Faculty

Andrew Pike, MD
Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

Dr. Andrew Pike is a member of Family Medicine Residency faculty at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).

Dr Andrew Pike is a board certified, Orthopaedic Surgeon specialized in sports medicine. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado and obtained his medical degree from Georgetown University. Dr. Pike completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine…   Read More »

Arlene Brown, MD
Family Medicine

Dr. Arlene Brown is a member of Family Medicine Residency faculty at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).

Dr. Brown brings to GCRMC over 35 years of knowledge, leadership, and research in medicine.  Her prior positions include Staff Physician at Lincoln Count Medical Center, Practitioner and Owner at Family Practice Associates of Ruidoso, Faculty at Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency and Practitioner and Owner at Lincoln Country Family Medical Group…  Read More »

John Andazola, MD
Program Director

John Andazola, MD, FAAFP was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico where he attended New Mexico State University. He received his MD from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1997, and completed residency at the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency program in 2000. Dr Andazola went on to complete a fellowship in Advanced Hospital Training for Family Physicians in Phoenix AZ, and a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Arizona from 2001-2003. After completion of the fellowships Dr. Andazola joined the fellowship faculty and later became…  Read More »

Leandrita Ortega, MD
Site Director, Family Medicine

Dr. Ortega was raised in Santa Fe, NM where she graduated from Santa Fe High School. It was during her freshman biology class that she had an epiphany about her future plans and from then on, knew she would pursue a career in medicine. After completing her undergraduate training at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA with a major in biology and minor in psychology, she spent 2 years testing software being used as part of the Human Genome Project before being admitted to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1998…  Read More »

Monica Wilkins, MD
Associate Program Director, Family Medicine

Dr. Monica Wilkins is the Associate Program Director and a faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).

Dr. Wilkins brings to GCRMC over 9 years of knowledge, clinical experience and leadership in healthcare.  Her prior positions include Family Medicine Outpatient Physician with OB at Laurel Health Clinic/UPMC in Blossburg, PA and Active Duty Staff Family Physician at Holloman Air Force Base.  In Addition, Dr. Wilkins served in the Navy with multifaceted positions over several years…  Read More »

Renee Friday, MD, MPH
Faculty, Pediatrics

Dr. Renee Friday is a member of Family Medicine Residency faculty at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).  Dr. Brown will oversee the Pediatric curriculum and rotation.

Dr. Friday brings to GCRMC over 30 years of knowledge and experience.  She has practiced general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology both in the military, university children’s hospitals and in private practice.  She has had the privilege of both instructing and supervising medical students and residents in both pediatrics and family medicine as well as…  Read More »

Clinical Staff

Bonnie East, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine

Mrs. Bonnie East is part of the Family Medicine Residency clinical staff at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).

Mrs. East brings to GCRMC over 14 years of knowledge, clinical experience and leadership in healthcare.  Her prior positions include Residential Treatment Center Nursing Supervisor at Laurel Ridge Psychiatric Treatment Facility, Adjunct Faculty at St. Philips College for the LVN program, Registered Nurse…  Read More »

Administrative Staff

Shawnette Alford, C-TAGME
Residency Program Manager, Family Medicine

Shawnette Alford is the Residency Program Manager for Family Medicine at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).

Ms. Alford brings to GCRMC 12 years of knowledge and leadership in healthcare and 8 years in an academic setting.  Her prior positions include Human Resources Recruiter at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania, Academic Coordinator…  Read More »