Diabetes Program at RGH Clinic
RGH is excited to partner with the University of New Mexico as well as
New York University in bringing the Endocrinology Echo project to Portales.
Project ECHO is funded in part by a grant from the Leona M. and Harry
B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and has received support from the New Mexico
Legislature, the University of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Department
of Health. Project Echo-Access is dedicated to reaching out and serving
rural areas in training and providing teams with specific curriculum tailored
to the needs of each individual site. RGH and Echo will together use resources
to provide local and culturally appropriate services to patients in order
to prevent patients from having to travel extreme distances, waiting extended
periods of times, or not having an established relationship with the facility
and or provider.
Neelu Finley Heads ECHO Endocrinology Program
Neelu Finley has been a part of the RGH family for 10 years. During that
time she has practiced family medicine in the RGH Clinic. With vast experience
in the specialty of diabetic care, Finley will now be able to assist diabetic
patients' with managing chronic care. As the provider for the Endocrinology
program, Finley will create comprehensive plans to help patients combat
conditions, especially diabetes and other endocrine, thyroid, adrenal,
and testosterone needs.
Rafaella Westberry, Community Health Worker
Rafaella Westberry has been a member of RGH for five years. As Community
Health Worker for the Endocrinology program, she assists patients in the
day to day activities in order to be successful within the program. Rafaella
coordinates rides, medications, and other needs that might arise for the
patient. Her role as Community Health Worker is paramount to the success
of the patients within the program.
Clinic Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Some of the services we offer include but are not limited to the following:
- Male Hypogonadism
- Metabolic Bone Disease
- PCOS Hirsutism