While lawmakers continue to fight over the Affordable Care Act on the brink of government shutdown, the new insurance marketplaces where millions of uninsured Americans will go to shop for plans are scheduled to go live on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Dr. Duc Vuong
For a thin man, Dr. Duc Vuong spends an unusual amount of time thinking about obesity and weight loss.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
New Mexico’s three major health insurers have begun offering some of their customers a way to avoid dealing with changes in the Affordable Care Act for a year.
It’s National Rehabilitation Week and what better way to take care of yourself than getting some extra help from a furry friend. Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital hosted a dog parade today in an effort to showcase the importance of pet therapy. The dogs lift the spirits of patients and take their minds off struggles. Patient, “I miss my sister’s dog so it brings me some happiness.” Matthew Martinez was in a car accident last week near Gallup and says he’ll be in the hospital for a while, but pet therapy should make the loneliness a little easier.
David Vandewater, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services, which owns Lovelace Health System, says consumer access is a big reason why Lovelace is rebuilding its physicians' group.
In 2007, Lovelace Health System spun off its physicians’ group into ABQ Health Partners in what some observers described as a messy divorce.
By Samantha McDonald
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Flu season is right around the corner and the number one tip from doctors is to get a flu shot.
It is hard to predict exactly what the flu is going to be like each year, how severe it will be and how long it will stick around, but it generally starts in October or November and lasts several winter months.
A flu vaccine is designed to protect against three or four main flu strains. Those strains in vaccines change every year depending on research and predictions.
James Bradley, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a board certified pulmonologist. Bradley previously worked as the director of the respiratory therapy department
at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces; as the medical director for the respiratory therapy department and sleep disorders center at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso
for seven years. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; a medical degree from the University of Vermont; completed an internship
Lovelace will open a new primary care clinic called Lovelace Health Care Center in September that is located at 8401 Constitution. The center will seek Patient Centered Medical Home certification, which organizes care around the patient, allowing clinical teams to better coordinate and track care. “This clinic will provide access for our Lovelace Health Plan members and other payor partners, and we are excited to add additional services to better serve our community,” said Dr. Cruickshank, CEO of Lovelace Medical Group and Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health System.
Lovelace opened a new primary care clinic this week called Lovelace Health Care Center at 8401 Constitution NE in Albuquerque.
The center offers primary care services, family medicine and disease management.
“This clinic offers a team approach to delivering health care,” said Dr. John Cruickshank, chief medical officer at Lovelace Health System.