Angela Sanchez, M.D., has been promoted to Co-Medical Director for the Lovelace Medical Group/Southwest Medical Associates. Sanchez will also continue to serve as the lead physician for the department of family medicine and continue practicing at Southwest Medical Associates’ Northside office. She has a medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School; completed a residency at the Baylor Family Medicine Residency Program; is board-certified in family medicine.
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – According to a new study, children who are overweight when they start kindergarten, are four times more likely to be obese by their teen years.
Along with the rest of the nation, childhood obesity is a battle being fought in New Mexico. Nearly 15 percent of kids ages 2 to 5 are overweight.
Doctors say the key to tackling the issue of childhood obesity is prevention. Preschool age is not too young to start an exercise routine.
Lovelace Westside Hospital has recently expanded its range of care options with the addition of a wound care clinic and new services for women.
The wound care clinic opened in October with two staffers who are certified by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, occupational therapist Ann Marie Santoyo and physical therapist Angela Arbelaez.
With expanded services at the Lovelace Westside Hospital and more physicians working for the Lovelace Medical Group, Lovelace is working to provide convenience and innovation for patients who live in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque’s West Side.
Lovelace Medical Group Women’s Services opened earlier this month on the hospital campus. Services available include annual exams, prenatal care, pregnancy testing and minimally invasive gynecology surgery.
By Elaine Tassy/Journal Staff Writer
Joe Sanchez, a jocular 84-year-old retired U.S. Army lieutenant, was vacuuming inside his Uptown home on the hot, sunny afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 13, while Sally, his wife of more than 60 years, was dusting in the kitchen and living room.
Suddenly, Joe experienced a back pain so shocking, unprecedented and severe he had to stop and sit down. When he began to moan, their son Bruce told his mother to call 911.
Lovelace Medical Group LMG) has hired five new staff members. They are:
Dr. Angela Sanchez from Lovelace Medical Group/Southwest Medical Associates, was recently interviewed by KRQE about the flu and what you need to do to protect yourself.
By Colleen Heild
Dr. Frank Hesse of Albuquerque is a retired general surgeon, the former chairman of the state Health Policy Commission and one of the founders of a nonprofit organization that recruits health care providers to New Mexico.
And he’s had trouble finding a primary care physician.
“An awful lot of people are looking for doctors and people are calling me,” Hesse said recently. “I’m in the same boat, and I’m a physician.”