Santo Domingo Health Center

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KPHC is honored to celebrate the recognition of our Health Board Members and Dr. Cynthia Guzman, Behavioral Health Director, as National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Impact Award recipients at a formal gala held during the 35th Annual NIHB National Tribal Health Conference! The Annual "Heroes in Health" Awards Gala took place on the evening of Wednesday, September 19, 2018 with representatives of the KPHC Health Board, the Tribal Council of the Santo Domingo Pueblo, Dr. Cynthia Guzman, and Mr. Alan Barlow, Chief Executive Officer, in attendance. National Indian Health Board Impact Award!

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KPHC's Health Board is comprised of seven (7) dedicated community members including, from left to right, Dr. Mary F. Tenorio (Vice-Chair), Mr. Raymond Aguilar, Jr. (Chair), Dr. Doreen Bird (Secretary), and Mr. Joe Aguilar. Mr. Jamerson Ray Tafoya (Treasurer), Mr. Felix Tenoiro, and Ms. Ventura Lovato also serve on the Health Board and shared the honor of an NIHB Local Impact Award Cynthia Guzmanrecognition according to the following nomination summary:

Since establishing the Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation (KPHC) as a P.L. 93-638 Self-Determination contract program in 2011, the members of the Health Board for the KPHC have steadily developed and implemented governance policies yielding notable accomplishments including: a) Achievement of Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) goals for three (3) straight years (GY2015-GY2017); b) increases of 28.46% in clinical services growth and 50.43% in total 3rd party collections since FY2016 (as of 1st QTR of FY2018); and c) significant movement towards full program accreditation with The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC, anticipated in FY2019). In FY2018, their vision for the Santo Domingo Pueblo community and fierce dedication to that vision IS the foundation upon which KPHC has secured the necessary resources to plan, build and expand our services into a new 37,000 square foot health services facility and wellness center.




Latest News: Santo Domingo Health Center Expansion Project

Concept Design


Expanded Services

  • Ten New Outpatient Exam Rooms
  • Laboratory
  • Behavioral Health CareLink
  • Pharmacy
  • Purchased Referred Care


New Patient Services

  • Physical Therapy Room
  • Occupational Therapy Room
  • Hyperbaric Wound Care Center
  • X-Ray and Imaging
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Current Full-Time Primary Care Providers

    • Dr. Jimmie Charlie - Chief Medical Officer
    • Dr. Elizabeth Topsky - Family Practice Physician
    • Dr. Emily Rothman - Family Practice Physician
    • Kristin Giordano, PA - Family Practice
    • Bernadette Engler, CNP - Pediatrics
    • Andrea Heeter, PA - Family Practice


Current Specialty Services

    • Audiology - Every Tuesday
    • Podiatry - Every Tuesday
    • Nutrition - Every Thursday
    • Nephrology - Two Friday's per Month
    • OB/GYN - One Day per Month
    • Physical Therapy - Two Days per Month
    • Ultrasound Services - Every Thursday
    • Pediatrics - Monday through Thursday

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Architects renderings courtesy of Lloyd & Associates, LLC

The Santo Domingo Health Center Expansion project will add 37,170 square feet of space attached to the current facility. Upon completion of this project, the total square footage for the Health Center will be 57,631. The expansion project will focus on critical health services being provided as well as staff requirements who currently have outgrown their space. Specifically Primary Care, Pharmacy, Behavioral Health, and Lab services have increased significantly over the years mainly from having a qualified and stable panel of professional providers.

The project’s estimated cost is $11.5 million and is projected to break ground in the fall of this year. The construction will take approximately one year to complete sometime in the fall of 2019.

The expansion will support the mission and vision of KPHC while adding sufficient space for the delivery of specialty services currently being referred out. By providing these services in-house, KPHC will address health care disparities affecting the Native American population.

New services will include imaging and physical therapy as well as areas specific for women’s health, and pediatrics.

Imaging services generally referred are basic x-ray, mammography, CT and MRI. This expansion will assist KPHC in providing on-site x-ray services and planning for future CT and MRI services. This will allow our providers to get results back and provide timely treatment to our patients.

Physical Therapy (PT)/ Occupational Therapy (OT) specialty services are in high demand due to our active and aging population. Our current facility provides basic Physical Therapy services as well as some in-home therapy. KPHC plans to expand services, appointment availability and increase access to care.

Women’s Health services are currently being provided by our primary care providers. KPHC plans to expand our services internally and externally. Our current providers were recruited with experience in women’s health to increase services such as regular check-ups, mammography, colposcopy and maternal health.




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    Santo Domingo Health Center provides ambulatory outpatient medical services including: Dental, Pharmacy, Behavior Health, Laboratory, Optometry, Limited Audiology services and ambulatory medical services.

    Click the link below to learn more about our team of quality Primary Care Providers.

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    The mission of the Santo Domingo Health Center Pharmacy Department is to provide safe, effective medications that support the highest quality of care for our patients.

    Refills can be called into the Pharmacy Department directly at 505-465-3074

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    We are excited to offer you an expanded eye clinic department! We have a large new display area where patients can try on eyeglass frames. We now have over 550 eyeglass frames to choose from.

    Please call 505-465-3060 to make your appointment to get an eye examination.

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    Dental Clinic

    By taking good care of your teeth and gums, you can help prevent problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. SDHC also has many specialty dental clinics available.

    Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 8:00-4:00 and Wednesdays 1:00-4:00. Please call our direct line at 505-465-3078.

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Mr. Alan Barlow, KPHC CEOAlan Barlow

Mr. Barlow (Diné/Navajo) is an engaging leader who dedicates his career to guiding, developing, implementing and (re)assessing community and clinical programs in a manner that demonstrably improve the quality of health services provided to Native American communities. With over 11 years of executive experience in PL 93-638 and federal health programs/facilities---including ambulatory, emergency, and inpatient functions---Alan demonstrates fierce program stewardship balanced with compassion and informed perspective to meet the challenges of increasing value “through the eyes of our patients.”

Under his leadership, health programs have obtained new and full accreditation status by The Joint Commission (TJC), the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Just as importantly in each experience, employee and patient engagement/satisfaction scores increased along with annual revenues to drive new and culturally-sensitive innovations supporting the effective delivery of healthcare to Native American populations.

Alan holds dual Master’s degrees in American Studies (MS) and Management (MSHR, human resources emphasis) from Utah State University. He has extensive training in strategic development, data analysis, budget/revenue cycle management, quality and performance improvement, and accreditation and certification requirements. He is also ICS 300 and 400 certified (FEMA).

As an active community member, Alan has served as a Board Member for the Benefis Health System (MT) and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NY) as well as the former Secretary to the NCCEO within the Indian Health Service (IHS). He the recipient of an IHS Director’s Award, a Great Plains Area Leadership Award, and special recognition from the Tule River and Fort Belknap Indian Communities.

Alan is also an Eagle Scout, an avid musician and movie “buff,” and the proud father of three (3) children. We are proud to welcome him as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation (KPHC)! 

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