Holy Cross Pediatrics & Primary Care
Address1329 Gusdorf Rd.
Taos, NM 87571
WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS PEDIATRICS & PRIMARY CARE
We encourage each patient to take an active role in their healthcare. We see a wide variety of patients, men, women, and children from the very young to the very old.
Our providers create one-on-one relationships with patients to develop individualized care plans, and if necessary, have access to the broad range of specialty care providers of Holy Cross Medical Center.
Please welcome our new Pediatrician, Dr. Karen Gelfand.
We believe that everyone should have access to a health professional trained to provide quality primary medical care as your entry point to the system. A primary care provider (PCP) is a health care practitioner who delivers comprehensive health care for a wide variety of health issues such as common colds, sinus infections, stomach problems, and skin rashes as well as issues such as acne, asthma, high blood pressure, and allergies.
This person is usually a doctor, but may be a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner. Your PCP is often involved in your care for a long time, it is important to select someone who works well for you.
Seeing your primary care provider on a regular basis will keep you healthier as you age. Studies in numerous medical journals have confirmed primary care improves health outcomes, including fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, and/or stroke. Your primary care provider gains valuable information from tracking a problem over time and can make treatment decisions accordingly. They begin to know your health history, your habits, and your personality which allows them to recognize any signs that indicate a potential change in your health.
Our primary care providers have an open mind, listen carefully, and consider all the possibilities. They get to know you and your health goals. They also help you manage your overall progress. Seeing your primary care provider for regular check-ups and physicals can help educate you about your health and prevent chronic illnesses down the line.
Holy Cross Medical Center encompasses Holy Cross Hospital, Women’s Health Institute, Taos Surgical Specialties, Taos Primary Care, and Taos Pediatrics
Holy Cross Medical Center allows us to provide a broad spectrum of coordinated patient care and offer more resources to our patients. A health system strengthens our ability to provide tight integration of clinical and specialty services; as well as deliver coordinated, comprehensive health care across Northern New Mexico.
ARE YOU UNINSURED?
Medicaid has changed and is now called Centennial Care in New Mexico. There are also new eligibility rules that took effect in 2013. Even if you were denied Medicaid in the past, you may be eligible under the new eligibility rules. There is no deadline to enroll in Medicaid. However, under the Affordable Care Act, every New Mexican is required to have health coverage, so it is important to determine if you qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid is credible coverage and does not require a monthly payment.
To learn more:
Call: Community Services Office
“I bring my daughter to Holy Cross Pediatrics and Primary Care. I bring her here because I feel like I can have a conversation with the providers about what is best for her health care. I feel like we are partners to make sure she gets the best health care possible.”
Nicole FolsomA daughter with type 1 diabetes
“I bring my two children to Holy Cross Pediatrics and Primary Care. I have found the services very helpful. My daughter is a type 1 diabetic and all of the staff has been very helpful in explaining and helping to care for my daughter. The care has been very thorough and everybody here has been fantastic!”