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TeleECHO Clinic is held on: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (MST)

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 be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 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.

  • 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.)

Clinic Resources

  • Reproductive Healh TeleECHO Clinic Case Form
  • “Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider’s Guide” from the National Coalition for Sexual Health. This guide is designed to help primary care providers and others better integrate sexual health discussions and recommended preventive sexual health services into adolescent and young adult wellness visits. The guide can help providers to
    • Streamline their sexual history taking
    • Increase their delivery of recommended preventive sexual health services by using “at a glance” tables
    • Improve their care for LGBT patients
    • Be better prepared to discuss sexual health topics and answer patient questions
    • Become more knowledgeable about sexual health

The web URL is www.ncshguide.org/providers

Other Resources

  • US MEC & US SPR App created by the CDC. The web URL is: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/usmec.htm
  • The United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (US MEC) includes recommendations for using specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions.
  • This app was discussed in the first Reproductive Health ECHO session on 1/9/17



    rameet singh

    Rameet Singh, MD, MPH

    Co-Medical Director,
    Reproductive Health TeleECHO Clinic
    Div. of Family Planning Volunteer Faculty
    UNM Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Brenda Pereda

    Brenda Pereda, MD

    Co-Medical Director,
    Reproductive Health TeleECHO Clinic
    Div. of Family Planning Faculty
    UNM Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Alexandra Marie Sible

    Alexandra Sible, PharmD

    Assistant Professor – Clinical Educator
    UNM College of Pharmacy

    Peg Ickes

    Peg Ickes, FNP-BC

    NMDOH Family Planning Program,
    Nurse Practitioner Consultant


    Grace McCauley, MPH

    Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology


    Rachelle Rochelle, MPA

    Clinic Operations Manager
    Project ECHO
    Office: 505-925-4755

    noelle orem

    Noelle Orem, BS

    TeleECHO Program Coordinator

    Project ECHO
    Office: 505-272-6769

    Guest Faculty and Contributors:

    Eve Espey, MD, MPH
    UNM OBGYN Department Chair

    Lisa Hofler, MD, MPH, MBA

    Wanicha Burapa, MD, MPH

    Colleen Chavez
    Youth Development/Health Educator

    Alexandra Marie Sible, PharmD
    Oral Contraceptive/Family Planning

    Leo Duran, Pharmacist

    George Gonzales, Pharmacist