Frederick Dreyer

Frederick Dreyer

LAUGHLIN — Residents of Laughlin lost a beloved physician who has been a fixture in town for nearly 30 years.

It was confirmed Monday morning by the Clark County Coroner’s Office that Frederick Eugene Dreyer, 74, of Western Arizona Regional Medical Center’s Laughlin Walk-in Clinic died unexpectedly Saturday at Henderson Hospital.

Dreyer built a stellar reputation with the residents and patients he served for almost 30 years in the area. The Laughlin Walk-in Clinic opened its doors in the Laughlin Outlet Mall on Casino Drive in April of 2016, not long after University Medical Center closed its doors a short distance away. Dreyer  worked at UMC prior to the current clinic.

“Dr. Dreyer was a kind and caring physician and we are saddened by this news,” Michael Stenger, CEO of Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, which oversees the Laughlin Clinic, said through a news release from WARMC. “As the only physician in Laughlin, Dr. Dreyer took on the healthcare responsibility for thousands upon thousands of residents and visitors over the years. He put his heart into the Laughlin community for more than 25 years. 

“As a family care practitioner, Dr. Dreyer had provided care at Laughlin Walk-In Care for more than five years. Prior to that, he had practiced at University Medical Center in Laughlin. Patients with appointments have been notified by the Laughlin Clinic. Two nurse practitioners who worked alongside Dr. Dreyer, Crystal Voight, NP and Debbie Hughson, RNP, will be caring for his patients. WARMC has arranged for physicians to provide oversight and patient care at the clinic as needed.” 

A patient of Dreyer’s at the clinic said the doctor had been his primary care physician for the last 10 years, adding that he was such a popular physician that one had to schedule appointments to be able to see him as the demand for his care was so great. 

Jena Morga, marketing director at WARMC, also expressed her sadness stating both in person and in the news release that “he will truly be missed,” adding that the staff at WARMC is heartbroken over the news.

(2) comments

babajan

Dr. Dreyer didn't just serve Laughlin residents, he also served Bullhead City residents such as myself, as well as many visitors on the Harrah's and Riverside charters. I switched to him as my PCP after my former physician moved away to start her own practice elsewhere, or so that is what I was told. it seems that newly licensed doctors don't stick around in this area, they get a couple of years of experience and then move to another market to start their own practice. I'd like to thank Dr. Dreyer posthumously for sticking around as long as he did. He will be missed.


Nana T

Dr. Dreyer was my physician since 2013, when I first moved to Laughlin. He was one of those rare doctors who actually listened to his patients. This was a refreshing change from many of my previous physicians, whom I felt were eager to get me out and the next patient in. Dr. Dreyer treated the whole patient, not just a single symptom, and he always had carefully considered advice. I feel as though I lost a member of my family, and I will always remember his beautiful smile. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Please take comfort in how much he was loved and appreciated here in the Laughlin area. (Nancy Teppler)


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