Longtime Minden doctor moves to Carson Valley Medical Center

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Mark Brune was named top doctor in The RC’s Best of Carson Valley at least four times around the turn of the century.

One of Carson Valley’s most popular doctors is bringing his practice back to Gardnerville.

Dr. Mark Brune was voted RC’s Best of Carson Valley Top Physician for at least four consecutive years at the turn of the century.

He is moving his practice from Carson Tahoe Medical Center in Minden to Carson Valley Medical Center.

A resident of Carson Valley for 28 years, Brune was the medical director of the former Carson Valley Health Center at the Stratton Center and was involved in the groundbreaking for the Minden facility off Ironwood in 1997. It moved to the new site when completed. in 1998. The following year he moved a bit south to join the Sierra Nevada Medical Group in 1999, where he continued when the Carson Tahoe Physicians Clinic took over the office.

A resident of Carson Valley since 1994, Brune attended medical school and residency at the University of Nevada, Reno, and saw incredible changes in the Minden-Gardnerville area while serving the community in a variety of roles. emergency and medical.

“I was the medical director of East Fork Fire in the 1990s when my current office was in alfalfa fields,” Brune said. “There has been a constant evolution in this valley since then, and my arrival at Carson Valley Medical Center is just a continuum of changes.”

Originally a Carson Fire paramedic living in Sparks, Dr. Brune chose to settle in the Carson Valley with his wife and children because of the rural charm and quality of life the community offers. .

“Not only did I get involved in the medical community, but also in the community as a whole,” he said. “I have been an active president of the Carson Douglas Medical Society and I am proud of the work I have done to guide the growth of medical services in the valley. »

As a primary care physician and internal medicine specialist, Brune said he looks for more than chronic conditions, he looks at the body as a whole and knows which specialists to refer patients to.

“Especially as we age, a primary care physician is very important,” he said. “Many people may not realize what is going on with their body until they get professional advice.”

Brune is currently accepting patients and inviting former patients to join him at Carson Valley Medical Center. For appointments or information, call Carson Valley Medical Center at (775) 782-1610 or visit www.cvmchospital.org.

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