DispatchHealth Provides On-Demand Urgent Care in Las Vegas

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Mobile Urgent Care Service Now Treating Patients in Southern Nevada

DispathHealth is a new and innovative provider of on-demand mobile urgent care services in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unlike traditional urgent care or emergency room visits, their medical team brings treatment right to the privacy and comfort of a person’s home, work place or senior living community.

This service is convenient, affordable and personal and can be easily requested by phone at 702-848-4443, or through its website or via a free mobile app. Once a request has been triaged and validated as appropriate, patients will be given an estimated time of arrival. The DispatchHealth medical team is then dispatched to the person’s home and will arrive in approximately 60 – 90 minutes.

The medical team consists of an emergency medical technician (EMT) and an ED-trained and board-certified nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) with continual virtual support from an emergency room physician. DispatchHealth’s skilled and experienced providers arrive with the tools necessary to provide advanced medical care and are supported by modern technological infrastructure to ensure quality outcomes.

The DispatchHealth medical team will arrive on scene with the tools and equipment required to treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses, including the flu, upper respiratory conditions, dehydration, urinary tract infections, nebulizer treatment for COPD, bronchitis, sinus infections, strep throat, sewing up a laceration or skin tear, packing a nose bleed, treating nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, removing foreign objects (from ears and nose), pink eye, stabilizing a sprained ankle, doing basic blood work on-site, treating headaches/migraines, administering IV fluids, medications, antibiotics and much more.

The concept for DispatchHealth was created in 2013 by an Emergency Room doctor in Denver, Colorado in an attempt to reduce the number of persons utilizing the Emergency Room for non-life threatening health issues that could be treated outside of the hospital setting.

“Our care model has proven acute care can be delivered safely in the convenience of the patient’s home or location of need,” stated DispatchHealth Co-Founder and CEO Mark Prather, MD, MBA. “Whether caring for an elderly parent, an injured or ill child, or facing an acute illness or injury themselves, consumers have a new option to address on-demand healthcare needs without the expense, inconvenience and time so often associated with urgent and emergency care facilities.”


DispatchHealth’s unique, care delivery model and clinical capabilities allows them to treat the entire family from young children to teens, adults and seniors.  For busy parents with kids, working adults with hectic schedules to seniors in senior living communities, the services offer a convenient and affordable option – in essence, bringing back the house call.

DispatchHealth has contracted with major health care insurance providers in Las Vegas (including Medicare and Medicaid). After a treatment is completed, DispatchHealth will bill insurance directly. There may be a co-pay (urgent care) required depending on insurance. The co-pay would be collected after DispatchHealth has been paid by the insurance company. The service has an affordable self-pay rate for those individuals without health care coverage, are out of network coverage or have a high deductible plan. Health savings plans are also accepted for payment of services.

DispatchHealth focuses much of their attention on serving the senior community – as they often have fewer options and more difficulties accessing urgent care. They may also have limited transportation options and mobility challenges making it difficult to leave home. Having an option besides calling 911 is critical. Going to the emergency room for non-life threatening situations is not only costly, but can be very disruptive and disorienting. DispatchHealth believes their mobile urgent care solution is taking tremendous steps towards higher quality healthcare delivery, lowering costs and increasing patient satisfaction.


The option of having affordable, personalized care in the home setting is a welcome and much needed addition to the care continuum. Individuals tend to be more relaxed, share more information about their health issues and have better outcomes when treated in their home.

Other advantages include not being exposed to others with serious health issues in an urgent or emergency waiting room setting; having the DispatchHealth medical team able to administer a first dose of medication, as well as write orders for prescriptions during the home visit; and having a medical team completely focused on the patient’s health needs. The average home visit is 45 minutes.

DispatchHealth’s goal is not to replace primary care physicians or home health provider, but support their efforts, when needed, for specific urgent care needs of patients. The medical team leaves a copy of all treatment notes, tests results and prescriptions with the person being treated, and sends a copy to designated primary care physicians and other care providers as requested. DispatchHealth’s objective is to tuck everyone back with their care team when treatment is completed.


The original location and corporate office for DispatchHealth is located in Denver, Colorado. Besides Denver, the company has expanded to provide services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Richmond, Virginia and Phoenix, Arizona.

DispatchHealth started helping patients in Las Vegas on December 1, 2017.

DispatchHealth’s most recent opening, as of two week ago, is Houston, TX.  Future expansion includes opening in both Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas by early summer. Additional metropolitan locations are under consideration.


The DispatchHealth business motto is “The Right Care at the Right Time at the Right Place.” They believe righteous healthcare can be achieved through the power of technology, convenience and service. Their team works hard to create an integrated delivery solution that extends yet supports the capabilities of a person’s care team, and provides quality care to each individual seen while dramatically decreasing costs for both the consumer and the healthcare industry.

To request care in the Las Vegas Valley: call 702-848-4443.


BJ Wright, Community Engagement Manager
Direct: 612-242-1001

Bill Butcher, Market Director
Direct: 503-867-2302

DispatchHealth website

April Healthcare Happy Hour Sponsored by SilverSummit Healthplan

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Las Vegas HEALS Holds Ribbon-Cutting of New Offices at Next Healthcare Happy Hour, Sponsored by SilverSummit Healthplan

Event to take place at Roseman University Summerlin Campus

Las Vegas HEALS and SilverSummit Healthplan have teamed up to mark the grand opening of the new corporate offices of Las Vegas HEALS at the Roseman University Summerlin Campus.

From 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, the next Healthcare Happy Hour will be held at the new site at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a ribbon-cutting, and remarks by Doug Geinzer of Las Vegas HEALS and Garrett Leaf of SilverSummit Healthplan.

“We are excited to sponsor the popular Healthcare Happy Hour and be a part of the Las Vegas HEALS grand opening celebration of its new offices,” said SilverSummit Healthplan President and CEO Garrett Leaf. “Las Vegas HEALS has been instrumental in sharing a voice for the healthcare industry, and we avidly support our providers and the endeavors to improve our industry in Nevada.”

The new space is situated across from Roseman University’s 98-seat auditorium, which the organization will be able to use. Future plans include bringing healthcare industry leaders together for a speaker series on various significant topics affecting this industry on a local level. Las Vegas HEALS will also have access to a 16-seat conference room for hosting council and task force meetings.

“Las Vegas HEALS has succeeded in bringing together healthcare leaders to start and continue conversations necessary to fulfill our mission,” said Bob Cooper, chairman of the Board of Directors of Las Vegas HEALS. “These conversations have included everything from graduate medical education expansion to addressing inadequate provider reimbursement levels, nursing shortages and medical tourism. Being co-located within Roseman University will allow us to start and continue more of these conversations.”

Cardiometabolic Health Congress Plans for CMHC West 2018

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Details for Event Being Held at Wynn Las Vegas from May 4-5, 2018

CMHC is approaching the return of its CMHC West event: Advancing Cardiometabolic Health from East to West. As hundreds of participants gather at the two-day conference, taking place at Wynn Las Vegas from May 4-5, 2018, an extensive agenda of cutting-edge keynote speakers and thought leaders, clinical educational sessions, and interactive lectures will collectively deliver the most recent clinical research in cardiometabolic health to attendees.

As scientific research and evidence continues to emerge surrounding the multitude of ways in which cardiovascular health is tied to a host of diseases and disorders, CMHC is proud to present a carefully curated agenda that features world-renowned experts, and continue its longstanding tradition of providing the latest, most current data and clinical education in cardiometabolic health. Moreover, as global public health epidemics including obesity and diabetes progressively become more critical and severe, CMHC West represents a forum in which primary care practitioners and professionals can simultaneously learn from expert faculty, as well as each other.

As cardiovascular health becomes an increasingly critical facet of patient wellness—coupled with the need to address root symptoms of cardiometabolic disease—the far-reaching potential of CMHC West marks an exciting and unique opportunity for attendees to be at the forefront of the healthcare industry. Delegates will learn firsthand about the most effective ways to enhance practice and patient outcomes, while networking and engaging with the nation’s top thought leaders and clinicians in cardiometabolic health.


About the Cardiometabolic Health Congress

The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) is more than an annual conference or regional meeting. CMHC provides a single point of access for busy practitioners to stay abreast of evolving science, clinical practice advances, and continuing education in cardiometabolic disease prevention and management. CMHC provides a complete platform of education spanning live and digital communications that extends the energy and experience of our national and regional conferences throughout the year to an audience of frontline clinicians with vested interests in cardiometabolic health.

To learn moreregister for any event, enroll in any training program, or exhibit at an A4M Conference, please contact the office of Cardiometabolic Health Congress:

Phone: 877.571.4700

Email: info@cardiometabolichealth.org

Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts Route 91 Remembrance on April 8

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Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Event Features Collin Raye & Butterfly Release

To honor those lost or affected by the tragic events of 1 October, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice organization, will host a free, commemorative butterfly release ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, highlighted by a special performance by country music legend, Collin Raye.

Raye, who had 16 number one hits and 24 top ten records, including “Love, Me,” will perform as 900 butterflies are released, representing the number of victims and families directly affected by the tragedy.

The event is presented by Nathan Adelson Hospice in conjunction with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, The City of Las Vegas and Get Outdoors Nevada, the Academy of Country Music’s® philanthropic arm ACM Lifting Lives® and Music City Cares Fund. The special tribute will feature a short, nondenominational ceremony with remarks by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

“As an organization that provides extensive grief and bereavement outreach in the community, we understand trauma and its impact on individuals and their loved ones,” said Carole Fisher, President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “With help from a grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the generous support of The City of Las Vegas, Get Outdoors Nevada, the Lifting Lives arm of the Academy of Country Music and the Music City Cares Fund, we are able to continue the healing process of our community in a visible and meaningful way.”

“ACM Lifting Lives is proud to partner with Nathan Adelson Hospice in this special ceremony honoring the victims and families of the October tragedy,” said Pete Fisher, ACM CEO. “All of us at the Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives truly believe in the powerful role music plays in healing lives, and now in our 15th year, feel a genuine and heartfelt connection to Las Vegas and its people.”

Not only does the special event bring together multiple partners to provide an inspirational and uplifting message to a still-healing Las Vegas, but to the many other communities devastated by the tragedy. Along with citizens and visitors from many states and countries, the country music community was shocked and wants to continue to help keep #vegasstrong.

The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, established shortly after the event, is located at 1015 S. Casino Center Boulevard. Free parking is available. Due to the sensitive nature of the butterflies, they will be released promptly at 2:30 pm.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, please visit the Nathan Adelson Hospice website.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, visit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee website.

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit the ACM Lifting Lives website.

Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Clinical Director

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Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is now seeking a Licensed Physical Therapist to serve as Clinical Director for our new outpatient clinic in Las Vegas, NV.

At Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine our therapists utilize evidence-based protocols to drive optimal outcome in the areas of sports medicine, total joints, and upper extremities, and more.

As a part of our team, therapists have immediate access to our referring providers and patient’s records, allowing for optimal patient care and recover.

We’re developing an elite physical therapy team in Las Vegas, NV and our compensation packages reflect this mission:

  • Excellent Pay and Bonus Plan
  • Comprehensive Benefits Pkg
  • Continuing Education
  • Association Dues
  • Flexible Schedule
  • And Much More

Positions available:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist/Clinic Director

If you are ready for an exciting career opportunity in a progressive orthopedic environment, contact us today to learn more!

For more information on becoming part of our Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team, please contact:


Desert Radiology Celebrates National Doctor’s Day On March 30

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Desert Radiology Applauds Southern Nevada Doctors Making a Difference

National Doctors Day is Friday, March 30, 2018

Part of what makes the Las Vegas medical community so special is the tireless dedication of our local doctors, nurses, and support staff to the health and well-being of our community as a whole. On the job, you put your patients first and provide world-class medical care that truly changes life. Outside of work, many of you lend a helping hand to the amazing local organizations who strive to offer invaluable services and resources to those who need it most. And we just want to say, thank you.

Desert Radiology says thank you for all that you do to make Southern Nevada a better place for all of us. It is our great honor to be part of such an outstanding local network of healthcare providers. We want you to know that we take our role within the community every bit as seriously as you do. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook to look at some of the inspiring projects and initiatives that our dedicated team has helped to tackle recently and get involved by using #WeAreDR

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

25 Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Physicians Make Top Doctors List

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25 Nevada Oncology Practice’s Physicians Recognized by Castle Connolly

For 2018, two Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada physicians were named to Castle Connolly’s prestigious “America’s Top Doctors” list and twenty-three physicians were named “Regional Top Doctors,” spanning the specialties of medical oncology and hematology, radiation oncology, pulmonary disease, and surgery. The list is billed as America’s trusted source for identifying top doctors.

Among the honorees, Wolfram Samlowski, MD, FACP and Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, FASCO, FACP were named “America’s Top Doctors.”

Samlowski is a world-renown physician and research scientists who serves on the Developmental Therapeutics and Genitourinary Committees for US Oncology Research as well as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Samlowski has contributed to, and authored, more than 150 publications, peer reviews and abstracts.

Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang is a globally recognized medical oncologist and cancer researcher who has authored/coauthored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts and has given hundreds of lectures and presentations to his peers worldwide. He has led research in Las Vegas for two recent FDA-approved prostate cancer treatments – Provenge and Xofigo – and has been featured in national and local media outlets in relation to his cancer research work including The New York Times, USA Today, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature and 60 Minutes.

Nominations for inclusion on the list can be made on both the regional and national level and all licensed physicians, MDs and DOs (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) are invited to participate. Through careful analysis of board certifications, scrutiny of medical education, training, professional achievements, malpractice and disciplinary history, among other qualifications, the Castle Connolly team received more than 100,000 nominations.

Comprehensive Cancers “Regional Top Doctors” include: Mary Ann K. Allison, MD, FACP; Michael J. Anderson, MD; Fadi Braiteh, MD; Andrew M. Cohen, MD; John (Jack) Collier, MD, FCCP, DABSM; Dan L. Curtis, MD; Khoi Dao, MD; Souzan El-Eid, MD, FACS; Farzaneh Farzin, MD; Oscar B. Goodman Jr., MD, PhD; Regan Holdridge, MD; Clark S. Jean, MD; Edwin Kingsley, MD; Raul Meoz, MD, FACR; Anthony V. Nguyen, MD; Rupesh J. Parikh, MD; H. Keshava Prasad, MD, FRCP, FRCPath; Hamidreza Sanatinia, MD; James Sanchez, MD; Michael T. Sinopoli, MD; Margaret Terhar, MD, FACS; George S. Tu, MD, FCCP, DABSM; and Brian Vicuna, MD.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is an award-winning multidisciplinary practice comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary services, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research, with treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more than 35 years, the practice has provided oncology services to patients in and out of state with a specialized physician and nursing staff. Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research trails. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit the company’s website, and follow the practice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

UNLV Hosting Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma

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Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma

Working and/or living through a traumatic event can negatively affect emotional and physical health, social functioning, and economic well-being. UNLV is hosting the “Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma” workshop designed to give participants evidence-based practical tools for preventing and managing life’s inevitable stresses, building resilience and self-awareness. This approach, which is grounded in our biology and psychology, is designed to transform even the most devastating trauma into an opportunity for discovering personal

April 23, 2018
UNLV Foundation Blasco Room
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
RVSP for the workshop to trauma.training@unlv.edu

This workshop is hosted by Dr. Anne Weisman, Director of Wellness and Integrative Medicine at the UNLV School of Medicine. Support for this workshop was made possible by the Las Vegas Healing

Workshop Presenters

James S. Gordon, MD, psychiatrist and CMBM Founder and Executive Director, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and chaired the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush. Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression; Comprehensive Cancer Care; Manifesto for a New Medicine; and more than 120 articles in professional journals and mainstream publications, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry, The Journal of Traumatic Stress, The American Family Physician, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Sabrina N’diaye PhD, LCSW-C, is an integrative psychotherapist and founder of the Heart Nest Center for Peace and Healing in Baltimore. Dr. N’diaye is a Center for Mind-Body Medicine faculty member. She works with individuals, couples, and survivors of gender-based violence, community activists, police departments, flight attendants, and peace builders in the US, as well as in CMBM programs in the Middle East and Houston.


HEALS Teams Up With The Ferraro Group

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Communication is key, and Las Vegas HEALS always strives to refine the way we communicate with you and others in the community. Moving forward, our Communications Council will be working with The Ferraro Group, a PR firm with offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Phoenix, to help us craft messages and share our impressive story. The Communications Council will be meeting on April 11 to discuss 2018 goals for a more strategic communications plan. We are encouraging members who are communication experts to attend the meeting. We are looking forward to a great 2018!

21st Century C.A.R.E. Event at Pinot’s Palette on May 17

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Paint, Sip and Make a Difference for Those With Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and 21st Century C.A.R.E. is having an event at Pinot’s Palette’s to raise funds to benefit local cancer patients

When: Thursday, May 17th 2018
Where: Pinot’s Palette – The District
2260 Village Walk Dr. Ste 104
(Located in The District at Green Valley Ranch)
Studio Phone: 702-910-4700
Time: Painting starts at 7:00 (2 hour painting)
Cost: $39.00 per person
RSVP: Seats may be limited. Reserve your easel today by following this link.

This 21st Century C.A.R.E. fundraiser in held in cooperation with Pinot’s Palette to raise awareness for cancer in general, particularly skin cancer. The gathered funds from the event will benefit local cancer patients to support them with financial assistance and to provide education to the public, patients and health care providers.

Sign up for a night of painting for a good cause and the chance to win great prices donated by our sponsors in an auction/raffle.

About 21st Century C.A.R.E.

21st Century C.A.R.E. is a not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to cancer patients. The organization provides patients financial assistance for incidental expenses related to active cancer treatments. This allows the patient to put their focus where it belongs – on beating the disease. One of our leading missions at 21st Century C.A.R.E is to help patients with many of the unexpected out-of-pocket costs encountered while undergoing cancer treatment. Our goal is to ease such negative factors by providing funding of expenses such as transportation, accommodations, medical supplies, and groceries. The application process is handled efficiently by our professional staff so patients receive the assistance they need without delay.
Therefore, cancer education is crucial to both health care providers and cancer patients so that both groups can be aware of the latest information related to cancer care.

We’re proud to have been awarded GuideStar’s highest level of recognition! GuideStar USA, Inc. is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations. It serves to verify that a recipient organization is established and that donated funds go where the donor intended for individuals looking to give.

Find more information about 21st Century C.A.R.E.