COVID-19 Information

This information will be updated every 3 days. Please check with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and New Mexico Health Department for up-to-date information

What is COVID-19?

  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that include mild to severe upper respiratory infections and the common cold. 

  • In 2019 a new, or novel, coronavirus was discovered in China.

  • That virus is now called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

  • COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by this new virus.

  • On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization labeled  the coronavirus as a pandemic as positive cases rose rapidly across the world. 

In Latin, corona means "crown" - microbiologists thought the form of the virus resembled a crown

COVID-19   "CO" - stands for corona    "VI" - stands for virus.    "D" - stands for disease  "19" - refers to the year discovered

We are offering telephone and video visits during this pandemic.

However, if your provider needs to see you in the office, we  want you to know that your safety is our utmost priority. 

What we are doing to protect you when you come in our office:

  • Everyone is required to wear a mask in our building and office. If you do not have one, we will be happy to provide you with a mask.

  • We have a single entrance and exit for all patients to enter the office.

  • All patients are asked to come alone if over the age of 18.

  • Everyone who enters our office is screened at the door for COVID symptoms.

  • All staff members' temperature and brief triage is done twice a day to ensure we are healthy for you.

  • Patients that are here for any type of illness are scheduled in Suite C.

  • Patients that are here for well visits are scheduled in Suite A. 

  • Patients are immediately placed in an exam room after checking in. 

  • All areas of the office are thoroughly cleaned two to three times a day with a diluted bleach solution or a 70% alcohol solution. All tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics are given special attention. 

  • The staff uses personal protective equipment, such as gloves, gowns or aprons, masks and respirators, and goggles to assure we do not transmit an infection to you.

  • A minimum of six feet is maintained between patients

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Family Medicine, PC

William G. Henderson, MD

Eva E. Houghton, CFNP

Amy J. Lozoya, CFNP

Lynn Padilla, CFNP

Genevieve R. Cardona, DNP, CFNP

Phillip Ma, CFNP

Jenise Rancher, CFNP

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