Team NMNM.

Meet the NMNM team.


Come visit with our caring, friendly staff of
Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico.

Dr. Patrick Nuzzo, DN

Co-Founder

Dr. Patrick Nuzzo, DN

Patrick Nuzzo started his journey in Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) in 1974 when he began his studies to become a nutritionist. He worked as an independent contractor in the natural foods industry formulating, marketing and distributing nutritional supplements. Dr. Nuzzo developed several lines of nutritional supplements for the natural foods industry including a sports nutrition line for Walter Payton whom he partnered with in the venture, and developed products for Kraft General Foods and Anheuser Busch.

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Dr. Kirsten LaVista, DN

Co-Founder

Dr. Kirsten LaVista, DN

  • Graduated Arizona State University 1993
  • Worked in Sales and Medical Field 1993-2000
  • Graduated College of Naprapathy 2000
  • Introduced Naprapathy to several corporate accounts in the Chicagoland area 2000-2004
  • Moved to Santa Fe in November 2004. Opened the first licensed Naprapathic office in the state of New Mexico with Dr. Nuzzo

  • Dr. Christianna Clow

    Doctor of Naprapathy

    Dr. Christianna Clow, DN

    Dr. Clow (pronounced Clō), is a healthy lifestyle advocate and specializes in vitamin, mineral and nutritional therapeutics in conjunction with Naprapathic treatments. Her journey into natural and holistic medicine began as a little girl at her Grandma and Grandpa’s, where during each visit she would ravenously read their book “The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies”.

    Dr. Travis Mason

    DC, MS

    Dr. Travis Mason, DC, MS

    Dr. Travis Mason graduated from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon with a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Masters in Exercise and Sports Science. Specializing in chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities, he is also well versed in numerous myofascial soft tissue release techniques which can improve range of motion and function and provides and teaches therapeutic exercises.

    Dr. Denise Gabaldon-Thronas

    Doctor of Naprapathy

    Dr. Denise Gabaldon-Thronas, DN

    I am from northern NM and live in Ohkay Owingeh Reservation with my husband and three sons. Obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from New Mexico State University. In my Doctoral Studies in Naprapathy I have enhanced my experience and knowledge in manipulative medicine techniques to include soft tissue work, spinal alignment and nutritional counseling.

    Dr. Nix

    Doctor of Naprapathy

    Dr. Nix

    Doctor of Naprapathy

    Dr. Renee Nix

    Safety Officer

    Dr. Renee Nix, Safety Officer

    Dr. Nix graduated from SUNM’s inaugural class and has been a practicing Naprapath since 2014. She also is a current member of the Santa Fe County Fire Department with 30 as an EMT/Firefighter and code enforcement officer.

    Karen Benavente

    Patient Care Coordinator

    Patient Care Coordinator

    Patient Care Coordinator