Frances Chavez, MD (Medical Director)



Dr. Chavez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Irvine and her Medical Degree from UC San Diego.


For nine years she maintained a solo practice in full spectrum family medicine in Santa Fe. She is licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico and California and is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians and Physicians for Human Rights.

Dr. Chavez’s family on both the paternal and maternal sides traces their lineage back 400 years in New Mexico and Southern Colorado. She chose to work with Presbyterian Medical Services out of “a desire to serve people in rural, underserved areas.” She welcomes being a part of a program that provides dental and behavioral health services in addition to primary care.

In addition to being a member of Physicians for Human Rights, Dr. Chavez has participated in the International Project for the Forced Disappeared in Latin America and is a Physician Mentor for U.S. graduates Latin American School of Medicine of Havana, Cuba. She enjoys documentary filmmaking and running half marathons and writing.

Frances Chavez, MD