Vegas Seven

Medicine

  • The Week

    Dignity Health to Open Four New Neighborhood Hospitals

    By Emmily Bristol

    The first hospital is scheduled to break ground on March 2 with the rest being finished by the end of 2017.

  • Next Exit

    A World of Hurt


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    When the doctor touched the patient’s sore neck, she flinched in pain—ouch! And when she flinched, I flinched—eek!

  • Health

    Las Vegas’ Best Doctors 2013

    This year we offer a combination of our previous efforts by our survey partner, the nonprofit organization Consumers' Checkbook of Washington, D.C. We've combined the highest-ranked physicians and specialists from 2011 and 2012 into one comprehensive listing of the Las Vegas Valley's best.

  • Medicine

    Beam Yourself Up, McCoy

    By Heidi Kyser

    For something like 130 years, humans have had the telephone, yet it didn’t occur to the health care industry to formalize phone-based diagnosis and treatment until some 50 years ago. In 1996, the next frontier arrived when the Institute of Medicine said, “Hey, I bet this Internet thing could make it a lot easier to see patients who live out in the middle of nowhere!”

  • Dr. Derek Duke

    By Paul Szydelko

    Dr. Duke, who operated on magician Roy Horn after the onstage tiger attack in 2003, has practiced in the Valley for 14 years. He earned his degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 1993. Duke serves on the St. Rose Dominican Hospital Community Board and on the honorary board of the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Here are the highlights from his recent interview with Paul Szydelko:

  • Dr. Brian J. Lipman

    Dr. Lipman is called into hospital rooms to consult when patients develop pneumonia and post-op complications such as bladder and skin infections. HIV is still the leading disease of his outpatient practice. He earned his degree from the University of Buffalo and has practiced in Las Vegas for 13 years. Here are the highlights from his recent interview with Cate Weeks: People confuse infectious diseases with contagious ones. When I walk into a patient's room and introduce myself, the family members always worry.

  • Dr. Marietta Nelson

    By Paul Szydelko

    With a passion for broader health issues, Dr. Nelson has been a delegate for the American Medical Association for more than a decade, a past president of the Nevada State Medical Association and was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Southern Nevada Health District board. Nelson, who graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1979, has practiced in the Valley for 27 years and runs the Eye Clinic of Las Vegas. Here are the highlights from her recent interview with Paul Szydelko:

  • Medicine

    In Las Vegas, You Never Grow Old

    By Heidi Kyser

    Greater Las Vegas has bought its first property on the game board of medical tourism: Vanity Street. The Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition—the main player in boosting the Valley’s reputation as a medical-tourism destination—has forged a strategic alliance with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, which holds its world congress at the Sands Convention Center from Dec. 12-15.

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