Nov 10, 2021 | health insurance, Medicare, open enrollment, Primary Care
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.
Jul 8, 2021 | Concierge Doctor, Direct Primary Care, DPC, Employee Health, Wellness, Women's Health
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.
May 16, 2020 | Optometry, Press Release, Primary Care, Vision & Eye Care, WellnessWelcome Dr. Jennifer Peterson! We are excited to welcome Dr. Jennifer Peterson to Preferred Family Medicine. Optometry perfectly complements primary medical care. Dr. Peterson's vast experience as an eye care professional makes her a great addition to our highly...
Apr 25, 2020 | Aviation Medicine
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.
Jul 21, 2019 | Business, Concierge Doctor, Direct Primary Care, DPC, Events, Press Release
Dr. Christopher Highley’s practice, Preferred Family Medicine, brings to Reno, Nevada a new take on an old model of care called Direct Primary Care. This week, Preferred Family Medicine will be hosting an open house in conjunction with a Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 25th, 2019.