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2014-2015 Medical and Wellness

DIRECTORY Contents 6

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Medical Directory A list of health care providers in Taos County

Health Insurance Exchange: FAQ

Patient satisfaction directly linked to hospital reimbursements

Dr. Mark Niemiec: Giving back to the community Robin Martin

Owner

Chris Baker

Publisher

Chris Wood

Advertising Manager Joan Livingston

Editor

Andy Jones

Special Sections Editor

Ray Seale

Veterans returning to wholeness through mindful yoga and meditation

The cardinal rules of healing

From diagnosis to ‘lookin’ good’:What’s new in optometry

Healing, health, and wellness in Northern New Mexico

Production, Technology & Web Director Jennifer Taphorn

Advertising Production Manager Jennifer Taphorn Julie Osmanski Sally Brooks

Graphic Design Sally Brooks

Cover Design

THE TAOS NEWS www.taosnews.com

226 Albright St. • Taos, NM 87571 575-758-2241 The stories in The Taos News’ 2014-2015 Medical and Wellness Directory are written by local health care professionals and represent a wide spectrum of opinions and practices. The viewpoints of the authors are strictly their own and are not endorsed by The Taos News.

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P HYSICIANS The wide majority of physicians MD/DO in this directory maintain hospital privileges

at Holy Cross Hospital and/or St. Vincent Hospital. However patients needing hospital services should contact each physician to verify if they have current hospital privileges.

ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY

EMERGENCY ROOM

JACK S. GARLAND, MD

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPT.

Holy Cross Hospital 1397 Weimer Road, Taos

758-8883

CARDIOLOGY ISMAIL GEILAN, MD LUIS CONSTANTIN, MD

1399 Weimer Road, Suite 200, Taos

758-2224

NEW MEXICO HEART INSTITUTE 835-A Spruce St., Española 2085 South Pacheco, Santa Fe 502 Elm St., Albuquerque 2237 Trinity Dr., Unit B, Los Alamos 105 Mills Ave., Las Vegas 200 Hospital Dr., Raton

800-262-8012 nmhi.com

COLONOSCOPY & UPPER ENDOSCOPY TAOS SURGICAL SPECIALTIES HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL Aiden O’Rourke, MD Ryan Murphy, DO 1399 Weimer Road, Suite 600, Taos

758-3141 or 751-0334

Per Bjorkman, MD Haywood Hall, MD Michael Howard, MD Linda Lynch, MD Paul Mikkelson, MD Jonathan Rudolf, MD Jennifer Siegel, MD Daniel Caplin, DO Abraham Balsamo, PA Beatrice Balsamo, PA Christa Castro, PA Alan Walker, PA Martha Miller, CNP 1397 Weimer Road, Taos

758-8883

ENDOCRINOLOGIST EL CENTRO FAMILY HEALTH CLINICS PEÑASCO MEDICAL CLINIC Amanda Goertz, MD David Gould, PA 15136 State Road 75, Peñasco

587-2205 ecfh.org

FAMILY PRACTICE EL CENTRO FAMILY HEALTH CLINICS PEÑASCO MEDICAL CLINIC

FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES OF TAOS

Christian Killer, MD Lucas Schreiber, MD 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 150, Taos

758-3005

DERMATOLOGY/ FACIAL AESTHETICS MARSHALL REICH, MD FACS

Debra Reich, Paramedical Aesthetician Northstar Plaza, Suite 67B, El Prado

James Cardasis, DO 15136 State Road 75, Peñasco

587-2205 ecfh.org

EMBUDO MEDICAL CLINIC 2243 State Road 68, Rinconada

505-579-4255

EL CENTRO FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC, RAHC 2010 Industrial Park Road, Española

776-8332

505-753-7395

RAMON SANCHEZ, MD

BOND MEDICAL CLINIC

1399 Weimer Road, Suite 200, Taos

711 Bond St., Española

779-0361

505-753-9503

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

TAOS MEDICAL CLINIC

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL Paul Johnson, MD Gary LaMotte, MD Samuel Moses, MD Peter Selzer, MD John Whitaker, MD Michael Romero, RPA 1397 Weimer Road, Taos

Alfredo Vigil, MD Barbara Troy, MD Gina Balsamo, PA Nancy Campbell, CNP Lee Trivino, CNP 1331 Gusdorf Road, Taos

758-3601

758-8883

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CIMARRON HEALTHCARE CLINIC Abbie Laursen, MD Eddie Baldwin, PA-C 356 9th St., Unit C, Cimarrón

INTERNAL MEDICINE TAOS MEDICAL GROUP

575-376-2402

FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES OF TAOS Delores Endres, MD Christian Killer, MD Alana Benjamin, MD Larry Schreiber, MD Lucas Schreiber, MD Marc Steinberg, MD Ellen Warren, MD Abraham Balsamo, PA-C Charles Bonfanti, PA-C Marty Schantz, PA-C Sandra Hamilton, CFNP Beverly Teagle, CFNP 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

Erin Doherty, MD Jemery Kaufman, MD Michael Kaufman, MD Robert White, MD Debra Van Willigen, MD Marcia Beatty, CFNP 1399 Weimer Road, Suite 200, Taos

758-2224

LAY MIDWIVES TAOS HOMEBIRTH & MIDWIFERY

Nicole Maillis LM, CPM Marcy Andrew, LM, CPM Dorothy Kaech, LM, CPM 4151 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ranchos de Taos

758-1388

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758-3005

MORENO VALLEY HEALTHCARE CLINIC Dennis Cohen, MD Erin Santistevan, RN Margaret VanAntwerp, FNP Diana Louise Lewis, FNP 11 Elliot Barker Lane, Angel Fire

377-3301

PEÑASCO HEALTH CLINIC

NURSE MIDWIVES NORTHERN NEW MEXICO BIRTH CENTER Joan Norris, LM CPM Kiersten Figurski, LM CPM 1331 Maestas Road, Taos

758-1216

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James Cardasis, DO Rana Russell, CFNP Darlene Trujillo, RN 24 State Road 73, Peñasco

WOMEN’S HEALTH INSTITUTE

PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL SERVICES/ QUESTA HEALTH CENTER

758-5001

Juliet Labreche, MD Tim J. Moore, MD Naomi Hannah, CNM Susan Akins, CNM 1329 Gusdorf Road, Taos

587-1833

Gina Perez-Barone, MD Carol Quintana, FNP Jessica Harrower, LMSW Debra Costillo, DDS Kia Tamaki Harrold, FNPC 2573 State Road 522, Questa

NORTHERN NEW MEXICO BIRTH CENTER

586-0315

TAOS AESTHETICS MEDICAL CENTER Ellen Warren, MD 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ste. 150, Taos

751-4472

Joan Norris, CPM Kiersten Figurski, CPM 1331 Maestas Road, Taos

758-1216

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WOMEN’S HEALTH INSTITUTE

GENERAL SURGERY TAOS SURGICAL SPECIALTIES HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL Stephen Cetrulo, MD Alden Cockburn, MD Aiden O’Rourke, MD Ryan Murphy, DO 1399 Weimer Road, Suite 600, Taos

758-3141 or 751-0334

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Juliet Labreche, MD Tim J. Moore, MD Naomi Hannah, CNM Susan Akins, CNM 1329 Gusdorf Road, Taos

758-5001

WOMEN’S WELLNESS — BIENESTAR DE LA MUJER, LLC Coral Pitkin, CNP

Se habla español Also offer Mayan Abdominal Massage Taos

613-6118

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Health Insurance Exchange FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS By Maria Meadowcroft

T

he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ACA or “Obamacare,” was signed

into law on March 23, 2010. It initiated the most significant changes in the U.S. health care system since Medicare was established in 1965. Since then, our health care system has been slowly changing. One of the key measures of the new health reform law is that it extends coverage to millions of Americans without health insurance and broadens insurance benefits. Most Americans are required to have health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a tax penalty. Over the past six months, Taos Health Systems has had health care guides available to help local residents navigate New Mexico’s health insurance market place. They have successfully met with, created accounts for, and enrolled 100 consumers in the Health Insurance Exchange. They have coached another 50 people over the phone, and completed 414 Medicaid applications since October 2013. As our health care guides have talked to hundreds of people they’ve been asked many questions and have heard many concerns. We’d like to share some of the

most common ones:

What happens if I don’t get insurance? The open enrollment deadline is March 31, 2014. If you are not enrolled in a health insurance plan either through the insurance exchange, Medicaid or your employer, you can file an exemption. There are many ways to qualify for one. Our health care guides can help determine if you qualify and even help you file so you don’t receive a tax penalty. If you have coverage now, but move or become un-employed and don’t have insurance, you can have up to three months within a year before you begin accruing a tax penalty. The penalty will begin at the fourth month, and continue for each month after that you are not covered.

I’ve never needed insurance in the past – why do I need it now? We don’t know what is going to happen to the programs that non-insured and indigent populations HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE CONTINUES ON PAGE 16

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HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE CONTINUES FROM PAGE 14 have historically been able to fall back on, such as Sole

• Changes in your family size (for example, if

Community Provider Funding and other indigent

you marry, divorce, or have a baby).

programs, including the hospital’s charity care. The ACA

You are basically signing a one year contract, and

law is requiring that many of these programs begin to

next year’s plans can change. The next open enrollment

require you to demonstrate that you’ve applied for, and

period will begin around November 15th for coverage to

been denied, insurance in the private market.

begin in January 2015.

I’m on Medicare. Do I need to enroll in a different plan? If you’re on Medicare, the Marketplace won’t affect

What is a network and why is it important to me? Network is the facilities, providers and suppliers your

your Medicare choices or benefits. No matter how you

health insurer or plan has contracted with to provide

get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a

health care services. You should always make sure to

Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), you

know the name and type of the plan you have. Is it an

won’t have to make any changes. Individuals who are

HMO, PPO, POS, or catastrophic plan? And, when you

eligible for Medicare must enroll.

call to schedule your doctor’s appointment, ask whether

What if I can’t afford the monthly payments? Monthly payments are referred to as premiums. Depending on your annual earnings, you may qualify for a premium tax credit that could lower your monthly payments. It is important that when you sign up for a plan you make a good guess of what your annual income will be for the year, because at the end of the year your

the provider is in-network or out-of-network. In-network means that your insurance plan has contracted with these providers for their health care services. The copayments (upfront payments) are usually less than if you see a provider who is out-ofnetwork.

What is a deductible? It is the amount you owe for health care services

health exchange application should match your tax

before your health insurance or plan begins to pay. For

return.

example, if your deductible is $1,000, your plan won’t

Also, New Mexico has expanded its Medicaid

pay anything until you’ve met your $1,000 deductible

program for adults. So those who historically have not

for covered health care services subject to the deductible.

qualified may qualify now. This will be determined

The deductible may not apply to all services. This is one

when you visit the insurance marketplace website or one

more reason to pay attention to the summary of benefits

of our guides. However, if you are determined to qualify

— some services in your plan might not be subject to the

for Medicaid, don’t wait for Medicaid to contact you, as

deductible.

that can take a while. Be proactive and contact them. You can do so at yes.state.nm.us.

Is dental covered? The health exchange plans do not cover dental or

Can I change my plan once I’ve selected it?

vision for adults. Anytime throughout the year, you can

You cannot change your plan after you’ve made your

to choose from. Medicaid does cover dental for adults

first month’s premium (payment). You will be locked into that plan until December 31st unless you have

add a stand-alone dental plan. There are eight options and children. We’re know there is a lot of information, and

a change in your life that can make you eligible for a

navigating that information can be difficult. We’re here

Special Enrollment Period to enroll in health coverage.

to help you! If you have questions or concerns about

Examples of qualifying life events are:

the health exchange or Medicaid, visit our website

• Moving to a new state

TaosHealth.com, or call our Health Care Guides at 575-

• Certain changes in your income

751-5764.

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ONCOLOGY

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALISTS NEW MEXICO FINEST FIRST

NEW MEXICO CANCER CARE ASSOCIATES Eric Bernstein, MD Kathryn Chan, MD Scott M. Herbert, MD Timothy Lopez, MD Karen LoRusso, MD Leanna Scott-Timperley, MD Carolyn Phillips, CNP Jennifer Porter, CNP 490 A West Zia Road, Santa Fe 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite O, Taos

505-913-8900

CHRISTUS ST. VINCENT REGIONAL CANCER CENTER Eric Bernstein, MD Kathryn Chan, MD Bryan Goss, MD Scott M. Herbert, MD Timothy Lopez, MD Karen LoRusso, MD Leanna Scott-Timperley, MD Donald Shina, MD David Snyder, MD Carolyn Phillips, CNP Jennifer Porter, CNP 490 A West Zia Road, Santa Fe

OPTHAMOLOGY EYE ASSOCIATES OF NEW MEXICO Angela Bratton, MD Jock Morrison, MD Timothy Johnson, OD A J Javid, OD 1399 Weimer Road, Suite 300, Taos eyenm.com

ORTHOPAEDICS TAOS ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE Dan Guttman, MD James Lubowitz, MD John B. Reid III, MD 1219-A Gusdorf Road, Taos

758-0009

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OTOLARYNGOLOGY SOUTHWESTERN EAR, NOSE, THROAT & ASSOC. David Brown, MD Matt Hinsley, MD Lily Love, MD Peter Shepard, MD Thomas Thomason, MD 1620 Hospital Drive, Santa Fe 835 Bruce St., Espanola 108 Legion Dr., Ste. B, Las Vegas 118 Central Park Square, Los Alamos

505-982-4848

MOGUL MEDICAL URGENT CARE CLINIC William Blevins, MD Spike Lynch, MD Linda Lynch, MD Tim Quigley Peterson, MD Paul Mikkelson, MD Christa Castro, PA Taos Ski Valley

776-8421

PEDIATRICS FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES OF TAOS

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SOUTHWESTERN EAR, NOSE, THROAT & ASSOC. HEARING & BALANCE CENTER Kathleen Weidner, AUD Lisa Pulsipher, AUD Dorothy McCurley, AUD Maureen Coleman, HIS 1620 Hospital Drive, Santa Fe 835 Bruce St., Española 108 Legion Dr., Ste. B, Las Vegas 118 Central Park Square, Los Alamos swenthearing.com

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758-0621

505-913-8900

505-946-3947

Ian Alexander, MD Jesse Knight, MD Jeff Davis, PA Steve Harris, PA Steven Lauer, CFNP Taos Medical Professional Bldg., 1399 Weimer Road, Taos & Los Alamos

Delores Endres, MD Christian Killer, MD Alana Benjamin, MD Larry Schreiber, MD Lucas Schreiber, MD Marc Steinberg, MD Ellen Warren, MD Abraham Balsamo, PA-C Charles Bonfanti, PA-C Marty Schantz, PA-C Sandra Hamilton, CFNP Beverly Teagle, CFNP 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-3005

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Patient satisfaction directly linked to hospital reimbursements By Maria Meadowcroft

N

o one wants to have to stay in the hospital

excellent patient care, and that HCAHPS survey is very

overnight, but if you’ve ever had to you probably

important to us. It can impact any future experience

remember a few things: pain, the physicians and

you might have. This feedback is important because the

nurses who were trying to keep that pain tolerable, a

survey results can provide invaluable information about

call bell, and nurses checking on you, listening to your

the overall hospital experience for the patient. It helps us

questions and explaining things in ways you understood.

learn our strengths and weaknesses. It can also pinpoint

Hopefully, when it was time to go home, the hospital

areas of patient satisfaction success and those that need

staff made sure you had all the information and help

improvement, ultimately leading to improvement in

you needed to avoid a relapse and readmission, along

overall patient satisfaction and the delivery of quality

with written instructions to consult about symptoms,

health care to our community. We partner with Avatar,

problems, and how to care for yourself. After your stay,

a company that conducts patient satisfaction surveys.

maybe you were sent a survey in the mail a week or two

Like many hospitals, we view patient satisfaction as a

after you were home. Did you fill out the survey and return it, or did you toss it in the trash can not wanting to be bothered? Because of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), hospital reimbursements are significantly impacted by HCAHPS (Hospital

key tool in our quality improvement

It is believed that patient satisfaction will significantly define the future of health care in the United States.

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare

processes. In addition, the Hospital ValueBased Purchasing Program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services links part of a hospital’s payment to its performance on a set of quality measures. They also provide significant financial incentives for hospitals to score well in the HCAHPS

Providers and Systems) scores. HCAHPS is a hospital

survey. The program allows CMS to collect from

survey instrument and data collection methodology

hospitals up to 1 percent of their CMS reimbursement

for measuring patients' perceptions of the hospital

monies in 2013, and 0.25 percent from 2014 to 2017,

experience. This means that patients can report and

and redistribute that money to different hospitals

rate their hospital experiences, which provides valuable

according to performance in 12 clinical process of care

feedback to future patients and the hospital. It is believed

domains. The process of care domains include core

that patient satisfaction will significantly define the

measure indicators associated with heart failure, acute

future of health care in the United States.

myocardial infarction, pneumonia and the Surgical Care

At Holy Cross Hospital, we work hard to provide

Improvement Project and eight patient satisfaction

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This means that the better we perform, the more money we are likely to receive.

dimensions (HCAHPS).

administration and staff have worked hard to educate

Hospital reimbursement is determined by the clinical

patients on the importance of completing the survey

process of care scores, which account for 70 percent of

and returning it, as well as improving on the patient

the formula, and the HCAHPS scores, which carry a 30

experience.

percent weight. This means that the better we perform, the more money we are likely to receive. The HCAHPS patient satisfaction program gives

Our scores have been steadily increasing, and we continue to work hard to improve more. But we cannot know if you were happy with your care or if

consumers an opportunity to provide CMS with

we can improve your satisfaction unless you tell us. By

information about the patient experience, and how

completing the Avatar survey, sharing your feedback

well the facility performed in regard to pain control,

on how we’re doing, and offering suggestions for

promptness of care delivery, communication, discharge

improvement you are not only helping us improve our

instructions, room and facility cleanliness, and whether

scores, you help us become better health care providers.

the patients felt they were treated with courtesy and respect.

For more information about Holy Cross Hospital or

Over the last few years, Holy Cross Hospital

Taos Health Systems visit TaosHospital.org.

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TAOS CLINIC FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

PSYCHIATRY

Debra McGrew, MD Denise O’Grady MD Diva Olipra, MD Sylvia F. Villarreal, MD Sarah Drenning, CFNP 1393 Weimer Road, Taos

ROBERT FRANKLIN, MD

taospeds.org

758-7263

PODIATRY

TRI COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES

FAMILY FOOT CARE

758-5857

751-0800

PSYCHOTHERAPISTS/SOCIAL WORKERS

FOOT & ANKLE ASSOC.

CAROLE POZZI, LMFT

401 Acoma, Suite 105, Taos

737-0240

AGAVE HEALTH

1509 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-8651

413 Sipapu Street, Taos

Douglas Tozzoli, DPM PC 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite O, Taos Also locations in Española & Santa Fe

William J. Blake, DPM Jason Rockwood, DPM Chad Squire, DPM Edward Williams, DPM Thomas Chambers, DPM 1399 Weimer Road, Suite 700B, Taos

751-0123

NEW MEXICO FOOT AND ANKLE ASSOCIATES Joel Wilner, DPM, FACFAS 665 Harkle Road, Santa Fe

338 Randall Lane, Taos

758-0345

ELIZABETH DINSMORE, PHD 119 Cruz Alta Road, Taos

758-9732 or 613-0493 FAMILY MEDIATION David Stewart, LPMHC 705 Felicidad Lane, Taos

737-9348

mediateus.com

DON FLORY, PHD

11 Catalina Court, El Prado

751-3848

drdonintaos.com 705 C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

737-9352

770-2404

RADIOLOGY

SANTA FE IMAGING

MICHAEL CUMMINGS, PHD

Page Mastor, PHD 1337 Gusdorf, Suite H, Taos

Sandy Bodge, LPCC 1331 Maestas, Taos

505-946-3250

PSYCHOLOGISTS

A PORT IN A STORM

PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELING PRACTICE

2590 Camino Entrada Suite 103, Santa Fe

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URGENT CARE FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES OF TAOS Delores Endres, MD Christian Killer, MD Alana Benjamin, MD Larry Schreiber, MD Lucas Schreiber, MD Marc Steinberg, MD Ellen Warren, MD Abraham Balsamo, PA-C Charles Bonfanti, PA-C Marty Schantz, PA-C Sandra Hamilton, CFNP Beverly Teagle, CFNP 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-3005

TAOS URGENT CARE

Debi Sanchez, MD Judy Lockwood, CFNP Mary Harrison, CFNP Lisa Bushnell, CFNP 330 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite C, Taos

758-1414

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D r. M a r k Niemiec GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY By Teresa Dovalpage

The team at Dr. Niemiec's office. (Teresa Dovalpage)

L

continuing her education in the dental field.

Cinema and gave them away, for free, to any patient

patients," said Dr. Niemiec. “We want to give back to

who wanted to go. They could also bring guests, "who

the community that has helped us succeed for so many

were hopefully not our patients but wanted to be," said

years.”

ast March, Dr. Mark Niemiec bought all tickets for the opening night of “Noah,” at the Storyteller

Cheryl Niemiec, office manager and marketing director for Dr. Niemiec.

"This is our way of saying thank you to our

His patients, on the other hand, let him know they appreciate his efforts.

The "Movie Night" was a total success and they plan

“One of our patients came in the other day and told

to repeat it soon. "Or do an equally fun event," she said.

me, ‘I love going to the dentist,’” said Dr. Niemiec. “You

This is not the only time Dr. Niemiec and his team have done something special to show their appreciation to their patients. As part of their 15th Anniversary Extravaganza in 2013 they gave away a trip to Jamaica. They also gave away dining packages, a Kindle Fire, a $200 gift card to ACE Hardware, a coffee maker and a camping stove, among other items, and have had barbecues for their patients. “We consider them as part of our big family,” Dr. Niemiec said. Last May they offered a $500 scholarship

can’t get a better compliment than that.”

A Variety of Services Dr. Niemiec has a full-service dentistry practice that specializes in occlusal disorders. He provides preventative, restorative and a full range of cosmetic dental services. Such services include crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, fillings, bondings, root canals, whitening, periodontal treatment, surgical implant placement and many more.

to a 2013 Taos High School graduate interested in

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“We also pride ourselves in giving excellent care to all

is the wife of Dr. Niemiec. Her role is to oversee the

the people who come to us,” he said. “Our team’s goal

operations of the office and help patients with insurance

is to create a friendly and comfortable environment

questions or other concerns.

for everyone so we also offer headphones with

Lynn Lobato is a board certified dental hygienist. She

music, channel surfing on our Direct TV network,

graduated from the University of New Mexico and has

and total conscious sedation. We give our patients

been with Dr. Niemiec as a dental hygienist for 7 years.

high-quality dental work, pain free care, and a high

Last year Darlene Heathman joined the team.

level of customer service.” Dr. Niemiec is certified to

“Our goal is to see emergencies the same day, and

offer conscious sedation (“the ultimate in stress-free

to not have anyone wait too long for a cleaning or an

dentistry,” he explains). He is a certified provider of

appointment with the doctor,” said Cheryl Niemiec.

Invisalign and Smart Moves for straighter teeth without

All the dental assistants in the office are fully licensed

braces. He is also a contracted

in the areas they perform. They

provider with many insurance

It also helps to set a positive example for children, so dentist visits become stress-free occasions. “No need to fear the dentist!” Lobato said.

companies including those offered by the state, county and city governments, as well as the schools.

Keeping in Touch Each month patients receive a newsletter highlighting things that are going on at Dr. Niemiec’s office. The newsletter also lets them know about special offers and community service projects.

have traveled to Florida, Nevada and California to keep up-to-date in the field of dental assisting.

Tips from Lynn Lobato “When dealing with dental health, it is better to prevent diseases than to treat them after they happened,” said Lovato. “That is particularly true for children. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, decay, and tooth loss, but teaching children

“We sometimes offer limited time deals on our Facebook page as well,” said Cheryl Niemiec.

about taking proper care of their teeth today will prevent complicated dental procedures later on. Early brushing and flossing are very important to preserve a healthy smile for a lifetime.”

The Team Dr. Niemiec has been in practice for 17 years. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School and has completed advanced training at the University of Southern California for complex surgical procedures, including implant placement. He spent over two years studying with the Dawson Academy in order to further his expertise in areas like occlusion, how the teeth fit together properly and TMJ problems. Besides being the office manager, Cheryl Niemiec

Reluctant brushers may be encouraged by getting them fun-looking brushes and colorful toothpaste, Lobato said, and by singing or telling them stories while helping them brush their teeth. It also helps to set a positive example for children, so dentist visits become stress-free occasions. “No need to fear the dentist!” Lobato said. Dr. Niemiec’s office is located at 1399 Weimer Rd., suite 800, phone: (575) 758-9777, markniemiecdds.com

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A Dental Experience to SMILE about Complete Dental Care for the Entire Family * Cleanings * Fillings * Crowns * Bridges * Implants * Root Canals * Whitening * Straightening

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MOGUL MEDICAL URGENT CARE CLINIC William Blevins, MD Spike Lynch, MD Linda Lynch, MD Tim Quigley Peterson, MD Christa Castro, PA Taos Ski Valley

RIO GRANDE DENTAL

Michael Rivera, DDS 107 Plaza Garcia, Suite E, Taos

758-0531

TAOS FAMILY DENTISTRY INC. Kathleen Rogers, DMD 1335A Gusdorf Road, Taos

776-8421

751-9333

UROLOGY

TAOS SMILES

ALDEN COCKBURN, MD AUA 1399 Weimer Road Suite 600, Taos

758-3141 or 751-0334

Jeff Hammerman, DDS MAGD 1027 Salazar Rd Suite 1, Taos

758-1100 or 758-9338 taossmiles.com

DENTAL HEALTH

CHIROPRACTIC

JUDY ANDERSON, DDS

COLONIAS CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

105B Paseo del Cañon West, Taos

758-7337 or 758-7889 keepsmilin.org

ANGEL FIRE FAMILY DENTISTRY Strider McCash, DDS 27479 U.S. 64, Angel Fire

Arthur Lynch, MD Lucy Whyte Ferguson, DC Lynn Sellyei, DC, MSA Kathy Jackman, LMT Abigail Kaelin, LMT 98 State Road 150, Ste. 7, El Prado

776-1117

377-1383

EMBUDO DENTAL CARE Richard Padberg, DMD

RICHARD HENDRIN, DC

726 C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-9006

(505) 579-4680

EL CENTRO CHIROPRACTIC

JUSTIN NYLUND, DDS

Walter Jakiela, DDS, MAGD 1392 Weimer Road, Suite A, Taos

758-8654

Janet Lewis, DC 623 D Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-2944

SMALLING CLINIC LLC

MARK NIEMIEC, DDS

1399 Weimer Road, Suite 800, Taos

758-9777

markniemiecdds.com

Gerald Smalling, DC, CCST 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite U

751-4325

TAOS CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALING

TAOS DENTAL GROUP

Tom Simms, DDS Justin Nylund, DDS 1392 Weimer Road Suite B, Taos

758-8303

taoscosmeticdentalcenter.com

NORTHERN NEW MEXICO DENTAL CENTER Kellie Harris, DDS, FAGD 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite A, Taos

751-9661

kellieharrisdds.com

PRESBYTERIAN/QUESTA DENTAL CENTER Debora Castillo, DDS, MPH 2573 State Road 522, Questa

586-0045

EL CENTRO DENTAL CLINIC

Margaret Hansen, DC Christele Semaille, DC Karen Zakar, DC Christine Ciceri, DOM Keith Douglas, LMT Patrice Johnson, LMT Ana Beluche, LMT Anne Thrun, LMT, CST Helen Tracey, LMT David Fischer, CPed 219 Cavalry Road, Taos

751-1616

TAOS CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CENTER Doug Christian, DC Donavon Christian, DC Thomas Krieger-Fritsch, DC Jennifer Christian, DC Keith Christian, DOM 813 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

758-8498

Arturo Sisneros, DDS Gregory Bauer, DDS 15136 State Road 75, Peñasco

587-2809 ecfh.org

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PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL GROUP AT ESPAテ前LA HOSPITAL DIABETES EDUCATION

Laurie Vigne, RN, CDE FAMILY MEDICINE

Jodi Casados, MD Vidya Subramanian, MD Tanya Gallegos, CFNP GENERAL SURGERY

Marshall Jordan, MD Miguel Iturregui, MD INTERNAL MEDICINE

Rose Greenwald, MD Rajan Mirchandani, MD Murray Ryan, MD Joanna Toews, MD NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

PEDIATRICS

Hamood Malik, MD Chelsea Kirby, MD Katherine Seluja, PNP PODIATRY

Ryan Tingle, DPM PULMONARY MEDICINE

Sal Narayanan, MD SAME DAY CARE CLINIC

Tina Abbott, CFNP Beth Donaldson, CFNP Open 7 days per week, 10 am - 8 pm SLEEP DISORDERS MEDICINE

Sal Narayanan, MD UROLOGY

Fernando Gonzalez, MD

Enid Lewis, Dietitian OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

DiAnne Johnson, MD G.V. Swan, MD ORTHOPEDIC CARE

Matthew McKinley, MD Herbert Rachelson, MD Steven Jones, DO Yolanda Martinez-Salazar, PA Linda Garcia-Lucero, CFNP

COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS FIRST BORN PROGRAM

747-2050 Promoting joyful and confident parenting for first-time parents. HOME CARE

753-1510 Post-operative care and chronic disease management for patients at home.

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COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH CARE ALLERGY SOLUTIONS OF NEW MEXICO Amanda Lora, RN 522 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

770-1418

allergiesNM.com

HEART OF THE SACRED

Sensei Anthony Sanchez, Master Healer/Teacher 522 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

779-1363

iamthatiamministries.net

ANANDA KALI AT ESSENTIAL MASSAGE & FACIALS Movement, Massage, Facials 824 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado

A BEAUTIFUL BRAIN

Teri Kent, MSHS 4170 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ranchos de Taos

613-5694

779-5785

movetovitality.com

abeautifulbrain.net

KHALSA HEALTH CENTER

ALL IS WELL, LC

Harbhajan Khalsa Rajinder Khalsa

Bodywork, emotional therapy, yoga, Pilates

Catherine Ralston, medical intuitive 119 Quesnel, Taos

758-9773

Northstar Plaza, Suite C 65 State Road 522, El Prado

751-1335

taospsychic.com

khalsahealth.com

JOEY BLUE, LISW

Psychotherapist & energy healing Taos

MANDALA CENTER

758-9511

Retreat Center 96 Mandala Road, Des Moines, NM

PAMELA BYERS, IRP

mandalacenter.org

575-278-3002

Reiki master, holistic coach

770-6640

MEDICA NOVA

WHOLISTIC ALTERNATIVES

751-2067

sacredearthenergy.com Robin Cunningham, CH, RRMT, LMT

779-6802

Dr. Angelika Maria Koch, D.N.M, LCH 61 Blueberry Hill Road, Taos medicanova.net

MERIDIAN THERAPY

wholisticalternatives.com Energy healing

Lynn Sellyei, DC MSA 94 State Road 150, Suite 3 El Prado

737-5222

315-651-1957

KARLA JOY DEMERS, SLCS

MOVE INTO BALANCE FELDENKRAIS STUDIO

PAMALA S. DEAN, MA CT.H. NBCC

Energy healer Taos

Prisca Winslow Bradley 1335 J Gusdorf Road, Taos

758-9511

779-7169

moveintobalance.com

JONI DUNN, LISW

NEW LIFE PREGNANCY CENTER

Energy healing/psychotherapy

105 Bertha Road, Ste. D, Taos

770-3126

758-2899

STEPHANIE GUTZ, MSW, LISW Awakening heart energy medicine Taos

779-3391

WHOLISTIC HEALTH

Debra Sherry, DMH Homeopathy, nutrition, Heilkunst 107 Plaza Garcia, Unit B, Taos

505-603-9888

EARTH WALK MEDICINE Reverend Sandra Chestnutt

779-4253

earthwalkmedicine.com

pregancytaos.com

OCEAN OF SOUND

Carrie Moon Vibrational Sound Medicine, Cranio Sacral Therapy

613-0559/758-1885

SACRED TRADITIONS

Sunny Redmond Homeopathy, cranial sacral therapy, applied kinesiology, specialty in trauma, end of life care Taos

751-0080

sunnyredmond.com

KATE HARRIS

Jin Shin Jyutsu 414 La Lomita Road, Taos

751-1422/770-1341

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TAoS DenTAl GRoup ouR fAmily cARinG foR youR fAmily

A Reason To Smile. 1392 Weimer Road

575.758.8654 575.758.8303

Suite A Suite B

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Veterans returning to wholeness through mindful yoga and meditation By Carrie Leven

Ed Galusky gets a deep stretch in a Svastha Yoga pose in a Yoga for Veterans class last May at the Questa Health Center. (Tina Larkin)

M

edical research shows that alternative and complimentary mindfulness practices like Yoga

and Meditation can help trauma survivors return to a

Dedicated veterans and their family members continue to attend our Friday morning Free Svastha Yoga class at Questa Health Center, now well into our

feeling of peacefulness.

second year serving the community.

Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans teaches, “Mindful movement is a tool to direct the breath through the body. Movement connected to the breath is powerful and helps bring veterans back into their bodies, while helping move trauma out of their body, mind, and spirit.” After attending just two of my

“Movement connected to the breath is powerful and helps bring veterans back into their bodies, while helping move trauma out of their body, mind, and spirit.”

Veterans’ Yoga classes in Questa, a

A few have come and gone, but one veteran loved the benefits of Yoga so much that he enrolled in the yoga program at UNM-Taos and received specialized training in yoga for veterans. Veterans under standard care for stress, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are usually treated with psychotherapy and pharmaceuticals like anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, and sleeping pills. A

Vietnam veteran who was used to sleeping in two-hour

typical remedy is to increase dosages to deal with

shifts told me, “My sleep has gotten so much better since

increased symptoms, but some patients want to use less

starting yoga. I’m now sleeping three or four hours at a

medication and maybe eventually, no medication. They

time.” Another veteran, of the Iraqi war said, “I feel so

want to begin healing their unseen injuries from inside,

peaceful after your yoga class.”

to reawaken the connection to their body and mind,

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to gain more control and become whole again.

teacher Deborah Halpern in Angel Fire.

Mindful yoga therapy for trauma survivors is

VA Representative Michael Pacheco can direct

complimentary to what I’ve learned through Svastha

veterans to New Mexico VA services and programs,

Yoga Institute with Monique Parker and Dr. Ganesh

and Not Forgotten Outreach in Taos is a treasure for

Mohan. Svastha is Sanskrit for “returning to self ” and

veterans and families. Visit The National Center for

has reintegration as a goal. Both svastha yoga therapy

PTSD website for more on mindfulness practices at

and mindful yoga therapy for veterans encourage a

ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/therapy-med/mindful

peaceful yoga practice done at deliberate and slow

ptsd.asp.

pace, while focusing on the flow of the breath. Together, these disciplines use familiar and simple

Svastha yoga teachers offer svastha yoga classes for stress management in Taos, El Prado, and Questa. A

movements to awaken the mind-body connection

complete schedule of classes can be found at svastha

and keep one connected to the present moment while

yoga institute at svasthayogainstitute.com.

contributing to overall health and wellness. Repeated

Feel free to join us in Questa for Carrie's Free

practice of mindfulness techniques retrains the brain

Weekly Svastha Yoga class for veterans and families,

and body to be more resilient to stress, lessen future

every Friday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Questa Health

anxiety and depression episodes, and recover more

Center. The Community Svastha Yoga class on

quickly from mental and physical setbacks.

Wednesdays is also free for veterans, and held from

The best advice from veterans to other veterans is to

5:30 to 7 p.m. at OCHO in downtown Questa.

reach out and seek help when feeling overwhelmed or if having trouble after returning from military service. In the Taos area, counselor Kirsten Wing at the Taos VA Clinic is also trained in mindful yoga therapy

Carrie Leven is an archaeologist and Svastha Yoga teacher living in Questa with her husband Monte Doeren, a Vietnam Veteran who attends her weekly yoga classes.

for veterans, as is psychotherapist and svastha yoga

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TOTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER OF TAOS

Screening, Vaccinations, Injections & Consultations 622 A&B Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

737-5810

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1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite S, Taos

758-9733

taoshealthandwellness.com

aurafitnesstaos.com

COLON HYDROTHERAPY

CURVES FOR WOMEN

TAOS CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALING

751-1113

751-1616

NORTHSIDE HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER

Keith Douglas Blair, LMT 219 Calvary Road, Taos

1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite A, Taos

1307 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado

DOCTORS OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

751-1242

ASTRID BROUWER, DOM

50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente

Acupuncture and Herbology 623 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

770-5918

800-222-9162 www.ojospa.com

TAOS PILATES STUDIO

CROSSROADS CLINIC OF NATURAL HEALTH Lilly Marie Blecher, ND, DOM 1331 Maestas Road, Taos

1103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado 758-7604 taospilates.net

TAOS SPA & TENNIS CLUB

343-7588

111 Doña Ana Drive, Taos

drlillymarie.com

758-1980

TAOS CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CENTER Keith Christian, DOM 813 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

758-8498

taosspa.com

HEARING AIDS PREMIER HEARING CENTER

TAOS CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALING Christine Ciceri, DOM 219 Calvary Road, Taos

1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 3, Taos 1651 Galisteo St., Doctors Park, Suite 7, Santa Fe 7920 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Ste A, Albuquerque

751-9327, 505-988-4327 or 505-299-4327

751-1616

premierhearing.com

OLIVER MCCRARY, DOM

218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

751-0377

THE HEALTH AND LONGEVITY CLINIC Jim Dixon, DOM, Dipl Ac, CH Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Qi Gong 408 Perry Lane, Taos

758-3638

WHITE CRANE CLINIC Carl Wagner, DOM, Dipl Ac 1332 Gusdorf, Ste. E, Taos

758-2700

WILLOW CLINIC

Caroline Colonna, DOM, Dipl Ac, CH Acupuncture, herbal, nutrition, lifestyle and functional medicine, insurance accepted 1103 Don Juan Valdez Lane, El Prado

758-5070

willowclinic.com

WIN SMITH, DOM BS DIPL AC

Acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, natural biologic remedies Taos

758-2038

OJO CALIENTE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT & SPA

SANDIA HEARING

Dreamcatcher Suites Plaza, 515 Gusdorf Road, Suite 6, Taos 3454 Zafarano Dr., Unit B, Santa Fe

800-646-1984

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SOUTHWESTERN EAR, NOSE, THROAT & ASSOC. HEARING & BALANCE CENTER Kathleen Weidner, AUD Lisa Pulsipher, AUD Dorothy McCurley, AUD Maureen Coleman, HIS 1620 Hospital Drive, Santa Fe 835 Bruce St., Española 108 Legion Dr., Ste. B, Las Vegas 118 Central Park Square, Los Alamos

505-946-3947

swenthearing.com

HOME HEALTH CARE SUPPLIERS & PROVIDERS AAA HOME CARE

In-home assistance with ADL’s for the disabled & elderly in Northern NM 929-931 Calle Conquistador, Taos

758-2902 or 866-929-2902

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PROVIDING COMPLETE FAMILY CARE

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The cardinal rules of healing By Dr. Win Smith

1. Vis Medicatrix Naturae, aka, the Healing force of Nature. The primary edict of

call this 'spontaneous healing' and feel it must be the exception; but it is actually the rule, and all organisms,

modern medicine is Primum Non Nocere, or “first

under the correct circumstances, are capable of

of all do no harm,” which is avoidance of a negative,

accomplishing it.

not the promotion of a positive. Unfortunately for the past 30 years or so, the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. has been and still remains the consequences of pharmaceutical drugs taken and used, as directed, so this edict has been abandoned and replaced by the worship of 'modern' medicine and its synthetic drugs. When unburdened from substances and foods that create illness, the body can heal itself. The schedule for this healing cannot be directed by our own limited understanding of nature's course, but must be surrendered to. We must have faith that the correct diet of fresh, non-toxic foods, combined with the removal of toxic substances, will allow the body's inherent capacity for healing to manifest itself according to its own schedule and its own methods via its inherent wisdom. Some

2. There exist Laws of Nature. Violation of the laws of nature results in immediate and inseparable cause and effect Karmic manifestations. These manifestations may not, however, be immediately seen or sensed; rather, their effect may be cumulative and may take years to become overtly manifest. The manifestation of this violation is unnecessary suffering, disease, and premature death. The human body is a holy temple. Violation of the laws of nature defiles this temple.

3. Man cannot improve on that which God made perfect. Eat whole foods as God made them. Taking a whole, perfectly created food, like a grain THE CARDINAL RULES OF HEALING CONTINUES ON PAGE 50

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Finally, after 10 years - relief! - Maria Perez “My name is Maria Perez. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I have had joint destruction typical of this disease in numerous joints for these past 10 years, and was given prednisone, methotrexate, and other drugs to try to control it. My rheumatologist finally said he could do nothing more for me. I even went to a popular nutritionist who used a computer to determine the best diet for me. Despite the drugs and diet, I kept getting worse, and eventually could hardly walk. One year ago I began treatment with Dr. Win Smith. I was skeptical since he said the primary treatment would be diet. But after following his unique protocol for the past year, I now take no medication, and can say that I am at least 70% improved. I walk regularly, and most joints don’t even have pain any longer.” Many diseases, even so called incurable ones, often respond favorably to the correct treatment. I have developed effective protocols for many illnesses, and patients often improve dramatically and may even be able to safely stop taking prescription medication as well. Call me, Dr. Win Smith, D.O.M., at (575) 758-2038 for an appointment to see what I can do for you.

I can’t promise a cure, but if you suffer from chronic pain or chronic illness, please call me, Dr. Win Smith, D.O.M. at 575-758-2038 for an appointment. You owe it to yourself to get the best, most effective natural treatment available.

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THE CARDINAL RULES OF HEALING CONTINUES FROM PAGE 48 of wheat, and genetically modifying it, running it

unaltered and even to be driven ever deeper into the

through a roller press to remove the nutritious bran

body. In this medical treatment “whack a mole” scheme,

and germ, bleaching it, and adding back a few cheap

one set of symptoms or a disease that is suppressed but

synthetic vitamins, in no way improves it. To the

not cured will inevitably be driven deeper, to surface as

contrary, eating foods which have been processed in this

another set of symptoms or, what on the surface appears

way violates the holy temple that is the human body.

to be a different disease. Symptoms are messengers

Soda and junk food, contrary to the apologist

whose desperate message is that one or more laws

manufacturers who say they can be part of a healthy

of nature have been violated; that violation must be

diet, have no place whatsoever in the human diet, but

corrected.

rather are disease causing.

Suppressing the symptoms with toxic drugs does

4. Humans are not Carnivores or Omnivores. There is not a single evolutionary, "intelligently designed," anatomical

nothing to correct that violation. Drugs are not more powerful than foods, and this teaching has corrupted the very foundation of Western medicine. This belief represents a great hoax perpetrated

or physiologic trait that demonstrates or affirms that we require any animal based protein or animal based fatty acids for our basic or optimal sustenance. Humans do not require the life and blood sacrifice of any animal creature to sustain or create optimal health. Taking the life of another creature, in the mistaken

As Hippocrates wrote: “let your food be your medicine.” That is the true Hippocratic oath.

application of the misguided false logic

violates the laws of nature. High animal protein diets such as the Atkins diet, Paleo diet, Omni diet, South Beach diet, etc., violate the laws of nature, and often embody the false god of weight loss as their primary motivation and justification. These diets defile the holy temple that is our body, the result of which is disease and death.

5. Virtually all modern medical approaches, whether with drugs or so called natural medicines such as herbs, amino acids, or nutritional supplements, are designed to address certain symptoms, not the actual cause of illness, and are often symptom suppressive, not curative. Once symptoms and diseases arise, the horse has already left the barn. Cessation of symptoms is by no means synonymous with true cure. Suppression of symptoms allows the basic disease process to go

university medical research sponsored by such pharmaceutical companies, and ultimately, its predictable end result, which is the treatment protocol now encouraged by the Affordable Care Act: cheaper pharmaceutical drugs and the elimination of the 'donut hole' being the measure of its success. Screening and vaccinations,

of reductionistic nutritional teachings, which say we must have meat or another animal's milk,

by the pharmaceutical companies,

while useful, do not represent the pinnacle of preventive medical philosophies. Unfortunately, today's miracle drug all too often becomes tomorrow's class action lawsuit. Even the most cursory research demonstrates this fact again and again. And until we get back to basics, ie., the cardinal rules of healing, this pattern will remain. Biological systems evolved with foods and their biological systems modifying constituents, and, as old fashioned as it may seem, food will always be the most powerful and effective medicine. As Hippocrates wrote: “let your food be your medicine.” That is the true Hippocratic oath. Dr. Win Smith obtained his bachelor of science from Furman University, and has been licensed in New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine since 1982. He apprenticed in Oriental Medicine with Dr. Hsi Yu Tao, and has been incorporating natural healing methods in his clinical practice since 1976.

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Directory, from page 46

MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH CARE 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 180, Taos

758-4786

OPTIONS HOME CARE SERVICES 1335 Gusdorf Road Suite S, Taos

737-5539

HEALTH INSURANCE NEW MEXICO LLC

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TAOS MEDICAL SUPPLY

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737-5810

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WALGREENS PHARMACY 811 Paseo del Pueblo Sur

Billy Knight 115 La Posta Road, Ste. D, Taos

751-3388

NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. 758-1023

758-1704, fax 758-3185 walgreens.com

newyorklife.com

ZEE MEDICAL

Provider of van-based first aid, safety, and emergency products and services

877-275-4933 zeemedical.com

PEOPLES INSURANCE

Inside Peoples Bank South, Taos

758-4500

STATE FARM

Wanda Lucero 211 Kit Carson Road, Taos

HOSPITALS ESPAÑOLA PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

737-5433

1010 Spruce St., Española

statefarm.com

phs.org

MASSAGE & WELLNESS

505-753-7111

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL 1397 Weimer Road, Taos

AERO-SPA OF TAOS

taoshospital.org

434-933-2610

522 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

758-8883

aerospaoftaos.com

LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL CENTER 3917 West Road, Los Alamos

AFFINITY HEALING ARTS

505-662-4201

Anne Thrun, LMT 5324

losalamosmedicalcenter.com

776-3135

CHRISTUS ST. VINCENT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

AGAPE MASSAGE

455 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe

505-913-3361 stvin.org

Elizabeth Squires, LMT 5812

770-6356

ATHENA SWINFORD, LMT 6708

INSURANCE BEAUDRY INSURANCE AGENCY 603 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

758-8106 or 866-758-8106 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW MEXICO Albuquerque

Medical Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation Ranchos de Taos

776-7239

ANGEL FIRE MASSAGE THERAPY

Norma Hoffman, LMT 3007 Inn Business Center, Bldg. 3469, Suite 6, Angel Fire Hwy. 434

377-2613

800-835-8699 bcbsnm.com

AURO MESA

BROWN & BROWN INSURANCE

101 Coyote Loop, Arroyo Hondo

627 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

776-2212

758-2244

auromesa.com

FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP

BALINESE MASSAGE

Dennis L. Santistevan 330D Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

776-3224

Kirstie Segarra, LMT 4888

770-1274

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PERSONALIZED NATURAL MEDICINE

FOR A VIBRANT YOU

Dr. Caroline Colonna, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine certified by the NM Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (BAOM) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 1998, helps patients truly achieve a healthier lifestyle. She is also a professional triathlete, mother, and step-grandmother. FAQ: I’ve been on prescription meds for high blood pressure (HBP) for years, but I don’t think it’s good for me to keep taking them. Can you help me safely get off them? : Yes. Using the Oriental Medicine Diagnostic Model and modern tests, I can identify the underlying causes for your HBP and then treat them. FAQ: What might be causing my HBP? : Chronic stress is a frequent cause, along with too much sitting and a nutrient deficient diet. The Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) test can provide insight into how stress is impacting your cortisol (stress hormone) and adrenal functions. I use patients’ ASI test results to help me diagnose their stress level as well as monitor the effectiveness of our treatments. FAQ: So you don’t use a “one size fits all” approach to treating your patients with HBP? : No. I develop a personalized treatment plan for my patients with chronic lifestyle issues; it takes commitment to reestablish health. I use acupuncture to rebalance the flow of energy and recommend lifestyle modifications to help them achieve their health goals, such as sitting less, eating nutrient rich foods, and engaging in at least one mindful activity, like yoga, qi gong or

meditation, each day. Frequently, we also have to work on restoring quality sleep to achieve optimal results. FAQ: Does acupuncture hurt? : No. The needles I use are extremely thin and masterfully inserted to ensure a painless experience. FAQ: I have a friend who wants to lose weight. Can you help her, too? : Yes. In fact, I go beyond helping patients lose weight. I help them reduce their biological age by selecting individualized nutrients, based on their unique biological needs; recommending specific lifestyle changes; and making a commitment to follow through with our plan—together. FAQ: Is it expensive? : Not necessarily. A number of insurance plans cover at least some of the costs for tests and treatment. And I strive to find the most economical way to test and treat my patients. FAQ: Can I drop by or call you at to discuss my health issues? : Please do. My role, as your doctor, is to guide and support your healing process. Your role, as my patient, is to take your health into your hands and make the changes you need to make to achieve your goals.

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From diagnosis to 'lo o k i n ’ g o o d:' WHAT’S NEW IN OPTOMETRY By Andy Dennison

T

lighter and more scratch-resistant, said Compton, and

to manufacturing just the right lens to producing

like 3D for TV or movies.

oday’s optometry is firmly fixed in digital world —

be it in diagnosis, materials or style.

From identifying the source of an eyesight problem

lightweight stylish frames — all aspects derive benefits

The state-of-the art materials make lenses thinner, the coatings on some lenses create sophisticated effects, “One big advance is the ability of polarized lenses to

from the age of computers, so say local optometrists

make the transition from dark to light environments,”

and eyewear retailers.

Compton said.

“The examination and diagnosis technology is

At Sunshades, King sells high-end sunglasses that

just exploding,” said Dr. Jane Compton, a doctor of

have lenses of a mixture of glass and polycarbonate that

optometry who has been practicing in Taos since 1985.

have the clarity of glass but are shatterproof.

“We can detect issues in advance of problems, and help prevent and protect people from eye disease.” As examples, Compton pointed to digitized retinal cameras that preclude the need for pupil dilation and auto-refractors that produce prescriptions without the

“Different lens materials will also have different levels of protection,” King said, noting that cheaper sunglasses typically just have a coating sprayed on the lens that is more susceptible to scratching. Many Taoseños wear contact lenses, optometrists say, and it’s the materials too that contribute to

need for verbal eye-chart tests. Dr. Robert Retzlaff, an optometric physician who

improvements. Compton said that the dry and

runs RealEyes in Taos, said lasers produce “extremely

dusty world of Taos tests contact lenses, but modern

detailed measurements” that pinpoint degeneration

materials have made them more comfortable and

and streamline treatment options.

moister longer.

“The Ocular Computerized Tomography (OCT

“I’m seeing more people wearing the single-use,

for short) allows us to see the cornea and retina with

disposable contact lenses,” Compton said. “I put them

greater detail than ever possible with microscopes and

in for skiing, and then throw them away.” For diabetics, RealEyes Retzlaff pointed to contact

lenses,” Retzlaff said. The result of digitized diagnosis is eyewear that is customized to the individual. Tammy King, owner of SunShades & Optics of Taos, said the “individual” lens

lenses with microchips that can measure glucose levels in tears in real time. “Perhaps there will come a day when people with diabetes don’t have to prick their fingers every day to

is one of the latest innovations. “An ‘individual’ lens is basically tailored to the needs of each person,” King said. “The lenses are

check their sugar levels,” he said. As for style, you can pretty much find anything these

also processed differently to be more accurate with

days — from classic to modern to "out-there." Compton

less distortion. It’s kind of like comparing a new HD

called today’s stylings a “free for all. “If you like it, it’s probably available, from big and

flatscreen TV with an old TV.” Retzlaff noted that while in the past, plastic or glass

round to little and square,” she said.

was pour into a mold and compressed to the correct

“Right now, big is in, the bigger the better” said

thickness and curvature, today’s lenses are cut with

Sunshade’s King, who sees a day when computer and

lasers from a large mold, using computer control to

smart phone technology will be embedded in the

match the prescription — so-called free-form lenses.

sunglasses. “But there really is something for everyone.”

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Directory, from page 52

JESSICA BIRNBAUM LMT Taos

LUNA BODYWORK & BIRTH

CERTIFIED ADVANCED ROLFER & MOVEMENT TEACHER

Dara Ekster, LMT Maya abdominal massage, infant and adult craniosacral therapy, deep tissue and myofascial work, prenatal massage 1331 Maestas Road, Taos

758-4439

SHREE YOGA TAOS

CRANIAL SACRAL & THAI MASSAGE

758-8014

770-6762

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Patrick Shaw, LMT 4967 Taos

541-761-8344

112 Camino de la Placita, Suite C, Taos shreeyogataos.com

TAOS SAGE WATERS MASSAGE, NURTURING BODYWORKS

586-1726/ 770-5020

dancingelephantstudio.com

EL MONTE SAGRADO SPA

Lee Hester, LMT 1473 Taos

737-9880

taossagewaters.com

317 Kit Carson Road, Taos elmontesagrado.com

ESSENTIAL MASSAGE & SPA THERAPIES

Kyoko Hummel, LMT 072 Ananda Kali, LMT 6351, esthetician 045408 Elizabeth Burgess, LMT 3372 824 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

751-4040

TaosEssential.com

RUTH FAHRBACH, LMT 4621 770-7517 taoshemp.com

758-4634

OJO CALIENTE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT & SPA 50 Los Banos Road, Ojo Caliente

800-222-9162 or 583-2233 ojospa.com

PRYANTA HEALING Pamela Schlade, BHSP Raven Tompkins Taos

776-8752

pryanta.com

SALON MARJORIE - AVEDA CONCEPT

LIZ GILBERT, LMT 259 BCST 751-7513 or 770-1698

237 Ledoux St., Taos

751-7246

salonmarjorie.com

MARY GREEN, LMT 3413

L. BERNICE SANDOVAL, LMT 3903

737-0338

770-7118

Taos

INNER RHYTHMS POLARITY THERAPY Cat Hale Taos

522 Paseo del Pueblo Norte

DARRELL SCHAUERMANN, LMT 4510 Taos

770-0628

779-2810

SONJA’S SKIN SALON

INNOVATIVE THERAPIES Terri Picard, LMT Taos

Facials, skin care, skin products & makeup 330 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ste. E2

758-7580

770-7914

SPIRITS OF BEAUTY

NANCY JOHNSON, RN, LMT 070 Taos

330B Paseo del Pueblo Sur

758-1178

spiritsofbeauty.com

751-6586

MASSAGE THERAPY FRANCIE CASPER, RN, LMT, CEIM

TAOS AESTHETICS MEDICAL CENTER Dr. Ellen Warren, MD 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

751-4472

Massage therapy, infant massage lessons

907-765-1858

GINNY WATERSTREET, LMT 3362 Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

613-2090

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Dedication

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H e a l i n g, h e a l t h, and wellness in Northern New Mexico By Robin Cunningham

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indeed an individual one. Ultimately it is the individual

land of enchantment, we blend centuries of healing

who decides the best journey for her/his unique

cultures such as curanderismo, traditional Native healing

experience of life. Definitions of health, wellness, healing,

practices, remedios and herbal treatments, spiritual and

vitality, cure, medicine, restorative, etc. are readily

shamanic healing, massage and bodywork therapies, and

available in Webster’s Dictionary, yet each of us is on a

more with contemporary healing methods, including

solo journey of discovery about what these mean and

pharmaceutical medications, surgical procedures and

how these are defined in our world, bodies, and medicinal

emergency medicine.

choices.

orthern New Mexico is a healing mecca unlike

anywhere on the planet. In this vast, changeable

What defines “medicine” here in Northern New

The journey to wellness, healing, and overall health is

Herbal remedies play a significant and empowering

Mexico is a combination of all of these models — weaving

role in health and wellness, and pre-date modern

multi-cultural beliefs, ancient traditions, modern

pharmaceuticals by thousands of years. Studies with

experience, knowledge and wisdom with the embrace of

native and indigenous peoples continue to produce

the land, enhancing the unique “medicine” available here.

extraordinary herbal and pharmaceutical medicines.

"I was taught by some very wise old people that

Healing and health vs. cure is a debate revolving

everything we come into contact with is 'medicine,'

around health, wellness and quality of life.

including those things that we think look like medicine

Contemporary medicine addresses the symptom and

such as pills, injections, and surgical procedures, but more than that

seeks to be the primary agent to affect Each of us is our own healer.

'medicine' is all the things we deal

that in all cases, while traditional medicinal practices, such as herbal

with and respond to. Each of us has

medicine, engage in the “spirit”

our own unique medicine made up of our skills, talents,

of healing with the individual — on all levels of an

sufferings and mistakes. Every experience that we have

individual’s life — to achieve a greater quality of life

in life makes up our own personal medicine, whether it

experience that is considered true health. Both disciplines

is a bodily illness, a relationship with another person or

offer solutions.

our relationship with the kind of work we do," says Rob Hawley, owner of Taos Herb Company. "Each of us is our own healer. We know our own

Here in Northern New Mexico, we have a rich tapestry of medicinal resources. Ultimately, what each of us deems as our personal medicine may be a combination

medicine better than anyone else," Hawley continues.

of tradiciones, personal awareness and wisdom, and

"On the journey of healing ourselves we will make use of

contemporary medicine. Health, after all, isn’t a singular

helpers such as doctors, therapists, and even lawyers, but

state of being; rather it consists of many possibilities and

most of all we heal ourselves when we learn to listen to

healing partners all directed by you, the individual and

the teachings of the medicine that our life has brought us."

the master of your own wellness.

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TAOS CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALING Margaret Hansen, DC Christele Semaille, DC Karen Zakar, DC Christine Ciceri, DOM Keith Douglas, LMT Patrice Johnson, LMT Ana Beluche, LMT Anne Thrun, LMT, CST Helen Tracey, LMT David Fischer, CPed 219 Cavalry Road, Taos

REAL EYES

Robert Ratzlaff, OD 1353 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Suite C , Taos

758-3215

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SUNSHADES OF TAOS 108 West Plaza, Taos

751-1565

sunshadesoftaos.com

TAOS EYEWEAR

751-1616

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Jane Compton, OD Cruz Alta Plaza, 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ste. F

758-2205

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TAOS HEALING ARTS

Julia Ruth Claus, LMT 4879 Bonnie McNairn, LMT 3439 Dory Hulbert, LMT 7073 Daniel Pretends Eagle, LMT 6825 308 B Paseo Del Pueblo Norte at Duane Street, Taos

758-7975

taoshealingarts.com

PHARMACIES SAVON PHARMACY IN ALBERTSON’S 710 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-1203

SMITH’S FOOD & DRUG CENTERS

TAOS MOBILE MASSAGE

224 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

751-1924

TAOS COMPOUNDING PHARMACY

TAOS ROCKS

737-5810

Mitzy Kennaugh, LMT 2148 Taos

758-4823

622 A&B Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos taoshealthandwellness.com

Ana Chavez Taos

WALGREENS PHARMACY

751-3309

811 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

taosrocks.com

758-1704

TAOS SCHOOL OF MASSAGE 94 Hwy 150, El Prado

WALMART DISCOUNT PHARMACY 926 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-2725

758-2743

TAOS SPA & TENNIS CLUB 111 Doña Ana Drive, Taos

758-9030

PHARMACIST COUNSELING TAOS COMPOUNDING PHARMACY

MARY TARA MASSAGE & ENERGY WORK Mary Tara, LMT 0027 Taos, near Plaza

622 A&B Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

737-5810

taoshealthandwellness.com

758-1741

PHYSICAL THERAPY

TRANSFORMATIONAL BODY WORK

NORA BISHOP PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES

Judah Botzer, LMT 116

Located in the Taos Spa & Tennis Club 111 Doña Ana Drive, Taos

751-0779

737-0715

YOU! TAOS DAY SPA

1027 Salazar Rd, Ste G, Taos

TAOS CENTER FOR REHABILITATION & SPORTS MEDICINE

751-9837

youtaosdayspa.com

1398 Weimer Road, Suite 203, Taos

OPTOMETRISTS/OPTICIANS BOTWIN EYE GROUP

North side: 1307 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado

758-1004

TAOS PHYSICAL THERAPY INC. SPORTS REHABILITATION

Mark Botwin, OD Santa Fe

505-954-4442 or 800-473-0988 EYE ASSOCIATES OF NEW MEXICO Angela Bratton, MD Jock Morrison, MD 1399 Weimer Road, Suite 300, Taos

758-0621

737-0304

414 Sipapu St., Taos

758-8761

taosphysicaltherapy.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY

11 Elliott Barker Lane, Bldg. B, Angel Fire

377-1900

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PSYCHOTHERAPISTS/ SOCIAL WORKERS JOEY BLUE, LISW LCSW SLCS Psychotherapist & energy healing Taos

758-9511

CONNIE CROOM, MS LPCC

RETIREMENT LIVING THE BRIDGE AT ALAMOSA

An Independent and Assisted Living Community 3407 Carroll Street, Alamosa, Colorado

719-587-3514

AlamosaAssistedLiving.com

705C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

770-4316

TAOS RETIREMENT VILLAGE Independent, Home Health, Assisted and Skilled Care 414 Camino de la Placita, Taos

JONI DUNN, LISW

Psychotherapist/energy healer Taos

758-8248

770-3126

taosretirementvillage.com

758-7835

VITAMINS & FOOD SUPPLEMENTS

STEPHANIE GUTZ, MSW, LISW

CID’S FOOD MARKET

779-3391

758-1148

NANCY HAZEN, MA LMFT

TAOS HERB CO.

758-1494

758-1991

BRUCE GROSSMAN, LPCC 631 Kit Carson Road, Taos

Taos

623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos cidsfoodmarket.com

308 Rio Lucero Road, El Prado

PRACTICE TAOS LIMITED

710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ste. J, Taos taosherb.com

Barbara Hope, LISW, LCSW 827 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

TOTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER OF TAOS

WILLIAM KOTSCH, PHD

737-5810

770-1873

WALGREENS PHARMACY

224-1132

705 C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

JOSIE LENWELL, MA LMFT 3006 Cottontail Road, Taos

751-0407

622 A & B Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 taoshealthandwellness.com 811 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-1704 or fax 758-3185 THE HEALTH MILL™

BARBARA SHERMAN LMFT

Liz Winslow Fruits, RN, GCFP Health Awareness Coach

751-3847

healthawarenesscoaching.com

Taos

613-2828

DOUGLAS G. SCOTT, PSYD LMFT 827 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

770-2324

taosbehavioralhealth.com

AGAVE HEALTH

1509 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos

758-7263

CARYLE ZORUMSKI, EDD LPCC 515 Gusdorf Rd. Ste. 1, Taos

751-0449

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