Dr. Kristina Shurtleff couldn’t be happier working in Water Street District since opening Shurtleff Family Practice in April 2011. She’s helping people and passionate about her work; her practice is doing well; and she loves being in downtown Henderson. In fact, she built her own clinic to make this dream come true.
Shurtleff Family Practice is located on the second floor of her new three-story building at 38 Water Street. The practice was the first medical office to open in the neighborhood in several years. Now with Nevada Heart and Vascular also on the third floor and other medical specialists expected to move in, she and her building continue to answer the need for quality medical access for area residents.
Dr. Shurtleff was attracted to Water Street District for a variety of reasons, but the bottom line was that it simply made sense.
“There was a big need for a private primary care physician as the area was underserved for medical services,” she said. “Additionally, people prefer a doctor with a more personalized approach to healthcare so they don’t feel like they’re just a number. I knew I could bring that fresh approach to Water Street and make a difference.” And she has. Her practice is busy with Henderson and Las Vegas patients, and she’s still accepting new ones.
Dr. Shurtleff enjoys the small town feel of Water Street District. “Second and even third generation families continue to make their homes here, and it’s a nice dynamic to my practice,” she said. “It seems like everyone knows everyone and that is really hard to find anymore.”
Developing her building and moving to Water Street was easy for Dr. Shurtleff. She received assistance from the City of Henderson, and in particular the Henderson Redevelopment Agency, with various parking and permitting issues, signage and gap funding, and help in finding and securing additional tenants.
Dr. Shurtleff specializes in family practice medicine. She does regular, school and DMV physicals; treats patients with various chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol; helps patients getting cleared for surgery; uses cryotherapy for various skin lesions; and does well-women exams. She added it’s convenient for patients to have lab work, X-rays and other tests at her office without having to go elsewhere.
Dr. Shurtleff has been practicing in Southern Nevada for more than 10 years. She trained at Brooklyn Hospital Center, under Cornell University, in Brooklyn, New York, and received her medical degree from the University of Liege, Belgium. She is fluent in French, English, Greek and medical Spanish.
Shurtleff Family Practice is open Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Friday from 7 a.m. to noon. With approximately 2,600 square feet, the office has six exam rooms, two nursing stations, lab, procedure room, digital X-ray room, waiting room, physician office, and staff lounge. Cash, debit cards and major insurance carriers are accepted. Patients with no insurance coverage are welcome at $85 for the first visit and $75 for all follow-up visits. Dr. Shurtleff said she provides X-rays, EKGs and lab work at incredibly affordable rates to provide patients with affordable and comprehensive care.
For appointments or information, call (702) 545-0808.
Shurtleff Family Practice
38 Water Street
Henderson, NV 89015