Sahara West Urgent Care

Sahara West Urgent Care & Wellness is open seven days a week in Las Vegas, Nevada, to treat minor illnesses and injuries, conduct physical evaluations, and offer routine care to men, women, and children. The team of board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners is dedicated to creating a health care environment that is both accessible and professional. The team knows that illness doesn’t always happen when the time is right for you, or when it’s in your budget.

That’s why they offer affordable care, have a convenient location and hours, and welcome walk-ins. Sahara West Urgent Care & Wellness is a state-of-the-art facility complete with cutting-edge equipment. The team stays up to date on the latest health care innovations and can help you get access to any medical records you need. The team offers both urgent care and long-term wellness under one room, and focuses on the patient to create a custom treatment plan. Whether you need care immediately or are looking to build a lifelong relationship with a health care provider, contact Sahara West Urgent Care & Wellness. The team values communication and takes a comprehensive approach.

Cecilio Gonzales, NP

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Cecilio Gonzales, completed his FNP at Charles Drew University, Los Angeles California. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, he obtained a medical degree from his home country at Far Eastern University, Institute of Medicine. He started his career as a Board-certified Nurse practitoner in Brooklyn, New York as primary care provider. He eventually decided joining an acute care hospital practice in California as an Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist. His plethora of experience ranging from primary care, acute care, pain management, adult and pediatrics, and remote telemedicine make him deliver quality patient care to diverse patient population of varying age groups and disease conditions. What sold him to join Sahara West Urgent Care is the atmosphere of team work and hardworking staff he had observed and most importantly the focus on patient care given by the health team which he believes will push him to become the best possible Practitioner he could be.

DR. JOSEPH YU, MD

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Originally from Southern California, Dr. Yu went to UC Berkeley for undergraduate school while majoring in electrical engineering and computer science. After having a sports injury and being impressed by his orthopedic surgeon, he decided to pursue a medical career and received a medical degree at University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine. His orthopedic residency was done at Los Angeles County Hospital (also affiliated with USC) where he had to work 80 to 110 hours per week. In order to supplement his training, he did two years of fellowships. The first was at UC San Diego where he focused on minimally invasive joint replacements and cartilage restoration. He worked closely with one of the cartilage gurus of the world, Dr. William Bugbee. This was followed by specialized Sports Medicine certification at Duke University where he had the unique opportunity to provide medical care for the Duke Basketball Team. Fifteen years of school after high school was not enough so he had to attain an executive MBA at UNLV. Dr. Yu is also the medial director for Sahara West Urgent Care. He will be providing orthopedic urgent care services and medical supervision for the team.

Oliver G. Torrefranca, FNP

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Oliver G. Torrefranca is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner granted by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He finished his Master of Science in Nurse Executive Program and Healthcare Management at Long Island University in New York City in 2007. Because of his desire in becoming a Nurse Practitioner, he pursued his Post Master’s degree at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Immediately after graduation, he took and passed the certification for Nurse Practitioners. He has 31 years of nursing experience and majority of which is on emergency room. On his spare time, he teaches at Chamberlain University as a Visiting Professor in nursing here at Las Vegas campus.

How can we help you?

Let the team at Sahara West Urgent Care & Wellness be your partner in your health and your first call when you need care. Contact the team to learn more or to schedule your first appointment.

How can we help you?

Treatment at the forefront of medicine. Adaptive, cohesive, and collaborative staff. Very flexible with time off and personal obligations. A relaxing, but focused environment.
Cathy B

Primary care, Urgent Care, Injury and Workers Compensation all under one roof.