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About Dr. Leroy A Pacheco
Dr. Leroy A Pacheco, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Albuquerque, NM. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Pacheco is affiliated with Lovelace Medical Center - Downtown. Dr. Pacheco has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Leroy A Pacheco has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
Dr. Leroy A Pacheco has the following 9 expertise
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
Dr. Leroy A Pacheco has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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Staff are very rude to patients. Those in the infusion room are always arguing with the woman who runs the research department. It is very uncomfortable there. In addition, Dr Pacheco mumbles all the time. You can't understand what he's saying half the time and when you ask for clarification he gets angry.
Spent over an hour with Dr pacheco going over symptoms and an exam. He was kind, sympathetic and genuinely concerned about my issues. We are at the beginning stages of diagnosis. Dr pacheco is the only Dr in 18 years who actually listened, did a thorough exam And explained every detail. I will continue to see him. I am confident that he will be able to give me back the quality of life I deserve.
Dr Pacheco was terrible. I was diagnosed by a different doctor, took my proof... Medical reports, tests, MRI results and hard copies. Even though the MRI said my hands had Rheumatoid in them, he said they didn't know what they were talking about, made me get an ultrasound at his office, then told me he wanted me to get a sleep test before he would prescribe meds. A quack if you ask me!!! I also needed to get copies of my office visits and the office staff couldn't find my file and told me the doctors take the files home. Beware
Just had my first visit with Dr. Pacheco, his reception staff needs to be more approachable and helpful. Dr. Pacheco did a through exam and took the time to explain things. I think he's going to be a good provider for me. I needed his help due to a reaction to medication and he did return my call in a timely manner. I didn't have a long wait as a new patient and feel like I picked a good Doc that I can relate to.
Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Pacheco is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
32 Years Experience
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
Dr. Leroy A Pacheco accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS New Mexico
- BCBS NM PPO NM
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Presbyterian ASO
- Presbyterian Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAlbuquerque Rehabilitation & Rheum Inc, 1617 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
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