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Jennifer Trujillo and Cassandra Otero, the founders of Valencia Health and Wellness, believe it is their mission to empower their fellow Valencia County residents to live their healthiest lives possible by utilizing a collaborative and personalized approach to family medicine. Rather than just treating the daily symptoms of chronic disease states, Valencia Health and Wellness focuses on and teaches patients how to obtain true wellness. Cassandra and Jennifer promote preventative care by encouraging their patients to make long term lifestyle choices and changes that will improve their overall physical health and mental well-being.
Valencia Health and Wellness offers family health care services with a focus on wellness and prevention of disease. Our clinic has two licensed medical practitioners, Cassandra and Jennifer, both of whom have a long history in family medicine. They are fully licensed in the state of New Mexico to practice medicine. This includes seeing patients, ordering diagnostic studies and labs, and prescribing medications. Cassandra and Jennifer are NCCPA certified. They are certified in implantable birth control, perform CDL/DOT medical exams and are certified by Allergan in the use of therapeutic Botox treatments. The clinic will also have a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Licensed Massage Therapist. These services will be used in conjunction with primary care to enhance typical treatment regimens.
Jennifer was raised, and still lives, in Belen, with her husband and son. She is a proud alumna of Belen High School. She has been practicing as a PA in the area of family medicine since 2007. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2000 and from the University of St. Francis with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2004. Jennifer is passionate about serving her community and providing them with the tools they need to realize their health goals.
Cassandra has been a family practice PA for the past 13 years. She was born and raised in Los Lunas and returned here from Albuquerque four years ago to continue her practice in the county she loves. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from New Mexico State University in 2002. She then went on to the University of New Mexico PA program and graduated in 2006. She began her career in a small private practice in Albuquerque. Cassandra is dedicated to the comprehensive care of her patients. She is committed to providing quality care and fostering good patient – provider relationships. She is also passionate about her community and hopes to be able to help her patients live healthy lives. She resides in Los Lunas with her husband and two children.
Our clinic also has a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Jon has over 20 years of experience treating musculoskeletal conditions. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. It was while working as a certified athletic trainer that Jon found his passion for physical therapy. Since 2004 he has worked as a physical therapist in various settings, including outpatient clinical setting, hospital, skilled nursing facilities and home health care. He received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of New Mexico in 2004. In 2007 he completed his Doctorate at A.T. Stills University. Sports are a part of his everyday life. He volunteers his time coaching various teams in Valencia county.
Jeanette is a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She also holds certification from the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. After retiring from teaching in the Los Lunas schools, she attended Southwest Acupuncture College. She graduated from UNM with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and received her Master’s degree in Science teaching from New Mexico Tech. Jeanette has a special interest in treating pain and emotional issues such as PTSD, anxiety, addiction and weight loss. She has additional training as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. She regularly volunteers at substance abuse clinics in Albuquerque. She has a healing touch and a passion for helping others through acupuncture.