Dr. Derek Beenfeldt is a local physician specializing in family practice. Dr. Beenfeldt comes to us from the University of Nevada School of Medicine where he completed both medical school and his training in family medicine. Dr. Beenfeldt received a law degree from the McGeorge School of Law, but after a couple of years as an attorney, found his true life calling and passion in medicine. He is deeply rooted in the community, as shown by his extensive volunteer experience, including spending time as a member of the University of Nevada Alumni Council. He is an avid runner, having run multiple marathons and ultra-marathons and is entered in the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run this summer. Some other interests include participating in outdoor activities and spending time with his family. Dr. Beenfeldt sees a full range of patients from newborns to senior citizens, and would like to welcome you and your family to his practice.
Book Ahead informs you of the number of patients checked-in and waiting for a physician at a Renown Health ER or FastTrack ER. We refer to this as our "door-to-doc" time. The number of people in line is updated every 10 minutes.
An ER nurse will determine the urgency and complexity of the care you need. If your condition is less severe and requires no more than one hospital resource (X-Ray, lab tests, etc.) the ER nurse may assign you to a FastTrack ER where you will receive care sooner.
Book Ahead informs you of the number of patients who are checked-in at Renown Health Urgent Care waiting to be seen by a healthcare provider. A patient's wait time may vary.
Urgent Care vs Emergency Care
There may be times when you want to see a healthcare provider right away but don't have serious or life-threatening condition.