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.
Men should be concerned about their health before age 50, but they often put off routine doctor visits, adopting the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” approach. However, when men are advised to get a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colon cancer, this often triggers a new found interest in their health and a visit to the doctor. This physical is very important and you want to come prepared for an open and honest discussion about your health. While not a comprehensive list, here is a list of some of the more common issues men over 50 should discuss with their physician: