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Gastroenterology

San Juan Health Partners Gastroenterology
940 West Pinon Street
Farmington, New Mexico 87401
505.609.6349
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

San Juan Health Partners is expanding its services remotely in compliance with the state of New Mexico’s recent public health order during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to meet the essential healthcare needs of our community, our clinics will now be offering telephone and video visits with our providers.

If you are in need of medical care with one of our clinics, please call the clinic’s main phone number to schedule your appointment as you would normally. A customer service representative will call you to check you in for your virtual visit.

Thank you for your understanding during this time as we work to address our community’s essential healthcare needs, while balancing the need to keep people at home and keep them safe. Learn more.

Working to promote digestive health through preventative care, our gastroenterologists screens for, manages, and treats a number of conditions related to the digestive tract and liver.

If you have diseases or issues involving the gastrointestinal system, you want the best experts in the field. Our trusted team delivers the most accurate screening results and provides a full range of services designed to return you to good health as promptly and painlessly as possible. From colon cancer, to chronic heartburn, to liver and pancreatic disease, our gastroenterologists provide relief for patients suffering digestive ailments and conditions of the digestive tract.

We maintain a commitment to excellence when it comes to our patients, and our diagnostic procedures and preventative screenings offer safety and quality that is close to home. 

We provide treatment for digestive disorders including:

• Stomach problems
• Acid reflux
• Chronic nausea
• Diarrhea
• Swallowing difficulties
• Annual colon screening

Meet Our Team

Dr. Francisco Colon

Dr. Francisco Colon received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. He then moved to Miami Beach, Florida for an internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He completed his first year of residency in Internal Medicine at San Juan Veterans Administration Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico and his second year at San Juan City Hospital. Dr. Colon completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Louisiana State University Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He moved to Farmington in 2000 and has been practicing Gastroenterology here ever since. Dr. Colon is a member of the New Mexico Medical Society and the San Juan County Medical Society.  He speaks English and Spanish.

 

Dr. Joseph Edelson

Dr. Edelson received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York in 1978 and then entered the U.S. Army. Dr. Edelson completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, followed by a Gastroenterology Fellowship. He served overseas in Korea and remained in the Army Medical Corps until 1987 and then served in the Reserve Components until 1991. 

Dr. Abdo Saad, MD, FACG

Dr. Saad earned his medical degree from American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, followed by a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Saad also completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, followed by an Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship at the University of Chicago in Illinois.

Patrick Olise MPH, PA-C

Mr. Olise holds three master's degrees. He received his Master of Public Administration from California State University in Hayward in 2001, a Master of Public Health from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia in 2003, and a Master of Medical Science from Mercer University College of Healthcare professionals, also in Atlanta, in 2014. 

 

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