As a Direct Primary Care provider in Reno, NV, Preferred Family Medicine focuses on you and your health without the unnecessary intrusion of insurance companies. We believe that the best primary care medicine is both personal and affordable, and that’s what we offer. Primary care is all we do, so let us restore your faith in health care. Experience a patient-doctor relationship based on trust and respect; the type of relationship every patient deserves.
Our patient benefits include full access to primary care, meaning you will have more time with your provider, 24/7 access for acute medical issues, no co-pays, and no limit on visits. Your monthly membership fee covers general adult physicals, women’s healthcare, newborn and pediatric care, wellness education, chronic disease management, minor procedures and coordination of care with specialists when needed. We also offer the added convenience of in-house lab draws and discounted labs.
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Meet Dr. Highley
"I will be your healthcare fiduciary"
Christopher C. Highley D.O.
Dr. Christopher Highley has over 19 years of experience in the primary care medical space. Having worked on the front line of healthcare, Dr. Highley has garnered an acumen of skills at the point-of-care, treating patients of all ages and just about every conceivable problem. He is not only passionate about patient care, but optimizing the experience for both the doctor and the patient. He is especially skilled in developing a rapport with his patients, whom find him especially personable and willing to take the time needed to explain their medical conditions to their satisfaction.
After practicing in Carson City, NV for 15 years, Dr. Highley will be opening the first Direct Primary Care office in Reno, NV in August 2018. The transition from his established practice to the Direct Primary Care model allows Dr. Highley to continue to provide the highest quality care, for which he has been rated by insurers in the past, while continuing to focus on his patients’ needs with unmatched convenience. The DPC model will allow more time and attention to his patients and provide all services so his patients can get the best for their health care dollars. Therefore, Dr. Highley's new practice, Preferred Family Medicine, will not accept insurance. Learn more about Direct Primary Care here and Dr. Highley's practice model here.
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DR. HIGHLEY'S EXPERIENCE:
Carson Medical Group, Carson City, NV - Partner
August 2003 - July 2018 Board-Certified Family Physician Carson Medical Group
Family Medicine Physician - Primary Care Physician Treating All Ages Newborn to 90 year olds! , Partner Carson Medical Group
FAA Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)
2006 - present
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Education at University of Nevada School of Medicine2006-present
Preceptor Clinical Externships
Adjunct Instructor Family Medicine at Touro University Nevada2006-present
Preceptor Medical Students during Clinical Externships
Major, Medical Corps, Family Practice Physician at US ArmyJuly 1996 - June 2003
Resident, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1996-1999; Staff Physician 1999-2003
Founder, CEO at Cirrus Medical Network, LLCJanuary 2014 - Present | Las Vegas, NV
Founder, CEO of Cirrus Medical Network, LLC (CirrusMED) - "Your Doctor. Online." - Online Concierge Doctors. Retain a primary care physician (PCP), available 24/7 using telemedicine, for a nominal monthly fee.
DR HIGHLEY'S EDUCATION:
Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S. Army1996 – 1999Residency, Family MedicineConcentration: Family MedicineActivities: 3 -year Medical Residency
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center1992 – 1996D.O.
University of Wisconsin-Madison1988 – 1992B.S.Concentration: Molecular Biology
DR HIGHLEY'S INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES:
Primary Care Medicine, Health Information Technology, mHealth, Direct Primary Care, EHR / EMR, Healthcare Optimization, Healthcare Innovation, Aviation, Music, and Tahoe.
Certified Medical Assistant
Chanel is a certified Medical Assistant/phlebotomist and has been working in healthcare for over 8 years. She was raised in the Reno area and attended the University of Nevada Reno where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health. Chanel’s motto is to always put the patient first, she feels her patients are her family, therefore she continually goes above and beyond to meet their needs. Outside of work, Chanel’s main focus is family, as a married mom of 2 she loves mini vacations to Six Flags and Santa Cruz.
Janet has been in healthcare for 12 years, 8 of which have been spent in office management. Starting as
a receptionist at a multi-specialty group then quickly working her way into management within 4 years.
Janet loves the change and personalization DPC brings to healthcare. She believes that taking the time to
listen, answer questions and discuss patients concerns is key to building a strong trustworthy relationship
with the patient.
When not in the office Janet loves to travel with her husband and spend time with her family. As a family
that loves camping, family camp trips are often the focus of vacations!