HEALTH HORIZONS

The leading edge of health care delivery

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.
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About Health Horizons

We strive to be gentle, quiet and peaceful as we deliver care

We wanted a symbol for Health Horizons, which would represent our goals, aspirations and pledge to our patients. All of this is embodied in a stained glass window designed by David Caffery and created by Barbara Chapman for our West Mesa office entry.

At Health Horizons, we want to be on the leading edge of health care delivery for our patients, symbolized by the rising sun. In addition, we continue to look for unexplored areas, which need to be addressed in delivery of education to our patients symbolized by the mountains. Last, we want to be gentle, quiet and peaceful as we deliver care, symbolized by our original hot air balloon, “The Enchanted Stork.”

Guiding you through your unique care needs and health choices

At Health Horizons we are a dedicated team of providers that specialize in taking a personal approach to your health. From young adulthood and beyond, we offer compassionate, comprehensive care to help you stay well throughout life’s changes.

Dr. Steven Komadina

MD

Dr. Komadina is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He delivered his first baby in Albuquerque in 1966 and has delivered over 16,000 babies since then. He graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

He then served as a missionary doctor in Katmandu, Nepal. After eight years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, he returned to his home town of Albuquerque, and began caring for the healthcare needs of women. Recognized as a leader by his fellow doctors, he has served as Hospital Chief of Staff, President of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association, and a Councilor of the New Mexico State Medical Society and President of the New Mexico Medical Society. He is a member of the American Fertility Society, and Southwest Ob-Gyn Society. He has served as a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Ob-Gyn at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, UCLA, UC San Diego and UC Irvine. Since 2013 he has served on the Medical Advisory Board of BioTE Medical, the leader in natural hormone replacement therapy in the U.S. He served 2011-2019 on the New Mexico Board of Medicine. Dr Komadina also served as a New Mexico State Senator from 2001-2008.

Dr. Louisa Chavez

MD

Dr. Louisa Chavez was born and raised in California.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and medical degree from the University of Michigan.  Dr. Chavez is very proud of her deep New Mexico roots and wanted to explore her ancestry, so it was an easy decision to move to Albuquerque where she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology training at the University of New Mexico.  Dr. Chavez has been board certified since 1994. Having the privilege of delivering thousands of babies for over 25 years, she is happy to be able to concentrate on helping patients with their preventive care and to achieve overall wellbeing.

In her leisure time she enjoys touring with her husband on their Harley, following U of M sports (Go Blue!), long walks, experimental cooking, music, fiber arts, and reading.

Melissa Ortiz

CPN

Melissa Ortiz, CPN is board-certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Masters degree from the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Melissa has been a registered nurse in an emergency department for 18 years and decided to transition to a family nurse practitioner. Melissa believes that by treating each person as an individual, she is best able to help her patients maintain their health. She feels that the patient – provider relationship should be a reflection of a mutual respect and collaboration. Melissa seeks to improve quality of life, focusing on preventive care, hormone balancing, and a balanced diet for overall optimization of patient well-being. Melissa grew up in New Mexico and enjoys activities with her 3 children such as running, skiing, hiking, and watching her children’s soccer and basketball games. Melissa enjoys bringing optimal health to those in New Mexico and strives to make each patient feel their best.

Tracy Valdez

CNP

Tracy Valdez, CNP is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master’s degree from the University of St. Fancis, Albuquerque New Mexico. Tracy was a registered nurse in the emergency room nurse for 10 years and has transitioned providing care as a Nurse Practitioner. She believes in partnering with her patients – providing education and support to achieve optimum health. She believes in preventative, holistic, patient centered care. She focuses on disease prevention and strives to emphasize the benefits that healthy choices and an active lifestyle to provide maximizing quality of life. Tracy is certified as a Bio-Te provider and enjoys assisting men and women with their hormone needs.

Joan Peacock

WHNP

Joan Peacock, WHNP (Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner), is certified by the NCC (National Certification Corporation) since 1995.She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Program and has served in clinics, private practice, public health, as well as hospital nursing. Today, the focus of her practice is in supporting women’s health with annual visits, hormone balance and urinary incontinence. Joan and her husband have six children and seven grandchildren. Soccer games, track meets, and various activities keep them very busy. In her spare time Joan quilts, crafts and tackles DYI home improvement projects. Joan enjoys working with patients of all ages and facilitating their healthcare needs.

Natalie Parkin

PA

Natalie Parkin, PA, recently moved from Northern Utah where she worked for the last 8 years in family medicine and women’s health. While practicing in Utah she had the opportunity to be trained in BioTE where she treated many patients in optimizing their hormones. She attended undergraduate school at Weber State University. There she studied Microbiology and Infectious disease. She is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Master’s program at A. T. Still University in Arizona and became board certified as a Physician Assistant. She believes that the physical, mental and emotional well-being are all inter-related and feels that it is important to identify and address underlying causes to your health concerns. Natalie is experienced and has a passion in preventative care, woman’s health, hormone replacement therapy, birth control, patient education, and nutrition. Natalie enjoys being in the outdoors and spending time with her young family.

Maria Deprang-Klein

FNP-C

Maria Deprang-Klein, FNP-C, is board certified by the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her masters of nursing degree from Simmons College, in Boston Massachusetts. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. Maria was primarily an Intensive Care Unit Nurse and an Operating Room Nurse. She was asked to join the faculty at Texas Christian University upon obtaining her Bachelors’ degree with her first love being teaching. With this love of teaching Maria brings enthusiasm to the holistic approach that centers on the patients needs. Whether it be aesthetic needs, support in obtaining the best health possible or focusing on disease prevention, Maria’s goal is focused on maximizing the quality of life for each patient.  Maria grew up in 5 countries around the world and still loves traveling. Other activities she enjoys is gardening, hiking, biking and flying small aircraft. Her favorite saying “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear” ~Buddha.