1799 Mount Mariah Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Services: Family medicine, preventive health, women’s health, children’s health and immunizations, prenatal and newborn care, health education, STD/HIV education and behavioral health.
OB/GYN Clinic Services: Services: Pregnancy care, women’s health, women’s procedures, family planning, women’s health education.
How to be a patient: Martin Luther King Family Health Center accepts new patients. It is appreciated if you call in advance for an appointment. The Medical Center welcomes most private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Women’s Health Connection and Nevada Check-Up. A sliding fee schedule for low-income patients who do not have insurance is available. Identification and income information is needed to enroll in the sliding fee program.
Appointments are strongly recommended; some sites do see walk-ins for emergency needs. Call the medical center to check on walk-in availability.
Prescription Refills: Ask your pharmacist to fax your request for prescription refills to the doctor; this will speed up your refill process.
Additional Information: Located off of Martin Luther King Boulevard, the Health Center opened its doors in 2000. Martin Luther King Family Health Center has made medical care available to more than 3,300 people and is having a positive impact on the health of the local community.
Douglas Budde, Jr., MD, is a board certified Family Practice physician. He received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI.
Darren Rahaman, MD, is a board certified Family Practice physician and has been with Nevada Health Centers since 2000. In 2009, he became the Chief Medical Officer. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) Family Medicine Residency Program in Las Vegas. He enjoys boating, playing basketball, and scuba diving.
Bradley Walker, MD, is a board-certified Public Health Physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami, School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Preventive Medicine. He is fluent in Spanish and president of a humanitarian foundation for malnourished children. He has 6 grown children and a wonderful wife.
Adriene Rivera, APRN – joins our team 12/14/15!
Kristin Tracy, MSPAS, MPH, PA-C, is a member of the Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants and Physician Assistants for Global Health. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and is fluent in Spanish having lived in Spain for one year and Mexico for six months. She has particular interest in global health, international medicine and medical missions. She enjoys healthcare because of the opportunity it provides to meet new people, make an impact on patient’s lives and her community, the diversity in patients and their medical issues. In her free time she enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, traveling, tennis, reading, photography and yoga.
Carla Schaefer, MD, is a board certified pediatrician. Dr. Schaefer received her medical degree from the University of Nevada, School of Medicine, where she also completed her pediatric internship and residency training. Dr. Schaefer speaks Spanish and has a passion to help children. You can count on her to provide compassionate care to your child.
Claricia Shepherd, MD, is board certified pediatrician. Dr. Shepherd received her medical degree from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She completed her Pediatric internship and residency at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. She speaks Medical Spanish and enjoys spectator sports, movies, and reading.
Ashley Bechtol, MD, is a board certified pediatrician who was a National Institute of Health fellowship recipient during her undergraduate studies, researcher of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) at Stanford University with poster presentation during medical school, published multiple journal articles during residency and received the Ruben P. Diaz Award. She received her medical degree from the University of Nevada, School of Medicine, where she also completed her pediatric internship and residency training. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Bechtol has volunteered at various clinics and fairs around Nevada to provide aid to children in need. She went on a medical mission in Nicaragua and fell in love with community medicine. Her passion for aiding those in greatest need further fueled her love for pediatric medicine. She is extremely compassionate about making medical treatment available to every child and providing education for the families.
Rueben Adegoke, MD, is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. He received his medical degree from Howard College of Medicine. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance. He enjoys soccer, weightlifting, running, tennis, and music.
Peter Beale, MD
Donald L. Roberts, MD, is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. He received his medical degree from University of Nevada, School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego in Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is native to Las Vegas. He enjoys running and auto racing.
James Verrees, MD, is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Dr. Verrees initially enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist Mate, attended the Naval Academy Prep School, and the Naval Academy where he majored in chemistry. Dr. Verrees received his Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) located in Bethesda, Maryland in 1995. While at Bethesda, Dr. Verrees volunteered as a research assistant at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI). Thereafter he served in Korea and then worked with the Fleet Marine Force in a General Practice capacity. Dr. Verrees received his OB/GYN training at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. As an OB/GYN, Dr. Verrees worked in busy military hospitals as well as remotely located hospitals. Most recently, Dr. Verrees joined Nevada Health Centers on May 18, 2015 after working in Elko, Nevada for 18 months. His interests are improving population health.
Cynthia Sitar, APN
Sandra Abdullah, Licensed Clinical Social Worker has more than 25 years of experience with patients from culturally and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds in a variety of care settings. Ms. Abdullah works as both a manager and a provider for Nevada Health Centers.
Alison Wicks-Stephens, Licensed Clinical Social Worker was previously with Harmony Healthcare as a psychotherapist. She has worked with children, adolescents and adult patients in a variety of settings including individual, family, couples and group therapies.
As a Federally Qualified Community Health center, we are a non-profit company that has been providing quality, affordable health services throughout the state of Nevada since 1977. All of our physicians are board certified or board eligible and are licensed in the state of Nevada.
General Practice, Children’s Healthcare, Women’s Healthcare, Health Education, Surgery, Laboratory Services*, X-Ray*, Dentistry*, Pharmacy*.
* Some services are at select sites only. After hours care available at some centers.