Featured guest, Dr. Melissa Gomez is a board-certified Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine physician wh spent her early career in El Paso, Texas and in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Today, she practices near Española, New Mexico, where she and her husband are building a farm.
If you grew up in New Mexico, you will enjoy hearing her journey from her childhood in Las Cruces to the University of Notre Dame, where she pursued a variety of studies before realizing her future was in medicine. Her perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of modern medicine offer behind-the-scenes insights into structural and financial incentives that underly our current dependence on prescription drugs.
Tune in to Learn:
-about a pair of dreams that inspired Dr. Gomez's medical career
-how much time the average doctor spends with patients
-how Thrive Medical is promoting preventive health through a unique and independent practice that focuses on healthy living
-why general practitioners are becoming so scarce
-what current initiatives may drive providers out of New Mexico
Visit Dr. Gomez's website. to find great health tips and recipes, or to schedule an appointment.
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