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Join Us For Our Holiday Open House

Join Us For Our Holiday Open House

We will be hosting a hybrid in-person and virtual open house and patient appreciation event from 3-6 PM on Dec 16th.
Meet Dr. Amy Scullion and Dr. Chris Highley.
Learn about concierge direct primary care and all that Preferred Family Medicine has to offer.
Food & Beverages – Gifts

Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment in Nevada

Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment in Nevada

Are you a senior in the Reno/Tahoe, Nevada area struggling with what to do during Medicare Open Enrollment? Open enrollment can be a stressful time. Navigating the intricacies of original Medicare vs the endless Advantages Plans can be overwhelming. First, let’s explore what Medicare is, and then let’s look at the important differences between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Traveling or Need Confirmation of COVID-19?  Quick Turnaround PCR Testing Now Available in Reno

Traveling or Need Confirmation of COVID-19? Quick Turnaround PCR Testing Now Available in Reno

If you are traveling out of the country, you may have run into the problem of finding a place to get molecular or PCR testing for COVID-19 within the timeframe required by the destination country. Up until recently, your options were limited, and often you had to deal with busy and overworked pharmacy staff or limited-access healthcare facilities. Fortunately, PCR testing is now able to be performed in the office, thanks to some CLIA-waived options. We are pleased to announce that we are now offering rapid PCR testing with a 30-40 min turnaround time, right here at our office in Reno, Nevada.

Welcome Dr. Amy Scullion!

Welcome Dr. Amy Scullion!

Amy Scullion M.D.

Preferred Family Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Amy Scullion to our team! 

Dr. Scullion hails from the great state of Ohio, where she not only played in 4 NCAA Basketball Tournaments but graduated Summa Cum Laude at The Ohio State University and went on to complete her Doctorate of Medicine in 2018.  After a family ski trip to Lake Tahoe, she fell in love with the region’s beauty and the endless outdoor activities.  After medical school, she entered the Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Nevada – Reno where she served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Scullion spent some time working at Preferred Family Medicine while in her third year of Family Medicine residency.  She was intrigued by the prospect of practicing direct primary care, where the doctor-patient relationship is more personal and direct.  She is excited to build her own practice and put her skills, caring for the entire family, to work.  She is now accepting patients and will begin seeing patients at Preferred Family Medicine in September 2021. 

Where to get the COVID-19 Vaccine in Northern Nevada?

Where to get the COVID-19 Vaccine in Northern Nevada?

COVID-19 Vaccine is being distributed and administrated per the governor’s “playbook”. Public health and community partners have been designated as “Points Of Dispensing (POD’s)”.  Local physician offices, including Preferred Family Medicine, have been mostly excluded from becoming POD’s until further notice.

COVID-19 and Aviation Medical Exams / Flight Physicals

COVID-19 and Aviation Medical Exams / Flight Physicals

With the recent Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, pilots are asking whether or not they can do a “Virtual Aviation Medical Examination”? 

The answer is no.

The FAA has made it clear, that all Aviation Medical Exams must be done in person.

The FAA will not enforce medical certification expiration through June 30, 2020. However, many pilots are telling us that their employer and/or their insurance still requires an active medical certification despite this temporary action by the FAA to not enforce expiration. 
As a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, Dr. Christopher Highley is currently scheduling 1st Class, 2nd Class, 3rd Class, and BasicMED exams for those pilots in need of a current medical. 

COVID-19 Testing Survey

Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing Survey We are taking a quick survey to see if there is an interest in rapid testing at the point-of-care (e.g. the office or curbside) for SARS-CoV-2 About Coronavirus (COVID-19) Instant Test Kits for Professional Use Rapid results in 2-5...