• Duke City Urgent Care

Our Story

Duke City Urgent Care, located in Albuquerque, is proud to offer fast, friendly, and high-quality urgent care to patients of all ages at our 11601 Montgomery Blvd location.  Our team of board-certified emergency medicine doctors, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics, and technicians has an enormous amount of medical experience within both the emergency department and urgent care settings such that we can provide top-notch care in our urgent care for a wide-variety of illnesses.  We pride ourselves on providing timely, compassionate care and will always try to exceed your expectations.

Our urgent care facility in Albuquerque is equipped with on-site X-rays and laboratory testing to help facilitate timely diagnoses and appropriate medical treatments.  We try to work with almost all insurance companies such that you as the patient don’t have to worry about confusing medical billing practices.  Our goal is to be the best urgent care clinic in Albuquerque, and to have the best providers so that we are able to properly treat our patients and get them better as soon as possible.

Duke City Urgent Care currently offers urgent medical care 7 days a week.  We are open from 9am-7pm on Monday through Friday and from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Whether you are visiting Albuquerque, new to town and haven’t established care with a primary doctor, or are unable to access your doctor in a timely fashion, please visit us for your urgent care medical needs.

Facility

Our facility is equipped for such procedures as:

  • X-Ray
  • Blood tests for signs of anemia or infection
  • Urine tests for drugs, infection and pregnancy
  • Throat and nasal cultures for flu or strep throat
  • Chemistry tests to check for signs of electrolyte imbalance and dehydration
  • EKG to test for heart abnormalities

Our Providers

Hank Taliaferro

Physician

Hank Taliaferro is originally from Annapolis, MD. He went to college at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and later attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he earned his medical degree. In 2002, he and his wife, Kelly, moved to New Mexico where he trained within the Emergency Department Residency Program at UNM Hospital.

Hank has worked in several emergency departments including Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital, University of New Mexico Hospital, and the Presbyterian Hospital. Hank has been a leader in the Urgent Care community founding MD Urgent Care in 2008, running clinical operations as Chief Medical Officer, and now launching Duke City Urgent Care.

Dr. Hank Taliaferro

Samira Ghoreishi

Physician’s Assistant

Born in Tehran, Iran, Samira Ghoreishi moved to Lubbock, Texas, at age 15 where she met her husband Pedram. The couple wed in 2001, making their home in Albuquerque, where Samira later earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from University of New Mexico and a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2008. She worked as a Physician’s Assistant at Albuquerque Health Partners Urgent Care, and later MD Urgent Care / Presbyterian Urgent Care, before joining the Duke City Urgent Care team in 2015. Samira and her husband have a daughter Mahya and son Kian, a family for whom she enjoys perfecting her homemade mac n’ cheese and authentic Persian cuisine.

Samira

Christina Chen, MD

Born in Arizona, Christina Chen was raised in the Southwest U.S. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology where she went on to finish her medical degree. She completed her residency in Family Medicine in Santa Fe, NM. Prior to joining Duke City Urgent Care, she worked at Presbyterian Hospital and Presbyterian Urgent Care. Outside of work, she and her husband Dominic enjoy exploring culture through cuisine.

Michael Whiting, MD

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, educated at Dartmouth College and the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Whiting completed his Emergency Medicine training at the University of California/Highland General Hospital in Oakland California in 1992.

After teaching at University of Chicago, Mike first came to New Mexico in 1993. He was a physician partner with the Northern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services group for almost 20 years. He and two partners then founded MD Urgent Care in Albuquerque, NM to bring Emergency Department quality care to the Urgent Care environment. His interests in medicine include quality care, information services, revenue cycle management, and group practice development. He now works with Duke City Urgent Care.

Mike is married to Debbie Vigil, MD, a native New Mexican. Together with their daughter Elizabeth, they enjoy family in Northern New Mexico as well as skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Susan Smith, CNP

Susan Smith CNP has a 30 year history of studying and teaching nursing students at the undergraduate and graduate level. While she initially graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Nursing, she later furthered her education and eventually received a Masters of Nursing from Emory University and a PhD of Nursing from the University of Texas. Susan has enjoyed working in the Urgent Care and Emergency Department settings for the last 20 years as a CNP. Outside of work, Susan can be found quilting at home with her two cats who love to sit on her quilting creations! She also enjoys travelling and is excited for upcoming trip to Paris and Barcelona next year.

Carla Rudolph, DO

Carla Rudolph is a general practitioner with expertise in urgent care medicine. She grew up in Texas and came to New Mexico for her undergraduate degree at New Mexico Tech. After completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, she attended medical school at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia and went on to complete their traditional rotating residency program in 2013. Carla moved to New Mexico after completing VCOM’s traditional rotating residency program to allow her husband to pursue his career as a scientist at Sandia National Labs. Prior to joining Duke City Urgent Care, Carla enjoyed caring for patients at Nextcare Urgent Care.

Victoria Ortiz, CNP

A native New Mexican, Victoria Ortiz, CNP is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from the University of New Mexico. Prior to becoming a CNP, she worked as a registered nurse for 9 years in surgical units, ICUs, and the Emergency Department. For much of her CNP career, she has worked in the Emergency Department at the University of New Mexico Hospital. In addition to now working at Duke City Urgent Care, she also enjoys taking care of veterans at the VA Hospital.

Outside of work, Victoria stays fit and runs frequently. She also enjoys playing the guitar and singing.

Kelly Spring, PA-C

Born and raised just outside of Denver, Colorado, Kelly Spring PA-C, became interested in medicine as a teenager while volunteering at Denver Children’s Hospital. She later worked closely with a Physician Assistant at a homeless youth medical clinic, thus igniting her drive to become a PA. After finishing her undergraduate work at the University of Colorado, Kelly came to New Mexico to attend the University of St. Francis Physician Assistant program, and graduated in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies. Kelly has always practiced in the emergency medicine field and enjoys the various aspects of working in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care settings. She finds that these settings provide a wonderful opportunity to engage with patients on a personal level while fulfilling her constant interest to learn more about medicine.

When not at work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 dogs in the beautiful outdoor settings that New Mexico provides. Kelly enjoys travelling near and far, hiking, mountain biking, practicing yoga, camping, cooking, and meditating.

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