A Note From Charlie Alfero, NMPCTC Director

I’ve been working in health care in New Mexico for almost 37 years. That is a long time. Much has gotten better, like access and consistent opportunities for care, and much has gotten worse such as the cost of health insurance, testing and invasive medicine and, most drastically, the distribution of training between primary care specialties and sub-specialties. What this translates into is a physician workforce that is not focused on prevention or health, but extending life through advanced technical interventions. The results are high costs and poor quality of life. And when you combine that with a society that
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Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, Las Cruces

Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, Las Cruces 2014 has been quite busy and the SNMFMRP has made some exciting changes to make our Family Medicine Residency Program even better and enhance the patient care offered to our community. Here are highlights: We have started a Pediatric Hospitalist service run by the residents and faculty under the direction of pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Lichtenfels, MD. Dr. Danielle Fitzsimmons-Pattison has joined our Family Medicine faculty. Memorial Medical Center has started an Acute Care Clinical Pharmacy Residency. This has allowed SNMFMRP to start an MTM pharmacy clinic and has allowed us to
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Hidalgo Medical Services Family Medicine Residency, Silver City

In June of 2014, the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation awarded grant monies to 16 different family medicine residency programs to increase vaccination rates in the 65+ population with the specific goal of increasing rates of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination. The HMS Family Medicine Residency Program was one of them! Their project is named in memory of a community member who passed as a result of complications related to H1N1 Influenza during the 2013-2014 flu season. The HMS Family Medicine residents and faculty are implementing quality improvement measures to increase awareness amongst providers as well as the community on
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Northern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency, Santa Fe

2014 has been an exciting year for the NNMFMRP with the addition of new staff and faculty. Chris Jameson joined the program in May, having most recently served as the residency coordinator with the SNMFMRP. Chris assumed the residency position following Deb Weiss’ departure work as a consultant to NMPCTC. Dr. Raya Chyorny joined the program as Associate Director having most recently served as faculty with La Familia Medical Center. Dr. Melissa Rosen from La Familia assumed the faculty position vacated by Dr. Chyorny. Lia Billington, PhD joined the program as behavioral health faculty. Lia also came to the NNMFMRP
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Greetings from the NMPCTC Network Manager, Siri Khalsa

As the newly hired Network Manager for New Mexico Primary Care Training Consortium (NMPCTC), I’m very excited to dig into the opportunities and challenges facing us now and beyond 2015. Although a relatively young entity, the Consortium has the mandate to increase the quality of primary care training in NM. This is not a small task but it is a worthy one. I am, originally, a Canadian and I grew up with the belief that good healthcare is a ‘right’ for all people. It is not an understatement to say that the future strength of American healthcare lies at the
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Winter 2015 Newsletter and Updates

Download our 2015 Newsletter by Clicking Here You can also view some of our newsletter content though the news postings on the site. Updates / Odds and Ends ECHO COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION We are so pleased to be working with the ECHO program out of UNM to develop educational activities designed around the shared didactic needs of each of the four family medicine residency programs. Currently working with Drs. Karla Thorton and Michelle Landiorio, four meetings have been scheduled hosted each of the NM Family Medicine Residency Programsand presenting different topics: February 4: Silver City – Hep C May 6: Santa
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