As part of the move, Dr. David Howard of Sierra Nevada Endocrinology will serve as principal endocrinologist for the new entity, Sierra Nevada Specialty Care.
Reno-based Sierra Nevada Nephrology this month created a multi-specialty entity designed expand patient services for better care continuity and coordination between subspecialties: Sierra Nevada Specialty Care.
Sierra Nevada Specialty Care will include Sierra Nevada Nephrology, an already-established provider in kidney services in Northern Nevada, and Sierra Nevada Endocrinology, a comprehensive endocrinology division led by Dr. David Howard, according to a Nov. 8 press release.
As part of the move, Dr. Howard is joining Sierra Nevada Nephrology, along with three additional endocrinology providers, and will serve as principal endocrinologist for Sierra Nevada Specialty Care, serving patients in seven locations around Nevada.
“We believe Dr. Howard to be the best endocrinologist in the state and are beyond excited he’s helping us in our next evolution,” Dr. James Sullivan, board president for Sierra Nevada Specialty Care, said in a statement. “His undeniable expertise in endocrinology will benefit the Nevadans who trust our team to guide them to healthier lives and gets our practice closer in our multi-specialty quest for better care coordination.”
Most recently, Dr. Howard served as the chief of the endocrine department at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine from 2018 to 2021.
Dr. Howard completed his internal medicine residency at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and a research fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Colorado, Denver. In addition to his M.D., and Ph.D. in environmental toxicology from UNR, Dr. Howard holds certifications in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, as well as being certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (AMIB).
“I share the same vision as the Sierra Nevada Specialty Care team and am honored to help this practice continue building comprehensive approaches to patient care,” Dr. Howard said in a statement. “I’m excited to lead a new team and eager to help guide our patients to better health outcomes.”
The three new endocrinology providers are Amy S. Quigley, MSN, APRN, ACNPC-AG; Tiffany Yohey, APRN, FNP; and Christine Burns, PA-C. They join 12 physicians and eight nurse practitioners comprising the second largest nephrology group practice in Nevada.