Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner, Medical Cannabis Certifying and Ketamine Infusion Provider
WELCOME TO PEACE OF MIND AND WELLNESS CENTER
About Ketamine Infusion Treatment
Currently Accepting Medicare, NM Medicaid, BC/BS, Presbyterian, MultiPlan, Humana Insurances
Providing compassionate care to those who have acute minor medical illnesses, are seeking sports physicals/wellness examinations or those who have chronic medical conditions or prefer to use cannabis (or marijuana as commonly known) to alleviate symptoms. The provider is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner prepared to help you manage your acute or chronic illness,preventive needs or to assist in applying to the Medical Cannabis Program to purchase cannabis legally for personal medial use in New Mexico. Due to the risk related to chronic opiate use and un-managed mental health conditions, ketamine infusions are provided as an alternative treatment option.
BOOK APPOINTMENT ONLINE in the Right Upper Hand Corner
By Appointment and walk -ins for Minor Acute Care and Medical Cannabis.
By Appointment only for Primary Chronic Care and Ketamine Infusions.
Monday: 1000 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1000 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday 08:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
575-366-5030, Fax: 575-218-3504
Address: 716 Tierra Blanca Rd., Clovis, NM 88101
About Using Opioids to Manage Chronic Pain
The Opioid Epidemic: Abuse, Overdose, Misuse and Diversion
The CDC reports drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid. Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled. From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
We now know that overdoses from prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. The amount of prescription opioids sold to pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors’ offices nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2010, yet there had not been an overall improvement in pain relief that Americans reported. Deaths from prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone—have more than quadrupled since 1999.
Addiction and Overdose
Anyone who takes prescription opioids can become addicted to them. In fact, as many as one in four patients receiving long-term opioid therapy in a primary care setting struggles with opioid addiction. Once addicted, it can be hard to stop. In 2014, nearly two million Americans either abused or were dependent on prescription opioid pain relievers.
Taking too many prescription opioids can stop a person’s breathing—leading to death.
Prescription opioid overdose deaths also often involve benzodiazepines.
Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants used to sedate, induce sleep, prevent seizures, and relieve anxiety. Examples include alprazolam (Xanax®), diazepam (Valium®), and lorazepam (Ativan®).
Avoid taking benzodiazepines while taking prescription opioids.
At the patient level, inappropriate prescribing ("pill mills" and "script docs") and the seeking of prescription drugs under false pretenses ("doctor shopping") can be routes of drug acquisition for nonmedical purposes. Theft, sale, or improper disposal of legitimately prescribed medications also contributes to the pool of diverted drugs.
The demand for prescription drugs for illicit use is undeniably powerful. People obtain and consume diverted drugs for many reasons. Although some divert drugs for monetary gain, some people who abuse drugs and those with drug addiction, may take the illegally acquired drugs themselves or divert them to others. Other nonmedical uses of prescription drugs include taking for recreational reasons/getting high; taking compulsively for addiction; self-medicating for mood, sleep, or pain; or taking to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
From and to Learn More About the Opiate Epidemic see:
Our Chronic Pain Management with Opiates and Mental Health Treatment with Benzodiazepines Policy
1. No Narcotic Pain Medication or Benzodiazepines Prescriptions refills or evaluations are written or performed at a Minor Acute Illness Visit.
2. Chronic Pain Management with Opiates Requires establishing as a primary care patient for management of a chronic condition.
3. Limited numbers of patients are accepted.
4. You must agree to participate in the Chronic Pain Management with Opiates contract/Program. It requires an initial evaluation and monthly appointments and periodic drug screening at your
5. The Fee Schedule Is Different for the Chronic Pain Management with Opiates Program.
5. No prescriptions for benzodiazepines will be written while taking opiates.
6. Those with Mental Health Conditions requesting benzodiazepines will be required to seek mental health care evaluation. Benzodiazepines are rarely first line treatment for mental health conditions in the Primary Care Setting. A mental Health Provider can evaluate whether or not benzodiazipines are right for you and treatment of your condition.
Medical Cannabis Program Need to Know, Resource and Educational Websites
Be in the Know About Medical Cannabis
We’ve designed this website with your care in mind. We want all of our patients to feel comfortable and informed when stepping into our clinic.
NM DOH MCP Links
The Information You Need
The NM DOH MCP website offers information patients commonly need.
Medical Cannabis Education
Leafly Website Offers Information on the different types of medical Cannabis.
This Website can assist in learning more about the different strains of medical cannabis and medical uses.
Local Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
Where to use your Medical Cannabis Card
Ultra Health & Budding Hope
Learn More About Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain
8 Opiate Safety Principles from the American Academy of Pain Medicine:
Patient and Family Education:
Taking Care of Yourself & Lifestyle