Joseph Pope
MD
Family Practitioner
Dr. Pope, founder of Pinon Family Practice, is a native New Mexican, born in Las Vegas, NM, but he also lived in El Paso and Roswell. He has an enduring love for his home state. He graduated from Goddard H.S. in Roswell in 1975. He served in the US Navy from 1975 to 1979 as a Hospital Corpsman, then returned to Albuquerque to take a job as an ER technician...
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Sean Faherty
MD
Family Practitioner
Dr. Faherty, part owner of Pinon Family Practice, got his start in Albuquerque, NM. He arrived on the scene in 1968. He graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 1986 and went on to earn an undergraduate degree in religion from Duke University in 1990. He was soon accepted into UNM School of Medicine where he graduated in 1995. He completed his internship, residency, and rural medicine fellowship at UNMH – Department...
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Ronald Bliss
MD
Family Practitioner
Dr. Bliss, part owner of Pinon Family Practice, is a native of Farmington, New Mexico. He graduated from Farmington HS in 1986. He went on to earn degree in Biology at New Mexico State University and his MD at University of New Mexico. Dr. Bliss did his internship at Medical College of Virginia and his residency at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.  He was an associate professor at...
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Holly Abernethy
MD
Family Practitioner
Dr. Abernethy, part owner of Pinon Family Practice, was born in Harrisonburg, VA. She earned an undergraduate degree in biology at Bridgewater College in 1997 where she graduated summa cum laude. She pursued her love of medicine at Ross University where she earned an MD. Dr. Abernethy did her internship and residency at the Shenandoah Valley Family Practice program in Front Royal, Virginia. She joined Pinon Family Practice in 2010...
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Julie Schaefer
MS, PA-C, CDE
Physician Assistant
Julie Schaefer joined Pinon Family Practice in 1999 after obtaining her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies at Arcadia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2007, Julie became a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE). She is able to develop a personalized plan to prevent onset of type 2 diabetes or improve type 1 or type 2 diabetes control. Julie and her husband, Gary, spend their free time hiking, motorcycling, or 4-wheeling the four corners...
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William Young
MS, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Bill Young grew up on a farm on Southside River Road. His skill of breaking and training quarter horses helped finance his first degree in biology from New Mexico State University. Later, he attended the University of New Mexico School of medicine to become a Physician Assistant. Upon graduation in 2002, he began his career with Pinon Family Practice. Bill has made it a point to stay active in the...
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Stephen Rankin
MD
Pediatrician
Dr. Stephen Rankin began by earning a degree in zoology from DePauw University in 1972. With a passion for medicine, he carried his education a step further to purse a Physician Assistant degree at Indiana University. Then, in 1993, he graduated at the University of New Mexico earning his MD. Dr. Rankin completed his internship and residency at the University of New Mexico and specializes in pediatrics. In addition to...
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David Homer
MD
Family Practitioner
David Homer started with Pinon Family Practice in July of 2016. In 1978, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brandeis University, in Waltham, MA. Then in 1982, Dr. Homer received his MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. Dr. Homer was also appointed to Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UNM. Dr. Homer and his wife, Laura, have lived in...
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Annette Randlemon
CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Annette Randlemon is a native of Aztec America. She first went to school at UNM and earned a BS in nutrition and then got interested in nursing and went back to school to San Juan College for a nursing degree. She received her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Colorado.  She loves women’s health and has been practicing in this capacity for 20 years. She is able to relate to...
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Melissa Rietz
FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Foster Rietz joined Pinon Family Practice in September 2016. She received her BSN in 2007 and her Master’s degree in 202 from the University of Michigan. She worked as a staff nurse from 2007-2012 in the Pediatric ICO and the Women’s Birth Center at the University of Michigan. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she is fluent in Spanish, has been involved in the education of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners...
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