weather icon Clear

Desert View Hospital adds oncologist to staff

Laxmi Iyer, MD, MPH, has joined the medical staff at Desert View Hospital as an oncologist, the hospital announced last week.

She recently joined Hope Cancer Care of Nevada, specializing in all aspects of clinical hematology and oncology care, and is board-certified in general internal medicine and medical oncology.

Hope Cancer Center of Nevada is located at 2340 E. Calvada Boulevard, Suite 7., in Pahrump, Nevada. Appointments can be made by calling 775-360-4933, and walk-in patients are welcome between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Most insurances are accepted

Dr. Iyer completed her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital and her fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

After earning her medical degree from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Pune, India, Dr. Iyer relocated to the United States and earned a master’s degree in public health at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.

During her time in Houston, she also performed research in the Department of Cancer Genetics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center under the mentorship of Dr. Louise Strong.

In her spare time, Dr. Iyer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, practicing yoga and transcendental meditation, cooking and baking.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Pumpkin Days returns to Pahrump next weekend

Fall is in the air and for the town of Pahrump, that means it’s almost time for Pumpkin Days.

Adam Laxalt stumps in Pahrump

U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt made a stop in the valley last week, spending some time at local eatery Mom’s Diner to speak with area residents as he ramps up his campaign for the 2022 election.

Pahrump local’s Kids Costume Car Wash a success

Pahrump resident Shauna “Shay” Dragna and her three youngsters, Cayleigh, Caden and Conner, have spent the last month focusing on their very first public philanthropy project and though they entered into the endeavor without any previous experience and absolutely no idea how it might turn out, the results of their efforts are bearing some very positive fruit.

Cegavske won’t allow tax petitions off 2022 ballot

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has told Attorney General Aaron Ford in a letter the state constitution doesn’t allow for petitions to be withdrawn.

Rural Pitch coming up in October

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is looking for rural entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to the table for the Second Annual Rural Pitch Day.