March 15, 2023

Emergency C-section delivers firstborn to Santa Fe family

When Beth Kaczmarek and her husband Bryan Craig moved back to her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Beth planned on delivering their baby in the same hospital where she was born. Their daughter Eloise, however, had other plans. “We were living in Napa County, California when we decided to... Read More
March 3, 2023

6 Questions about heartburn, hernias & GERD

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), more than one-third of adults in the U.S. experience heartburn at least once a month. Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that occurs when stomach acids travel back up the esophagus. Some patients may also experience a... Read More
February 21, 2023

Lovelace Women’s teamwork helps deliver triplet girls

When “delivery day” finally arrived for Ashley and Enrique Lucero, residents of Rio Rancho, Ashley walked into the hospital and introduced herself to the receptionist. “Oh,” she said, “you must be the triplet mom!” With that news, the delivery staff at Lovelace... Read More
January 28, 2023

Prostate cancer patient looks forward to more competitions

Slowing down is rarely an option for Dean Buzbee. A 68-year-old living in Albuquerque, Dean has been a stellar, endurance athlete for more than 43 years, competing in cycling, running races and triathlons. He also had a successful career conducting mental competency evaluations at universities for... Read More
January 12, 2023

Firstborn son doing well after arriving 18 weeks early

When Annayisa and Michael Sanchez found out that they were pregnant with their first child, they were excited to start preparing for the baby’s arrival. The Rio Rancho residents put together a new baby bed, placed it in the nursery and decorated the room with bright colors and children’... Read More
December 12, 2022

Michele gets back in step with healthy lifestyle after hip surgery

If there’s someone who knows how to recover from hip replacement surgery and keep up with her fitness routine, it’s Michele Lewis. The 60-year grandmother of three has spent the past 20 years as the Director of marketing and admissions at a skilled nursing facility in Albuquerque that... Read More
November 7, 2022

Los Alamos patient flown to Lovelace Medical Center for life-saving surgery

When Kate Klose woke up at her Los Alamos home after sleeping 12 hours straight, she didn’t expect the pounding headache or understand the severe pain in her gut. The 69-year-old retired filmmaker, educator and musician had just returned with her husband from a two-week vacation to visit... Read More
October 20, 2022

Orthopedic team-based care helps patient through multiple surgeries

When Margaret Kirkes visited Lovelace Medical Group about her sore knee, little did she know she would soon meet nearly the entire staff for multiple bouts of orthopedic care. “I can trace my knee problems back to when I was 12 and fell during skating night at my junior high school,”... Read More
October 3, 2022

Photography, hiking and honeymoon on the horizon for double hip replacement patient

For business furniture salesman Anthony Jager, getting in and out of his car many times a day was a common occurrence. He was often traveling to universities, government offices and hospitals to introduce them to the cubicles, adjustable desks and other items he sold from his company’s... Read More
September 7, 2022

Back-to-school physical is important for your child’s good health

Your child’s health is one of your main priorities, especially in light of changes caused by recent COVID-19 disruptions. That’s why it’s important to start the new school year off right with a visit to your child’s primary care provider for a physical. Most children need an... Read More