RH Curriculum

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

    Co-Medical Director
    UNM College of Pharmacy
    Peg Ickes

    Peg Ickes, FNP-BC

    NMDOH Family Planning Program,
    Nurse Practitioner Consultant

    Rachelle Rochelle, MPA

    Clinic Operations Manager
    Project ECHO

    Emilee Brodie, MPH, MBA

    Program Specialist
    Project ECHO

    Guest Faculty and Contributors:

    Eve Espey, MD, MPH UNM OBGYN Department Chair eespey@salud.unm.edu
    Lisa Hofler, MD, MPH, MBA lhofler@salud.unm.edu
    Wanicha Burapa, MD, MPH wanicha.burapa2state.nm.us
    Colleen Chavez Youth Development/Health Educator
    Alexandra Marie Sible, PharmD Oral Contraceptive/Family Planning
    Leo Duran, Pharmacist
    George Gonzales, Pharmacist