Katelyn E Heck, RN, MSN, CRNP-PNP

My name is Katelyn, I am one of the providers at Sahara Medical Institute. I started working with Dr. Peraza 4 years ago and fell in love with this office, the staff and my patients. I strive to give my patients and their families the best experience while here in our office. My goal is to contribute to health and well being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and guidance with the collaboration of family and loved ones.

“As a healthcare provider, we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
 -Maya Angelou.

Katelyn E Heck, RN, MSN, CRNP-PNP is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She was born and raised in Philadelphia. She completed nursing school at Temple University in 2008 with a minor in Spanish. Her career began at St Christopher’s Hospital for children as a registered nurse. While working at St Christopher’s, her passion for taking care of children and their families really began. She worked as an RN until she completed her training at Drexel University. She now has a combined 14 years of experience in pediatric medicine including emergency medicine.
Providing high quality care to her patients and their families is Katelyn’s number one priority. She is truly an advocate of family centered care, taking extra time to provide education to the families of her young and developing patients. During your visit with Katelyn, she will work with you and your family to meet health care needs and goals. It’s an honor and privilege to be the trusted healthcare provider as children grow from newborns into adults. Katelyn speaks fluent Spanish so that she can broaden her experience to include families where Spanish is their first language.

Katelyn loves to spend time with her family. She is a dog mom to Jackson and Jameson. She is a stepmom to 3 children. Katelyn loves to try new restaurants with her husband Kevin. They are both foodies and have come to enjoy the restaurant scene here in Las Vegas. They enjoy traveling, hiking with their two dogs, family time at the lake and relaxing at the beach. Her favorite vacation spot is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She and her husband spend a lot of time there when they can.

You can often find Katelyn working out at her home gym or at her local favorite CrossFit. She loves staying active, lifting weights and inspiring others to do the same. Her goal in the future would be to participate in a CrossFit competition.

Sahara Medical Institute

We take care of the health and well-being of Las Vegas’ youngest citizens, its children. We strive to provide exceptional healthcare, education, and support for infants, children, adolescents, and their families.

Our providers are happy to accept new patients and newborns. Whether you are a new parent, new to the area, or changing from another practice, we welcome you!


For the Preceptorship/Externship, contact practice office manager:
Email: [email protected]

Please include in your email:
Your full name, School name, Number of hours needed, Dates for which you need to complete these hours ( i.e Jan 23-Mar16), Resume and Preferred Provider if you have one.

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"So, I can say my children’s pediatrician is a great doctor. I recommend Dr. Francisco Peraza."


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"The Best Pediatrician! I recommend them, they help you with all your questions about the health of your children."


Contact Us

Established in 2007, the Sahara Medical Institute has a twofold mission — to provide the latest skincare and body treatments to help our clients look and feel their best, and to provide the highest quality pediatric care for our younger patients in the Las Vegas area.

It is our passion to serve you! Book an appointment at Sahara Medical Institute and let us address your concerns today.

Pediatrics: (702) 331-1700
Monday and Wednesday: 10am-6:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am-5pm