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Family Medicine Residency Staff


Candace Watts, MD - 3rd Year Resident

Education:  Bachelor of Science, Hampton University Nursing School; Doctor of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Philosophy of Care:  I view good health as living in balance with the spiritual self, physical self, emotional self and the environment. I am honored to support my patients, their families and the communities I serve on the path to living in harmony.
Special Medical Interests:  American Indian and Alaska Native health, elder care, LGTBQ care, integrative medicine, addiction/recovery medicine, comprehensive women's health, preventative medicine.

Date joined SIHB:  2016


Amy Chabitnoy, MD - 3rd Year Resident

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Franklin & Marshall College; Doctor of Medicine, Dartmouth College.
Philosophy of Care:  I believe health care is a fundamental human right and that the best health care treats the body, the individual and the soul. Each patient has a story. I look forward to getting to know my patients better and learning from them, and to the opportunity to be a part of this community and to contribute to its health care. I promise to work hard for my patients and with them in a partnership based on respect.
Specific Medical Interests:  Rural health, community medicine, integrative medicine, addiction medicine, obstetrics, women’s health.
Personal Interests:  Playing soccer or basketball, watching football (go Steelers!), hiking, mountain biking and baking.
Date joined SIHB:  2016

Kelsey Montanic, MD - 2nd Year Resident

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Western Washington University.  Doctor of Science, University of New Mexico.
Philosophy of Care:  Provide a holistic approach to medicine by treating a patient and the community's mind, body and spirit.  With a focus on the patient centered care model, I want to empower our patients to not only participate in their care and make decisions, but to feel in control of their own health.
Special Medicine Interests:  Full spectrum medicine, rural health, indigenous health, addiction medicine and women's health.
Personal Interests:  Play and watch soccer, hiking, listening and learning about new music, and enjoying good food.

Date joined SIHB:  2017


Julia Silva, MD - 2nd Year Resident


Education:  Bachelor of Science and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University.  Doctor of Medicine, University of New Mexico.
Philosophy of Care:  Prevention and management of illness and chronic disease through personalized healthcare focused not only on the patient physical needs, but social, psychological and cultural needs as well.  Promoting access to high quality health care for all as a human right.
Special Medicine Interests:  Women's reproductive care and obstetrics, addition medicine and pediatrics.
Personal Interest:  Cooking, exploring nature through hiking, camping and bicycling.

Date joined SIHB:  2017

Alex Kivikimaki, MD - 1st Year Resident


Education:  Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin.  Doctor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public health.
Philosophy of Care:  Patient-centered care with a focus on overall well-being.
Special Medicine Interests:  Full spectrum medicine.
Personal Interests:  Travel, weightlifting, Wisconsin Badger sports, karaoke and fishing.

Date joined SIHB:  2018


Kara Harvill, MD (Navaho, Dine') - 1st Year Resident


Education:  University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
Philosophy of Care:  I believe the health of an individual is inextricably tied to the health of the family, the community and the environment. I hope to advocate for the health of my patients in every one of these contexts.  I look forward to partnering with my patients to promote physical, emotional and spiritual health within and outside the clinic walls.
Special Medicine Interests:  American Indian health, reproductive health, adolescent medicine, HIV primary care, addiction/recovery medicine, LGBTQ health, trauma-informed care.
Personal Interests:  Running, hiking, cooking and spending time with my pup.

Date joined SIHB:  2018