ABOUT US

 

PROVIDER:

MARK J. ERNST, PA-C

Mark J. Ernst, PA-C is a graduate of the Cornell University Physician Assistant program in New York City, NY.  He is nationally certified as a PA-C (Physician Assistant-Certified), AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics) trained, and has received special recognition in Surgery by the NCCPA. Mark has extensive experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, General Orthopedics, and Pain Management treatments.

*  Mark has been treating neck, back, and extremity pain since 2000. Involved in over 3,500 spinal surgeries and countless injection procedures involving major joints, minor joints, migraine injections, and trigger point injections for muscular pain. 

Total body wellness has a positive affect on our general health.  Mark hopes to give you the needed combination to let you experience life the way it was meant to be.  The opioid focus we have seen over the past few years has come from over prescribing and ignoring the other wellness aspects of health care.  Mark works diligently to reduce medication prescriptions to a safe and acceptable level to meet the standards of the medical community, state, and federal guidelines.

Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Mark served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps.  Free time is spent enjoying adventures with his wife and their three Schnauzers. Mark’s off work passions are wine, food, design, art, architecture, travel and continuing to learn more Spanish.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR:

DR. TIMOTHY BECKETT

Dr. Timothy Beckett has been practicing anesthesiology in the Las Vegas area since 2003. A native Texan, Dr. Beckett received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, and his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio in 1999. Dr. Beckett then attended the University of Michigan for his anesthesiology residency, and served as Chief Resident during his final year there. In 2008 he and his partner formed Valley Anesthesiology Consultants, a thriving anesthesiology group now comprised of 12 physicians.  Dr. Beckett is a strong proponent of curbing opioid abuse and addiction, and often employs alternative modalities when dealing with pain patients. He also offers Anesthesia Facilitated Ultra-Rapid Opioid Detoxification to patients who meet strict criteria.  He is a past Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology for Southern Hills Hospital. He is a Clinical Faculty Supervisor and Adjunct Professor for Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also serves as an examiner for Anesthesiology Consultants, a nationally recognized company which prepares anesthesiologists for their written and oral board examinations.  He is licensed to practice medicine in Nevada, California, Hawaii, and Illinois. His organizational affiliations include the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Nevada State Society of Anesthesiologists, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the Nevada State Medical Association, and the Clark County Medical Society.