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ALBUQUERQUE (March 19, 2014) – Lovelace is celebrating the opening of Lovelace Health Care Center with a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, March 20 at 10 a.m.  The health care center is located at 9501 Paseo Del Norte, N.E. The clinic opened on March 3.

Lovelace Health Care Center is a patient centered medical home model. “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 provides 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.

Lovelace 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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