About My Practice (UPDATED 9/16!)

I specialize in Family Medicine & Geriatrics.  While the latter focuses on care of the elderly, the former encompasses the life cycle from cradle-to-grave and womb-to-tomb, regardless of sex or age. 

But I practice family medicine with a twist - I don't settle for good enough. How often do you hear that from your physician - "it's good enough". But good enough for what?

Sure, a "C" or "D" grade is passing, but wouldn't you rather have an "A" or "B" grade? Unfortunately, it's not likely your teacher will help you unless you fail and receive an "F". But you didn't fail, you just barely passed, so assuming that you want to learn and receive a better grade, you have to hire a private tutor.

Likewise, most physicians are on a treadmill or in rat race to see more & more patients so you get "it's good enough" care. After all, that's what matters to the insurance companies. They're happy with normal but have no interest in optimal.  But what if you value your health more and don't want to settle for good enough? You hire me to be your private health tutor. Simple as that. When good enough isn't . . .

However, I cannot provide you with any care without first laying hands on you as per state & federal regulations, not to mention our current standard of care.  While a good portion of your care can and will be rendered via modern technology, eg phone & email, there has been recent concern about the practice of medicine without first directly physically examining a patient.  This issue made the news locally on November 15, 2010 in the Las Vegas Review Journal and then nationally on November 19, 2010 in USA Today.  I don't want to lose my license, so come out to Las Vegas for a day.  Besides, our local economy could use some of your hard earned dollars.  For more information, go to http://www.alvinblin.com/ or http://www.linkedin.com/in/alvinblin.  Or watch my series of interviews on local NBC affiliate KSNV Channel 3's Healthline Today.

Update:  As of April 2012, if you want to use your insurance, I now see outpatients every Wednesday morning through the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Family & Community Medicine, located at 2410 Fire Mesa Street, Suite #180, Las Vegas, NV 89128.  Call (702) 992-6888 to make an appointment.  The rest of the week, I'm either supervising residents or making house calls.

Update:  As of July 2012, I am now an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine.  I guess that makes me official now!  By the way, I should add that these posts reflect my views & opinions only and in no manner are an extension of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Update:  As of May 2014, UNSOM is opening a new office at 3175 St. Rose Parkway, 2nd Floor, Henderson, NV 89052.  Call (702) 676-3620 to make an appointment w/me for any Tuesday morning.

Update:  As of July 2016, I am no longer affiliated with UNSOM (soon to be UNLV SOM).  It's been a great run teaching residents but it's time for me to do something different, although I haven't the foggiest what that will be at this moment.  I'll let you know when I figure it out!

Update:  As of September 2016, I will make home visits at the following places:

Aegis of Las Vegas, 9100 W Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Coronado Heights, 2030 Ione Rd, Henderson, NV 89183
Las Ventanas, 10401 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Merrill Gardens, 1935 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012
Pacifica Spring Valley, 8880 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Sonoma Palms, 3050 N Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Just tell the staff that you wish to become a patient of mine, give them your insurance information, and they'll set everything up.

Reviewed 5 September 2016