Our mission is to guarantee health care access to all.
At Clínica la Esperanza, your health is our goal. We’re committed to making our clinic as welcoming and accommodating as possible. We won’t turn anyone away because of lack of insurance, and we will be there for you whenever you need medical assistance.
The clinic was originally founded by Mauro Nava and Olena Dzuiba in 2012, it was located at Isleta and Rio Bravo then moved to current location in October of 2013 at Central and Atrisco. The current partners took over in June 2017. We have since expanded the clinic from 6 exam rooms to 13 and added a 2nd location in Rio Rancho. We are demonstrating continued growth with 7 providers on staff, including a diabetes specialist and collaborations with podiatry and behavioral health. We remain consistent with our mission in providing access to care and addressing the cultural needs of our community. The providers and staff are comfortable providing services to our community and we are dedicated to providing quality care in a timely manner by taking walk ins and appointments scheduled within 72 hours.
Stephanie Dropinski – Partner and Operations Manager
Rolando – CNP, FNP and Partner
Bilingual NP with over 20 years of clinical experience. Able to provide care to patient of all ages, acute and chronic conditions, orthopedic and dermatology procedures.
Dolores Cordova – CNP, FNP
Bilingual NP who has lived in New Mexico for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in Emergency care. Clinical interests: Patients of all ages, acute and chronic conditions, orthopedic and dermatology procedures.
Jennifer Pantoja – FNP
Jennifer is a board certified nurse practitioner specializing in family practice. She has lived in Albuquerque for 30 years and worked for Presbyterian Health System prior to joining Clinica La Esperanza in April 2018. Jennifer cares for individuals of all ages, including well child care and women’s health, management of chronic conditions and acute care visits.
Virginia Valentine – Diabetes Specialist, APRN-CNS, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAE
She practices as Diabetes Specialist with Clinical La Esperanza in Albuquerque. Ms. Valentine received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma City. She is board-certified in Advanced Diabetes Management and is a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Erika Ibarra – Lead Medical Assistant
Fabian Ortega – Lead Medical Assistant
Cynthia Reyes – Medical Assistant
Marlene Ochoa – Medical Assistant