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Rural Healthcare in New Mexico a Feature of National Film “The Providers”

The Providers

April 4, 2019 – The documentary film “The Providers” airs nationwide on PBS stations on Monday, as a feature of the PBS series “Independent Lens.” The film focuses on the challenge of treating addiction in rural New Mexico. Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with both the filmmakers and two of the featured rural healthcare practitioners to talk about the film…and the problems at the core of the crisis. “The Providers” airs Monday, April 8 at 9 pm and Saturday, April 13 at 10 pm on NMPBS 5.1.

Laura Green, filmmaker, “The Providers”
Anna Moot-Levin, filmmaker, “The Providers”
Leslie Hayes, Española physician featured in “The Providers”
Chris Ruge, nurse practitioner featured in “The Providers”

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With a lens focused on three practitioners, new documentary tells the story of rural health crisis, opioid epidemic

The Line: Recruiting Doctors To Rural New Mexico

NMiF: The Line Panel

July 28, 2017 - There’s a shortage of doctors in New Mexico. Older doctors, especially in small towns, often postpone retirement until they can find replacements – and finding those replacements isn’t easy. What can medical school programs and health group incentives do to recruit physicians to our state, especially to rural communities? The Line explores options and possible solutions this week.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Diane Snyder, former state senator