Seasonal flu vaccines available at clinic

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Medical Group received additional seasonal influenza vaccines, and currently has injectable vaccines at the immunization clinic. Because there are several days with adjusted hours due to exercises, holidays and training in November, call your Primary Care Manager team or Immunizations at 784-4040 if you have questions.

Youth tackle fishing at annual clinic

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Nito Lovato, and his son Emilio, 10, both of Portales, spent Saturday morning learning where fish live and how to tie knots. The occasion: The 18th annual Fishing Clinic at Oasis State Park. More than 230 children, parents, Oasis staff and volunteers joined them on a warm sunny day […]

Fishing clinic scheduled Saturday

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It’s time for the Oasis State Park Kid’s Fishing Clinic. The annual event next Saturday draws young and old to learn about fish, tying hooks, bait and casting. Oasis State Park Manager Jim Whary said the New Mexico Game and Fish Department put together the fishing clinic. “Children are […]

Flu clinic’s hours varying

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic is asking people to call ahead because the hours have changed for the flu clinic due to a decrease of patients and fewer available staff members because some have flu-like symptoms, according to information from the hospital. The number of patients with flu-like symptoms has decreased […]

RGH offers flu clinic

Freedom New Mexico To address the large number of flu-like illnesses that are being seen this year, a flu clinic is running 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, on the east side of Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic, 42121 U.S. 70, beginning today. This is a clinic for patients with flu symptoms only. […]

RGH clinics moving closer to rural status

PNT staff The Roosevelt General Hospital Board learned Tuesday the Portales clinic is 90 days away from being able to bill as a designated rural health clinic, once Medicare and Medicaid send a billing code. The new billing number will allow the clinic to bill under the rural health clinic designation so in time they […]

Cannon medics welcomed home

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Airman Velia Bravo, 25, greets well-wishers on Monday at the Cannon clinic with daughters Annabel, 7, and Alex, 5, at her side. Bravo works at the clinic but spent the last four months on the USNS Comfort before returning on Sunday. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections In the Air Force […]

Survey could help local medical facilities secure funding

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer After two years of working for federal reimbursement, the Roosevelt General Hospital Rural Health Clinic in Portales and RGH’s clinic in Clovis have been approved for a survey by the New Mexico License and Certification Department. If the clinics are certified as rural-based, both are likely to receive federal […]

Commander monitors professional pulse

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Lt. Col. James Reineke serves as the chief nurse and Medical Operations Squadron commander, and does executive oversight for education and training of medical staff. Lt. Col. Jim Reineke keeps his finger of the professional pulse of the nurses and medical technicians at Cannon Air Force Base. For almost a […]

It’s their job: College student learning about his selected field

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Justin Jones is kennel manager, veterinary technician and receptionist at Caprock Veterinary Clinic Jones was born in Dallas, but spent the vast majority of his life in Portales. He is majoring in biology with a pre-medicine emphasis at Eastern New Mexico University with hopes of becoming a veterinarian. How […]

May 15 What's Happening

Friday Youth Track and Field Clinic — 5 p.m., Cannon Track. Information: 784-2747.Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing. Spinathon — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fitness Center. Saturday Give Parents a Break/Parents Night Out — 5 p.m., Child Development Center. Information: 784-2704. America’s Kids Run — 9:30 a.m., shirt and number pick up at […]

Base clinic to extend services

27th Special Operations Medical Group The 27th Special Operations Medical Group is “surging” to increase access to in-house medical care and health services, effective immediately. Planned measures will generate more than 200 additional appointments per month in family medicine and pediatrics alone, as well as additional capacity in flight medicine, optometry and physical therapy. The […]

Clovis, Melrose to receive grants

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer On the day many people sent money to the government, Melrose and Clovis saw government funds come to them. Wednesday, Curry County was awarded a $500,000 grant to build a Melrose health clinic, and a grant of the same amount went to the City of Clovis to repave Pile […]

Clinic rated ‘excellent’

By Roberta Williams: 27th SOMG The “Mighty Medics” of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group earned an “excellent” rating during their triennial Inspector General Air Force Health Services Inspection, held Feb. 9-13. The HSI team assesses Air Force Medical Service programs and processes to provide senior wing and Air Force leadership with accurate assessments of […]

It’s Their Job: Justin Jones

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Name: Justin Jones Job: Kennel Manager at Caprock Veterinary Clinic Background: Jones was raised and attended school in Portales. He is now studying at ENMU to become a veterinarian. Time on job: One and a half years What does your job entail? It depends on the day. Sometimes I work with the animals in the […]

Bees set up shop at clinic

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A portion of the Portales Medical Clinic at 320 South Ave. — including the main entrance — was closed about 8 a.m. Monday after a colony of bees was discovered, according to officials. Officials were concerned the insects could be Africanized honey bees, although that has not been confirmed, […]

Bees a threat to Portales medical clinic

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A portion of the Portales Medical Clinic at 320 South Ave. — including the main entrance — was closed about 8 a.m. today after a colony of bees was discovered, according to officials. Officials are concerned the insects could be Africanized honey bees, although that has not been confirmed, […]

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Sports medicine clinic on its way

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer This April, injured area athletes could be on the mend at a full-service, state-of-the-art sports medicine clinic in downtown Portales owned by Dr. Joel Sievers. As part of the Portales downtown revitalization plan, Sievers recently received $65,000 direct economic development grant funds from the city. Sievers told city officials […]