Giddel Thom, MD Pediatrics
Dr. Thom is fluent in both English and Spanish. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center an acute care teaching hospital academically affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical Center in Bronx, New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Louisiana State University- New Orleans Children Hospital. Dr. Thom spends time volunteering in various medical missions in South America and the Caribbean. He has also provided health services to poverty stricken areas of Mexico. In his spare time Dr. Thom enjoys hiking, fishing, table tennis, cricket, and badminton.
Guadalupe Kennedy, CFNP
Ms. Kennedy was raised in Portales and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She received both her RN as well as her BSN through Eastern New Mexico University. Ms. Kennedy obtained her Masters and Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP) degree from West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas. She has been a practicing Nurse Practitioner since 2004, and has worked with La Casa since 1994.
Katie Edwards, FNP
Ms. Katie Edwards is a Family Nurse Practitioner at La Casa Family Health Center’s ENMU based clinic. Originally from Nebraska, Ms. Edwards received her first Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2009. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Edwards obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from Creighton University in 2011. After working as an intensive care (ICU) nurse in Nebraska and New Mexico for five years, she obtained her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) from Clarkson College in 2016. In her spare time, Ms. Edwards enjoys traveling throughout the United States and abroad, sampling local cuisines, and spending time with her husband and two goldendoodle puppies.
Gangadhar Immanni, DDS
Dr. Immanni is excited to be in the Clovis and Portales area serving the local community! He and his wife, Prathyusha, have been married for six years, and moved to New Mexico in 2011. He is a graduate of New York University, where he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery and a Masters in Health Administration. Dr. Immanni is a member of the American Dental Association, the New Mexico Dental Association and Indian Dental Association. He has volunteered at New Mexico’s “Mission of Mercy” in Farmington and Rio Rancho for the past 2 years, providing free dental care for those in need. Dr. Immanni appreciates the value of family and friends, enjoys traveling, watching sports and staying in shape by working out. Dr. Immanni and his team of certified dental assistants will work with you to address your oral health concerns and provide you with the best possible service for your needs.
Myrna Policarpio, DDS
Dr. Policarpio “Dr. P”, was born and raised in the Philippines where she earned her first dental degree. She worked in private practice for 22 years as a general dentist before migrating to the United States. She completed her second DMD degree at the University of Colorado, International Dentist Program. She worked as a dentist in Albuquerque for two years after dental school until she joined the staff at Jal Hospital, where she managed the dental clinic. Dr. P is passionate about community service and working for the underserved. She loves to travel and explore new cultures. In her spare time, she likes to read philosophical and religious materials, and be a mom to her two dogs, China and Deja. She feels blessed to have joined the La Casa Family and is happy to serve the Portales community.
Vici Dendy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Ms. Dendy is a registered dental hygienist and has been in dentistry for 40 years. She loves the people she works with and considers them to be family. This is how she treats her patients…like family. She is proud to educate patients so they can improve their homecare and in turn become healthy. Ms. Dendy grew up in Texas and attended WTSU and Amarillo College for Dental Hygiene. Her and her husband Jack have two children. Chris, is a minister and is married to Katie. They have three great grandkids, Haddon, Hudson, and Hannah. Mecca, is a math teacher. She has given Ms. Dendy adorable grandbabies, River and Zaylie. Anytime you ask about her family she will whip out some pictures and show you!