Frequently Asked Hospital Questions Archives | Carson Tahoe Health

The Heart of Your Medical Home

Carson Tahoe Health is ready to meet the needs of the community with a variety of healthcare options. The Association of American Medical Colleges is projecting that by 2025 there will be a considerable shortfall of primary care physicians nationwide. The current rise in mid-level providers has been in response to not only the present physician shortage but also the projected shortfall. What is a Mid-Level Provider? Your provider is at the heart of your medical home. Your health can be managed either by your physician or a mid-level provider such as a physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP), or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). These mid-level providers go through rigorous training and are becoming more common in today’s healthcare …

Carson Tahoe Health Helps Patients Overcome Barriers to Care

Need help with health insurance, finances, or transportation to appointments? Carson Tahoe Health will work with you to ensure you have access to quality healthcare. Everyone needs to go to the doctor on occasion, whether for routine checkups, chronic conditions, or more serious health problems. Paying for healthcare and navigating health insurance coverage, however, can sometimes make these visits more difficult than they should be. “The most common healthcare barrier our team encounters in an acute care setting involves a patient’s personal finances or health insurance limitations,” says Karen Durbin, BSN, MBA, Director of Integrated Care at Carson Tahoe Health. “We have a close relationship with insurance companies. We can help patients navigate their plans and determine what is and isn’t covered to …

Should I Take Joint Supplements to Relieve my Knee Pain?

Dr. Sanjai Shukla answers local resident’s question about taking joint juice and glucosamine for knee pain.

Where Should I Deliver My Baby? 9 Questions to Ask When Choosing an OB/GYN and Hospital

Find out nine questions you should ask before choosing a hospital and OB/GYN to deliver your baby.

What Does a “Gold Level Rated Cancer Center” Mean to Me?

Cancer patients have the very best cancer care available to them right here in Carson City.