We are dedicated to serving your health care needs. Our professional staff includes family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Our providers treat people of all ages and have a caring and compassionate bedside manner.


Our Staff

 

Andrew Ropp, MD

Medical Director & Family Physician (Primary & Urgent Care)

Dr. Andrew Ropp is the co-founder and Medical Director of Aspen Medical Center. He is a board-certified family physician who does primary care and urgent care. He also enjoys international volunteering, soccer, backpacking, and spending time with family and friends.

Cindy Matsushita, MD

Assistant Medical Director & Family Physician (Primary & Urgent Care)

Dr. Cindy Matsushita is the Assistant Medical Director of Aspen Medical Center and a board-certified family physician. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2003 and has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 2009. When she is not treating patients in the primary care and urgent care setting, Dr. Matsushita likes to hike, climb, garden, volunteer in the Santa Fe community, and spend time with her family.

Joanna Anaya

Operations Manager

Joanna Anaya is the co-founder and Operations Manager at Aspen Medical Center in Santa Fe and Aspen Urgent Care in EspaƱola, NM. Her responsibilities include ensuring that the ins and outs of both facilities are operating smoothly. She has an extensive background in the medical field dating back to 1982. Her experience ranges from sales and customer service, to radiology, and management. When she is not at work, Joanna enjoys being outdoors in her beloved hometown of Santa Fe, as well as spending time with her family and her three dogs.

Kaileigh Cera, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner (Primary & Urgent Care)

Kaileigh Cera graduated from Maryville University and is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Ohio, Kaileigh moved to Santa Fe July 2014 and has been enjoying all of New Mexico's treasures since. When she is not working at Aspen seeing primary and urgent care patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs outdoors camping, fly fishing, golfing, reading, cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes, and spending time with friends.

Patsy Verzino, CFNP

Family Nurse Practitioner (Urgent Care)

Patsy Verzino has been in healthcare for over 16 years, five of those years were spent as a Navy Officer as an ER nurse. She graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of New Mexico in 2012. When she is not working at Aspen Urgent Care, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing soccer, staying active and sewing.

Tim Gannon, PA-C

Physician Assistant (Urgent Care)

Tim was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM and is proud to serve his community as best he can. He attained an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in Environmental Studies and his Physican Assistant degree from the University of New Mexico. When not working as an Urgent Care provider at Aspen Medical Center's Santa Fe and Espanola clinics, Tim can be found mountain biking, running, rafting, hiking, fishing, camping, visiting with friends and family, reading, and catering to the needs of his 110 lb dog.

Angie Cline, PA-C

Physician Assistant (Urgent Care)

Angie graduated from the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program and has been treating patients in Northern New Mexico for over 18 years. She is an Urgent Care provider at Aspen Medical Center at the Espanola and Santa Fe clinics. She loves spending time with her family and being in the mountains, riding her bike and running with her 3 German Shepherd Dogs.

Gina C Ortiz, MPAS, PA-C, FAWM

Physician Assistant (Urgent Care)

Gina graduated from the University of New Mexico Physician Assistant Program. She has also completed a fellowship in wilderness medicine through the Wilderness Medical Society in 2011. Gina currently works as an Urgent Care provider at Aspen Medical Center's Espanola and Santa Fe clinics. In her free time, she loves learning new things, spending time outdoors trail running with her pups, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snowboarding, and mountain biking.

Merry Beyeler, PA-C

Physician Assistant (Urgent Care)

Merry has lived in New Mexico since 1988 and is currently working as an Urgent Care provider at Aspen Medical Center. She graduated in 2007 from A. T. Still University with master of science in Physician Assistant Studies. Merry's hobbies include reading, knitting, sewing, gardening, and playing with her 2 cats.

Charles McCanna, MD

Family Physician (Urgent Care)

Dr. Charles McCanna is a native of Wisconsin and graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a Family Physician in private practice in Santa Fe since 1981 and now works at Aspen Medical Center as an Urgent Care provider. He and his wife also lived and worked in the British Virgin Islands from 2006 to 2010. When Dr. McCanna is not practicing medicine, he enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and attending Santa Fe's many classical music performances.

Andrew Langsam, MD, FACEP

Urgent Care Physician

Dr. Andrew Langsam attained an undergraduate degree in theater design and lighting with a fine arts minor. He later worked in the construction trades for several years while earning a Biology degree prior to attending medical school. After working nearly 30 years as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and Assistant Professor of the Physician Assistant program at Drexel/Hahnemann University, he retired from Emergency Medicine. Dr. Langsam now works as an Urgent Care physician at Aspen Medical Center. His diverse interests include the arts (see self-portrait on left), gardening, fitness activities and traveling for medical mission work abroad.

Vincent Ruiz, MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant (Urgent Care)

Vincent, who is originally from Texas, received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Houston in 2002. He graduated in 2008 with a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque. Since then, he has practiced in several specialties including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Urgent Care throughout New Mexico. Vincent is currently working as an Urgent Care Provider at Aspen's Santa Fe and Espanola Clinics. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

Susan Blair-Buckley, PA-C

Physician Assistant (Urgent Care)

Susan was born, raised and educated in New Mexico. Since graduating from the University of St. Francis Physician Assistant program, Susan has worked as a Physician Assistant for over a decade in various specialties, including rehabilitation medicine, gastrointestinal medicine and orthopaedics. Susan currently works as an Urgent Care provider for Aspen Medical Center in Espanola and Santa Fe. Her hobbies include snow skiing, walking, exploring different parts of New Mexico that she has yet to visit, and vacationing in places that are green.

Nicholas Dawson, MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant (Urgent Care)

Nick originally comes from Indiana and graduated from Wabash College in 2004 where he played four years of college football. He previously served as a public school teacher in South Texas and in Turkmenistan with the Peace Corps before joining the US Air Force in 2008. After four and a half years in the service, Nick came to New Mexico to complete his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He graduated from UNM in 2016, and resides in Santa Fe with his wife and daughter.