What is Primary Care?
Primary care is the backbone of a good, efficient health care system. Primary care providers can be physicians, physician’s assistants, and/or nurse practitioners who treat adults and children of all ages for their general health care needs.
If you do not have your own primary care provider (PCP), Aspen Medical Center can provide that service for you. We are professionally staffed with family physicians as well as family nurse practitioners (FNP) and physician’s assistants (PA). Our medical staff is trained to care for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly and everyone in between.
Outpatient primary care services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Chronic disease management (eg. Diabetes, Asthma, Depression, Hypertension, etc.)
- Comprehensive annual wellness visits and physical exams
- Routine and same-day care for all ages
- Pap smears
- Family Planning
- Care coordination
- Weight management
- Tobacco cessation
- Cancer screening
- Referrals to specialists
- Laboratory tests
Aspen Medical Center currently has three PCPs offering primary care services by appointment only in Santa Fe:
- Andrew Ropp, MD
Francis Chavez, MD
Jaqueline Fernandez-Quezada, NP
Mary Ellen Lopez, MSN-FNP-BS