We have 3 Board Certified Orthopedic Specialists and 1 board certified Sports Medicine Family Practice Physician in every subspecialty of orthopedics, including arthroscopy, sports medicine, cervical spine, lumbar spine, joint replacement, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, hip and knee, foot and ankle, pediatric orthopaedics and spine deformities, trauma and fracture care and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
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Dr. McGuire is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and board certified in Sports Medicine. He opened his practice in 1996 after obtaining his fellowship training at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at Brown University in Providence, RI and an M.D. at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. McGuire’s training in orthopedic surgery was completed at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.
Dr. Romanelli is Board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, and has a special interest in orthopedic workman compensation injuries. He is a former New Mexico delegate for American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He completed his fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BA from UCLA and his medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Romanelli serves as an orthopedic consultant for NMSU Athletics and Las Cruces Area High Schools. He is also one of the Team Physicians for the U.S. National Soccer team. He was also appointed as Program Director for the Mountain View Orthopaedic Residency. He has also served as Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics for the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Romanelli is proud to be one of the two Spanish speaking physicians on staff.
Dr. Saiz is board certified in Spine Surgery and board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He joined LCOA in 2007 and is the other bilingual physician of the group. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. His orthopedic residency was completed at the Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program in Phoenix, AZ followed by two fellowships; Spinal Reconstructive Surgery at the Sonoran Spine Center in Phoenix, AZ and Musculoskeletal Oncology at Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Saiz is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. His other medical interests include serving as a consultant in Trabecular metal technology for Zimmer Spine. His specialty includes all diseases and disorders of the spine. Dr. Saiz is the only board certified Spine Surgeon in the state of New Mexico.
Dr. Barrera is board certified in Family Medicine and completed his Sports Medicine fellowship training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock TX. He previously completed an internship in Internal Medicine with an affiliation of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his Family Practice residency at Eastern New Mexico Family Medicine Program through UNM. Dr. Barrera is also a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Barrera is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Barrera will be assisting with coverage for New Mexico State University Athletics and the local area high schools. He will focus on non-operative Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal injuries and has a strong interest in sports concussion management.
Michael Hamrick is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, currently practicing orthopedics at Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates. Michael has nearly two years of experience with Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates. Michael has been practicing in the medical field for over twenty-two years with jobs ranging from Army Medic, to Emergency Room Registered Nurse, to his current position as a Nurse Practitioner.
Michael graduated from Texas Tech University Health Science Center Lubbock, Texas with his Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner (2010). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (2008). Michael earned his Associates of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College of New York, Albany (2004). Michael was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving over nine years as a Medic and Licensed Practical Nurse. He is an important member of the LCOA team.
Mahli Michael is a native New Mexican grew up in the mountains located just east of Albuquerque. She graduated from New Mexico State University in 1993 with a double major in Marketing and Business Information Systems and then spent a year in Dallas as a software programmer. She then moved to Philadelphia and worked as a Research Assistant for the Department of Neuroscience doing research on spinal cord injury and spinal cord regeneration before starting PA school at Philadelphia University in 2002. After graduation in 2004 she and her family moved back to New Mexico and began working for the University of New Mexico Hospital in the General Surgery department for a year and a half before joining the Plastic Surgery group for the next 3.5 years. After her husband finished his fellowship in Rheumatology, she moved to Las Cruces and began working for LCOA September 2010. She is an important member of our health care team.