The Family Medicine Residency Program at Humboldt General Hospital has
welcomed two new Resident Physicians.
Dr. Rodney Sholty and Dr. Christopher Vlasek joined the local facility’s
medical staff July 1; Dr. Samaan Sattarzadeh, the program’s lead
Physician Resident in Winnemucca, has been at the HGH Family Medicine
Residency Clinic since it opened in July 2015.
The clinic is the culmination of a long collaboration between HGH and the
University of Nevada School of Medicine.
With the opening, Winnemucca has become the first rural family medicine
residency site in Nevada, and now Dr. Sholty and Dr. Vlasek have become
the second and third doctors to join as Resident Physicians.
Dr. Sholty, a Southern California native, began his medical career as a
paramedic and then registered nurse and flight nurse—careers which
eventually led him to complete his medical degree. Dr. Sholty said he
is excited to complete his residency in family medicine. His plans for
the future include serving rural communities in Nevada as well as providing
medical support to local law enforcement agencies and EMS systems.
Dr. Vlasek was born and raised in Reno. He attended Bakersfield College
for two years before earning a biology degree from the University of Nevada,
Reno. While at UNR, Dr. Vlasek was inspired by the interactions he saw
between physicians and their patients, which led him to pursue a career
Dr. Vlasek said he realized early on that family medicine would allow him
to make the greatest impact on his patients. He said he is especially
excited to be part of the Family Medicine Residency Program to make an
impact on his home state. Outside of medicine, Dr. Vlasek tries to spend
as much time as he can on the jujitsu mat, playing the guitar, and enjoying
an occasional round of golf.
Dr. Sholty and Dr. Vlasek completed their first year of specialization
in family medicine in Las Vegas and will complete years two and three
in Winnemucca. They are employed by the School of Medicine but both see
patients at the HGH Family Medicine Residency Clinic.
While the Family Medicine Residency Program currently has three Resident
Physicians, starting in 2017, the program will expand to four total Resident
Physicians on site. Humboldt General Hospital’s maximum capacity
is four physicians.
The Family Medicine Residency Clinic offers the same well-known personal
care patients have come to expect from HGH, with the convenience of appointment
and/or walk-in visits. Care is available from pre-natal through end of life.
The clinic is located upstairs in the new Rural Health Clinic at Humboldt
General Hospital. Patients are encouraged to use the new underground parking
garage (use the Mizpah Street entrance) and take the elevator to the second-floor clinic.
Patients also may access the clinic via the hospital’s main entrance
by following the “Rural Health Clinic” signs until they reach
the second-floor clinic.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (775) 623-3554.