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Saint Mary’s Medical Group opens new primary care location in north Reno



Sixth primary care office for growing physician group practice

On Tuesday, April 5, Saint Mary’s Medical Group (SMMG) will open its newest primary care location in north Reno.  This will become the sixth practice location for Saint Mary’s Medical Group, which currently has offices in south Reno, downtown, northwest Reno, Spanish Springs and Galena. Located at 1180 Selmi Drive, near North McCarran Boulevard and Sutro, the new practice will offer greater convenience and flexibility for patients in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Primary care services will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The new office will be home to primary care physician Dr.  Douglas Vacek, DO.  A medical graduate of Arizona State University, Dr. Vacek completed his residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, specializing in osteopathic medicine.  Osteopathic medicine focuses on disease prevention and health maintenance.  Doctors of osteopathy treat the body as an integrated whole instead of treating specific symptoms and illnesses.  In 2009, Dr. Vacek moved to Nevada, where he began his career as a primary-care physician serving communities throughout rural Nevada.  Additionally, Dr. Vacek is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

“Saint Mary’s Medical Group is expanding its services to additional communities in the Reno-Sparks area,” said Donald Farrimond, MD, medical director of Saint Mary’s Medical Group.  “An office in north Reno is an excellent choice for the neighborhood, as there are fewer physician offices than other parts of Reno, and we are pleased to have a highly-skilled practitioner such as Dr. Vacek join our team.”

Dr. Vacek and his staff will begin seeing patients at the new location Tuesday, April 5.  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 (SMMG), 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 conveniently located primary care, urgent care and retail locations and a variety of board certified 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

Saint Mary’s Network is a fully-integrated, faith-based health system in Reno, Nev. founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.  The network is comprised of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and wellness services; Saint Mary’s Health Plans, a statewide insurance provider with more than 40,000 members; and Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a network of physicians and other health professionals offering primary and urgent care, retail clinics and specialty healthcare.  A member of Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. For more information, visit our website at www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, 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 www.chwHEALTH.org.

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