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Welcome to the Reproductive Health (RH) TeleECHO Clinic – a partnership between the University of New Mexico’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Project ECHO, in collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Health, Family Planning Program.

The RH weekly teleECHO clinic  has been created to expand access and to disseminate best practices to clinicians so they are better prepared to provide evidence based reproductive healthcare. This teleECHO clinic will run from January 23rd to June 26th, 2017 and will include short didactic presentations by family planning specialists and case-based presentations by the community clinicians for feedback and recommendations. Through this teleECHO clinic we hope to increase knowledge and self-efficacy related to reproductive healthcare and to improve utilization and access to reproductive healthcare resources in the practitioners’ communities.

Clinic Scope
In collaboration with the Department of Health, Family Planning Program, clinicians are recruited from across the state of New Mexico to participate in a teleECHO clinic that will focus on evidence-based reproductive health care as it applies to the provision of all methods of contraception. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Helping clinicians to ensure specific contraceptive methods selected by patients are appropriate for them
  • Managing problems with intrauterine devices (IUDs) including irregular bleeding profiles, malpositioned IUDs or those with missing strings.
  • A review of short acting contraceptive methods including oral contraceptive pills (ring, patch and the depomedroxyprogesterone injection, male and female permanent contraception, natural family planning and the provision of contraception to adolescents.)



Rameet Singh

Rameet Singh, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Reproductive Health Clinic
Chief, Division of Family Planning,
UNM Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology



Wanicha Burapa, MD, MPH

NMDOH Family Planning Program Medical Director


Peg Ickes, FNP-BC

NMDOH Family Planning Program, Nurse Practitioner Consultant

grace-mccauley teleECHO Clinic Coordinator

Grace McCauley, MPH, MD

TeleECHO Clinic Coordinator
Research Coord., Division of Family Planning,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Rachelle Rochelle, MPA

Clinic Operations Director
ECHO Institute™
Office: 505-925-4755

Cynthia Olivas

Cynthia Olivas, 

Nurse Manager
Senior Advisor for New Mexico TeleECHO Clinics

UNM School of Medicine

Guest Faculty and Contributors:

Eve Espey, MD, MPH
UNM OBGYN Department Chair

Brenda Pereda, MD, MS

Lisa Hofler, MD, MPH, MBA

Colleen Chavez
Youth Development/Health Educator

Alexandra Marie Sible, PharmD
Oral Contraceptive/Family Planning

Leo Duran, Pharmacist

George Gonzales, Pharmacist