Santo Domingo Health Center

Healthy People, Healthy Community, Healthy Lifestyle


About Our Medical Professionals

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Santo Domingo Health Center

SDHC: Great Health Care - Close to Home



SDHC has medical, dental, and behavior health specialists who see patients at our clinic by appointment. Your primary care provider can refer you for an appointment with a specialist at your reququest.


Specialty Clinics


Audiology (Hearing)

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Audiology is the healthcare science of hearing and balance disorders, the primary aim of which is to help people overcome the barriers placed in their way as a consequence of hearing or balance problems.


Nephrology (Kidney)


Nephrology is a branch of medical science that deals with diseases of the kidneys. The kidneys are vital for life with their complex network of blood vessels and intricate network of tubes and tubules that filter blood of its waste products and excess water.



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Nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.


OB/GYN (Women's Health)

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An obstetrician/gynecologist is a physician specialist who provides medical and surgical care to women and has particular expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system. This includes preventative care, prenatal care, detection of sexually transmitted diseases, Pap test screening, family planning, etc.


Pediatrics (Infants, Children & Teens)

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Pediatrics is the specialty of medical science concerned with the physical, mental, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Pediatric care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.


Physical Therapy

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Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.


Podiatry (Foot care)

Podiatrists provide medical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities.


    Current Specialty Services

  • Audiology - Every Monday

  • Podiatry - Every Tuesday

  • Nutrition - Every Tuesday & Friday

  • Nephrology - Two Friday's per Month

  • Physical Therapy - Two Days per Month (On Hold due to Pandemic)

  • Ultrasound Services - Every Thursday

  • Pediatrics - Monday through Friday

  • Radiology - Monday through Friday


About Our Clinic

Santo Domingo Health Center expanded its facilities in order to provide better services for you. Our new clinic space houses 14 new exam rooms so we can see more patients each day for medical visits. Call the clinic at 505-465-3060 if you need to be seen today. Our hours of operation for primary care services are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Frida . We are closed on Wednesday mornings for administration time, however, we are available for urgent needs.


Meet Our Clinic Staff

  • Dr. Jimmie Charlie

    Jimmie Charlie, MD

    Dr. Charlie is SDHC's Chief Medical Officer. He was born in Shiprock, NM, and graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Charlie is Board Certified in Family Medicine with an interest in chronic disease. Dr. Charlie loves to cook, spend time with family, and is a fan of Sci-Fi & Marvel Superheroes.

  • Dr. Mathew Strickland

    Mathew Strickland

    Dr. Strickland is our Pediatrician for the Kewa Pueblo community. He previously worked on the Navajo Reservation and trained at Tulane University School of Medicine where he earned his doctorate of medicine and Masters in Public Health. He enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities with his sons, Thoren and Luca.

  • Dr. Brenda Murray

    Brenda Murray

    Dr. Brenda Murray is a Nurse Practitioner who graduated with her nursing degree from Montana State University and received her family and pediatric nurse practitioner degrees from the University of New Mexico. She currently works 2 days each week and has a great deal of experience in Women's Health Care. She enjoys cooking, hiking and yoga.

  • Jimmie Charlie

    Carrie Jones

    Dr. Carrie Jones grew up in Los Lunas, NM and attended medical school at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine. She then completed her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine in Greeley, Colorado. Dr. Jones is board certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Jimmie Charlie

    Kristin Giordano

    Kristin Giordano is a Physician Assistant who graduated from the University of New Mexico. She was born in Gallup, New Mexico. Kristin swears she can fall asleep anywhere - soon she'll be putting that skill to good use as she has recently had a baby!

  • Dr. Marcie Lichtenstein

    Marcie Lichtenstein

    Marcie Lichtenstein is a Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Walden University. She has a varied nursing practice of greater than 10 years. As a Nurse Practioner, Marcie specializes in family health. Marcie loves to go camping, travel, play music and spend time with her family.

  • Dr. Sarah Friedberg

    Sarah Friedberg, MD

    Dr. Friedberg is a family medicine physician who is passionate about creating safe spaces for patients, patient-centered care and medical education, preventative care, patient advocacy, and women’s health. Dr. Friedberg received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio where she studied zoology and medical sociology. She received her medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where she focused on underserved care and women’s health. She completed her family medicine residency at University of New Mexico in 2019 where she was selected for the STFM Resident Teacher Award. She is particularly interested in medical procedures, reproductive health, ultrasound, and treating substance use.

  • Deborah Berest

    Deborah Prair Berest

    Deborah Prair Berest is a certified family nurse practitioner. She graduated with her Master’s Degree from the Chamberlain University in 2017 and has been working in the areas of Urgent Care, Family Practice, and Alternative Medicine. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in 1997 at the University of Washington in Seattle and has over 20 years of nursing experience including pediatrics, critical care, and flight medicine. She began her career in health care as a massage therapist and worked as a midwife’s assistant for 10 years on a small island off the coast of Seattle. Deborah has a holistic approach to medicine and is devoted to addressing the physical, cultural, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients, families, and communities. She lives in Santa Fe where she enjoys hiking, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Dr. Brain Smith

    Brian Smith, MD

    Dr. Smith is an Eagle Scout who graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, before joining the Peace Corps for 2 terms (4 years) in rural Q’eqchi Maya indigenous Guatemala. It was there he learned the language, managed successful development projects and became interested in medicine. He returned to the United States in 2006 and prepared to apply to medical school. He attended East Tennessee State University School of Medicine – a school he chose because of its top national ranking in Rural Medicine. He graduated in 2012 and completed residency in New Mexico as part of the 1+2 UNM Hospital and Santa Fe program. In 2016 he was awarded the John F. Kennedy Service award from the Department of State of the United States – an honor given every 5 years – for his continued work in Guatemala over the past 20 years. He is the founder and president of a 501c3 non-profit called “Ch’ina us li Amaq’ink” or “CHILA inc.” for short. The organization’s name means “beautiful is life” in Maya Qeqchi and is dedicated to providing and coordinating healthcare for the Maya Qeqchi indigenous Guatemalans of Chisec, Alta Verapaz – pledging to always deliver that healthcare in the patient’s native language. www.chilainc.org