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For nearly 60 years, Los Alamos Medical Center has been proud to provide comprehensive health care services to the people of northern New Mexico. Our nationally-recognized physicians and surgeons, along with our highly-skilled and dedicated employees are devoted to ensuring you and your family consistently receives the finest care possible.

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Winter warmers What’s neW on the santa Fe spa scene

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By Wolf Schneider There is no better time for a feel-good spa treatment than now, during winter’s cold reign. Luckily, Santa Fe’s spas are getting ever more creative about their rejuvenation potential, from a spa pedicure in a NASA-designed, zerogravity chair to a high-tech natural face-lift. Almost every spa we visited features new treatments plus master-level massage therapists with 10-plus years of training. Come along for a first-person report on some of Santa Fe’s best. 8

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Inn and Spa at Loretto 505-984-7997 Spa concept: “The spa is an intimate, elegant sanctuary for healing,” said spa director Suzanne Chavez. Environment: Ranked 19th in the United States on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 readers poll, the spa features pendant lighting and chandeliers, honey-colored pine flooring and fireplaces; the white candles flickering everywhere make for a romantic, calming haven. Range of treatments: Massages, reflexology, wraps, astrology, cranial sacral work, facials, manicures, and Heels Over Head pedicures.

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Price range: $49-$250. Most popular: Massage.

Our panel of spa experts recommended these scents as the go-to aromas for rejuvenation, reinvigoration and restoring energy. Many are available at the spas, as well as in essential oils at shops like Pharmaca, la Montañita Coop, Whole Foods, and natural Grocers.

My choice: My Heels Over Head pedicure in a NASA-designed zerogravity recliner was my 1 Eucalyptus best pedicure ever. The 2 Peppermint environment was serene, 3 Rosemary therapist Monica was intentional and mindful, 4 Lavender and I felt like I was floating 5 Lemongrass on air as I luxuriated in the 6 Sandalwood recliner, warmed lavender 7 Pine pillow behind my neck, 8 Tahitian lime as she applied a warmed 9 Orange Citrus coconut milk foot soak, 10 Hinoki brown-sugar scrub with freeze-dried goat’s milk and honey, paraffin moisturizer and no-chemical Zoya red polish. What’s distinctive: This spa has appeared on Condé Nast’s Top 25 Hotel Spas in the U.S. list three times. What’s new: They bought two zero-gravity recliners from Relax the Back in late 2012, at a cost of $2,000 each. These ergonomically designed chairs take pressure off the spine, reduce stress on the heart, relieve muscle tension, lower blood pressure and increase circulation. Locals versus visitors: 21 percent locals, 79 percent visitors. Deals for locals: 20 percent off every day and free parking. Who appreciates it, and who doesn’t: “The person who appreciates our spa is sensitive to aesthetics and beauty, open-minded, and on a path of cultural and spiritual transformation. Who doesn’t appreciate it is someone looking to recreate a Las Vegas spa experience with surface fluff,” said Chavez. The takeaway: The red polish lasted perfectly for weeks afterward, making me feel pretty every single day and night.

Absolute Nirvana 505-983-7942 Spa concept: A Balinese-style spa with custom-made scrubs and masks created from natural spices and plants. “Nothing out of a jar,” said owner Caroline Lee. Environment: Treatment rooms at this downtown spa come with paisley robes, sarongs, red sheets and towels, candles and concrete flooring with radiant heat. Range of treatments: Massages, facials, deluxe treatments that usually combine massage, body mask and exfoliative scrub. Price range: $105-$330. Most popular: Javanese Lulur deluxe treatment with yogurt and

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and anti-inflammatory properties. I felt like a holiday cookie as my therapist slathered on a body mask of spicy, warming ginger, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, sandalwood and nutmeg. I had a hot steam shower, then a massage with spicy scented oil. What’s distinctive: The ambience had me humming, “Bali Hai.” What’s new: Chocolate and Peppermint Delight special, with a body scrub of peppermint-infused organic sugar and organic cocoa, massage and mask of yogurt and honey. Locals versus visitors: 40 percent locals, 60 percent visitors. Deals for locals: Website specials are available to everyone. Who appreciates it, and who doesn’t: According to Lee, “People who appreciate high-quality work in a small, intimate, nurturing spa with personal attention like it. It’s not a mad scramble in the locker room. People who don’t appreciate this spa are those who are looking for a sleek, polished, high-tech environment.” The takeaway: I felt warmed to the core for hours afterward, impervious to the winter snowstorm under way. 10

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Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado 505-946-5700 Spa concept: “The spa is healing, relaxing, and results oriented,” said spa director Emily Richey. It occupies 10,000 square feet, including posh locker rooms with proprietary personal care products, outdoor pool (in season), hot tubs, saunas, fitness facilities and a warming casita with a fireplace. Environment: Immaculate and luxurious perfection! I wandered past pine and aspen trees on the way to my treatment room, a casita with a pale bamboo floor, eggnog-colored décor, sunlight streaming in the French doors and a private outside shower. Range of treatments: Mountain Spirit Purification, Blue Corn and Honey Renewal, chakra balancing, massages, facials, manicures, pedicures. Price range: $55-$2,500 (the $2,500 treatment for two is scheduled to be removed from the menu). Most popular: Massage. My choice: Sacred Stone Massage, with hot and cold river stones meant to release tension, which they did in the hands of my expert

Helpful tips for choosing a spa treatment Check spa websites for treatment descriptions, prices, specials and new features. At many spas, you may be able to customize a treatment for your needs and preferences; call the spa directly to find out about your options. It’s ideal, after most treatments, to go home and chill out for a while to achieve longer-lasting benefits. therapist Elizabeth. “The warm stones increase blood flow, and the cold stones constrict the muscle tissue and help move along toxins,” she explained. While I enjoyed my treatments at all the spas I visited, this was the only experience that transported me beyond relaxation into euphoria. What’s distinctive: This contemporary resort located 20 minutes north of Santa Fe delivers a heavenly experience worth the considerable price tag. What’s new: Warmed robes in winter and a February couples package called Capture the Romance, consisting of private Jacuzzi, sauna, spiked Mexican hot chocolate, chocolate-pecan granola bars, massage with chocolate-scented oil, sacred stones, and energy work. Locals versus visitors: 60 percent locals, 40 percent visitors. Deals for locals: Loyalty Elite Members get 15 percent off all treatments. Who appreciates it, and who doesn’t: “We appeal across the board. A lot of our return guests believe in the healing nature of massage and the energy work. I guess people who might not believe in it might consider it froufrou to have a smudging ceremony,” said Richey. The takeaway: After therapist Elizabeth smudged me, massaged me with the hot and cold stones and moisturized my skin with a massage oil scented with desert sage, Douglas fir and juniper, I floated out of there and kept replaying my blissful experience for days afterward in my mind. Ten Thousand Waves 505-982-9304 Spa concept: Japanese-style spa where everything is authentic — the woodwork, the minimalist décor and the therapists’ intention for thoughtful change. The spa recently landed on Travel & Leisure magazine’s list of America’s Best Girlfriend Getaways. Environment: An indoor-outdoor aesthetic constructed of such hardwoods as cherry, maple and Western red cedar. Treatment rooms have windows looking out onto pine trees. Range of treatments: Outdoor hot tubs, cold plunges, massage, salt glow and herbal wraps, facials, peels. Price range: $25-$199. Most popular: Therapeutic massage. My choice: Ashi Anma Foot Massage. This is the best foot massage that $59 can buy in Santa Fe. My ultra-professional therapist, Karma, worked on my feet one by one: He pummeled and rocked them in a rhythmic beat with pressure that alternated deep, deep, deep, soft, deep, deep, deep, soft. What’s distinctive: In business for 32 years, this is Santa Fe’s most famous spa, known for its Japanese lanterns, fish ponds, Blood

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Orange body lotion and waterfalls. Said owner Duke Klauck, “We’re the only Santa Fe spa in the middle of nature and we’re the only one with a Japanese theme. Americans are very goal- oriented. The Japanese philosophy is you go to the spa in the evenings after work and chat and be out in nature. It gets you away from your type-A frantic, concrete-embedded existence. It allows you to expand.” Clients walk outdoors to the treatment rooms, and treatments often follow a specific regimen. What’s new: Japanese-style Ashi Anma Foot Massage. Coming in 2013: a café. Locals versus visitors: 40 percent locals, 60 percent visitors. Deals for locals: Locals can join an awards program for a 20 percent discount Monday through Thursday. Who appreciates it, and who doesn’t: “We have 12 to 14 treatments. But what we do, we do really well,” spa director Courtney Morris said. “We offer therapeutic treatments to help people heal. We don’t do the caviar facial or the chocolate body wrap or whatever the latest fad is.” The takeaway: For the rest of the day, I walked with a lighter, bouncier stride. Body 505-986-0362 Spa concept: “To bring the quality of a healing private practice into a public space,” said owner Lorin Parrish. Environment: The dimly lit spa is mostly decorated in shades of gray, with water fountain, rocks and an overall Asian vibe. Range of treatments: Facials, natural face-lift, massages, scrubs and add-on enhancements (such as reflexology, scalp massage and eyebrow and eyelash tinting). Price range: $80-$185. Most popular: Massage. My choice: Natural face-lift. The effervescent Michelle cleansed my face and neck with a microdermabrasion machine, applied mild microcurrent to firm and tone muscles, shined LED lights to stimulate collagen and smoothed on stem cells from calf placentas from the French Alps. What’s distinctive: Owner Parrish believes that the operating philosophy, building environment and staff contribute to “core energy” and the success of her business. With 400 to 600 people coming through the door every day for yoga and exercise classes, Body proves her right. What’s new: The natural face-lift. “It makes skin stronger and more intelligent,” Parrish said. “After one treatment, you have more collagen growth. You’re plumper and moister. Collagen production usually stops around age 35.” Locals versus visitors: 80 percent locals, 20 percent visitors. Deals for locals: If you buy a package of nine treatments, the 10th is free. Who appreciates it, and who doesn’t: “Our ultimate person is into self–growth and realizing their physical and emotional potential. Who isn’t ideal for our place is somebody who isn’t community minded,” Parrish said. 12

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Two noTable spa resTauranTs Terra at Four seasons resort rancho encantado Recently arrived executive chef Andrew Cooper and sous chef Keith Smutny are whipping up modern American cuisine with a Mexican flair at this contemporary restaurant with awesome mountain views. Must haves: the sweet crab chile relleno smothered in a red chile sauce and the pine nut goat cheesecake with orange agave sauce, which was exceptionally creamy without being overly sweet.

body Café at body Healthy, often raw, food reaches new heights. Standouts: include the three seed hummus platter, raw romaine tacos with red chile walnut crumbles, and cayenne hot chocolate with nut milk. The takeaway: My skin and neck looked tighter and felt smoother after the treatment.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa 505-986-0000 Spa concept: Full-service luxury resort spa; recipient of Best Spa honor on the Discovery Channel’s Best of New Mexico special. Environment: Clean and contemporary with chaise lounges, treetrunk coffee tables, wall-mounted water fountains and wall sconces. Range of treatments: Massages, wraps, facials, add-on eye and lip enhancements, manicures, pedicures, hair and makeup. Price range: $44-$199. Most popular: Massage. My choice: The organic facial customized by the ultra-knowledgeable Drea, who gives one of the best facials in Santa Fe. Using all-organic products from Osmosis and Ilike, she applied wonderful-smelling concoctions like a rose milk cleanser; rose hip exfoliator; and lots of steam and massage, including to hands and feet. She did extractions, then ended with a rose hip gel mask and emu oil moisturizer. “The massage, the aromatherapy, and the acupressure make it a more luxurious treatment,” Drea said. She’s right. What’s distinctive: Drea’s astute, personalized attention. “From now on, use a gentle exfoliator every night,” she advised. What’s new: Facial infusion, a peel with a 2 percent retinaldehyde formula designed to penetrate deeply into the skin. Locals versus visitors: 30 percent locals, 70 percent visitors. Deals for locals: 15 percent off Sunday through Thursday. Who appreciates it, and who doesn’t: “Somebody who’s looking for a small, intimate spa experience and who enjoys the extra amenities like the saline pool, the fitness center and the steam room, and understands they come with a price tag, appreciates it,” spa director Jennifer Hubbard said. The takeaway: I felt relaxed, my spirits were elevated and my skin was smoother and tighter.

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ChoColate, wine offer a buzz—with benefits By Staci Matlock PhotoS By ryannan Bryer de hickMan Peanuts creator Charles Schulz allegedly opined that “all you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” A little red wine could be good for you, too. Red wine and chocolate have a long, rich history of making humans happy. But do they actually contribute to better health? Red wine, like dark chocolate, is composed of many chemical compounds that prompt reactions in the human brain, blood and vital organs. Scientists have studied both for years, and there’s some pretty strong evidence that red wine and chocolate can, in limited amounts, protect against cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. But scientists trying to pinpoint exactly which chemical compounds are good for health, and how those compounds work in the human body, say more research is needed to conclusively prove anything. Whether or not indulging in either one will give your health and your mood a boost may also depend on your individual physical makeup, the quality of the chocolate and wine and how much of each you consume.

Chocolate high In the last 10 years, Santa Fe-based chocolate historian Mark J. Sciscenti has watched thousands of people change as they tasted his dark chocolate beverages, made much like ancient Mesoamericans used to make their own chocolate drinks. “Within minutes, they enter an altered state,” he said. “When I say an altered state, it is counterintuitive, but they get calm, they get a kind of blissed-out look on their faces and they start forgetting things because they’re in this zone. They’d leave their credit cards; they’d leave their keys.” Sciscenti, who formerly owned Kakawa Chocolate House in Santa Fe, always returned the forgotten items to his euphoric customers. Their reactions, he said, provide anecdotal evidence that the right chocolate can have a positive effect on people. That beatific look was likely due to compounds in chocolate setting off a cascade of chemicals in the brain that can produce something akin to a runner’s high. Numerous studies in the last few decades have explored the health effects of various compounds in cacao beans, cacao butter and chocolate. Scientists have found high levels of antioxidants in chocolate as well as compounds such as quercetin, flavanoids and polyphenols similar to those found in red wine. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, found that small amounts of 14

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healthy compounds found in red wine and/or dark chocolate Polyphenols—antioxidants linked to reducing cardiovascular disease Quercetin—an antioxidant of the flavonoid family; antihistamine and anti-inflammatory Flavonoids—plant-based antioxidants that help prevent cell damage Magnesium—an essential micronutrient iron—an essential micronutrient B6 and B12—vitamins important to brain and nervous system function resveratrol—may activate an enzyme that slows aging process Piceatannol—a possible link to inhibiting fat cell development dark chocolate can thin the blood, reducing the risk of blood clots. Chocolate also contains a healthy dose of micronutrients such as magnesium, iron, B6 and B12 vitamins, thiamine and folic acid, Sciscenti said. Scientists are reluctant to speak in absolutes, and they tend to focus on one compound at a time instead of looking at chocolate as a whole. Still, the general consensus seems to be that a little bit of chocolate won’t hurt you and probably has some benefit. The quality and content of the cacao are the secrets to maximizing chocolate’s health benefits, according to Sciscenti. “Basically, the darker the chocolate, the better it is for you. No milk. No sugar. And it doesn’t take much for the health benefits.” Currently, studies indicate eating only 1 to 3 ounces of dark chocolate each day provides plenty of the health benefits you won’t get from milk chocolate and chocolate candy bars loaded with sugar — though these more diluted chocolate types may briefly make you feel happier. “If the first ingredient in a bar is anything other than chocolate [as cacao beans, chocolate liqueur or cacao], it is candy. If the first ingredient is sugar, it is candy,” he said. In most chocolate studies, Sciscenti noted, subjects are given liquid chocolate made without milk, not solid bars. Humans took their cacao in liquid form for millennia, dating back to the earliest evidence of the drink in 2000 B.C., he said. “The chocolate the Mesoamericans were drinking was a thick beverage, but they also would add things to help it foam up.” Not until the mid-1800s did chocolate begin appearing on store shelves as solid bars. To be legally considered chocolate, a bar has to have cacao butter and at least 15 percent cacao solids, Sciscenti said.

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Raw ingredients Buying high-quality cacao and chocolate from a single family farm is important to great taste and maximum health benefits, some Santa Fe chocolatiers insist. Lorin Parrish, founder and owner of BODY of Santa Fe, said the cacao beans for her business’s chocolate are grown and hand harvested at a family farm in Venezuela. She prizes the cacao for its taste and purity. Parrish didn’t like chocolate much until she started offering a “raw” version through her 8-year-old business. To make BODY’s version of raw chocolate, she said, none of the ingredients are heated above 118 degrees. The roasted cacao beans are mixed with cacao paste and cacao butter along with sweeteners such as coconut crystals or a South American root called yácom. The cacao content in BODY’s confections—for both the raw and more traditionally made truffles—runs from 40 to 80 percent.

Wine and wellness For some people, a fine meal isn’t quite as fine without a glass of vino rojo. Wine aficionados and researchers believe a little red wine also may have multiple health benefits. Red wine is rich in polyphenols, which are found in grape skins and seeds. Polyphenols are antioxidants that help protect cells from damage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In particular, researchers have found evidence that polyphenols help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, while antioxidants inhibit the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol—the type that clogs the coronary arteries and causes strokes. Polyphenols may also prevent blood platelet cells from clumping together and causing atherosclerosis. One of the most famous compounds in red wine that’s touted for its health benefits is resveratrol. But researchers still debate the compound’s benefits. Almost a decade ago, scientists found some evidence that the compound could slow the aging process—at least in yeast—by activating enzymes called sirtuins. David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, a primary researcher involved in the studies, had enough faith in the possibilities to launch a company called Sirtris Pharmaceuticals. Other researchers debate resveratrol’s real contribution to extending life span and are continuing to test it. In a blow to the research, the University of Connecticut alleged

New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más An exhibit in the Hispanic Heritage Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art traces the origins of chocolate and maté (among other foods), exploring their popularity from the colonial period to today. Gallery features include a scent station, world food map with magnets and recipe exchange. The Museum of International Folk Art is at 706 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill. (New Mexico Rail Runner passengers can take the City of Santa Fe’s M-Line to Museum Hill.) The exhibit is open through January 5, 2014. For more information, call 505-476-1200. 16

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Where to find a chocolate fix Santa Fe chocolatiers who specialize in producing smallbatch gourmet dark chocolate bring their own distinctive combinations of beans and flavorings to creating handmade, healthful cacao treats. BODY Of Santa fe 333 West Cordova Road 505-986-0362

C.G. hiGGinS COnfeCtiOnS 847 Ninita Street 505-820-1315

COCOpelli ChOCOlatier 3482 Zafarano Drive 505-438-2626

marK SCiSCenti World Tree Chocolates 505-577-4261

ChOCOlateSmith 851 Cerrillos Road 505-473-2111

mi amOr ChOCOlat Café & ChOCOlate hOuSe 7 Caliente Road (in the La Tienda Complex in Eldorado) 505-466-1442

tODOS SantOS 125 East Palace Avenue, No 31 505-982-3855 KaKawa ChOCOlate hOuSe 1050 Paseo de Peralta 505-982-0388

a year ago that one of its resveratrol researchers, Dipak K. Das, had fabricated or falsified findings in his data. Another compound found in red wine and other fruits may help slow the development of fat cells. The compound, piceatannol, has a similar chemical structure to resveratrol. In a paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry last year, researchers from Purdue University reported the compound appeared to inhibit the ability of an immature fat cell to develop.

Individual tastes Based on her own experience with wine and chocolate, Parrish said some people don’t react well to either. People have allergies or uncomfortable physical reactions to a variety of foods from dairy to peanuts, she noted, and wine and chocolate may not be any different. Sugars and carbohydrates make her feel ill, for example, but when she has pure cacao without milk or sugar, “it’s incredible,” she said. “I get so much energy. If I have a truffle, if it has a lot of sweetener and milk in it, it doesn’t agree with me. People have to pay attention to what foods make them feel better after they eat them.” Parrish and Sciscenti agree that a little daily dark chocolate is a fine thing to have on the plate. But “don’t just rely on chocolate for your antioxidants [or vitamins],” Scisenti said. “Make it part of a balanced diet.” ❦❦❦ Those who like to read wonky science may enjoy this 2005 compilation and overview of polyphenol studies from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: content/81/1/215S.full

World Tree ChoColaTes Chile-ChoColaTe elixir This complex, rich and bittersweet drink represents the quintessential Mesoamerican Mayan chocolate elixir, enjoyed from about 2000 BC to 1500 AD. Chiles were a universally popular food and spice and were added to every conceivable food, including drinking chocolate. Achiote seeds were often added to drinking chocolate to impart a reddish color for ceremonial reasons. Agave nectar, the sap of the agave plant, is a natural sweetener traditionally used by Mesoamericans to flavor chocolate. (Sugar was introduced to the Americas by the Spaniards at a much later time.) Recipe courtesy Mark Sciscenti

1-1/2 ounces high quality* unsweetened chocolate (not cocoa powder) 4 to 5 ounces purified water (tap water will add an unpleasant taste) 1 to 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey 1 teaspoon freshly ground ancho chile (or 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle or any other red chile of your choosing to your taste) 1/4 teaspoon ground achiote (annatto) seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (unsweetened only, no added sugars or artificial ingredients) 2 teaspoons cacao nibs Chop chocolate into small bits. Meanwhile, heat water with the ground

achiote seeds until just under a boil. Turn off heat and add chopped chocolate and whisk until melted. Add the agave nectar or honey, chile, vanilla extract and cacao nibs. Mix well and serve hot. (If the chocolate elixir is too thick, add enough hot water to thin to your liking.) *Use high-quality unsweetened chocolate for a truly authentic drink. This will mimic the same quality chocolate consumed by Mesoamericans. You may use Grenada Chocolate or Valrhona chocolates or any high-flavored unsweetened chocolate of the Trinitario variety of Theobroma cacao. You can find many of these locally or on

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‘A huge heart and talented hands’ new Vistas program is safety net for infants, toddlers By Kris Ota What would you do if your 14-month-old child still hasn’t taken her first step? What if your infant’s extreme irritability just wasn’t going away? Families arrive at New Vistas Early Childhood Development Program to address these and many other concerns. They find their way here or are referred by other caring people, such as pediatricians or other professionals at area hospitals or the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department. New Vistas’ overall mission is to partner with and support people with disabilities and the families of children with special needs. At the time it started in 1971, serving six preschool children, New Vistas Early Childhood Development was the only program of its kind New Vistas in Santa Fe. More than 40 years early Childhood later it is still the only program Development Program of its kind in Northern New 1121 Alto Street (505) 988-3803 Mexico, although it now serves more than 500 children from birth to age 3 and their families living in Santa Fe, San Miguel and Mora counties, including Tesuque, Nambe and Pojoaque pueblos, who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays. Research shows that the earlier intervention starts—at birth or soon after a disability or delay is recognized—the greater a child’s gains are likely to be. According to Magi Gerety, director of Early Childhood Development, “There’s a large percentage of kids, about 38 percent, who leave here and no longer require any specialized services. When you can work with kids early, there can be such a difference in their outcomes.” New Vistas provides support free of charge, and that means a lot in New Mexico, where many residents have relatively low income. The Department of Health, the city of Santa Fe, private insurance and Medicaid help pay the costs of caring for kids at New Vistas. Additional funding comes from private donations and from area foundations, including the Brindle Foundation, the Daniels Fund, the Frost Foundation, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, the Buckaroo Ball Foundation and the Christus St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.

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Making it happen The Early Childhood Development program has a staff of 20 developmental specialists and case managers who work with each family to conduct an initial evaluation to determine what problems the child may be having. New Vistas has performed developmental evaluations, for example, for children with language or motor delays or with autism—a developmental disorder that usually appears before age 3 and affects a child’s ability to relate to others. Adopted children and premature babies are among their clients. Janaki King, a developmental specialist at New Vistas, said some children may have challenges with sensory processing, which can present itself in a variety of ways: Some babies prefer not to be touched or have difficulty with eye contact, and some young children have persistent difficulty focusing, sleeping or eating, or they may be unusually susceptible to stress. The results of the initial evaluation can be surprising. “Sometimes it’s a really different cause than what the family initially thought,” noted Gerety. A child may not be talking, for example, because of a sensory-processing complication. As King explained, “The body has to be organized to be able to speak,” and HealtH & Wellness


Children with prenatal drug exposure are “a significant concern right now in this city. We see two to three referrals a month. there are a lot of people in the community very concerned about the numbers of drug-exposed babies we see.” Magi gerety, direCtor of early CHildHood developMent

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some children need support with auditory processing and oral motor skills to make that happen. “What we’re talking about is not so much disability,” she emphasized, “but individual differences or delays.” Next, the staff works closely to develop a therapeutic plan, with the family’s goals at the forefront. Some common family goals, according to King, may be “I want my child to be more comfortable in her body” or “I want to learn how to calm my child down,” “I want my child to smile at me or look at me more” or “I want my child to be able to tell me what he wants.” Then the staff links the family to specialized help, choosing among the services of about 30 independent contractors, including speech, physical and occupational therapists; family counselors; nutrition experts; and infant mental health services, which focus on healthy early childhood development and the parentchild relationship. Help can come in many forms. It can be highly specialized, said Gerety. “We have exemplary services for kids with autism. We have a couple of people who have this as their specialty. Families can continue with these services when they leave our program at age 3, so there’s a lot of continuity.” And help can come in the form of linking new parents with the respite care offered by programs such as Las Cumbres or Many Mothers, which provide something as simple and necessary as a break, so an exhausted mother can recharge with a shower and a nap. One popular program is FAM JAM: Music Together, a regular music class for parents and their babies that promotes learning, bonding and fun.

It starts with respect Respect is a strong value at New Vistas. “In order to be in people’s homes, you really have to respect the way they do things,” Gerety said. “Part of that is understanding the culture. Each family is so different in how they parent, and we have to be respectful of that.” Forty percent of New Vistas’ clients are Spanish-speaking families. 20

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To serve them, about 60 percent of the employees, including developmental specialists and case managers, are bilingual. Santa Fe resident Pam Michaels brought two of her adopted children to New Vistas at early ages—one was 4 months old and the other 5 days old. Her children had serious health and developmental problems. Michaels said New Vistas provided numerous therapists, sometimes six days per week. “[The program’s] commitment to human services is astonishing,” Michaels said. “New Vistas has a huge heart and talented hands. They’ve celebrated every triumph with us, every gain.” The New Vistas staff and therapists provide the kind of attention that Michaels said gives her “the feeling that my child is the only child in the world for them. They have had a positive impact on the whole family.”

Challenges and joys Children with prenatal drug exposure are “a significant concern right now in this city,” Gerety said. “We see two to three referrals a month. There are a lot of people in the community very concerned about the numbers of drug-exposed babies we see.” Because drugs affect the nervous system, these children can be very sensitive to stimulation and need appropriate support. According to King, early intervention with drug-exposed children has a high level of success “if the parents have awareness and empathy for the child’s needs.” For example, she said, parents can learn how to help their child be in “an optimum state of arousal, known as the ‘quiet alert state,’ which is the best state for learning and taking in new information.” An ongoing challenge for parents new to the program is braving the initial evaluation. “None of us wants to hear that things aren’t going right for our kids,” Gerety said. “All parents want their kids to succeed. So the evaluation can be scary for them.” Yet there’s often humor in facing difficult situations. Smiling, she recalled the parent who told her, “I love you guys, but you are not the club I wanted to belong to.”

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By Leticia López When was the last time you shouted your own special brand of ferocity and passion, barefoot and in public— and got away with it? In a Nia class, you can. And the cheers you hear? Those will be from your doctor, as the practice of Nia gets your heart rate up and your stress level down. Step into a Nia workout, and you immediately realize you’ve sidestepped mainstream fitness classes. Movements in Nia are borrowed from diverse worlds: the delicate, barely there microcosm of an embryo floating in its amniotic ocean; the loud vocalizations and staccato steps of African tribal dances; the precise, blade-like “hiiii-YA!” sounds, strikes and punches of tae kwon do. The practice of Nia also blends modern, jazz and Duncan dance; the martial arts of aikido and tai chi; and the pain-relief and body-awareness techniques of Feldenkrais and the Alexander Technique. The result is a heart-pounding, uplifting fusion of movement forms. In a recent class at StudioNia Santa Fe, Nia black-belt teacher Kelle Rae Oien cues up a piece accented by cellos and flutes. As the friendly chatter in the room subsides and the notes swell to a crescendo, Mona Lisa smiles appear on the students’ lips. They take a single step forward as an act of “stepping into the practice in a mindful way,” Oien says. Then they begin to sway as she sways. “Like an easy breeze,” she whispers into the microphone of her headset. After several minutes of watching the ribbon of arms flowing throughout the room, the word “numinous” comes to mind. This is what they’ve come for: a fun workout that, somehow, also feels like a blessing. Oien then demonstrates how to carry the ethereal

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notes in one’s hands, using high balletic arm movements to “catch a bird by its tail.” The students—some athletic, some heavyset— execute surprisingly graceful arcs with their arms that begin at their hips and end with a flourish, high above their heads. With a flick of their fingers, the teacher and students release their imaginary birds. The students gaze up the white walls to the ceiling and repeat the sequence slowly several times. As Oien’s routine progresses, so does the cardiovascular intensity. The class moves through high-energy sequences involving tae kwon do front kicks, back kicks and sidekicks; some students’ legs are only a few inches off the ground, while others are several feet high. To Oien, it’s all good. “Nia’s movements are designed to be adaptable by students according to their own intuition,” she says. “Basically, if it feels good, keep doing it. If it hurts, tweak and adjust.” Another unusual aspect of this workout is that it’s blended with a clear nod to self-expression. Teachers open segments of their routines for students to “free-dance,” which is exactly how it sounds. Throughout the room, students morph into Alvin Aileys, into Shakiras, some syncopate, some stick to the beat. They’re all sweating. As the routine winds down, Oien guides students into “embryonic” poses—another Nia-specific movement that regular gym rats never encounter. Imagine yourself free-floating on your back and stomach, as if in a bubble, as content and carefree as a yet-to-be-born baby. With quiet “mmms” and “aahs,” students trickle to the floor. “Be in your skin, as you roooooolll,” Oien tells the class in a voice like melted chocolate.

Holistic healing After carrying out these varied movements, euphoria sets in. One can’t help but feel some sort of awe toward oneself and everyone else in class: the tender-eyed chaplain in his 60s, the statuesque businesswoman wearing zebra-print leggings, the ambitious young mother of two who has a bachelor’s degree in dance. It’s the effect of the best Nia classes: a sweaty, yet platonic love-in, the closest thing to Woodstock one can have these days. If John Lennon were alive, he’d go to Nia. “Nia is very joyful and life-affirming,” says Hampton Mabry, 69, a chaplain at Del Corazon Hospice in Santa Fe who has been doing Nia for several years. “The meditative aspect [of Nia] brings in the spirit. Reminds you how you’re connected to the Earth and the community. Even though everyone’s doing their own thing, we’re all in this together.” While the irritations of the day unravel as you dance, says student Cha Foxhall, the effect continues after the last song has played. Foxhall, 64, is a licensed counselor and director of the Integrative Stress Institute in Santa Fe, which specializes in stress-management group counseling. “I have recommended Nia to clients for years

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The Nia Technique was created in 1983 by Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas, of the San Francisco Bay area. Their goal was to create a workout that tones the body, conditions the heart and enriches the mind and spirit, says Mark Frossard, studio director of StudioNia Santa Fe. The martial art aikido provided the first inspiration for Nia, and the practice now follows the same belting system as martial arts, from beginning white-belt to master black-belt levels of education. The word “nia” means “purpose” in Swahili, and the acronym stands for “neuromuscular integrative action.”

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StudioNia, whose slogan is “Love Your Body, Love Your Life,” opened three years ago with a vision to spread the Nia philosophy. While Studio Nia’s class schedule is predictably heavy on Nia classes, the studio also offers tai chi; BodyFlow (a blend of pilates, yoga and meditation set to contemporary music); African dance with live drumming; and Math and Movement classes for children. The studio has its eye on becoming the Nia headquarters of the Southwest. In line with this ambition, the studio regularly hosts nationally recognized teachers from across the country, including Randy Miller, of Los Angeles, and Helen Terry, of Houston. The studio also is home to workshops for students wishing to earn Nia belts. because Nia is very healing,” she says. “From a holistic point of view, it’s very good for the body, brain and spirit.” Mark Frossard, former guest-services manager at Ten Thousand Waves, took over as studio director of StudioNia in December 2012. He got his first taste of Nia about three years ago. “I took a class and felt free,” he says. “I hadn’t realized how out of my body and how out of shape I was. What I wasn’t expecting was that it brought me stress relief, mental clarity—really, inner peace. It’s made me a kinder, more patient person.” Nia also helped him shed 50 pounds in two years. “I was incredibly overweight, and I hated going to the gym,” Frossard says. “I couldn’t even touch my knees.” Now, trim at 165 pounds, he has a blue belt in Nia and teaches several classes each week at the studio. The long list of health benefits touted by Nia supporters includes boosting heart health in a way that’s easy on the body. “It’s a great way for patients to get fit without injuring themselves,” Dr. James Garrick states in a Nia video. Garrick is an orthopedic surgeon and medical director of the Center for Sports Medicine in San Francisco. “I’m impressed how the gentler movements of Nia get people into their training range for excellent cardiovascular benefits.” HealtH & Wellness


Dr. Joel Rosen, right, medical director of hospitalists at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, talks with a patient.

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story By Christine BarBer Photos By kerry sCherk Hospitals are complex places, and these days the doctors who provide care inside a hospital’s walls are more likely to be part of a new medical specialty called—logically enough—“hospitalists” than the battalion of personal primary care physicians who once walked the institution’s halls. A hospitalist is a case manager of sorts, treating patients from the time they are admitted until they are well enough to go home—coordinating every aspect of the patient’s case, from prescribing medications to scheduling surgeries and calling in other specialists. “The hospitalist is the middle person,” said Cecilia T. Garcia, director of the hospital-based medicine program at Christus St. 24

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Vincent Regional Medical Center. “They manage the whole thing.” Having a hospitalist ensures a consistent level of care throughout a patient’s stay, Garcia said, something that was often missing when patients were under the supervision of their family doctors. As much as patients liked seeing the familiar face of their own physician at such a critical time, family doctors were often unavailable in the middle of the night or when they were on vacation. Hospitalists, by contrast, oversee patient care around the clock while maintaining constant communication with the patient’s personal physician to access records and provide ongoing reports on the patient’s condition and progress. For patients, the new system might not seem so seamless. One doctor may admit a patient at night, another might pick up the care the next morning and a different physician might be assigned to the

case three days later, Garcia said. But the hospitalist system means a provider is available to check on patients 24 hours a day. If the patient needs pain control or develops new symptoms, a physician who is familiar with the case is on hand to make the necessary changes.

A growing field The hospitalist specialty has only been around for about 15 years— the product of a movement that began in 1996 with an article in the New England Journal of Medicine written by Dr. Robert M. Wachter (who is credited with coining the term “hospitalist” in that article). It appears to be here to stay. More than 30,000 hospitalists work at 3,300 hospitals nationwide, and more than 80 percent of larger hospitals have hospitalists, according to the Society of Hospital Medicine. Hospitalist Dr. Ali Azizzi left, talks to patient Rick McCabe before his discharge Christus St. Vincent, which employs 14 hospitalists, adopted the from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. system more than a dozen years ago. Now, more than 80 percent of patients admitted to Christus St. Vincent are under a hospitalist’s care, said Garcia. They have ailments of all types—including pneumonia, heart conditions, renal failure and liver problems—and this diversity of disease is what attracts some physicians to the field. “We see everything, every imaginable complaint,” said Dr. Joel Rosen, the medical director of hospitalists at Christus St. Vincent, who sees about 15 to 18 patients per day. “That’s what so great about the job—the variety. No condition is the same.” Because the hospitalist movement is so young, it has no official training path. Like many hospitalists, Rosen didn’t start out in the field. Following medical school, hospitalists typically undergo residency training in general internal medicine, general pediatrics or family practice. Rosen, for example, spent eight years in family practice before moving to hospital medicine.

Forging a new path Dr. Wachter thought it was time for a new model of care in which experts in “inpatient clinical care and hospital microsystems” ran the world of the hospital. But many family doctors reacted negatively to his 1996 article, one angry doctor writing, “Patients ill enough to be in the hospital are those who need their regular physicians the most.” Within a few years of the article, however, studies in scientific peerreviewed journals suggested the hospitalist system might just improve on the status quo. Instead of one in five hospitalized patients being readmitted to the hospital within a month of their discharge, medical centers with hospitalists reduced patient readmissions by almost 42 percent, according to a 2008 study published in Human Resource Management. Wachter persisted because he felt a new type of doctor was necessary to keep up with the revolutionary pace of medicine—a field that has advanced more than in the last half century than in the thousand years preceding. Specialists became necessary because no one doctor could know everything about every medical ailment and treatment. The hospitalist was a natural extension of that trend, with the hospitalist an expert in a place where healing begins—a hospital. “Medicine has gotten very complicated,” Rosen said. “The patients are much sicker and more complicated.” This increasing intricacy is the reason for his job, he said, and one of its biggest challenges.

Dr. Rick Gartner, left, a hospitalist at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, writes out a prescription as unit secretary Juanita Jaramillo, center, looks on. Diane Spencer, RN, is at right.

Dr. Joel Rosen, left, talks with a patient at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center as they walk down the hallway of the hospital. With them is physical therapy assistant, Shelley Brewster, right.

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Integrative medicine blends the best of traditional, nontraditional approaches Story By DenniS J. Carroll photoS By kerry SCherk When it comes to medicine and the healing arts, East is not only meeting West in New Mexico, but the two are also blending under the umbrella of integrative medicine. All around the United States, doctors trained in evidence-based—or allopathic— medicine are also studying such alternative healing practices as ayurveda, acupuncture, nutrition, tai chi, plant pharmacology and yoga—and then either opening their own practices integrating the two approaches or sharing offices with other Westerntrained doctors willing to explore these complementary modalities. One of the leaders in combining traditional Western medicine and alternative healing therapies is Albuquerque’s Center for Life, created in 2007 as part of the Section of Integrative Medicine at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center. Its director and founder, Dr. Arti Prasad, an internist who also has trained under Tucson’s integrative medicine guru Dr. Andrew Weil, said she became interested in establishing such a center at UNM after realizing in her outpatient practice that “most of my patients were healthy and they wanted health maintenance, which we never learned in residency training. I could take care of heart failure, I could take care of pneumonia … but I didn’t know how to keep people healthy.” Prasad views the center, whose practitioners handle 10,000 to 12,000 patients visits per year, as a source for healing methods that are not only alternatives to allopathic medicine but complement Western practices. Leora Siegel, 60, from Sandia Park turned to the center in her battle with a rare uterine cancer. “The main thing I got at the beginning,” Siegel said, “was hope, because I didn’t

Arti Prasad, MD, FACP and founding executive director of UNM Center for Life, talks about the reasons she started the center.

have a lot.” She said the center’s various treatment modes, including acupuncture and meditation, have kept her immune and digestive systems strong so she could better handle the aggressive cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, at UNM’s Cancer Center. It also helped her with the stress of fighting a deadly disease. “I meditated through my radiation treatment,” she said. The Center for Life’s medical staff consists of two internal medical physicians, one family practice doctor, three doctors of Oriental medicine, two massage therapists, a chiropractor, a nurse practitioner and a mental health specialist. Treatments include acupuncture, meditation, pain management, nutrition consultation, chiropractic medicine, myofascial therapy, visceralneural manipulation, energy medicine and massage therapy. The center can also arrange visits to curanderos and other traditional folk healers. Prasad said the center tries to maintain a relaxed, healing environment with soft-

colored walls, bubbling fountains and treatment rooms—intentionally not called “exam” rooms. There are no numbers on the treatment room doors. Instead, each room bears a label that suggests an intention, such as “Longevity,” “Relax” and “Heal.” Classes, workshops and lectures are held in the “Wisdom” room.

‘People get better’ This issue of the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Health and Wellness magazine’s health services directory lists several medical practices that specifically offer integrative therapies. That’s compared to no separate integrative medicine category a year ago, which, if nothing else, reflects an increased awareness of such combined medical practices. “I can’t tell you why they work or how they work, but people get better,” said Kurt Kastendieck, M.D., of the healing therapies offered by his colleague Dr. Eric Grasser, a physician who also practices ayurveda and “functional medicine.” The functional HealtH & Wellness


model of medicine, which Grasser said is only about 25 years old, uses a systems-oriented approach to treating the whole person, rather than an isolated set of symptoms. Kastendieck and Grasser operate separate practices but share space, staff and expenses under one shingle, Unity Medical, at 421 St. Michael’s Drive in Santa Fe, along with Ron Press, M.D., who practices family medicine. “I get a lot of patients who don’t necessarily want the traditional [Western] way of treating things,” Kastendieck said. “They want to get treated for the problem but sometimes are a little leery of Western medicine.” Grasser took up ayurvedic medicine when he discovered, while treating patients at La Familia Medical Center, that many also had been going to shamans, curanderos, ayurveda practitioners and other alternative healers. These alternative healing disciplines are growing more popular, Grasser offered, because their practitioners “spend time listening to the patients, and people appreciate that.” Even with separate practices, doctors practicing Western-only medicine and alternative practitioners in shared offices occasionally consult one another about patients, thereby increasing the number of options available to patients. Kastendieck recalled a patient who was having problems sleeping. The two discussed stress reduction, reducing caffeine intake and such, he said, “but when I talked to them about what I had to offer [prescription medications] they weren’t particularly interested.” The patient, Kastendieck said, was leery of possible lingering sedation, dizziness and other side effects. “So I just went over and found Eric [Grasser] and said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this patient …’ and told him the situation and asked whether he could recommend something for them. He did, and everything worked out.” Grasser, 40, joined Unity Medical about 18 months ago, after completing his medical residency at the UNM hospitals and a stint with La Familia in Santa Fe, followed by two years at the Ayurveda Institute in Albuquerque. Grasser describes ayurveda, which comes from the East India Vedic tradition, as “the 32

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oldest known medical system in the world.” Its written texts are 2,000 years old, and its oral traditions date back 5,000 to 10,000 years. “Western medicine has done remarkable things in modern times,” he acknowledged, especially in acute care, emergency care and infection control. “But it doesn’t do a very good job in addressing dysfunctions overall in the body. It doesn’t really look at the root cause of a problem. Family doctors are so overwhelmed and overworked that it is sometimes difficult to step back and take more of a bird’s-eye view.” Grasser has found that taking that step back, even in his practice of ayurvedic and functional medicine, is often difficult in the context of the Western-medicine office— especially when he gets entangled with the medical insurance industry. The insurance system—which Grasser calls the “unsure system,” because patients often are confused about which treatments are covered and which are not—will often cover some of the traditional treatments and diagnostic tests but refuses to pay for many of his ayurvedic methods. The medical insurance system, he said,

is not designed to keep patients well; it’s “an insurance against them having a very large bill” and is based on assigning a code to scores of specific medical problems, such as diabetes or a broken leg. “So if you come in here and say, ‘Doc, I just don’t feel well,’ there’s no code for that, and I won’t get paid.” If a patient really wants to get to the root cause of a problem, he said, an ayurvedic consult, which requires an out-of-pocket payment because it’s not covered by insurance, can be helpful. “You get time with me,” he said, “and we can take you through an understanding of your history, your diet. We take patients through the day from the time they get up.” Grasser said he loses money on his ayurveda practice, but he does it anyway. In the time it takes to treat one ayurveda patient, he could be seeing three or four patients covered by traditional insurance. With its focus on diet, lifestyle, herbs, oils and detoxification, Grasser said, “ayurvedic medicine is like getting back in touch with the laws of nature.” The tradition also attempts to treat individuals according to their particular physical, mental and emotional constitutions or makeups, which it calls doshas. People are born with different mental and physical types and then “life comes along and disturbs the natural balance of your constitution,” Grasser said. “[Ayurvedic] treatments bring people back into their natural states.”

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HealtH & Wellness Directory 2013 We hope the 2013 edition of The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Health & Wellness Directory will make it easier for residents and visitors to find the health care and wellness information they need. While no directory can include every person in every specialty, we invite readers and practitioners to help us make this publication as comprehensive as possible. Let us know if there is a listing we should add to the 2014 edition, or if any of the information in the 2013 directory is incorrect, by leaving a message at 505986-3052 or sending an email to

Acupuncture Acupuncture Collective 2024 Hopi Road 920-8339 Suzanne Barry, DOM Amrita Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic 3 Caliente Road Suite 9 466-4358 Russell S. Baum, DOM 1300 Luisa St. 986-8802 Alix Bjorklund, DOM 2019 Galisteo St. 982-5156 Daniel Bruce, DOM 1301 S. St. Francis Drive 988-5106 Annie Campbell, DOM 1221 Luisa St. 216-1676 Katherine Carpenter, DOM 992-3393 Christina Claude, DOM, LMT East Gate Acupuncture and Massage 930-8462 Fiquet Hanna Duckworth, DOM 1510 S. St. Francis Drive 982-9626 Linda Durante, DOM 2019 Galisteo St. Suite N1 820-7014 Jade Easton, DOM 2585 Avenida de Isidro 983-9133

Walter Eddy, DOM Hypnotherapist 2019 Galisteo St. Suite G4 986-1058 or 699-8391

Jeffrey Meyer, DOM 3 North Chamisa Drive Suite 3 Eldorado 466-2766

Elizabeth Fiset, DOM 438-4308

Katsuharu Nakazono Sharon Nakazono 1424 Luisa St. Suite 1 988-3960

Flying Dog Massage Monika Perlstein, LMT 690-4966 Mahnchi Foung 1701 Santa Fe River Road 988-2316 GRD Health Center 1505 Llano St. Santa Fe 984-3034 Española 505-753-3369 Sharada Hall, DOM Ayurveda, acupuncture and herbal medicine 110 Delgado St. Suite D 982-4183 John Handwerk, DOM 1570 Pacheco St. Suite C6 920-8977 Jason and Linda Hao, DOMs 2019 Galisteo St. Suite C1 986-0542 Barbara Higgins, DOM 2074 Galisteo St. Suite B1 988-7350 Martha Iwaski, Ph.D., DOM 1807 Second St. Suite 47 983-7187 Steve Kahn, DOM 324 Sena St. 988-3403 Betsy Keats Reiki-based intuitive healing, touch 1 Brass Horse Lane 955-0873 Mavrick Lobe Acupuncture and oriental medicine 1348 Pacheco St. 577-1588 Mandala Medicine 618 A Paseo de Peralta 989-1818 Janet Padma Mandell, DOM 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 302 B 920-4725 Mary Jo McIlhon, DOM 521 Salazar St. 984-8877

Nicole Wheeler, DOM, PT 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 400A 988-9509 Lisa Wilson, DOM 989-4038 Yan Yang, DOM, MD Kazhuang Chao, DOM 2801 Rodeo Road Suite F 438-7178

Suzanne Oliva, DOM 2905 E. Rodeo Park Drive Building 3 510 N. Paseo de Oñate Española 505-699-8116 (both locations)

Allergy, Immunology Allergy Partners of New Mexico 1651 Galisteo St. Suite 8 820-9870

Sharon Orbach, DOM 473-4233 Anne Richardson, DOM The Center for Inner Truth 826 Camino De Monte Rey Suite A1 660-9413 Sacred Roots Polarity trauma and pain management 222 E. Marcy St. 930-0253

Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic 3917 West Road Suite 150 Los Alamos 505-662-4351 Santa Fe Center for Allergy and Environmental Medicine 141 Paseo de Peralta 983-8890

Alternative/ Complementary Medicine

Maureen Robins, DOM 823 Allendale St. 988-1774 Southwest Acupuncture Clinic 1622 Galisteo St. 438-8880 Mary Spindler, DOM, LMT, Ph.D. 116 Galisteo St. 690-8855 Sunflower Wellness Center 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 900A 820-1860 Michael Link Tate, DOM, MA 1043 Don Diego Ave. 983-1386 Jonathan Trapp, DOM 982-0679 Ehrland Truitt, DOM 826 Camino de Monte Rey Suite A4 231-2872 Julie von Erffa, DOM Hypnotherapy 55 Camino Peralta 473-7654 We the People Community Acupuncture 1406 Second St. 982-3711

Absolutely Therapeutic Lee Ann McHale, LMT 577-3160 Affordable Massage 1503 Llano St. Suite B 660-5471 Latifa Ruth Agius Ortho-bionomy, alignment and postural placement, experiential anatomy, conscious movement 506 Onate Place 699-4854 Aleah Ames Inner Wisdom Hypnotherapy of Santa Fe Certified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner 660-3600 Angel Hands Bodywork 430 Alta Vista St. Suite 1 920-7024 Margo Bachman, MA, RYT500 Certified ayurvedic practioner 670-4506

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Be Well Therapeutic Massage 1751 Calle Medico 989-7490

John Holden Shamanic healer 1504 S. St. Francis Drive 984-8733

Physical Therapy Plus 435 St. Michael’s Drive Suite A 201 982-5629

Blue Lotus Integrated Healing Arts 1536 Cerrillos Suite C 986-9109

Inner Workings Katherine Ni Keefe, RPP, LMT Bodywork 988-5544

Vera Povona Rolfing, structural integration 660-0146

Victoria Buckingham, GCFP Aspen Bodywork Center Feldenkrais Method 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 801B 690-0763

Integrative Stress Institute Stress workshops, groups, assessment and counseling Cha Foxhall, LPCC 1482 B St. Francis Drive 986-9600

Calle Medico Therapeutics 1751 Calle Medico 989-7490 Sharon Candelero Yoga and elements of health consultation 720-7076 Laura Dudley, RD, LD, CWC Wellness coaching, nutrition counseling 877-744-3356 Ext. 7135 Eldorado Medical Massage Karen Anderson, LMT 577-2480 Elisabeth Farley Neuromuscular integration, bodywork 820-2986 Elizabeth Farrell Sister Hawk, LLC Reiki, yoga, restorative yoga 954-1363 Kamala Fordham Tai Chi, Qigong, somatics Rita Gallegos, LMT 215 Sombrio Drive 690-4460 Meg Gallagher, LMT Rosen Method Bodywork 989-3654 John Paul Goodman, LMT Certified rolfer 1442 S. St. Francis Drive Suite B 670-2538 Kathleen Guiles, RN, LMT 660-6300 or 989-7685 Hawaiian Massage Mastery Lori Armagost 814 Fayette St. 470-1684 High Desert Health Care and Massage 644 Paseo de Peralta and 5 Caliente Road Suite 2D in Eldorado 984-8830 Ursula Hofer Ortho-bionomy 2019 Galisteo St. Suite M3 984-1719


Kiki Vance, LMT Structural integrator 992-1481 Harbhajan S Khalsa, LMT Manual therapy 2074 Galisteo St. Suite B 4 986-8300 Harijot Khalsa Najeev Khalsa The Shen Center 1500 Fifth St. Suite 12 983-3003 Beverly Kune, LMT, LPCC, ND 1474 St. Francis Drive 988-4816 Francesca Lemus Living with Herbs & Botanica Skin and whole body care, herbal tonics, herbal consultaion 231-5803 Allison Lasky, LMT Body work, shamanic healing 1504 B S. St. Francis Drive 984-8733 Light & Love Naturopathic Center Deborah Sie, NMD Justin Hoffman, NMD, DOM 308 N. Guadalupe St. 955-9919 Light Harmonics Complementary Healthcare Clinic Linda Lancaster, ND, Ph.D. John Sherdon, DOM 989-4610 Diana Lightmoon, LPCC, LMT 577-4607 Massage Envy 3490 Zafarano Drive Suite 8 471-3689 New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts 501 Franklin Ave. 982-6271 Catherine Peck, LMT 644 Paseo de Peralta Ave. 984-8830

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Renewal Body Sculpting It Works distributor, tightening, toning, firming skin 1209 Cerrillos Road 204-0251 Elizabeth Rimann Certified rolfer 1704 Lena St. 982-5868 Mauro Rivera, LMT 430 Alta Vista St. Suite No. 1 920-7024 Susan Smith Ortho-bionomy 138 Calle Don Jose 983-2128 Santa Fe School of Massage 1091A Siler Road 982-8398 Sabina Schulze, MA, LMT, SEP 110 Delgado St. Suite D 982-4183 Santa Fe Soul Healing and Health Center 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East Building 3 474-8555 Julie Strassburger Massage, lymph drainage therapy 530-350-7226 Three Treasures Medicine Steve Swart, DOM Medical herbalist, accupuncturist 2019 Galisteo Street Suite N1 204-4698 Body Wisdom Marcia Valdez, LMT Body wraps, facials, energy work and other healing techniques 1503 Llano St. Suite C 501-1247 Rebecca L. Welling, DOM Body Therapy Center Dolphin therapy, visceral manipulation, cranial sacral, acupuncture and herbology 113 W. Zia Road 992-0412 Marty Noss Wilder, RPP, LMT, RCST Aspen Bodywork Center 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 801B 920-3037

Audiology, Hearing Aids

Beltone Hearing Aid Center 546B N. Guadalupe St. DeVargas Center 988-3330 Hearing Health Care Center 460 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 901 888-440-7082 Premier Hearing Center 1651 Galisteo St. Suite 7 988-4327 Sandia Hearing Aids 3454 Zafarano Drive 988-1984 Sound Point Audiology & Hearing 1454 S. St. Francis Drive 988-9818 Southwestern Ear, Nose and Throat Associates Hearing & Balance Center 1620 Hospital Drive 946-3955

Cardiology Heart Hospital of New Mexico 504 Elm St. N.E. Albuquerque 505-724-2000 New Mexico Heart Institute 2085 S. Pacheco St. 984-8012 Santa Fe Cardiology, PC 1650 Hospital Drive 982-4276

Chiropractic AllCare Physical Therapy 326 McKenzie St. 982-1499 Back in Action Chiropractic Brian T. Short, DC St. Francis Professional Center 1444C S. St. Francis Drive 660-2080 Back to Health Chiropractic Chaz Schatzle, DC 1651 Galisteo St. Suite 12 690-4057 Susan Bright, DC 1504 S. St. Francis Drive 984-1222 Windy Carter, DC 2948 S. Richards Ave. 424-9114 Ellenita Chavez Chiropractic 629-3116

Connerly Chiropractic, Physical Medical Group 1892 Plaza del Sur Drive 988-8017 Chirorthopedics Michael Nunnally, DC Holistic health care Ellie Gray, LMT 1482 A St. Francis Drive 982-7339 Family Chiropractic Center of Santa Fe Stephen Perlstein, DC, APC 2019 Galisteo St. Suite M6 984-0006 Michele Flynn, DC 11 Calle Medico Suite 6 982-8151 Eldorado office 466-1090 Rick J. Gregory, DC 1300 Luisa St. Suite 4 988-4821 Ernest Gutierrez, DC 1751 Old Pecos Trail Suite H 988-4829 Hazen Chiropractic Health Center 2932 Richards Ave. 473-0000 Vito Hemphill, DC 1609-B Don Gaspar Ave. 982-6665 GRD Health Center Chiropractic, acupuncture, counseling, massage, yoga 1505 Llano St. 984-3034 Life Enhancement Chiropractic Wendy Feldman, DC 310-5810 Loving Hands Wellness Center Sydele Feldman, DC Janice Blitzer, physical therapist 401 Alejandro St. 995-8851 Rae Lunden, DC 1925 Aspen Drive 474-3422 Morgan Chiropractic Mark Morgan, DC 1904 Kiva Road 820-0706 New Mexico Family Chiropractic 3600 Rodeo Lane Suite D2 984-0821 Patrick O’Keefe, DC Sangre de Cristo Wellness Center 1421 Luisa St. Suite A 983-4225

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HealtH & Wellness Directory 2013 Bobby O. Perea, DC 2019 Galisteo E2 982-6886

Phyllis Blair, Ph.D. 132 Romero St. 820-7515

Pro-Active Chiropractic Peter Unverferth, DC 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 400B 984-0934

Abby Braun, LISW, Ph.D. 1800 Old Pecos Trail Suite P 820-2236

Toni Rivera, DC 988-4190 Thomas Rogowskey, DC, DIBAK, DCBC 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 300A 820-1728 Rosengren Chiropractic Center 310 Garfield St. 983-1513 Scher Center For Well Being 1602 Fourth St. 989-9373 Brian T. Short, DC St. Francis Professional Center 1444 C S. St. Francis Drive 660-2080 Silverman Spine Center Robin Silverman, DC 2801 Rodeo Road Suite C15 474-5701 Noreen Sullivan, DCAP, ND, CCEP Chiropractic physician 1301 Luisa St. Suite H 982-0691 Tai Chi Chuan Jaime Cobb, DOM, DC 1214 Hickox St. 986-0887 Wall Chiropractic 5 Caliente Road Eldorado 466-1429

Counseling Mental Health Denise Andes, CRT, LPC Ron Andes, CRT, LPC 438-9592 Janet Bailey, MA, LMFT 2074 Galisteo St. 474-3481 Pamela Bell, LPCC Biofeedback, EEG-BCIA Fellow 466-9800 Kelly R. Bennett, Ph.D. Brain Dynamics 2209 Miguel Chavez Road 577-1862 Jean Bergeron Craniopath Maureen Robins 823 Allendale 988-1774 Steve Berlyn, LlSW, ACSW 1807 Second St. Suite 44C 984-1306


Alan D. Brody, Ph.D. Marcelle Grant 532 Don Gaspar Ave. 986-3478 CARE ConnectionSanta Fe County 2052 S. Galisteo St. 995-955 Susan Cave, Ph.D. 2213 Brothers Road Suite 300 988-7616 Laura Christensen, LISW 920-5717 Elizabeth R. Clearwater, M.Ed., PCC 820-2281 Jacob Daniel Cohen, MS, LPCC, LMFT 2019 Galisteo St. Suite M2 984-8431 Option 2 Marie Seren Cohen, Ph.D., LLC Adults, elderly 532 Don Gaspar Ave. 986-6133 Confluence Mediation & Counseling Pamela Marshall, LBSW, MA, LPCC 2019 Galisteo Professional Center Building N2 718-8800 www.confluencemediation Jerry Cooke, LISW, LADC Kristi Kennen, LISW 1482B S. St. Francis Drive 983-3676 Crisis Response Hotline of Santa Fe-PMS 820-6333 Carol Daniel-Winget, MA, LMHC 1448 S St. Francis Drive 652-2988 Genevieve A. Davis, LPCC, LMFT 1751 Old Pecos Trail Suite G 983-7105 Martha Davis, LMFT, LPCC 1751 Old Pecos Trail 989-8199 Michael Diaz, M.Ed. 982-6201 Judith Elfrink Weissmueller Counseling and mediation 1487 Clark Road 474-5268

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Equest Counseling Center Katrina Lujan, MA, LPCC Creative approaches for mental health 17661 U.S. 84/285 455-0555 Carolyn Erickson, LPCC 1442 Suite B S. St. Francis Drive 699-0719 Sylvie Eyral, LISW, SEP Somatic psychotherapy 984-9109 F. Jim Fickey, Ph.D. Gary Grimm, MA 7628 Old Santa Fe Trail 986-8688 Donald Fineberg, MD 200 W. DeVargas St. Suite 5 983-5387 Sharon Finn, LPCC 3600 Cerrillos Road 438-2577 Ellen J. Fox, LISW Creativity and performance enhancement, psychotherapy, EMDR, brain spotting 699-4312 Barbara Gage, MA, LPCC Certified Kripalu yoga teacher 1569 La Cieneguita 424-0302 Paolo Giudici, LPCC, LADAC 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 700B 466-1764 Nomi Green, MA, LPCC 577-2959 Marcy Haig, LISW, LLC 2074 Galisteo St. Suite A1 983-6432 Gabrilla Hoeglund Psychotherapy, Jungianoriented 983-7728 James Hunt, Ph.D., LMC 670-5207 Kathryn Hutton, LPAT 988-9785 Infinite Possibilities Thomas E. Welter, MC, LPCC 1474 S. St. Francis Drive 988-5504 Lydia Zepeda Jennings, LMFT 2205 Miguel Chavez Road Suite F 989-3798 Alissa Kaisosky Psychiatry RITE Wellness Center 2 Calle Medico Suite 1 466-3385 Judith Kaplan, MSW, LISW 1800 Old Pecos Trail Suite O 820-7204

Robert Kaufman, LISW, MA 17 Camino Piñon 930-1477 Karen Klinefelter, MSW, LISW 1012 Marquez Place Suite 203A 988-5027 John and Sati Kohn, LPCC, LISW 615 Calle de Leon 982-8735 Cedar Koons, MSW, LISW Santa Fe DBT 1012 Marquez Place Suite 211A 474-4480 John G. Lang, Ph.D. Psychologist 1040 Don Diego Ave. Suite 14 989-7172 Life Healing Center of Santa Fe 25 Vista Point Road 989-7436 Life Link 2325 Cerrillos Road 438-0010 Life Transition Trauma Healing Center 110 Delgado St. Suite D 982-4183 Diana Lightmoon, LPCC, LMT 577-4607 Meria Loeks, LPCC 820-2128 Carol MacHendrie, ACSW 125 E. Palace Ave. 984-1687 Barbara McCandlish, Ph.D. John Van Dyke, Ph.D. 546 Harkle Road Suite C 982-9360 Judy Mikkelsen, Ph.D. 200 W. De Vargas St. Suite 5 989-4780 Milton Erickson Institute Brain spotting, hypnotherapy clinic Robert Weisz, Ph.D. Clinical psychologist 1800 Old Pecos Trail Suite B 983-9456 Nancy Blair Moon Psychotherapy and counseling 104 Camino del Campo 467-8632 Gabriela Muñoz, Ph.D. Mountain Vista Wellness Associates 126 E. San Mateo Road 989-8041

Namaste Child & Family Development 1500 Fifth St. No. 7 995-0091 Nambé Psychotherapy Judith Bent Psychotherapist, counselor 193 County Road 113 Nambé 455-7708 Pastoral Counseling Center 1533 St. Francis Drive Suite E 988-4131 Lisa Pence, M.Ed., LISW 982-8228 Elisabeth S. Perry, Ph.D. Clinical psychologist 118 Central Park Square 662-3525 Nancy E. Perry, Ph.D., RN 15 Arroyo Ridge Road 955-1995 Pojoaque Wellness/Healing Arts Center 101 Lightning Loop Pojoaque 455-9355 Aria Ponciroli, LISW 1919 Fifth St. Suite O 982-1067 Presbyterian Medical Services 2960 Rodeo Park Drive West 986-9633 Lon Rankin, MA, LMHC Resiliency Therapy 989-8394 Toni Drew, MA, LPCC Jan Stanley, LISW Counseling and psychotherapy 2074 Galisteo St. Suite B4 989-7368 (Toni) 501-2115 (Jan) Kathryn Rice, LlSW 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 600 B 438-2004 Eleanor F. Robbins, LISW 1435 S. St. Francis Drive Suite 201 984-2544 Santa Fe NeuroPsychological Services Richard T Fink, Ph.D. 301 Johnson St. 983-3757 Sam Shaffer, Ph.D. Psychotherapy, career counseling 546 Harkle Road Suite B 982-7434

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HealtH & Wellness Directory 2013 Kate Rominger, MSSW, LISW, ACSW Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families 546 Harkle Road Suite C 988-5539 C. Saks Behavior Therapy Services 690-7372 Santa Fe Sage Counseling Center 1223E S. St. Francis Drive 982-8098 Santa Fe Supportive Therapy, LLC Anika M Kelso, LISW Carolyn Dechaine, LSMW 2074 Galisteo St. Suite B 3 926-0906 www.sfsupportivetherapy. com Jerilyn Silver, MSW 984-2241 Lola Soler, BCD, LISW, ADTR 982-3687 Southwestern Counseling Center 1628 St. Michael’s Drive 471-8575 Margaret A. Storey, MSW, LISW 532 Don Gaspar Ave. 986-8111 Leona Stucky-Abbott, LPCC, AAPC 140 Mesa Vista 820-2433 SuperHealth Yoga, break habits, stress 1A Ram Das Guru Place Espanola 747-3171 Marc Talbert, LMHC Psychologist, counselor 780-0309 Teambuilders Counseling Services Inc. Zia Behavioral Health 2504 Camino Entrada 471-5006 Teen Health Centers-Capitol High School 4851 Paseo del Sol 467-1081 Teen Health CentersSanta Fe High School 2100 Yucca Road 467-2439 Debra Thompson, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC 474-9358 Tricia Veech, LISW 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 302 A 795-0103


Melinda Walker, MA, LPCC 1807 Second St. Suite 25 471-1244

Robert Darmitzel, DDS 1300 Luisa St. Suite 6 988-4161

Well Coaches 877-744-3356, ext. 7135

Dental Hygiene Care of Santa Fe Galisteo Center 2019 Galisteo St. Suite 0 1 995-0595

Jeanne M. Wenzke, LISW 1450 S. St. Francis Drive 944-5560 Jacqueline West, Ph.D. 312 E. Berger St. 984-0102 Richard Wilson, MA, LPC 231-4804 Rebecca Wright, MA, LPCC 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 702 B 603-2622

Dentistry for Kids 2904 Rodeo Park Drive East Suite 300 473-5437 Divine Dental 550 B St. Michael’s Drive Suite 2 471-7000

Youth Shelters 5686 Agua Fría St. 983-0586

Philip Edgerton, DMD Endodontics 5 Calle Medico Suite A 988-3209

Lauren Zarozny, MA, LPCC, NCC 577-1309

Eldorado Dental 1 Caliente Road Ste. E 466-0999

Susan Zorn, Ph.D. 1448 S. St. Francis Drive 982-1241

Enchantment Dental Donna Kidby, DDS 1442 A St. Francis Drive 988-2178

Dental Health Kristine B. Ali, DMD 2 Calle Medico Suite 3 992-1600 Alpine Laser Dental 1651 Galisteo St. 982-6426 Los Alamos 3941 Trinity Drive 505-662-4503 Raymond Anaya, DDS, PC 2050 Botulph Road Suite C 984-0077 Dentistry for Kids 2019 Galisteo St. 982-9816 Paul Balderamos, DDS, MS 409 St. Michael’s Drive Suite D 983-7373 Bonita Medical Center Edward Urig, DMD, MS Justin Young, DDS, MD 1700 Hospital Drive 988-2121 Center for Dental Medicine Robert Wartell, DMD 2019 Galisteo St. Building J2 474-4644 Theodore David Cho, DDS 2216 Brothers Road 982-5121 Lindsay Christensen, DDS 435 St. Michael’s Drive Suite B 101 983-4117

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Jorge Ferreira, DMD 17805 U.S. 84/285 455-2176 Robert A. Filice, DDS 2019 Galisteo St. Suite H 3 471-5353 Michael Gallegos, DDS 490B W. Zia Road Suite 2 995-0718 Bernard Gavron, DDS, PC Endodontics 988-7356 Stephen Gibbs, DDS 2010 Botulph Road 983-1312 Kris Hendricks, DDS Dentistry for Kids 1456 S. St. Francis Drive 984-1827 Jensen Dental 404 Kiva Court 983-4491 Keith Jameson, DDS, PC 4041 Cerrillos Road 438-3276 Kenneth Kahn David Baker Endodontics 1692 B Hospital Drive 988-1187 Stephen Kellam, DMD, MS Orthodontic specialty 539 Harkle Road Suite D 982-5531

G. Russell Kirkland Jr., DDS, PC 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East Building 4, Suite 200 982 2578 La Familia Dental Center Sante Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave. 474-1438 Lakind Dental Group 400 Botulph Lane 988-3500 Kirk W. MacGillivray, DDS, PC 1405 Luisa St. Suite 1 982-9700 Marcy Street Dental Elizabeth Wilson, DMD 217 E. Marcy St. 988-4333 Michael Ray Martin, DDS 3600 Cerrillos Road Suite 507 438-0756 Patrick McQuitty, DDS 308 Garfield St. 988-9888 Anthony W. Mayfield, DDS 1313 Luisa St. 983-8051 A. Burton Melton, DDS, PA 141 Paseo de Peralta 983-2909 Jeffrey Melton, DDS, MS 141 Paseo de Peralta Suite C 984-8300 Daniel Meyers, DDS, MS 550 St. Michael’s Drive Suite A 983-8605 Mark Migdalski, DDS 5 Calle Medico 820-1010 Paul Mills, DDS 465 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 208 988-9635 Monarch Dental 811 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 101 820-2344 Christopher Morgan, DDS 1442 S. St. Francis Drive Suite G 988-4119 Northern New Mexico Periodontal Associates William Parker, DDS 2100 Calle de la Vuelta Suite E101 988-8822 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons 1645 Galisteo St. 984-0694

David Ortega, DDS 550 St. Michael’s Drive Suite B 984-0881 Jorge Oti, DDS 312 Catron St. 986-0606 Patrick M. Pacheco, DDS 1406 Luisa St. Suite 1 988-5850 Richard Parker, DDS Edward Steffy, DDS 2019 Galisteo St. Building L2 982-9222 Patricia Peck, DDS 1692 Hospital Drive Building B Suite 102 989-9033 Perfect Teeth William Siemiaszko, DDS 720 St. Michael’s Drive 424-7998 Clarice Pick, DDS, PC Orthodontics 125A Siringo Road 982-0094 Haley Ritchey, DDS 1 Caliente Road Suite E Eldorado 466-0999 Philip Rivera, DDS, PC 6 Calle Medico Suite 2 982-4686 Patricia Roberts, DDS 2100 Calle de la Vuelta Suite E105 984-2288 Gabriel Roybal, DDS Cosmetic and general Professional Plaza 444 St. Michael’s Drive 982-2440 Kenneth Rusanowski Periodontal disease and implant surgery 2 Calle Medico Suite 2 988-2611 Daniel Sanchez, DDS, PC 3600 Rodeo Lane 438-8088 Santa Fe Family Dental Center Keith Jameson, DDS 4041 Cerrillos Road 438-3276 Santa Fe Place Dental Santa Fe Place Mall 4250 Cerrillos Road Suite 1202 982-4867 William Schackel, DDS 2100 Calle de la Vuelta Building B Suite 102 983-5000

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HealtH & Wellness Directory 2013 James Short, DDS 11 Calle Medico Suite 1 982-8871

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Small Smiles Pediatric and General Dentistry 2008 St. Michael’s Drive Suite B 474-4993

Mist Skin Care 1520 Paseo de Peralta 986-1356

Smiles of Santa Fe Michael Davis, DDS 1751B Old Pecos Trail 988-4448 Christopher Spier, DDS 409 Botulph Lane 988-5194 Edwin Steffy, DDS 2019 Galisteo St. Suite L2 820-6117 Peter Tafoya, DDS 404 Kiva Court Suite D 988-3804 E. Ronald Trujillo, DDS 5 Calle Medico 983-7848 Urgent Dental Care of Santa Fe 312 Catron St. 986-9703 Nishi Vakharia, DDS 125 Siringo Road 983-6153 Jeffery Wheaton, DDS, MD Oral surgery and dental implantology 490 B W. Zia Road Suite 3 992-1550

Dermatology, Skin Care James H. Auerbach, MD David Jaffe, MD 435 St. Michael’s Drive Suite A101 982-5504 Beautiful Skin 1424 Second St. 982-3899 Dermatology of Santa Fe 2019 Galisteo St. Building N9B 986-9688 Eden MediSpa 405 Kiva Court 988-3772 El Milagro Herbs & Skin Care 419 Orchard Drive 820-6321 Glo Skin Therapy 1466 S. St. Francis Drive 983-8775 Norman R. Kaczmarek, MD 539 Harkle Road Suite B 988-9769


Sanctuary Santa Fe Skin care, myofascial relief massage therapy Kerstyn Porsch 229 Johnson St. Suite C 986-3888 Santa Ana Skin Care Clinic Lenora Lopez, MD 2205 Miguel Chavez Road Suite E 954-4422 Seventh Ray Skin Care 2019 Galisteo St. Building N8 982-9865 Ultiskin Aesthetics by ultiMED 707 Paseo de Peralta 995-8584 Karen M. Van De Velde, MD 2019 Galisteo St. Building D2 986-5025 Wright Dermatology Edward David Wright, MD 1850 Old Pecos Trail Suite J 988-5120

Ear, Nose and Throat Southwestern Ear, Nose and Throat Associates Allergy, immunology, audiology and sleep disorders 1620 Hospital Drive Santa Fe 118 Central Park Square Los Alamos 108 Legion Drive Suite B Las Vegas 835 Spruce St. Unit A Española 982-4848 (all locations)

Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes Center for Endocrine Health Alison Sawyer, MD 1751 Old Pecos Trail Suite I 984-1160 Corazon Family Health Diabetic education Matt Fay, MD Elizabeth Sliter, MD 3600 Rodeo Lane Suite A 629-4400 Endocrinology Associates Robert M. Bernstein, MD Michael Katz, MD 1533 S. St. Francis Drive Suite B 982-2860

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Life Care Health Services Elaine Montaño, CNP Diabetes management 130 Siringo Road Suite 201 989-3236

Family, General, Environmental Anasazi Medical Associates 2055 S. Pacheco St. Suite 600 473-0390 Willard Dean, MD Holistic medicine 73 Sabino Gonzales Road Glorieta 983-1120 Carolyn Earnest, APRN, CNS 1012 Marquez Place Suite 203A 995-0170 Eldorado Family Practice John D. Becker, MD 7 Avenida Vista Grande Suite D6 466-6080 Erica Elliott, MD Holistic family practice, environmental medicine 2300 W. Alameda St. Suite A 2 471-8531 Family Practice Associates Gloria Ruiz, MD Fred Kullman, MD 433 St. Michael’s Drive 988-1232 Full Circle Healing Family Practice 1421 Luisa St. Suite D 820-1482 Angelique Hart, MD Holistic 1530 Bishops Lodge Road 983-1293 Isis Medicine Bruce Gollub, MD Leah Morton, MD 401 Botulph Lane 983-8387 La Familia Medical Center 1035 Alto St. 982-4425 La Familia Southside Medical Center 2145 Caja del Oro Road 438-3195 La Familia Health Care for the Homeless 818 Camino Sierra Vista 988-1742 David Macias, MD, FAAFP, FAASP 1925 Rosina St. 984-8206

Charles B. McCanna, MD 460 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 1103 989-8400

Buddha Fitness Club at the Railyard 703 Camino De La Familia 983-7909

Ortiz Mountain Health Center 6B Main St. Cerrillos 471-6266

Billie Jean King Fitness Center At RainbowVision 500 Rodeo Road 428-7777

Pecos Valley Medical Center 199 N.M. 50 Pecos 757-6482 Presbyterian Medical Group Española Hospital Española 1010 Spruce St. 505-367-0340 Rio Luna Family Care 2019 Galisteo St. Suite N9A 988-1930

Carl and Sandra’s Physical Conditioning Center 153 Paseo De Peralta Suite A 982-6760 Core Connection 2019 Galisteo St. Suite N6 988-9686 Curves 2426 Cerrillos Road 216-7927

Rodeo Family Medicine 4001 Rodeo Road 471-8994

El Gancho Fitness Swim & Racquet Club 104 Old Las Vegas Highway 988-5000

Alan Rogers, MD 530A Harkle Road 983-6911

Fit Medical Weight Loss 2055 S. Pacheco St. Suite 300 820-7062

Sage Medical Center Debra Higginbotham, MD 2019 Galisteo St. Suite G3 984-1300

Fort Marcy Recreational Complex 490 Washington Ave. 955-2500

St. Francis Health Center Lenya Reese, PAC M. Lynn Cordahi CNP 1494 St. Francis Drive 983-7276

Genoveva Chavez Community Center 3221 W. Rodeo Road 955-4001

Santa Fe Family Health Center 2801 Rodeo Road Suite B13 474-0120

Gyrotonics Santa Fe, The Movement Studio Celia Hulton 1807 Second St. Suite 15 820-9291

Mai Ting, MD 1037 W. Don Diego Ave. 820-1200

Pilates Santa Fe 839 Paseo de Peralta Suite O 995-9700

Unity Medical Clinic Kurt Kastendieck, MD Loretta Kastendieck, PAC Ron Press, MD 421 St. Michael’s Drive 992-3334

Quail Run Club Fitness Center 3101 Old Pecos Trail 986-2200

Women’s Health Services 901 W. Alameda St. Suite 25 988-8869

Fitness Centers/ Programs A.B.’s Evolve Fitness 513 Camino de los Marquez Suite A 992-2639 A.B.’s Exclusive Fitness 3229 B Richards Lane 316-0747

Salvador Perez Pool 601 Alta Vista St. 955-2601 Santa Fe Spa 798 Calle Mejia 984-8727 StudioNia Santa Fe 851 W. San Mateo Road 989-1299 Joseph Vigil Professional health and fitness instructor 577-1423

IndIvIdual and famIly counselIng Therapeutic services includes Adults (Men and Women) Children and Teens between the ages of 4-18 Grief and Loss Marital Problems Parent-Child relationship issues Depression Anxiety Post Traumatic Stress Military, veterans and their families Addictions Anger and conflict

Angela Ortiz-Flores LISW 2074 Galisteo St., Suite B-5 Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-982-0191 Fax 505-983-6402



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Gastroenterology Northern New Mexico Gastroenterology 1691 Galisteo St. Suite C 983-5631

Home Health Services/Hospices Ambercare Hospice 550 D St. Michael’s Drive 982-4098 Apria Health Care 1570 Pacheco St. Suite D 6982-2901 Best Way Home Health Care 1453 Cochiti St. 820-9946 Del Corazon Hospice 811 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 207 988-2049 Heritage Home Healthcare and Hospice 402 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 605 983-6700 Home Instead Senior Care 404 Kiva Court Suite C 471-2777 Ideal Home Care 706 E. La Joya St. Suite E Española 505-747-4440 Nurses With Heart Home Care Carolyn Moore, MPA Elais Ponton, RN 3900 Paseo del Sol Suite C191 424-9099 Options Home Care Services 5 Petroglyph Circle Suite C Pojoaque 989-3306 Presbyterian Medical Group Española Hospital Home Care 1010 Spruce St. Española 505-753-1510 PMS Home Care 1400 Chama Ave. 988-4156 PMS The Hospice Center 1400 Chama Ave. 988-2211 Preferred Home Care 1601 St. Michael’s Drive Suite B 992-1259 Professional Home Health Care 10 Calle Medico 982-8581


HealtH & Wellness Directory 2013 Vista Care Hospice 1911 Fifth St. Suite 100 988-5331

Hospitals/Emergency Urgent Care/Clinics Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center 455 St. Michael’s Drive 983-3361 Christus St. Vincent Physicians Medical Center Outpatient elective service center 2990 Rodeo Park Drive East 474-3270 Española Hospital 1010 Spruce St. Española 505-753-7111 Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Dr. Martha Kendall Santa Fe Satellite Office 1650 Hospital Drive Suite 200 662-4351 Santa Fe Indian Hospital 1700 Cerrillos Road 988-9821 UltiMed Urgent medical care 707 Paseo de Peralta 989-8707 Urgent Care Santa Fe 2801 Rodeo Road 474-0120 Urgent Care Los Alamos 1460 Trinity Drive 505-662-0768 Urgent Care Española 528 N. Coronado Ave. 505-747-6939 Villa Therese Catholic Clinic 219 Cathedral Place 983-8561

Integrative Medicine Blue Lotus Integrated Healing Arts Kerrilyn Chew 1532 Cerrillos Road Suite C 986-9109 Eric Grasser, MD Unity Medicine Integrative medicine, ayurveda 421 St. Michael’s Drive 983-9878 Roy Heilbron, MD Angelique Hart, MD Holistic 1530 Bishops Lodge Road 983-1293

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Integrated Health Medical Center Hendreka Fitzpatrick, MD Marquez Place Suite 5 2019 Galisteo 982-3936 The Integrative Holistic Healing Center 826 Camino De Monte Rey Suite B 2 424-9527 Mountain Spirit Integrative Medicine 1348 Pacheco St. Suite 206 988-2449

Internal Medicine Adult Medicine Specialists of Santa Fe Louise Abel, MD Elizabeth Lawrence, MD Nancy Lehrhaupt, NP 1650 Hospital Drive Suite 400 989-7400 Lyle Amer, MD 2212 Brothers Road 983-9460 Elisabeth Barkey, MD, Ph.D. 435 St. Michael’s Drive Suite A 201 982-9282 Christus St. Vincent Geriatrics & Internal Medicine Group 465 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 116 913-4260 Lee Levin, MD 2212 Brother’s Road 983-9460 Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Dr. Martha Kendall Santa Fe Satellite Office 1650 Hospital Drive Suite 200 662-4351 Santa Fe Internal Medicine 1650 Hospital Drive 982-4276

Medical Equipment A&R Medical Supply 720 St. Michael’s Drive Suite N 469-0510 Del Norte Pharmacy 1691 Galisteo St. 988-9797 Home Medical Equipment Specialists 2810 Siler Lane 424-8840 Lincare 712 W. San Mateo Road 992-8286

Preferred Medical 2019 Galisteo St. Suite B 2 820-7766

Nursing Homes/ Assisted Living Bee Hive Homes of Santa Fe 3838 Thomas Rd. 234-1218 Brookdale Ponce de Leon 640 Alta Vista St. 984-8422

Presbyterian Medical Group Española Hospital Española 1010 Spruce St. 505-367-0340 Santa Fe Family Practice Christopher Fletcher, MD Obstetrics, pediatric 2015 Galisteo St. 989-9144 Debbie A. Vigil, MD 1692 Hospital Drive 983-8601

Casa Real Health Care Center 1650 Galisteo St. 984-8313

Women’s Care Specialists 465 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 117 984-0303

El Castillo Retirement Residences 250 E. Alameda St. 988-2604

Occupational Health

Kingston Residence of Santa Fe 2400 Legacy Court 471-2400 La Vida Hermosa 2929 Calle Vera Cruz 474-8031 Mi Casa Bonita 10 Camino de Vaca 438-9255 Rainbow Vision Santa Fe 500 Rodeo Road 428-7777 Rosemont Assisted Living 2961 Galisteo St. 438-8464 Santa Fe Care Center 635 Harkle Road 982-2574 Sierra Vista Alzheimer’s Retirement Community 402 E. Rodeo Road 986-9696

Obstetrics Gynecology D. William Brown, MD 546 Harkle Road Suite A 983-6467 Care Net Pregnancy Center of Santa Fe 1525 Fifth St. 995-1998 Barbara Van Eeckhout, MD 531 Harkle Road Suite D 982-4200 Toll Free: 877-236-7027 Perinatal Associates of New Mexico 1692B Hospital Drive Building B101 984-2560

Concentra Medical Centers 720 St. Michael’s Drive Suite C 438-9402 Lovelace Outpatient Rehabilitation 1692 B Hospital Drive Suite 202 982-6399 New Mexico MedWorks 2801 Rodeo Road Suite B13 474-4251 PMS Home Care 1400 Chama Ave. 988-4156

Oncology Christus St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center 490 A West Zia Road 913-5233 People Living Through Cancer 242-3263

Ophthalmology/ Optometry Accent on Vision 1409 Luisa St. 984-8989 Behavioral Optometry Samuel A. Berne 984-2030 Botwin Eye Group 444 St. Michael’s Drive 438-2020 Mark Bradley, MD 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 500B 466-2575 Buena Vista Eye Care Sean S. Hamashige, OD 9 Calle Medico 983-2592

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JOHN BRADY 505-660-6879 HealtH & Wellness



HealtH & Wellness Directory 2013 Eye Associates of New Mexico 2947 Rodeo Park Drive East 983-6613 Michael D. Herrera, OD 2019 Galisteo St. Suite G5 989-9600 or 800 492-9601 Jerald Littlefield, MD, PC Fred Reid, OD 2100 Calle de la Vuelta Suite E104 982-8831 Bruce Rael, OD Southwest Vision 3022 Cielo Court Suite A 473-7673 Mark A. Rasmussen, OD 1460 S. St. Francis Drive 983-7746 Santa Fe Eyes Philip Treu, OD 2008 St. Michael’s Drive Suite A 983-4709 Santa Fe Vision Clinic 3251 Cerrillos Road 471-3020 WalMart Vision Centers 3251 Cerrillos Road 471-3020 5701 Herrera Road 424-9166

Optical Services Acoma Optical 1521 Fifth St. 988-5321 Lens Crafters Santa Fe Place Mall 4250 Cerrillos Road 438-3431 Optical Shop of Aspen 201 Galisteo St. 988-9510 Quintana Optical Dispensary DeVargas Center 179 Paseo de Peralta Suite 3 988-4234 Santa Fe Optical 418 Cerrillos Road 984-995

Orthopedics Advanced ProstheticsOrthotics 422 Medico Lane Suite A 820-2390 Christus St. Vincent Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Associates Physicians Plaza of Santa Fe 1631 Hospital Drive Suite 200 424-0200


Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics 435 St. Michael’s Drive Building C 988-5526 Northern New Mexico Orthopedic Center 2100 Calle de la Vuelta 982-5014 Spine and Pain Institute of Santa Fe Theresa Elliott, MD 435 St. Michael’s Drive Suite A202 820-2600

Pain Management Michael Crawford, DC Santa Fe Pain Center 11 Calle Medico Suite 3 983-3037

Presbyterian Medical Group Chelsea Kirby, MD Katherine Seluja, PNP 1010 Spruce St.

Santa Fe Tails Dog Academy & Daycare 2109 Warner Circle 820-0731

Española Hospital Española 505-367-0340

Smith Veterinary Hospital 600 Alta Vista St. 982-4418

Santa Fe Pediatric Associates Grace Nadell, MD Laurence Shandler, MD 1418 Luisa St. Suite 5 988-8024

Teca Tu, Paws-Worthy Emporium/Deli 500 Montezuma Ave. Sanbusco Market Center 982-9374

Santa Fe Neurological Associates Michael Baten, MD Adult and pediatric neurology and sleep medicine 531 Harkle Road Suite C 983-8182

Thal Equine 69 Bonanza Creek Road 438-6590 Tullivers Pet Food Emporium 807 Cerrillos Road 992-3388 VCA Arrighetti Animal Hospital 1882 Plaza del Sur Drive 471-2888

Balance Point Therapeutics 17 Calle Medico Suite N 989-7490, ext 3

Santa Fe Pediatric Cardiology Grant La Farge, MD 982-7661

Deborah Kornblau Alexander technique and dance of love, healing for chronic pain 518 Old Santa Fe Trail Suite 1 983-8486

Hyperbaric Medical Center of New Mexico Kenneth Stoller, MD 404 Brunn School Road Building E 820-6234

Myotherapy of Santa Fe Rose Kahn Corrective exercise and trigger point 424-7673

Pet Health Animal Clinic 1500 Cerrillos Road 982-9821

Zoe & Guido’s Pet Boutique 607 Cerrillos Road Unit A 988-2500

New Mexico Pain Management Celeste and Jonas Skardis, DOMs, DAAPM 460 St. Michael’s Drive Building H 200 800-702-6676

Animal Wellness Center 1313 S. St. Francis Drive 988-2440


Spine and Pain Institute of Santa Fe Theresa Genovese-Elliott, MD 435 St. Michael’s Drive A202 983-5200

Critters & Me 1403 Agua Fria St. 982-5040

Pediatrics Christus St. Vincent Arroyo Chamiso Pediatric Center 2025 S. Galisteo St. 995-4901 Camino Entrada Pediatrics 2590 Camino Entrada 946-3233 Michael Dudelczyk, MD 1807 Second St. Suite 44B 757-7080 New Vistas Early Childhood Development Services for young children with developmental delays 1121 Alto Street 988-3803

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Cedarwood Veterinary Clinic 2001 St. Michael’s Drive 982-4469

Eldorado Animal Clinic 20 Chamisa Drive North 466-0650 Gruda Veterinary Hospital 9 Rumble Road 471-4400 House Calls for Pets 473-7855 Sangre de Cristo Animal Hospital 3015 Cielo Court 471-6594 Santa Fe Animal Emergency Clinic 2001 Vivigen Way 984-0625 Santa Fe Animal Hospital 521 S. St. Francis Drive 820-2232

Veterinary Cancer Care 2001 Vivigen Way 982-4492, 866-338-6766 Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of New Mexico 2001 Vivigen Way 471-0747

Albertson’s Pharmacy 600 N. Guadalupe St. DeVargas Center 982-4806 3001 S. St. Francis Drive 992-8638 3542 Zafarano Drive 471-2914 CVS Pharmacy 195 Paseo de Peralta DeVargas Center 982-8787 511 W. Cordova Road 983-5546 121 Paseo de Peralta 982-9550 Del Norte Pharmacy 1691 Galisteo St. 988-9797 Kmart 1712 St. Michael’s Drive 471-7823 Los Alamos Medical Center 3917 West Road 505-662-4201 Lovelace Pharmacy 465 St. Michael’s Drive 995-2446

Medicap Pharmacy 2801 Rodeo Road 471-6177 7 Avenida Vista Grande Eldorado 466-8008 Nambé Drugs 70 Cities of Gold Road Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza 455-2256 Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy 530 W. Cordova Road 820-1517 Smith’s Food & Drug Stores 2308 Cerrillos Road 471-7874 2110 S. Pacheco St. 473-5560 535 Central Ave. Los Alamos 662-7210 31 Sherwood Blvd. White Rock 672-9457 Walgreens Pharmacy 1096 S. St. Francis Drive 819-0986 3298 Cerrillos Road 474-3507 525 W. Zia Road 820-2196 1114 N. Riverside Drive Española 505-747-3405 Walmart Pharmacy 3251 Cerrillos Road 473-4261 5701 Herrera Road 424-9166

Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine AllCare Physical Therapy 326 McKenzie St. 471-0818 Pecos 3 Camino Andres Real 505-757-6577 Bodywise Physical Therapy 826 Camino del Monte Rey Suite B 3 983-4882 Christus St. Vincent Orthopedics & Sports Medicine of Santa Fe 1631 Hospital Drive Suite 200 424-0200 David M. Macias, MD 1925 Rosina St. Suite D 984-8206 McGhee Therapy 1600 Lena St. Suite B5 982-8561

Portable Concentrators

Bath Safety


Home Oxygen and more...


720 St. Michaels Drive, Unit D Plaza del Sol Shopping Center


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HealtH & Wellness Directory 2013 Northern New Mexico Orthopedic Center 2100 Calle de la Vuelta 982-5014 Presbyterian Medical Group Outpatient Physical Therapy 1010 Spruce St. Española Hospital Española 973-1596 Santa Fe Sports Medicine Rehab 104 Old Las Vegas Highway 992-4995

Plastic/ Reconstructive Surgery James F. Green, MD 1631 Hospital Drive Suite 150 988-2215

Podiatry Family Foot Care 539 Harkle Road Suite A 988-8863 Foot & Ankle Associates Edward D Williams, DPM William Blake, DPM Jason Rockwood, DPM 1 Calle Medico 982-0123 New Mexico Foot & Ankle Associates Joel M. Wilner, DPM, FAC, FAS 665 Harkle Road 983-7393

Pulmonary Santa Fe Pulmonary and Critical Care Vivian Lee, MD Thomas Kehoe, MD Tarek Al LaDammad, MD Stanislaz Belyaev, MD 465 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 209 984-2600 Bruce Shaffer, MD 1925 Aspen Drive 473-2972

Sleep Disorder Medicine Christus St. Vincent Regional Sleep Center 440 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 150 913-5363 Presbyterian Medical Group Sal Narayanan, MD 1010 Spruce St. Española Hospital, Española 505-367-0340


Southwestern Sleep Center Wolfgang Schmidt-Nowara, MD Roger G. Wiggins, MD 1919 Fifth St. Suite A 438-3101

Aqua-Therapy Center of Santa Fe Marion Phelps 989-7085

Radiology, Imaging

Aveda by Nu Salon Spa 3545 Zafarano Drive B 424-8616


Barbara Ehrlich Spa Services 369 Montezuma Ave. Suite 244 989-7572

Christus St. Vincent Neurosurgical Associates 465 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 107 988-3233

Body of Santa Fe 333 W. Cordova Road 986-0362

Santa Fe Surgical Associates 1631 Hospital Drive Suite 240 988-3975

Downtown Day Spa 614 Agua Fría St. 986-0113

Travel Medicine

Open MRI of Santa Fe 2590 Camino Entrada 946-3250 Presbyterian Medical Group Española Hospital 1010 Spruce St. Española 505-753-1519 Santa Fe Imaging 1640 Hospital Drive 983-9350 Santa Fe Osteoporosis Center 1925 Aspen Drive Suite 803A 983-4955

Eden Medispa 405 Kiva Court 988-3772

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico 490A W. Zia Road 983-9139

El Gancho Fitness Center and Spa 104 Old Las Vegas Highway 988-5000

Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine

Eldorado Hotel & Spa 309 W. San Francisco St. 995-4535

Challenge New Mexico 74 Caja del Rio 988-7621

Massage and Banya Spa 2801 Rodeo Road Suite C14 474-4222

Christus St. Vincent Rehabilitation Center 455 St. Michael’s Drive 820-5319

Nu Aveda Salon Spa 3545 Zafarano Drive Unit B 424-8616

Christus St. Vincent Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialists 440 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 250 983-2233

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa 50 Los Baños Drive Ojo Caliente 505-583-2233 Toll Free: 800-222-9162

New Mexico Sports Fitness and Physical Therapy 2954 Rodeo Park Drive West 424-0131

Santa Fe Massage and Spa Hotel Santa Fe 982-1200 La Fonda 986-8466

New Vistas 1205 Parkway Drive 471-1001 Spine, Sports and Pain Medicine Steve Kidman, MD 11 Calle Medico Suite 2 795-7370 Yan Yang, MD Kezhuang Zhao, MD 2801 Rodeo Road 438-7178

Spas, Salons Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens 106 Faithway St. 983-7942

HealtH & Wellness

ShaNa Spa & Wellness Center, Bishop’s Lodge 1297 Bishops Lodge Road 819-4000 Skinplicity Spa 453 Cerrillos Road 983-4335 Spa at La Posada 330 E. Palace Ave. 954-9630 The Spa at Encantado 198 N.M. 592 988-9955 Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa and Resort 3451 Hyde Park Road 982-9304

Wo’P’in Spa Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail Pojoaque 819-2140

Santa Fe Emporiatrics Michael Palestine, MD 465 St. Michael’s Drive Suite 114 913-4260

David Hillendahl Sound healing and drum circles 5 Bisbee Court 109 Suite 246 699-7070 Stephanie Hiller Life and wellness coach 1500 Pacheco St. Suite 111 820 9272 Emily Kimball Buteyko breathing educator 984-8687 Lisa Pelletier Energy healer, intuitive reader, meditation instructor 927-5407 Claire Rodill Movement therapies including brain dance specialist and recreation therapy 983-4412


Santa Fe Recovery Center Drug and alcohol treatment 4100 Lucia Lane 471-4985

Christus St. Vincent Urology Associates Eric W. Anderson, MD 1630 Hospital Drive Suite D 982-3534

Serenity Hormone Balance LLC. 2205 Miguel Chavez Rd. Suite F 505-982-6199

Stephen Lucero, MD 1650 Hospital Drive Suite 300 989-8325

Ellen Shapiro Coaching, Reiki, energy work 2905 Rodeo Road Drive East 473-0969

Other Rick Bastine Wellness By Design Hypnotherapy/NLP/shaman spiritual healing 826 Camino del Monte Rey Suite B2 690-3997 Kristen Biggs, MD Skin care and vein center Diagnosis and treatment of vein disease 409 St. Michael’s Drive Suites A and B 695-7070 Finn Clark-Brown Christian Science practitioner 920-2252 Ross Cotton Energy healing 2505 Avenida de Isidro 438-0162 Steven G. Farber Legal services relating to medical marijuana 323 Staab St. 988-9725 Herbs & Supplements 2801 Rodeo Rd. Plaza Suite E1 954-1702, 954-1704

Make It Heaven Rebecca Skeele, MA, MSS, LPCC Energy therapy 339 Plaza Balentine 984-1739 Deborah Steg Dynamic Metamorphosis 1421 Luisa St. Suite K 920-7141 Harold Steinberg Chiropractic, nutrition, biofeedback, massage 3600 Rodeo Lane Suite B5 473-0057 Jane Steinberg Macrobiotics 474-3896 Sonette Steyn Stress management 2305 Perilla Court 984-1712 Take Off Pounds Sensibly Pat Rael Nonprofit weight loss support Santa Cruz 690-0188 Tattoo Remorse Medically supervised tattoo removal 690-4919





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