partnership between you and your doctor.

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  • Nutrition and weight loss

    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.

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  • Patient-Centered Family Medicine

    Patient-centered family medicine is an innovative program for improving primary care. We focus on organizing medical care around you, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time.

    Our primary goal is to give you the best possible medical care by building a trusting partnership between you, as an informed patient, and the health care team. The center of the team is you, the patient.

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  • Pediatrics

    We understand your child's well-being is the most important thing to you and that's why our board-certified pediatricians are here to ease your concerns and answer your questions about your child's health care. Pediatricians at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine specialize in a range of pediatric care including cardiology, gastroenterology, immunology and pediatric surgery. Our physicians have advanced training in providing the extra special care pediatric patients require.

    At the School of Medicine, our pediatricians are committed to children's health, from birth to young adulthood. When your child needs to see a specialist for anything other than a check-up, it can be stressful and scary, but rest assured our doctors provide compassionate and supportive care.

    The pediatricians at the School of Medicine are dedicated to helping your child get healthy and have a quick recovery from whatever ails them. The vast amount of information on child care from symptoms to monitor and proper medication doses can be overwhelming, which is why our pediatricians are always available to answer your questions. We enjoy developing strong, trusting relationships with our pediatric patients and watching them grow. If your child is due for a normal check-up, needs immunizations, or you have concerns about their health, come meet with our doctors today.

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  • Pediatric Endocrinology

    If your child has problems with growth, puberty, diabetes or other disorders of the hormones and the glands that produce them, our University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine pediatric endocrinologists can help.

    Our pediatric endocrinologists have special training in pediatric conditions as they relate to the endocrine system and can help treat a broad range of hormonal disorders including childhood diabetes. We work with parents and children to develop a comprehensive care plan for our pediatric patients. There are many underlying problems resulting in growth and puberty issues including hyperthyroidism and adrenal gland disorders. Our pediatric endocrinologists have advanced fellowship training to identify pediatric endocrinology causes and develop effective treatment options.

    School of Medicine board-certified physicians can easily recognize the differences in the pediatric endocrine system. They identify symptoms and evaluate patients based on their growth problems, hormonal imbalances and thyroid disorders. Highly trained doctors then develop treatment plans to ensure your child's well-being.

    It's especially important to monitor children for early growth disorders and to carefully observe pediatric diabetes. If you suspect your child of having hormone or metabolism problems including weight gain, growth problems, or early or late puberty, then don't hesitate to talk with one of our pediatric endocrinologists today.

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  • Primary Care
    • Adult and Geriatric primary care new patients and same day visits (call for availability).
    • Annual and routine physicals and screenings
    • Exercise, diet and nutritional consultations
  • Psychiatry

    Psychiatrists, Residents and APRNs at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine offer a broad spectrum of comprehensive mental health services and counseling. These services include assistance with mood disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorders, anger management, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, as well as severe mental illnesses such as psychosis and schizophrenia.

    Our clinicians work with you to develop a care plan which best fits your specific mental health needs. Families and caregivers are welcome to participate in treatment, as you desire. In addition, the School of Medicine can work with your primary care or specialty physicians, fostering a collaborative effort to address all of your medical concerns.

    In this calm and attentive environment, here at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, all are welcome. Give us a call and schedule your appointment with a member of our caring psychiatric team today.

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  • Psychological and Psychotherapy Services

    Psychologists and psychotherapists at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine are highly trained specialists who can help address behaviors and thought processes associated with mental health disorders. They provide support for a variety of diagnosis' including depression and anxiety, personality disorders, and can even support patients suffering from fear and grief due to domestic violence or sexual assault. Clinicians often refer patients to psychotherapy to increase the potential for or the effectiveness of treatment. If expertise beyond the scope of our psychologists and psychotherapists is required, our team members regularly collaborate with and refer patients to School of Medicine psychiatrists and/or medication management specialists.

    Our psychologists are university-based and have access to the latest medical research and clinical studies. In addition, they routinely participate in their own studies to advance their knowledge in the field. We care for all patients of any age, race, or sexual identity. If you need advice about managing a physical diagnosis or if you need emotional support... our team of qualified psychologists and psychotherapists is here to help.

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  • Sports Medicine

    Sports medicine specialists at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine offer physical therapy for athletes of all levels who want to be more active than their medical condition allows. Our sports medicine doctors work with professional, college and high school athletes and even "weekend warriors."

    Our sports medicine focus is on injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system particularly those involving the knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow as well as treatment for illness related to sports, integrating physical therapy, injury prevention and enhancing sports performance. When a patient comes in suffering from pain as a result of sports trauma or over-exertion, our sports medicine physicians offer compassionate and thorough care. We are committed to healing your ailments and getting you back on your feet to play and exercise.

    The sports medicine department is led by the highly skilled Dr. Islas, who has experience in wilderness medicine and treating patients in rural settings with limited medical resources. He is also the head team physician for the University of Nevada, Reno athletics program. Our board-certified doctors supervise medical students and fellows by providing exceptional care to athletes, in addition they have access to the latest resources in sports medicine treatment. We understand quick recovery time is a high priority for our patients and we are dedicated to treating and preventing your injuries.

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  • 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.

     Service offered at our Internal Medicine Department

  • Wellness and Weight Management

    At the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, we incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to developing individual lifelong skills to help lose and maintain weight. Our team of internists, nurses and registered dieticians work together to assess weight loss methods that will be most beneficial to you. Our goal is to guide you towards leading a healthy lifestyle and prevent or control obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

    Our certified weight loss staff will discuss your goals and expectations and a plan to achieve them. During the program you will be periodically evaluated by our team to address key issues necessary to achieve your goals.

    Healthy eating is the most important part of the weight management process. Knowing what and what not to eat is key. School of Medicine doctors and staff may also recommend other important tools to help you lose weight such as meal replacement, medications and assessment of surgical options.

    Studies show that diets may show promising results initially but fail to maintain weight long-term. This is why it is very important to find a healthy eating plan that appeals to you and that you can follow for the rest of your life.

    Our goal at the School of Medicine is to transition you to a healthier lifestyle. Life is full of surprises and you will be amazed at how minimal changes can produce significant results. We understand this is important for you and would like to be a part of this journey towards a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Womens Health

    We are committed to providing our patients with outstanding, evidence-based healthcare while educating future healthcare providers. The University of Nevada, Reno Women's Health provides:

    • Obstetrical Care
    • Midwifery Care
    • Gynecologic Services
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Menopausal Management
    • Nutrition Services

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