Residents & Fellows
UNLV Health provides the highest quality academic medical care for the Las Vegas Community.
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