Doctor named in lawsuit

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor An emergency room doctor with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit hanging over his head worked briefly at Plains Regional Medical Center and Roosevelt General Hospital, hospital representatives said this week. Dr. Theodore Collins worked briefly in PRMC and RGH’s emergency rooms as a contract physician before the administrations became aware of […]

Holiday decor

Freedom Newspapers Holiday traditions don’t just happen — they take planning and hard work. Members of the Altrusa Club of Portales say the club has been working for months to make sure a nine-year holiday tradition turns out festive and fun for everyone. The organization is sponsoring the 9th annual Holiday Happening from 10 a.m. […]

Drug program leaves consumers confused

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A Medicare prescription drug program that started Jan. 1 has caused nationwide problems as it seems to be creating consumer confusion, requiring people to choose from dozens of competing private insurance plans. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson and Kevin Wilson Consumer confusion reigns as the new Medicare prescription drug program starts up. The […]

Portales moms head for Clovis

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Adrianna Lucero, of Clovis, receives a 4-D ultrasound Friday at the Women’s Medical Center in Clovis. Pictured on the monitor is Adrianna’s 22-week-old girl Mariah. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn Portales women on the verge of giving birth know the road to the delivery room. It goes about 20 miles north up […]

Patients to decide who has access to medical conditions

Mike Linn A new federal regulation allowing patients to choose who can receive medical updates on their condition is keeping medical records clerks and other health care employees in the safeguard mode. The privacy rules took affect on April 14, and prohibit disclosure, without patient permission, of any information regarding the patient. “Your mother can’t […]