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Saint Mary’s Medical Group adds primary care physician to south Reno location

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Saint Mary’s Medical Group welcomes primary care physician Dr. Kristin Laxalt to its south Reno location. The primary and urgent care office is located at 8040 S. Virginia Street, Suite 4. The location will continue to see primary care patients Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., while urgent care services will continue to be available to patients Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The location also accepts Medicare patients and is open on holidays.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Laxalt to the team of highly-skilled practitioners at our south Reno location,” said Donald Farrimond, MD, medical director of Saint Mary’s Medical Group. “The new addition will allow more patients to access primary care services in their neighborhood.”

A board-certified family medicine physician, Laxalt is a graduate from the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. Laxalt is also a member of the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, Nevada State Medical Association and Washoe County Medical Society.

Primary care physicians diagnose and treat common health problems, coordinate medical care for patients, manage medications, promote healthy lifestyles and focus on disease prevention. An urgent care center is a convenient and cost-effective way to treat unexpected health problems outside of a primary care doctor’s office hours. Urgent care symptoms include moderate fever; colds, cough or flu; minor burns; eye, ear and skin infections; respiratory infections; bruises, abrasions and minor cuts; and minor accidents that are not life-threatening.

In addition to the newly expanded primary and urgent care location, SMMG has a new retail clinic located inside the Kietzke Lane Walmart. The retail clinic treats common health ailments and offers routine medical services. These include but are not limited to routine physical examinations, immunizations, acute bronchitis/cough, allergic conditions, minor medical conditions and injuries.

Saint Mary’s Medical Group offers same day appointments at all of its locations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 770-SMMG (7664) or visit www.saintmarysmedicalgroup.com.

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About Saint Mary’s Medical Group
Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a service of Saint Mary’s Primary Care Plus, offers ongoing, comprehensive and accessible healthcare for the Reno-Sparks community. As a leading healthcare provider, the dedicated medical team and primary care physicians at SMMG work to establish a close and trusting relationship with patients while providing medical care for the whole family. SMMG offers six convenient primary care, urgent care and retail locations and 10 physicians available by scheduled and same-day appointments to manage your healthcare needs. For more information, please visit www.saintmarysmedicalgroup.com.

About Saint Mary’s
In 2010 Saint Mary’s celebrates 102 years of delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services to northern Nevada. Founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Saint Mary’s is a member of the Catholic Healthcare West family of hospitals and medical centers in Arizona, California and Nevada. As a fully integrated, faith-based healthcare system with 380 licensed beds, approximately 2,300 employees, 850 affiliated physicians and 300 volunteers, Saint Mary’s provides a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient and community services to go Well Beyond for the community we serve. For more information, please visit www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at .

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