Chief Clinical Consultants
Services provided by Chief Clinical Consultants may vary because of the unique roles of each discipline or specialty. All Chief Clinical Consultants are available in the following manners.
Many questions can be quickly answered by speaking directly with the Chief Clinical Consultant in the discipline or specialty of interest. Written material can sometimes be provided as well as references to other resources.
General information regarding policy and procedure, standards of care, privileging, credentialing, peer review, risk management, and facility planning can sometimes be provided as written material without the need for a site visit.
Site visits are done for such activities as program planning, program evaluation, peer review, and risk management. Site visits must be requested and scheduled in advance. The cost of a site visit may be the responsibility of the requesting site.
"Advances in Indian Health Conference" is Indian Country's primary care conference is designed by and for primary care clinical staff in all I/T/U settings. "Advances" takes place in Albuquerque, NM each Spring (usually on or about the week of May 1st) and lasts 3+ days. A range of primary care topics is taught by clinicians experienced in the care of Native American patients, such as the Chief Clinical Consultants. Special emphasis is placed on issues of particular importance in Indian Country, such as diabetes and substance abuse. To see the current and past year's conference brochures, as well as for registration and other information, go to the University of New Mexico Office of CME website. Or contact the Chief Clinical Consultant for Family Medicine and Course Director.
Most Chief Clinical Consultants organize or participate in national meetings for their discipline or speciality, involving primarily or exclusively clinicians in Indian Health. If you are interested in a discipline specific meeting please call the appropriate Chief Clinical Consultant.