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Health Care in N.M. Alive, Well, Dedicated To Serving

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I AM PROUD to be a health care provider in Albuquerque. As a native New Mexican, I represent a team of more than 30 physicians at the New Mexico Heart Institute, and we are part of a network of 9,000 Lovelace Health Plan providers.

My colleagues throughout the state have dedicated their lives and their careers to the health of New Mexicans. As a medical community, we take great pride in the care provided to every patient, every day.

I have been greatly disappointed with recent comments within our community claiming there are not enough physicians to serve our state, that many independent physicians are backlogged and that patients do not have access to the specialty care they need.

There are thousands of physicians and providers who stand ready to provide health care in communities across our state offering innovative procedures and the latest technology. We invest in our equipment, continuing education and our team, and we believe in providing our patients with high-quality medicine in a compassionate and patient-centered environment. We are part of a comprehensive network of primary and specialty care providers with access to some of New Mexico’s most respected and awarded hospitals and facilities.

I want to reassure your readers that access to state-of-the-art health care is available in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico and that our medical community is prepared to provide excellent, uninterrupted care to every patient. The board-certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at the Heart Institute are one of many physician groups that are accepting new patients and offering timely appointments.

Again, I want to reassure readers that our New Mexico medical community is here and is prepared to provide excellent, uninterrupted care to every patient.

DR. SEAN MAZER

President, New Mexico Heart Institute

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