Briefcase: Lovelace Announces New Hires

Lovelace Medical Group announced several new hires.

Dr. Ahmed Bolkhir was hired as a gastroenterologist. Bolkhir completed his fellowship in general gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed advanced endoscopy training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then joined the faculty of Oklahoma University Health Science Center, where he was elected president of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Society of Endoscopy. Bolkhir is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology. It is located at Lovelace Medical Group at 500 Walter NE, Suite 401.

Christina Andre, FNP-C, was hired as a Certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Andre earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and earned certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Grand Canyon University and Northern Arizona University. Her clinical experience includes preventative care, chronic disease treatment, emergency response and more. Andre is located at Lovelace Medical Group at 6701 Jefferson NE.

Margaret “Joy” Longley, DNP, ANPC, RN, was hired as a certified nurse practitioner. Longley received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in New York and completed her master’s degree in health promotion studies from the University of Alberta in Canada. She also completed her doctorate at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Longley has over 35 years of experience in the assessment and management of general cardiology, heart failure and diabetes in adult patients. She has held certifications as a Diabetes Educator for over 25 years and as a Certified Heart Failure Nurse for over five years. She focuses on chronic disease management and patient-centered team collaboration. Longley is located at Lovelace Medical Group at 6701 Jefferson NE.

Dr. Susan Harte was hired as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Harte attended medical school at the University of Des Moines and completed his family medicine residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She is certified by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and the American Board of Family Medicine. She is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Harte sees patients 18 and older. She is located at the Lovelace Medical Group at 4420 Irving NW.

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