Psychiatrist opens office in Elko

2013-09-28T02:30:00Z Psychiatrist opens office in ElkoBy HEATHER KENNISON — hkennison@elkodaily.com Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — A nationally recognized psychiatrist is opening an office in Elko next month.

Dr. Ron Zedek will be accepting patients beginning Oct. 15 at his office in The Terraces.

“We take all insurances, including Medicaid,” Zedek said.

Zedek has been in practice since 1991 and was the 1993 recipient of the Psychiatrist of the Year Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He has offices in Las Vegas and Pahrump, and will be in Elko for a few days every two weeks.

“The longest anybody will have to wait to see me is two weeks,” he said.

Zedek specializes in children and adolescents with behavioral problems, especially irritability, aggression and hyperness. He does not require a referral, and patients without insurance can also make an appointment. Zedek sees patients ages 3 and older.

“My goal and mission is to bring modern psychiatry to Elko, Nev.,” Zedek said.

Daysha Ford, president of Nevada Behavioral Solutions, said she saw a need for the practice in Elko.

“I think there’s a huge need for what we do,” Ford said.

The office’s grand opening is Oct. 16.

Nevada Behavioral Solutions offers therapy, counseling, rehabilitation and day treatment.

“I basically diagnose and stabilize patients, and then refer them back to their doctor,” Zedek said.

He has already been working closely with Tuni Theonnes and other psychiatric nurse practitioners in town.

“I will be working with the mental health community,” he said.

Elko will be the fourth office for Nevada Behavioral Solutions. The office is not affiliated with the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital.

“Mental health care in general in Nevada needs to do some catching up,” Zedek said. “I’m more focused on where I can make a difference. I find a sense of relevance, mission, purpose and calling in the work that I do.”

For information or to make an appointment, call 388-7504.

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  1. Debbie808
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    Debbie808 - January 07, 2015 4:47 pm
    SHAME ON YOU DR. ZEDEK!!! Please be informed!!! Many are suffering needlessly because Dr. Zedek's Office prescribes ONLY WHAT THE LOBBYISTS GIVE HIM (rather than what HE KNOWS they need.) REGARDLESS OF YOUR CONDITION!!! IF YOU WANT YOUR NEEDS TO BE IGNORED AND DESIRE ONLY MEDICATIONS WHICH HE'S PAID TO PROMOTE, THEN THIS IS THE DR FOR YOU! When I moved to Las Vegas and sought out a Dr. to refill my Rx for paxil (which I'd been taking for over 20 years with no problem.) HE INSISTED that I switch to some crazy ANTI_PSYCHOTIC MEDICATION!!!! I had the most horrible side effects imaginable. I went back and requested that he resume my Paxil BUT HE REFUSED, telling me to go home and reduce the dosage. ON MY WAY OUT, IN THE RECEPTION AREA- I NOTICED PENS, WRITING TABLETS AND MANY OTHER ITEMS SPORTING THE EXACT NAME OF THE MEDICATION HE WAS INSISTING I TAKE!!! For those of you who don't know, MEDICAL LOBBYISTS PAY DRS VERY, VERY HEFTY FEES TO PROMOTE THEIR MEDICATION >>>INCLUDING GIVING THEM VACATIONS TO THE BAHAMAS ETC. In one Office I know of, receptionists were given $1000 just to get the lobbyist in the Office to talk to the Dr. DR ZEDEK DOES NOT CARE IF YOU SUFFER, HE ONLY CARES ABOUT GETTING RICHER THAN HE ALREADY IS. SHAME ON YOU DR. ZEDEK!!!!
  2. Pearl Turner
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    Pearl Turner - September 30, 2013 5:22 pm
    If you Google Dr. Zedeck, you will find a great many reviews from which you can draw your own conclusions.
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