Our Healthcare Staff

Southwest Women's Health, P.A. is one of the most experienced women's healthcare centers present in Albuquerque, NM. Having strong, knowledgeable and skilled staff members, we have managed to deliver amazing services to many women. We understand each woman individually and cater to each need separately after understanding the situation. Our healthcare services include hormone replacement therapy, colposcopy, post-op care and annual well-woman visits.

Rebecca J. Shoden, MD FACOG

Rebecca was a proud USMC military dependent and grew up moving to the east and west coasts and to Bonn, Germany. Her family settled in Texas where she attended high school in Arlington, Tx, college at UT Austin and medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Tx.

She did 2 years of her ObGyn training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, then returned to Parkland Hospital in Dallas to finish her residency in ObGyn in 1983.

She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been in private practice in Albuquerque since 1983. Rebecca is on the active staff at Presbyterian Hospital and Lovelace Hospital.

She is married with 2 sons and one grandson. She speaks German. She enjoys reading, quilting and babysitting her grandson! 

Amy Garcia, M.D.

Dr. Garcia is committed to offering the women of New Mexico the highest quality and most sophisticated and comprehensive surgical care. She approaches every patient with the philosophy that as women, we have choices about their healthcare and she strives to educate women so they can make the best decision that is right for them. She is always looking for the least invasive options to present so women can be empowered to affect the quality of their own lives. She has the surgical skill and experience necessary to allow her to provide these options to women that they may not have with other gynecologic surgeons.

Sara Friedman, MD

Sara Friedman, MD is a New Mexico native, raised in Los Lunas, NM.  She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2005 and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UC Davis Medical Center in 2009 where she was Chief Administrative Resident.  Missing green chile, family and the beauty of her home state, Dr. Friedman returned to New Mexico to pursue her passion--working in the field of women's health.  Dr. Friedman is committed to creating collaborative relationships with her patients and is an empathetic and compassionate care provider. She is an active listener who strives to educate her patients about their health. Dr. Friedman believes that when a woman is provided with evidence-based information, she can feel empowered to make the best decisions about her wellbeing.  As a mother of two delightful and inquisitive young children, Dr. Friedman is patient and experienced at dealing with challenges. She welcomes the opportunity to support women at all life stages in achieving good health. 

Linda Dominguez, CNP

Linda Dominguez, CNP has been a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the University Of New Mexico College Of Nursing where she was recognized as Distinguished Alum. She attended the Women's Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas.

She is recognized as a leader in the area of women's health and has served on national boards and government committees that have evaluated and advanced the needs and protocols for providing and improving health care for women. She gives voice to the cares and concerns she sees and hears from her patients, community and clinical practice. 

Karen L. Dwyer, PA-C

Karen grew up in Albuquerque since the age of 2. She has been with this practice for the last 13 years. Free time is spent with family and friends and trying to train a Standard poodle puppy. 

 

PA School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, PA-C 

Board Certification: NCCPA The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants ​​​​

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883 Lead Ave SE
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Tel: (505) 843-7131 | (505) 247-8820

Fax: (505) 246-9421​
 

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri - Closed

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