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About Us

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 phlebotomy, discounted labs and an in-house pharmacy for dispensing deeply discounted medications. 

Have more questions on Direct Primary Care and our practice? Go here for answers.

Preferred Family Medicine Team

Our Doctors

Meet Dr. Highley

 

"I will be your healthcare fiduciary"

Christopher C. Highley D.O.

Dr. Christopher Highley has over 21 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,  and takes the time needed to explain medical conditions.

After practicing in Carson City, NV for 15 years, Dr. Highley opened the first Direct Primary Care office in Reno, NV in August 2018.  The concierge Direct Primary Care model allows Dr. Highley to continue to provide the highest quality care,  while continuing to focus on his patients’ needs with unmatched convenience.  The DPC model allows for more time and attention with regards to patient care.  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 Medicine

    Preceptor Clinical Externships

  • Adjunct Instructor Family Medicine at Touro University Nevada

    Preceptor Medical Students during Clinical Externships

  • Major, Medical Corps, Family Practice Physician at US Army

    Resident, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1996-1999; Staff Physician 1999-2003

  • Founder, CEO at Cirrus Medical Network, LLC

    Founder, CEO of Cirrus Medical Network, LLC (CirrusMED) - "Your Doctor. Online." - Online Concierge Doctors.  Proprietary all-in-one direct care telehealth platform for physicians moving to a virtual practice environment.

DR HIGHLEY'S EDUCATION:

  • Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S. Army

    Residency, Family Medicine
    Concentration: Family Medicine
    Activities: 3 -year Medical Residency
  • Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

    D.O.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    B.S.
    Concentration: Molecular Biology

DR HIGHLEY'S INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES:

Primary Care Medicine, Health Information Technology, Digital Health, Direct Primary Care, EHR / EMR, Healthcare Optimization,  Healthcare Innovation, Aviation, Music, and Tahoe.

Meet Dr. Scullion

 

"Excited to help my patient's health journey"

PFM Dr. Scullion Reno Concierge Doctor

Amy Scullion M.D.

Dr. Scullion was born and raised in Ohio but every winter her family took a ski trip to Lake Tahoe. She fell in love with Tahoe’s beauty and the endless outdoor activities. She spent some time working at Preferred Family Medicine while in her third year of Family Medicine residency at the University of Nevada-Reno. She is excited to build her own practice and put her skills, caring for the entire family, to work! She is now accepting patients.

Education

University of Nevada, Reno                                                                              July 2018 – June 2021 

Family Medicine Residency 

 

The Ohio State University College of Medicine                                 August 2014 –May 2018

Doctorate of Medicine

 

The Ohio State University                                                         June 2010- May 2014

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience/ Interests

Chief Resident:       July 2020 – Present

- Served as primary liaison between faculty/administration and 30 family medicine residents

- Developed educational opportunities and helped residents navigate personal and professional conflicts

 

Family Medicine Council Operations Committee Member                         July 2020 – Present

- Weekly meeting to address patient, resident, and organizational issues that arise in clinic

 

Interests: 

- Sports and musculoskeletal medicine, women’s health and family planning, primary care 

procedures, newborn care

Publications

“Evaluating Back Pain in the Active Adolescent” Presented at NAFP winter CME conference, Stateline, NV 1-2021.

Licensure/Certifications/Professional Memberships

American Board of Family Medicine: Board Exam Schedule April 7th

 

Licensures: Nevada Limited License, Pharmacy License, DEA License 

 

Certifications:  BLS, ACLS, ALSO 

 

Memberships: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy for Sports Medicine

Life Experiences

The Ohio State University Women’s Basketball Team                         June 2010- April 2015

- Big Ten Tournament Champions 2010, 4 NCAA appearances 

- Named captain in 2014, Played final season during the first year of medical school

 

 

Our Team

Jennifer Peterson O.D.

Jennifer Peterson O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Peterson has been providing comprehensive eye care for residents of Northern Nevada since 2003. She has worked side-by-side with ophthalmologists in both military and civilian/private practice settings. She brings her keen optometry skills (and sense of humor) to the practice for the benefit of our members. 

Meghann

Meghann

Certified Medical Assistant

Meghann is from our home state of Nevada. She has had many adventures in her journey as a MA.  From assisting our front-line firefighters and police officers all along the west coast and into Colorado to serving the community of Carson City, she has done it all. She comes from a big family and family always comes first. She and her dog Oliver, a frequent visitor of PFM, enjoy long walks in the mountains.  Give Meghann a good quality cup of coffee and you've made a pal for life. 

 

Daniella

Daniella

Front Office

Daniella is from the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado where she served as an MA/front desk in another DPC office. She is attending the University of Nevada in hopes of pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant one day. She is from an Army family, has traveled all across the world, and is fluent in German. She and her husband enjoy exciting road trips across the country creating memories with family and friends along the way.

Stephani

Stephani

Certified Medical Assistant

Stephanie is from a little farther north on the sandy beaches of Oregon. She started her journey as a MA at a very young age and has never stopped pushing herself and those around her to be the very best they can be. When she's not working here at PFM, you can find her in the stands of our local middle and high schools cheering on her three boys in basketball, wrestling, AND football. She also loves camping across the west coast come rain, snow, or shine. 

 

"Dr. Scullion is absolutely amazing. If you are looking for personalized care and a practice that actually cares about you as a patient then you must check out Preferred Family Medicine. Initially, I was a bit skeptical about the monthly subscription service however the quality of the care and time that Dr. Scullion spent with me made it worth every penny." (Facebook review)

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Personal Health Care is Our Mission

24/7 service. Same Day Appointments are Available.

(775) 204-0150 (phone)

hello@nvpfm.com

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Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 9AM -5PM

(775) 501-6360 (fax)

10627 Professional Cir, Ste A, Reno, NV 89521