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Practice Closure

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of Sierra Pulmonary & Sleep Institute.
Our office will permanently close on Thursday, November 16. 
 
Due to forces beyond our control, including Medicare requirements, hospital control of the local referrals and challenges with private insurance reimbrusement, we have decided to cease operations and refer our patients to other local and regional providers for their continued care
 
We intend to see as many patients as possible before our close date and provide records and new orders for CPAP supplies or medications. We intend to notify all active patients (those seen in the last 12 months) and provide copies of all relevant medical records. 
 
If you have not yet received your medical records, you can contact us by email or by visiting our office until November 15.
 
YOUR CARE MOVING FORWARD
Most of your prescriptions for items such as CPAP supplies, oxygen and medications are good for a year from your last clinic visit date. You will need to establish with a new provider within that 12-month period to obtain new orders. If you have appointments scheduled after we are closed, and would like to see us to renew your prescriptions please email or call us at 775-351-2600 to schedule an appointment.
 
Patients requiring physical prescriptions for controlled medications, such as stimulants or sedatives, may also contact our office for an appointment to refill those before the closing date. After that, you will need to obtain additional refills from your primary care provider or a new specialty practice. 
 
Our other diagnostic testing and sleep testing facilities will remain in operation until early November, for patients requiring additional testing for insurance or referral purposes.
 
We have greatly appreciated the priveledge and opportunity to care for you over the years and hope you find the care you deserve in our absence.
 
Sincerely,
Michael A. Lucia, MD, FCCP
Rachel Brooks, Practice Manager
 
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MEDICAL RECORDS
In order to obtain your medical records, please print and fill out the Medical Record Release form below. 
You can scan and email us or bring to our office at 1441 Pullman Drive until November 16th. 

We will contact you when your records are available to be picked up. After November 16, we will provide a PO Box to mail in your medical records requests. 

MEDICAL RECORD RELEASE

OTHER PROVIDERS
Below is a comprehensive list of local and regional providers in pulmonary, sleep and allergy care, as well as recommended DME support for CPAP users if they choose to pay cash for their supplies. Please contact one of these providers as soon as possible to establish care, as the wait list is 4-6 months for new patients currently. 

PULMONARY, SLEEP & DME PROVIDER LIST