Santo Domingo Health Center

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  • Behavioral Health
  • Dental Department
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Health Fair 2019Mamo September 9th




Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads to others through coughing and sneezing. It is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected.

Measles starts with a high fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles can be serious. It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and death.

Before the measles vaccination program started in 1963, an estimated 3 to 4 million people got measles each year in the United States. Of these, measles childapproximately 500,000 cases were reported each year to CDC; of these, 400 to 500 died, 48,000 were hospitalized, and 1,000 developed encephalitis (brain swelling) from measles. Since then, widespread use of measles virus-containing vaccine has led to a greater than 99% reduction in measles cases compared with the pre-vaccine era. However, measles is still common in other countries. Unvaccinated people continue to get measles while abroad and bring the disease into the United States and spread it to others.

Measles can be prevented with MMR vaccine. The vaccine protects against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella. CDC recommends children get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination.

The MMR vaccine is very safe and effective. Two doses of MMR vaccine are about 97% effective at preventing measles; one dose is about 93% effective.

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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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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
Expansion 1
Concept 2

Current Full-Time Primary Care Providers

    • Dr. Jimmie Charlie - Chief Medical Officer
    • Dr. Elizabeth Topsky - 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

Exp 3

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.




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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