UNLV Medicine provides the highest quality academic medical care for the Las Vegas Community. Our Resident and Fellows clinic office is conveniently located across from University Medical Center (UMC) near the corner of Charleston and Rancho.
Our internal medicine primary care location provides general and specialist services to our patients in a friendly and comforting setting.
All of our highly-qualified resident doctors and fellows are teamed with our attending faculty physicians to provide comprehensive care. Our goal is to provide exceptional patient care.
What is the difference between a resident, a fellow, and an attending physician?
- RESIDENTS have graduated from medical or osteopathic school and passed a national licensing exam. A resident is a licensed “MD” (osteopaths are called “DO”) but they cannot practice medicine without supervision until they have completed a minimum of three years of hands-on training.
- FELLOWS operate at a level of responsibility just below attending physicians. They are physicians who have completed their primary residency and have chosen to pursue advanced training (a fellowship) in a particular specialty. Fellows may have little direct patient contact and it may not be obvious that a fellow is participating in your treatment. Be sure to ask, since fellows, like other residents, can write orders in your chart and make decisions about your treatment plan.
- ATTENDING PHYSICIANS have completed a residency program and many also have advanced specialty education from a postdoctoral fellowship program. They are board-certified, which means they have demonstrated a mastery of the knowledge and skills that define their specialty. Being a faculty physician means you are a university-based doctor, and regularly participating in world-class biomedical research. They have access to medical resources and specialists that are only found in a fully-accredited academic medical institution.
- Wellness and annual exams
- Chronic disease management
- Diabetes management
- Flu shots
- Heart disease prevention and management
- High-blood pressure management
- Preventive care
- Treatment of acute illnesses such as back pain, colds, rashes, muscle aches and UTI
- Weight-loss and maintenance
- Women’s Health
- Acid reflux
- Biliary disease
- Celiac disease
- Colon cancer screening
- Crohn’s disease
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Heartburn and ulcer disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pancreatic disorder
- Ulcerative colitis
- Advanced endobronchial therapies
- Asthma and occupational lung disease
- Chronic bronchitis and emphysema (COPD)
- Chronic cough
- Infectious lung disease
- Lung and other chest cancers
- Pleural disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Smoking cessation