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. 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.
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.
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.