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.”
Dr. Duc Vuong, Director of Lovelace Bariatrics, was live on “KASA This Morning” today to talk about eating healthy for the New Year. He showed viewers how to make a healthy shake for the New Year and discussed exercise and meditation.
He is pictured with anchor Elizabeth Alvarez.
KASA Live Interview on "This Morning"
Dr. Steve Henao, an endovascular surgeon at New Mexico Heart Institute, recently performed the first life-saving percutaneous repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at Heart Hospital at New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center. This was the first operation of its kind in the United States. Dr. Henao recently talked with KASA This Morning about this life-saving procedure.
When the Affordable Care Act is implemented Jan. 1, do not expect a switch to flip.
Low enrollment in the federal health insurance exchange means New Mexico health care providers will see a modest uptick, if any, in patient load.
“I will tell you that January 1st will be anticlimactic in a meaningful sense as far as the Affordable Care Act goes,” said Stephen Forney, vice president and chief financial officer of Lovelace Health System, which operates hospitals throughout New Mexico and has a campus in Roswell.
New Year's Eve is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, but many aren't aware that what they drink can carry over to the next day.
In fact, experts say 1 in 3 drivers think they're fine to get behind the wheel after a night of drinking when they are actually still drunk.
People think they can sleep off the alcohol, maybe eat something to soak it up--but that's not true. Experts say it actually takes hours to become completely sober. For example, if you drink a bottle of wine in four hours, it could take up to 12 hours before you can safely operate a motor vehicle.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Through the end of December, Lovelace Health System will match donations to Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque and hopes to donate a total of $33,000 to the nonprofit.
Dr. John Iacuone, Chief Medical Officer for Lovelace hospitals, was interviewed on KASA This Morning on Lovelace matching holiday donations to Road Runner Food Bank and a new cancer study.
Road Runner Food Bank Drive
New Cancer Study
Albuquerque, NM – Sharing a gift with Roadrunner Food Bank this month has twice the impact. Throughout the month of December, Lovelace Health System will double gifts made to the Food Bank through December 31, 2013 up to $33,000.
Lovelace Medical Group Women’s Health Center opened in October at the Medical Pavilion at Lovelace Women’s Hospital, 4705 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 301-302. A second Women’s Health Center will be opening in December on the Westside at the Westside Professional Office, 4801 McMahon Blvd, Suite 110. Appointments can be made at both locations by calling 727-4500.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, the community was invited to a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the second NextCare/Lovelace Urgent Care Center located at 9551 Paseo del Norte Blvd. N.E.
The first NextCare/Lovelace urgent care clinic opened in October at 8201 Golf Course Road N.W., Suite A3, in Albuquerque.