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Palliative Medicine for Northern New Mexico

Welcome! You’re already in good hands having come to this website.

In Good Hands provides accessible palliative medicine with YOU at the center. As your advocates, we take care of you along with your other specialists so that you may better understand and navigate your unique health care situation. With YOU at the center, you will have a sense of control over your difficult and sometimes overwhelming health care decisions.
Regardless of where you are on your journey, it’s never too early or too late to begin thinking strategically about your medical future. Health care planning, palliative medicine and end of life care can optimize your quality of life, alleviate anxiety and enhance family relations. Along with our medical expertise, we provide spiritual counseling and emotional support.

Learn more about our work, or contact us to discuss your particular needs.
Dr. Nauman’s spirit and kindness got our family through this difficult period when our sister died. She brings love and attention to challenging times.

– Maria E.

What We Do

We do house visits! Understanding that illness often makes traveling difficult, we are committed to bringing our services directly to you.

After establishing care with us, you will also have the convenience of setting up telemedicine appointments allowing us to continue providing quality healthcare seamlessly and comfortably.

We provide advanced care planning, palliative care assessment and treatment, ketamine treatment for death anxiety, end of life consultation and Medical Aid in Dying.

Who We Are

We are a skilled, bilingual team with YOU at the center. We specialize in:

  • coordination of care
  • management of pain and symptoms
  • social, spiritual and emotional support
  • social work assistance and direction
  • individualized care plans consistent with your goals
  • and access to community resources.

¡Y servicios bilingües además!


Dr. Lynn Nauman

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Lynn Nauman, M.D. graduated from the University New Mexico School of Medicine in 2002. She has practiced emergency medicine in Farmington, Shiprock, Santa Fe and Española. In 2009, in addition to working in the emergency department in Shiprock, she also specialized in Hospice Palliative Medicine. While she was with Presbyterian Española Hospital, as the Palliative Medicine Program Director, she created and developed palliative medicine services for Northern New Mexico. With these overlapping medical practices, it became obvious to Dr. Nauman that her future and purpose lay with end-of-life care among the diverse cultures in Northern New Mexico.

Lynn Nauman, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palliative Medicine?

Palliative medicine is a specialized discipline of medicine which offers comprehensive care enhancing the well-being of patients and their families including all matters physical, psychiatric, emotional, social, spiritual and existential.

Palliative medicine works in partnership with your current health care team at any age, any stage of illness.

Palliative medicine is an excellent framework for teaching a biopsychosocial model of illness and the inter-professional approach to complex health care problems.

How Are the Services Provided?

Dr. Nauman will come to your home, listen to you, and assess your complex care needs.

Your challenging symptoms will be managed, carefully and professionally.

Your current team of health care providers will be included in all decision making, as well as you and your family.

Serving All New Mexicans


Dr. Nauman is fluent in both English and Spanish, with excellent communication skills to help you understand what to expect with complicated medical illness.

We work with patients of all ages, from children to seniors. We are respectful of all religious beliefs, and we are happy to work with people from the entire rainbow.

We are in good contact and have personal relationships with medical providers and hospice teams in Bernalillo, Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties.