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What is a specialty care provider?

Specialty care providers help diagnose, manage and treat a range of specific conditions. They give you tests to help figure out your health problem. Then they offer you advice to best treat or manage your condition.

First, you and your primary care provider (PCP) will decide that you need to see a specialist and give you a referral. Then you can choose a provider from within our group of specialists.

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Southwest Medical and OptumCare Specialty Care

 Specialties with this icon are OptumCare® Specialty Care businesses. Southwest Medical is a part of OptumCare and works in association with local OptumCare health care centers.

Your PCP will work with your specialty care providers to make the best decisions for your overall health. For instance, if you have a constant, long-term health problem, called a chronic condition, you’ll need more specialty care.

You may need approval from your health insurance plan before you can see a specialist. This is called prior authorization. When your PCP recommends a service that requires prior authorization, he or she will make the request for you.

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Specialty care services

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Allergy 

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We provide expert advice and treatment for patients with allergies and other conditions related to allergic reactions.

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Breast care

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If you or someone you love is affected with breast cancer, our Breast Care Program could be the right place to deal with breast cancer’s emotional and physical challenges. Our staff can assist you with everything from pre-operative counseling to coordination of care.

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Cancer care 

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We offer patient-centered care in a professional and compassionate setting. Our goal is to provide every patient and their family with top-quality care in their fight against cancer while treating them with the respect and compassion they deserve.

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Cardiology (heart care)

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If you are coping with heart disease, our skilled cardiology team offers advice, screenings, testing and monitoring. We were the first in Nevada to use state-of-the-art machines to give heart tests in as little as two minutes.

 

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Endocrinology

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We provide advice and treatment for problems of the hormone-producing systems (endocrine disorders) in adults. These include diabetes, thyroid conditions and disorders of the glands.

We have a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians. They can teach you about controlling blood sugar, using insulin pumps and healthy eating.

 

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Gastroenterology

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Southwest Medical specializes in diagnosing and treating stomach, colon, intestine, esophageal and liver disease. We also diagnose and treat hepatitis C.

We perform tests that look at the large intestine (colonoscopies) and screen for colon cancer (sigmoidoscopies). We also use a camera to look at your stomach through your throat (endoscopies).

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Neurology

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Our specialists see patients with health brain, spinal cord and nerve problems. We also look at the electrical activity of muscles with tests called EEG/EMG.

 

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Orthopedics and spine 

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Our pain management specialists will help you cope with short-term, long-term or cancer pain conditions. We can diagnose problems, recommend treatments and help you manage your pain medications.

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Pain management

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Our pain management specialists will help you cope with short-term, long-term or cancer pain conditions. We can diagnose problems, recommend treatments and help you manage your pain medications.

 

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Podiatry (foot care)

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Southwest Medical’s podiatrists (foot doctors) and podiatric hygienists handle everything from injuries of the foot and ankle to diabetic foot care.

 

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Pulmonology (lung care) 

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Our lungs play a crucial role in helping us breathe. Issues can occur, limiting the amount of air that reaches the lungs. This can be caused by illness or disease in the airways, lung tissue, cardiovascular system or from neurological or muscular conditions.

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Surgery centers

When you need surgery, why spend days and nights in a hospital bed away from home? At Southwest Medical surgery centers, several procedures require no overnight hospital stay. After some time to recover, you can be back in the comfort of your own home.

Southwest Medical Surgery Center – West Charleston
2450 West Charleston, Las Vegas, NV
1-702-877-8660   

Southwest Medical Surgery Center – North Tenaya
2650 North Tenaya Way, Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV
1-702-954-8800

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