There are many medical conditions that require specialized treatments that are typically only available in major metropolitan areas, often within large teaching hospitals. The Specialty Services Clinic at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada has worked for many years to expand these services into Nevada.

Through agreements with respected facilities and providers, the Specialty Services Clinic provides access to highly specialized care that would not otherwise be available in the state.

 

Pediatric Rheumatology 

 

There is no board-certified pediatric rheumatologist permanently based in Nevada. Yet, treating patients for conditions such as childhood lupus, scleroderma and juvenile idiopathic arthritis can be quite different than treating adults with similar conditions. We believe it is important that children get the most appropriate care for their young bodies. That is why we have an agreement with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Rheumatology, to bring two board-certified pediatric rheumatologists to Nevada every month.

Because of this partnership, Diane E. Brown. M.D., PhD. and Katherine Marzan, M.D., have provided specialized treatment to patients in our Las Vegas clinic for many years.

In addition, Angela Berg, DNP, APRN, CPNP, in coordination with Dr. Katherine Marzan, is providing consultations, on-going care and outreach to patients in our Reno clinic every month.
By providing this access to Nevadans, patients seeking appropriate treatment no longer must bear the additional expense of traveling out-of-state.

To book an appointment or for additional information call: (702) 732-1493

 

Pediatric Palliative Care

 

Our Pediatric Palliative Care Clinic is the first in the state to offer palliative care services on an outpatient clinic basis. This is a needed resource for many families whose children are diagnosed with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. While these pediatric patients will receive great care while hospitalized, families are often overwhelmed with complex medical decisions and multiple specialists once they leave the hospital and head home. The Pediatric Palliative Care Clinic is designed to help these families navigate for the best possible quality of life for their child.

In addition, many of the integrative therapies offered at the clinic are also a benefit to those undergoing cancer therapies and other treatments.

Kathleen Gates, M.D. and Angela Berg, DNP, APRN, CPNP oversee the Pediatric Palliative Care Clinic at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada. Dr. Gates is the only physician with extensive experience in pediatric palliative and pediatric hospice care in the state. Berg was a registered nurse for 25 years before earning her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2015.

Pediatric palliative care is not imminent, end-of-life hospice care. A child diagnosed with a congenital condition may live for many years. Palliative care helps the parents feel supported in making the best decisions for the best quality of life for their child, however long they may have them.

For additional information about the Pediatric Palliative Care Clinic, call: (702) 732-1493
Email: ppc@cure4thekids.org

 

Genetics

 

There are many Nevada families whose children are affected by genetic conditions. However, medical professionals with expertise in this highly specialized area is quite limited. Through an agreement with the University of Utah’s Division of Medical Genetics, Nicola Longo, M.D., PhD., provides diagnosis and treatment to those with a wide variety of genetic disorders. Dr. Longo was also chosen by the State of Nevada to oversee the state’s Newborn Screening Program which tests all newborns for genetic disorders so early treatment can be offered.

To book an appointment, or for additional information:

Call: (702) 732-1493

 

Neuropsychology

 

Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships and the understanding of how human behavior, cognition, and emotions relate to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. A clinical neuropsychologist is a doctoral-level psychologist who has special expertise in the applied science of brain-behavior relationships.

With just a handful of neuropsychologists in Southern Nevada, providers typically have months-long waiting lists and may not accept health insurance. Danielle Bello, Ph.D. joined our organization as our first in-house clinical neuropsychologist. She is able to perform neurocognitive evaluations for our patients in the clinic. Results can help a patient obtain school services and various therapies as well as help parents understand a child’s learning style and strengths/weaknesses. Dr. Bello also assists in assessing the emotional needs of patients and families in order to obtain appropriate services.

To book an appointment, or for additional information
Call: (702) 732-1493