Linda Baker is a 1996 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. She is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 24 years experience in primary care of the family, urgent care & occupational medicine. She holds a national license as a Certified Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and is welcoming DOT exams in both our Louisiana & Los Lunas clinics.
Steven Cardenas is a Physician Assistant who graduated from the USC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in Los Angeles in 1983. He has 15 years experience as an occupational medicine provider. He is also a Nationally Registered DOT Examiner. He relocated to New Mexico in 2001 from California. He also worked for 7 years at the University of New Mexico Emergency/Level 1 Trauma Center as an emergency medicine provider.
Tym Candelaria is a Certified Medical Assistant with over 12 years’ experience in the medical field. Tym received his Medical Assistant Certificate with honors from Apollo College in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2019. Tym has over 10 years’ experience in Occupational Medicine, working both clinical and operations. He is also registered with the FMCSA to assist DOT certified providers in completing DOT exams and proper reporting of exams. Tym is the Manager of the Occupational Medicine program for Duke City Urgent Care and has many years experience managing high paced occupational medical facilities.
Dr. Kevin Kirkpatrick is a board certified emergency physician with over 24 years of experience since graduating from the UNM Med School and Scott and White Hospital in Temple, TX. Originally from Oklahoma, he grew up in Santa Fe and considers New Mexico his home. He is proud to have served in the NM Air National Guard. As an IFR rated private pilot and physician he has a full understanding of the operational and medical issues pertinent to aviation and has substantial experience in aviation medicine as the medical director and a flight physician for AirCARE1 International for 14 years. Kevin became an AME and ATCS examiner for the FAA in 2019 to serve pilots and air traffic controllers.