Jan 4, 2012

New Medical Director Appointed

First Choice's philosophy is to grow our own leadership from within, and that's what has produced our new medical director, Dr. Santiago Macias.  Dr. Sava announced that he was "passing the baton" to his protegé, effective January 2, so that he can focus on special projects and seeing patients in Edgewood, where he will continue as Clinical Supervisor.

Dr. Macias thanked Dr. Sava for his years of mentorship, even while Dr. Macias was working in Silver City before he joined the clinical staff of First Choice and led the move into the South Valley Family Health Commons.

CEO Bob DeFelice said Dr. Sava will continue to have a voice in the direction and leadership of the organization, and continue to serve as a mentor and teacher of clinical staff, as well as focus on getting us into our new Los Lunas Family Health Center in August,  expanding our behavioral health service throughout the system and moving us toward our goal of establishing primary care medical home models. 

Congratulations to both Drs. Macias and Sava on their new roles.

Our Patient-Centered Healthcare Home makes you feel welcomed and cared for by a team that:

  • Knows your health history and goals
  • Communicates effectively with you and with each other
  • Gives you appointments when you need them
  • Coordinates the complexity of labs, prescriptions, referrals and insurance

We go the extra mile to help our patients get help paying for their health care.

  • We assist with Medicaid applications
  • We help patients find insurance on the Marketplace
  • We enroll patients in special programs when they are eligible
  • We provide a discount for services based on family size and income