I returned to UNM as faculty, in October, 2012, after serving as a primary care provider in the Albuquerque community in several clinical settings over the past 20 years. Most recently before returning to UNM, I served in the Indian Health Service (IHS) in Albuquerque. I had the privilege of working with Presbyterian Medical Group for nearly 5 years before returning to the IHS.
Here at the UNM School of Medicine, I am involved in teaching medical students as a facilitator for a number of blocks and as the West and Winter House Learning Communities mentor. I completed participation in the 2014-2016 Medical Education Scholars cohort. My main scholarly interest relates to nutrition education. I administer the Phase III (4th year medical student) elective in Culinary Medicine, now offered as a fully virtual learning experience.
I practice ambulatory medicine, am board certified in family medicine and employed by the UNM Division of General Internal Medicine. I am privileged to care for patients at the UNM Lobo Care Clinic which serves UNM Employees and their dependents in an episodic care forum. Furthermore, we provide primary care to residents and fellows, and their dependents, as part of our commitment to the educational mission of UNM. As such, we provide a hybrid of primary and acute care services as well as preventive and integrative approaches to care.
I am also an integrative medicine fellow in the Fall 2021 cohort of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, through the University of Arizona.