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Washoe County Medical Society

What is the Washoe County Medical Society?

The Washoe County Medical Society is a non-profit entity incorporated in the state of Nevada. The Washoe County Medical Society is commonly referred to as “WCMS”.

The Washoe County Medical Society serves as a primary source of health related information, we seek to educate our members and the citizens of Northern Nevada. We strive to maintain the highest standard of ethics and medical care throughout our community.

As a professional organization, we shall nurture these goals by cooperating with the American Medical Association, the Nevada State Medical Association, and other County Medical Societies and Alliances in the state of Nevada.


Organizations


Benefit Highlights

Coldwell Banker’s Select Employer Plan Open to WCMS Members

WCMS members, their employees and family members are now eligible to participate in Coldwell Banker’s Select Employer Plan. The plan offers a range of discounts and special lending programs including:

Program Summary:

  • Combined credits up to 1% of purchase price to escrow for selling or buying; residential, commercial, vacant land, or investment property
  • Eligible parties include; members, staff, assistants, family members (mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters of anyone associated directly with a physician who is a WCMS member
  • Three title companies to choose from; First American, TICOR, Western Title of Northern NV
  • Up to half a point of any loan closed in a refinance transaction
  • If a cooperating builder partner is used in the purchase of a home…an additional credit of up to 1% is available and added to the credits above.
  • Six lenders to choose from; Stanford Home Loans, Caliber Home Loans, Guild Mortgage, US Bank, Alpen Mortgage and Wells Fargo.
  • Coldwell Banker agents reduce significantly their compensation to credit your escrow at time of closing.

Lender Summary:

  • UNR Medical School residents eligible for preferred loans
  • Up to $2 million
  • 95% loan with no MI (Mortgage Insurance)
  • 90% loan up to $3 million with no MI
  • Vacant land loans
  • Construction loans
  • Loan assistance programs
  • Grants

Title Summary:

  • Discounts for first time home buyer
  • Discounts for escrow services
  • Discounts for title insurance

Verification of eligibility is required. To create an account and determine eligibility go to: www.sep.cbselectre.com. For more information, contact Jim Davis, 775-351-7445, jim.davis@cbselectre.com

 


Member Spotlight

Silver Sage Medical Center Expands Travel Medicine Capabilities

Reno, Nev. (August 16, 2018) -- International adventure is now easier than ever before, but it still has risks — malaria and yellow fever, to name a few.

Silver Sage Travel Medicine is one of the few medical offices in northern Nevada that stocks the vaccines travelers might need to stay healthy on their international journeys, whether for business or pleasure. They can also make sure travelers have any medications they need for their trip.

“We stay informed on outbreaks around the world, so we’re ready to educate and prepare patients for their next adventure,” said Peggy Franklin, RN, who is heading up the travel department at Silver Sage. She is available to discuss travel plans, make recommendations and administer the appropriate vaccines.

Dr. Andrew Pasternak is an avid traveler and a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), which promotes healthy, safe and responsible travel for all people crossing international borders.

Silver Sage subscribes to Shoreland Travax, the leading travel medicine resource, which monitors and updates travel health and safety information in real time. This allows them to quickly create reports customized for travelers.

Recommendations will vary depending on the country and specifics of the travelers’ situations (pregnancy, chronic disease, children, etc.). Many vaccines don’t take effect immediately, so it is recommended that travelers take care of this four to six weeks before their trips begin.

For more information, visit silversagecenter.com/travel-medicine or call 775-853-9394.


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Dr. Ronald Swanger (WCMS President), his wife Diane Swanger, Dr. Joann Ellero and Dr. Andrew Pasternak (WCMS Past President)
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