Corrales physician Karam Sonu Bhalla, specializing in internal medicine and anesthesiology, has opened a practice in Corrales. He has implemented a “concierge” model which offers a more intensive, personalized approach to health care. The first Corrales physician to offer such a practice here, Alyson Thal, opened Corrales Family Practice in 2012.

Raised in India, Bhalla earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis followed by residencies in internal medicine and anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico. Subsequently, he has worked with Presbyterian, Kaseman, Davita and Lovelace administrations. In opening his practice here, Bhalla said he tries to integrate western medical care approaches from healing traditions in his native India. He works with patients who may not want to take pills as their first course of treatment, and gives priority to preventive care.

The physician said his experience in conventional clinic settings trouble him because visits were scheduled too tightly to allow for real interaction between doctor and patient. His office, Indigo Health MD, is in the Territorial Plaza building on Corrales Road, just north of Coronado Road.

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