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In a commitment to continuously improving access to quality health care, Lovelace Health System expands Lovelace Medical Group through a hybrid network of employed and community physicians who work together to provide care. “This hybrid model will benefit patients through better coordination of care, improved communication between facilities and providers, and improved patient flow throughout our comprehensive, integrated health system,” says Chief Medical Officer of Lovelace Medical Group and Lovelace Health System, Dr. John Cruickshank.
As the nation faces a shortage of physicians, Dr. Cruickshank says Lovelace Medial Group is working to ensure residents of New Mexico can readily access quality health care. “The Albuquerque and the New Mexico markets are no different,” he says. “We are committed to obtaining and retaining top talent, to include primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecology, midwives, nurse practitioners, neurologists, to name a few.”
Lovelace Health System announced the purchase of Southwest Medical Associates October of 2012, bringing the physician practice of more than 25 years in Albuquerque into the Lovelace hybrid network of providers. A partnership with the statewide medical practice, Atrinea Health, allows Lovelace Health Plan members access to providers throughout New Mexico. Additionally, several physicians have joined Lovelace Health System as employed physicians, such as Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, with more than 30 years experience in obstetrics and gynecology.