The providers at Touro University Nevada are dedicated to your healthcare needs and education.  They encourage patients to be well-informed participants in their own healthcare.

Primary Care

Joe Hardy, M.D. was born in Reno Nevada and a graduate of Sparks High School. He started college at BYU in Provo Utah and graduated from University of Nevada at Reno. [Read More]

Matthew Carlson, DO, found his first experiences in patient care in the back of an ambulance as a paramedic for 16 years.  During this time he was inspired by the Osteopathic physicians he encountered and their core beliefs. [Read More]

Matthew L. Martin, D.O. is a native of Las Vegas, NV.  He received his osteopathic medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. [Read More]

Theresa Steckler, MD, FACP, graduated from Texas A & M University with a BS in Microbiology and graduated from medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston Texas.   [Read More]

Kelly Mecham, DNP, FNP, completed a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  Her doctoral studies focused on bariatric and medical weight management strategies.  She has many years of experience providing quality care in pediatrics, treating adolescents, and diagnosing and treating adults’ medical conditions, including women’s’ health issues.  [Read More]

Amie Duford, PA-C, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in family medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Utah State University in Logan, UT.  She then earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro University in Henderson, Nevada.  [Read More]

Sara Dougherty, APRN, FNP-C, moved here from Missouri in 2016.  She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1995. She currently works in the Touro Health Center and with the Touro Mobile Healthcare Clinic serving clients at Opportunity Village.


Kenneth Grant, MD, is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.  He graduated from Colgate University and Georgetown University School of Medicine. [Read More]

Mitchell D. Forman, DO, is an Osteopathic physician and the Founding Dean and Professor of Medicine at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.   Dr. Forman has a very active part-time clinical practice in Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases. [Read More]

Scott Harris, DO, graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1990. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the UCLA San Fernando Valley program and then later completed a fellowship there in rheumatology. [Read More]


Aurelio Muyot, MD, is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Geriatric Medicine fellowship at the University of Illinois-Chicago. [Read More]

Julie Zacharias, DO received her DO degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. She completed an accredited family medicine residency program in 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, which is affiliated with East Carolina University, during which she was a chief resident of family medicine. [Read More]

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Elias J. Ptak, DO is board certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine –California in 2005 and completed residency training in Family Medicine in 2008.  [Read More]

Paul R. Rennie, DO, graduated in 1987 from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Rennie is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. [Read More]

Robert M. Baker, DO, graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010.  He then completed a three year residency in 2013 in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York.  [Read More]

Robert Kessler, DO, is an osteopathic physician specializing in family practice and osteopathic manipulative manipulation.  He is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he did his internship at Grand Rapids Osteopathic Hospital.  [Read More]

Wesley C. Lockhart, DO graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV and completed his first post-graduate year in Hollywood, FL. [Read More]