Lovelace Opens new Health Care Center

Lovelace Medical Group recently opened a new health care center at 9501 Paseo Del Norte, N.E.

“This model organizes care around the patient, allowing clinical teams to better coordinate and track care,” said Dr. John Cruickshank, CEO, Lovelace Medical Group. “The clinic will provide a central medical home for the patient instead of focusing solely on providing episodic care.”

The clinic offers same-day and next-day access, focuses heavily on preventive care, and works closely with other providers like pharmacists and dieticians to ensure that all aspects of care are addressed through the medical home. “It’s a team approach to delivering health care focused on prevention, early diagnosis, wellness and managing problems when they arise by developing long-term provider-patient relationships,” added Dr. Cruickshank.

The health care center will offer comprehensive services for adults including routine health screenings, chronic and acute illness management, preventive care and education, immunizations, common illness assessment, diabetes counseling, behavioral health and referrals to specialists. Lovelace Pharmacy will be located at the clinic, which will provide convenient access for patients. The pharmacy will offer free medical assessment and free prescription delivery.

The clinic is staffed by board-certified internal medicine physicians Rosa Galvez, M.D., and Frie Nemariam, M.D. 

The health care center accepts most major insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Molina Healthcare, TRICARE, Medicare, Medicaid, United Healthcare Community Plan and United Retiree Health Care Authority.

The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached by calling 505.727.4000.

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