Effie Medford, MD
Was born near Pawnee Oklahoma. She was educated in Oklahoma receiving her bachelor’s degree. Dr. Medford received her post grad for medicine in NM. She continued on, gaining her MD in 1968. Dr. Medford has practiced in the Albuquerque area since. She practiced in Private Practices moving on to UNM School of medicine in the practice of OBGYN. She has continued her expertise in the area of OBGYN serving the East Mountain area.
Dr. Medford has enjoyed her time also at the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce meetings, In addition to serving in various capacities with the East Mountain Lions Club. She enjoys working with the patients she has acquired in the East Mountain/Estancia Valley areas and likes feeling useful to them and to the community.
Jodi Dettman, ACNP
Was born and raised in Upper Michigan moving to New Mexico in 2001. She initially moved to Gallup to care for the Navajo and Hispanic population. In 2008, work brought her to the Albuquerque area. She has lived in Edgewood since that time. Prior to working in a Family Practice/Urgent Care clinic in Moriarty, she spent five and a half years working at Gallup Indian Medical Center in the Internal Medicine Department while still residing in Edgewood. Jodi has a wide range of experience including caring for diabetics in a diabetic education department, ICU, Medical Flight team provider, home/hospice and internal medicine. With her spouse Bruce (Bill) Bouchard, they have five children and many grandchildren. Jodi enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and gardening in her spare time. She looks forward to continue caring for the people in the East Mountain/Estancia Valley communities.
About Our Practice
East Mountain Medical, LLC, Family practice, opened May 7, 2018. After several months of preparations, some well known medical practitioners in the East Mountains have their own place to practice. Effie Medford, MD, CEO, Medical Director is joined by John Panter, Physician Assistant, Jodi Dettman, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Vivienne Prinz, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Bill Bouchard, RN.
Each of these practitioners has strong professional connections to New Mexico and the East Mountain Area. They encompass a broad range of medical experience including Intensive Care, Pediatrics, Hospice Care, Trauma, and Medical Flight services. Together, their more than 180 years of medical expertise and community-wide connections will truly benefit this region.
The facility, located at 104 Quail Trail, Unit B, Edgewood, New Mexico, is centrally and conveniently located in the area we serve. It contains 11 exam rooms and X-Ray equipment, is well-prepared to handle urgent and acute care issues such as fractures, infections, and lacerations. In addition, the clinic offers gynecological services, allergy services, and BioTE (hormone optimization). Routine care such as newborn check-ups, well child visits, immunizations, physicals and sports physicals will also be available on-site at this facility.