UMC Lab Named Among Best In The Nation

By | Awards

University Medical Center’s laboratory has been named one of the best in the nation, according to a medical industry publication.  Medical Laboratory Observer designated UMC’s laboratory as the “2015 Lab of the Year First Runner Up,” based on customer service, teamwork, organization, patient care, education and efficiency.

Read more at the Las Vegas Sun.

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Center Opening New Office

By | Developments

When Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Center opens its new offices in the Las Vegas Medical District this summer it will be more than SDMI’s seventh location in Southern Nevada.

It will provide essential services in the emerging hub of medical excellence, generate two-dozen good-paying jobs, and demonstrate SDMI’s nearly 30-year commitment to Las Vegas.

The 14,000-square-foot facility is in the heart of the Medical District and is the first major new construction in the area since UNLV announced its intention to create a medical school and locate it nearby.

“We should all be grateful our community is embracing a medical arts district that will improve health care, strengthen the economy, and continue Las Vegas’ evolution as a city,” said Dr. David Steinberg who with his father, Dr. Leon Steinberg, and business partner and friend, Dr. Mark Winkler, opened the first SDMI office in 1988.

“Our next boom has to be something besides the resort industry — and I am confident it will be.”

That faith in Las Vegas comes from being part of one of the city’s pioneering families. Leon Steinberg came to Southern Nevada in the late 1950s to create from scratch the radiology department at the then-new Sunrise Hospital.

“Sunrise vastly improved patient care in Las Vegas, and my father was proud of being part of that,” David Steinberg said. “He always looked for ways to make things better — for the patient and for the community.”

For SDMI patients that means being able to see talented medical professionals and have access to the latest technology at convenient locations across Southern Nevada. Once there, they find examination and waiting rooms designed around them, billing and other services handled in-house, and even a wall of plants that will greet visitors at the new Medical District center.

“Everything we do is patient-focused,” David Steinberg said. “Good medicine is good business.”

Patients have responded to the approach, with SDMI earning 96.7% patient satisfaction. This has allowed SDMI to engage in a strategic, years-long expansion across the Las Vegas Valley.

Even as it has grown into a large company with nearly 400 employees, SDMI remains true to the values of the small, family-run business it was when it started.

From having the most energetic people at the Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure to Bagging Childhood Hunger at Three Square and at many good causes in between, SDMI associates can be found volunteering almost every weekend.

“We hire caring people and that is reflected in the excellent patient care at our centers and in how much we give back,” David Steinberg said. “I can think of no better legacy for SDMI.”

(2015, April 29).  Las Vegas Review Journal Medical District Special Section

Nerve Surgery Procedures Can Alleviate Chronic Pain

By | Recognition

As a peripheral nerve surgeon, Tollestrup operates on the body’s peripheral nervous system, which involves the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, to relieve chronic pain caused by nerve dysfunction known as neuropathy.  “Peripheral nerves are both motor and sensory in nature, so just as you can have sensory changes, you can develop motor weakness,” Tollestrup said.

Read more at Las Vegas Review Journal

For Fertility Doctor, Helping Couples Conceive Is The Most Rewarding Part Of The Job

By | Uncategorized

Las Vegas, NV – Last week was National Infertility Awareness Week. According to the national infertility association Resolve, 1 in 8 couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. That’s where Dr. Eva Littman comes in. She is founder and practice director at Red Rock Fertility Center, which offers a boutique-style approach to helping couples start a family. She also hosts free fertility seminars. The next is scheduled for May 23, with online registration available at

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Children’s Heart Center Donates Money for UNLV Medical School Scholarships

By | Healthcare

Dr. Barbara Atkinson expressed why this city so desperately needs a medical school. To bring in the very best students, she decided to scholarship the entire charter class for all four years.  That means our community has to step up and donate big money, and the Children’s Heart Center did.  As of Monday afternoon, Dr. Atkinson said 44 of the 60 scholarships valued at $100,000 each have already been donated.

The video can be watched at Positively LV.