Medical Providers

Las Cruces

Monica Moya, MD

Monica Moya, MD
Monica Moya, MD currently cares and sees patients at our Central Medical location. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Moya attended New Mexico State University. As a NMSU Aggie, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry and Human Biology. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM and completed her residency at the University of California, San Diego. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Estelle Sanchez, FNP-C

Estelle Sanchez, FNP-C
Estelle is originally from Rhode Island. She moved to New Mexico and has lived here in Las Cruces for many years. She started her nursing career at Memorial General Hospital and spent 3 years there, worked in hemodialysis nursing for 5 years and management in Home Health Care. She met and married her husband David Sanchez here in Las Cruces in May of 1988. They have 3 beautiful daughters. With a growing family Estelle continue working in varied nursing positions until 1996 when she started at First Step Women’s Health. She was the lead nurse for First Step Women’s and Pediatrics for 19 years but was not the end goal.

Estelle has always wanted to become a nurse practitioner. She felt that she wanted to expand her knowledge and care for patients in a different role as a provider. Estelle had been a nurse with varied experience for 25 years before going back to Nursing School in 2008. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at New Mexico State University in 2011. Estelle went into her Master’s Program at The George Washington University School of Nursing September 2012 and finished her program receiving a Master of Science in Nursing Specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in August 2015. Estelle joined LCDF in October of 2015 and began as an FNP in February 2016. She has grown in her role as an FNP with the help of her colleagues and supervisors.

Her hobbies include all things Harry Potter, knitting, crocheting and enjoying a variety of music. She also enjoys family time with her own family and extended family.

Briana Smith, CNP

Briana Smith, CNP
Briana Smith, CNP cares for patients at our Central Medical clinic. Briana is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She then pursued her interest in medicine and nursing, graduating from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Briana has over 10 years of nursing experience and while working in the intensive care unit, Briana completed her Masters of Science in nursing specializing in Family Medicine. Briana and her husband moved from Salt Lake City, Utah. She enjoys traveling, swimming and anything that has to do with enjoying the warm New Mexico weather with her husband and their two golden retrievers.

Algele Cid Sumulong, MD

Algele Cid Sumulong, MD
Algele Cid Sumulong, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University – Fullerton with a Bachelor’s of Science and a Minor in Chemistry. Dr. Sumulong completed his Doctor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California.

Eric Weber, MD

Eric Weber, MD

Syed Ali Fahad Kazmi, MD

Syed Ali Fahad Kazmi, MD
Syed Ali Fahad Kazmi, MD, graduated from Ziauddin Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan in 2018, after which he came to the U.S. His passion is contributing to the welfare of underserved populations and become a reliable and well-respected primary care physician.

Tanjia Arif, MD

Tanjia Arif, MD
Tanjia Arif, MD, who was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is following in her father’s footsteps. She attended medical school at Rangpur Medical College in Bangladesh. After graduation she moved to Las Cruces and started working closely with the community at a local healthcare clinic. Her passion is to become a primary care physician and looks forward to continue to provide primary care to rural communities.

Zachary Britt, MD

Zachary Britt, MD
Zachary Britt, MD, is originally from Peoria, AZ and attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for medical school. He also attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Zachary is interested in preventative medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine and enjoys the opportunity to care for the whole family and build meaning and long-lasting provider-patient relationships.

Johanna McNair, MD

Johanna McNair, MD
Johanna McNair, MD, was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She moved to Boulder, Colorado for her undergraduate studies. Her interests include sports medicine, OB/Gyn and outpatient. Dr. McNair enjoys sports, staying fit and the outdoors.

East Mesa

Robin Hopkins-Wright, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Robin Hopkins-Wright, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Fabio Spadaro, MD

Fabio Spadaro, MD
Dr. Fabio Spadaro is American board certified in Family Medicine, and provides a full spectrum of care for patients of all ages. His philosophy of care is providing individualized care following evidence-based medicine. He has received his medical degree from the University of Padova, Italy, has completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham-Montgomery, and his Residency in Family Medicine at Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has 15+ years of practice as a family medicine doctor in New Mexico and Arizona. He speaks English, Spanish, and Italian.

San Miguel

Daniel Armistead, MD

Daniel Armistead, MD
Dr. Daniel Armistead works at our Central Medical location but you can also find him caring for patients at our San Miguel Clinic, which he has done for over 21 years. Dr. Armistead received his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and completed his Family Medicine residency at Texas Tech University in El Paso, Texas. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Armistead is fluent in Spanish which he learned while studying in Ecuador.

Cecilia Tellez, MD

Cecilia Tellez, MD
Cecilia Tellez, MD, provides clinical leadership as the Medical Director and cares for patients at our San Miguel Medical Clinic. She has cared for LCDF patients for over 10 years. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and completed her residency program at McAllen Family Practice Residency Program. Dr. Tellez has worked for several local organizations including the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, and served as Medical Director at the Camino de Vida for HIV Services. She continues to be a devoted physician to that special population.

Sunland Park

Eva Aguilar MSN, FNP

Eva Aguilar MSN, FNP
Eva Aguilar is a native of the Las Cruces area, raised in Stahmann Farms/Sari Miguel & Las Cruces. She brings over 40 years of nursing experience having completed her LPN at 19 years old at Dona Ana Branch Community College and an Associate in Nursing at 21 from NMSU. After completing her Bachelors in Nursing from Grand Canyon College/University, she joined the Navy Nurse Corps and was stationed at National Naval Medical Center/Bethesda. She was deployed on the hospital ship, USNS Comfort during the Persian Gulf War. After returning to Las Cruces, she completed her Master’s in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at University of Texas-El Paso. Her experiences include medical¬surgical, telemetry, ER, & labor & delivery as a nurse with nurse practitioner experience in allergy/asthma, methadone clinics, urgent & primary care. She was one of many nurse practitioners that worked in the school based health centers at Las Cruces High, Gadsden, &: Chaparral High school when they were first opened. She taught nursing at NMSU for ten years & was awarded the Rousch award for excellence in teaching in 2006.

Anthony

Jose Leos Flores, MD Medical Director

Jose Leos Flores, MD Medical Director
Jose Leos Flores, MD is our Medical Director and cares for patients at our Anthony Medical Clinic. Dr. Flores is a New Mexico native and a NMSU graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of the Arts in Chemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA. Dr. Flores is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Flores has worked at other medical facilities in the Las Cruces area; his combined total years of service at La Clinica de Familia is close to 18 years. Most recently he was honored with his appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine in Albuquerque.

Lydia Macklin, CNP

Lydia Macklin, CNP
Lydia Macklin, CNP, cares for patients at our Anthony Medical Clinic. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from New Mexico State University and obtained her Masters in Nursing from University of Texas in El Paso. Not only does she serve the great people of southern New Mexico as a Certified Nurse Practitioner, she serves our nation as a member of the Army Reserves.

Elizabeth Nixon, DO

Elizabeth Nixon, DO

Cynthia Salazar, CNP

Cynthia Salazar, CNP
Cynthia Salazar, CNP, cares of the patients at our Anthony Medical Clinic. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and returned to El Paso where she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is an active member at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, where she also providers medical assistance for ACT Women’s Retreat and has volunteered at the Women’s Shelter Food Bank.

Jane Swanson, CNP

Jane Swanson, CNP
Jane Swanson, CNP currently cares for patients at our Anthony Medical clinic. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Phoenix and obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing at New Mexico State University. As a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, she returned to the classroom at the University of Texas, in El Paso to obtain her Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Chaparral

Gaston Berrios, MD Medical Director

Gaston Berrios, MD Medical Director
Gaston Berrios, MD is our Medical Director and cares for patients at our Chaparral Medical Clinic. Dr. Berrios attended medical school at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua in Leon, Nicaragua. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Texas Tech University in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Berrios exhibits exemplary efforts in assisting patients including participating in relief efforts with Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Mitch; he also participated in Project Health for Leon and the Duke University Medical Team assisting with translations preparing patients and their families for heart surgeries on a pediatric population. Dr. Berrios was also on the team of surgeons that performed the First Cardiac Valve Replacement in Nicaragua.

Sandra Franco, CNP

Sandra Franco, CNP

Jesus Hernandez, DNP

Jesus Hernandez, DNP
Jesus Hernandez, DNP, cares for patients at our Chaparral Medical Clinic. He is a native of Venezuela and has lived in El Paso for many years. After attending the University of Texas in El Paso, TX where he received his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing, then returned to obtain his Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Bertha Lorena Martinez, DNP

Bertha Lorena Martinez, DNP
Lorena Martinez, DNP is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Lorena sees patients at our Chaparral Medical Clinic and joined La Clinica de Familia with many years of experience in Critical Care. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in El Paso and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.

Chaparral High School

Gustavo Gutierrez, CPNP

Gustavo Gutierrez, CPNP
Gustavo Gutierrez, CPNP cares for patients at our Gadsden and Chaparral School based clinics. He is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. He received his Bachelors’ of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in El Paso. Gustavo obtained his Masters of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care also from the University of Texas at El Paso, School of Nursing in El Paso, Texas.

Leasette Hernandez/Angelica Montes, IBH Provider

Leasette Hernandez/Angelica Montes, IBH Provider
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Laura Parada, Medical Assistant

Laura Parada, Medical Assistant

Maria Ortiz Olivas, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Maria Ortiz Olivas, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Raquel Gutierrez, IBH provider

Raquel Gutierrez, IBH provider

Centennial High School

Melissa Watson, FNP-C

Melissa Watson, FNP-C
Melissa Watson, FNP-C currently cares and see’s patients at Centennial and Rio Grande School-Based clinics. She is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from New Mexico State University. As a nurse, she worked in the intensive care unit, pediatric unit, and the emergency room where she found her passion was working with the pediatric and young to middle-aged adult populations. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Medicine.

Sabrina Ruiz, Medical Assistant

Sabrina Ruiz, Medical Assistant

Jennifer Hernandez, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Jennifer Hernandez, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Gadsden High School

Gustavo Gutierrez, CPNP

Gustavo Gutierrez, CPNP
Gustavo Gutierrez, CPNP cares for patients at our Gadsden and Chaparral School based clinics. He is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. He received his Bachelors’ of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in El Paso. Gustavo obtained his Masters of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care also from the University of Texas at El Paso, School of Nursing in El Paso, Texas.

Leasette Hernandez/Angelica Montes, IBH Provider

Leasette Hernandez/Angelica Montes, IBH Provider
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Laura Parada, Medical Assistant

Laura Parada, Medical Assistant

Maria Ortiz Olivas, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Maria Ortiz Olivas, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Raquel Gutierrez, IBH provider

Raquel Gutierrez, IBH provider

Desert Pride Academy

Audriana Apodaca, CPNP

Audriana Apodaca, CPNP
Audriana Apodaca, CPNP cares for patients at our school based clinic located in Santa Teresa. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude and obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at El Paso, School of Nursing in El Paso, Texas.

Areli Guajardo, IBH Provider

Areli Guajardo, IBH Provider

Nora Gonzalez, Medical Assistant

Nora Gonzalez, Medical Assistant

Carla Pacheco, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Carla Pacheco, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Rio Grande High School

Melissa Watson, FNP-C

Melissa Watson, FNP-C
Melissa Watson, FNP-C currently cares and see’s patients at Centennial and Rio Grande School-Based clinics. She is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from New Mexico State University. As a nurse, she worked in the intensive care unit, pediatric unit, and the emergency room where she found her passion was working with the pediatric and young to middle-aged adult populations. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Medicine.

Rachel Zubia-Brown, Medical Assistant

Rachel Zubia-Brown, Medical Assistant

Jennifer Hernandez, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Jennifer Hernandez, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Santa Teresa High School

Audriana Apodaca, CPNP

Audriana Apodaca, CPNP
Audriana Apodaca, CPNP cares for patients at our school based clinic located in Santa Teresa. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude and obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at El Paso, School of Nursing in El Paso, Texas.

Areli Guajardo, IBH Provider

Areli Guajardo, IBH Provider

Nora Gonzalez, Medical Assistant

Nora Gonzalez, Medical Assistant

Carla Pacheco, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

Carla Pacheco, Records Clerk/Customer Service Rep

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