Team NMNM.

Meet the NMNM team.


Come visit with our caring, friendly staff of
Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico.

Dr. Patrick Nuzzo, DN

Co-Founder

Dr. Patrick Nuzzo, DN

Patrick Nuzzo started his journey in Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) in 1974 when he began his studies to become a nutritionist. He worked as an independent contractor in the natural foods industry formulating, marketing and distributing nutritional supplements. Dr. Nuzzo developed several lines of nutritional supplements for the natural foods industry including a sports nutrition line for Walter Payton whom he partnered with in the venture, and developed products for Kraft General Foods and Anheuser Busch.

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Dr. Kirsten LaVista, DN

Co-Founder

Dr. Kirsten LaVista, DN

  • Graduated Arizona State University 1993
  • Worked in Sales and Medical Field 1993-2000
  • Graduated College of Naprapathy 2000
  • Introduced Naprapathy to several corporate accounts in the Chicagoland area 2000-2004
  • Moved to Santa Fe in November 2004. Opened the first licensed Naprapathic office in the state of New Mexico with Dr. Nuzzo

  • Dr. Zayner

    Doctor of Naprapathy

    Dr. Zayner

  • Graduated Soma Institute for clinical massage 2001
  • Graduated Midwest College of Oriental Medicine 2005
  • Graduated National College of Naprapathic Medicine 2009
  • Dr. Fresne

    Doctor of Naprapathy

    Dr. Fresne

  • Graduated College of Naprapathy 2004
  • Treats a variety of conditions with Naprapathic manipulative techniques
  • Nutritional Counselor
  • Dr. Nix

    Doctor of Naprapathy

    Dr. Nix

    Doctor of Naprapathy

    Karen Benavente

    Patient Care Coordinator

    Patient Care Coordinator

    Patient Care Coordinator