Congratulations, Dr. Franco, 2022 Albuquerque Top Doc, Orthopedics

We’d like to congratulate Dr. Franco for being selected Top Doc of ABQ 2022 for Orthopedics! Check out the article below to enjoy Dr. Franco’s entertaining answers to the interview questions. Those who know him know perfectly well why he was voted “best personality” in high school. 😀
Subscribers can access the digital issue here. Also, here’s a handy link to the list of newsstands where the magazine is on sale: newsstand locations.


Dr. Tripuraneni Featured in ABQ Magazine 2019 Top Docs!

Congratulations to Dr. Tripuraneni from ABQ The Magazine!

Dr. Tripuraneni Featured in ABQ Magazine 2019 Top Docs!Dr. Krishna Tripuraneni is not just one of the most respected orthopaedic surgeons in New Mexico, his reputation spans the entire country. Perhaps that’s why he was one of the physicians chosen by the Albuquerque Isotopes to be a team doctor.

Krishna Tripuraneni, MD, FAAOS is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. After completing his undergraduate and medical degrees at George Washington University, Dr. Tripuraneni completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of New Mexico followed by a fellowship in total joint replacement at Stanford University.

Dr. Tripuraneni views his professional career as an opportunity to assist others and finds a deep satisfaction in facilitating people to lead healthier and happier lives.

His comprehensive, personalized approach and open communication with patients, as well as his desire for patients to return to an improved quality of life are integral in his daily interactions. He makes himself readily available to his patients and his empathetic understanding is vital to their satisfaction. His excellent technical skills, along with his compassionate care are the reasons patients travel from all over the state of New Mexico, as well as neighboring states, to seek his professional opinion.

His clinical care extends beyond joint replacement, as he continues to perform general orthopaedic procedures. Dr. Tripuraneni is involved in clinical research, has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on joint replacement, presented at national meetings, and volunteers his time as a member of national orthopaedic societies.

He is passionate about innovative medical care. He stays up to date with the latest orthopaedic research and integrates this into his practice in order to deliver top-notch clinical and surgical care for his patients. He has spearheaded same-day, outpatient discharges for hip and knee replacements in Albuquerque and is involved in a national, clinical study integrating everyday technology into post-surgical care. His excellent clinical and research care teams manage the numerous intricacies from beginning to end in order to ensure a positive experience for the patient.

Dr. Tripuraneni’s commitment to education extends to the numerous medical students and residents he has mentored over the years. He enjoys being one of the several team physicians for the Albuquerque Isotopes, with the added benefit of enjoying the games with family and friends!

During his free time, Dr. Tripuraneni enjoys sporting activities, staying healthy, traveling and spending time with family.

Dr. Douglas Allen – Albuquerque’s Top Orthopedic Doctor

Dr. Douglas Allen - New Mexico OrthopaedicsWhat drew you to your speciality?

When entering medical school, Orthopedics initially appealed to me because it is an interesting combination of medicine, sports, and engineering.

Do you have a favorite on-the-job story you can share with us?

I had the opportunity to perform shoulder replacements on my fourth-grade teacher. It was great to reconnect with her and she was a pleasure to work with. She is functioning beyond her expectations and is pain free.

What is the best part of practicing in Albuquerque?

It’s great to practice in my hometown. Both my wife and I are physicians and multi-generational natives of Albuquerque. When we were finishing our medical training, it was obvious that we both wanted to come home and practice in an area that has so much going for it, but is generally underserved medically.

Off the clock, do you have any hobbies or causes you support?

Currently, I help coach my son’s high school wrestling team in my free time. I also enjoy skiing and all aspects of outdoor sports.

What’s the most exciting new development in your field?

Over the last several years there has been an emphasis on minimally invasive / arthroscopic procedures. I’m often amazed at our ability to perform surgeries through very small incisions.

What has been the proudest moment of your career?

Going back to Duke, (where I attended undergraduate school( after completion of my residency, to sub-specialize in the orthopedic care of athletes. Part of the requirement of the fellowship was serving as one of the lead physicians for the Duke basketball team.

In one sentence, what would be your advice for living a happy, healthy life ?

Exercise and have fun!

Dr. Michael Archibeck Featured in Albquerque 13th Annual Top Doc Issue

The 13th Annual Top Docs Issue

For this, our 13th year, we asked Albuquerque-area doctors one simple question: “If you had to refer a loved one to a doctor other than yourself, to whom would you refer them?” This month, we share the results of our annual Top Docs survey and unveil this year’s winners.

For this years Orthopedic category we’re featuring New Mexico Orthopaedics’ Dr. Michael Archibeck.

Kelly Rivera, Registered Nurse First Assistant

Michael Archibeck, MDName one part of the office environment that says the most about Dr. Archibeck.
The practice runs like a well-oiled machine. We each know our expectations and work well together to help our patients.

What is the No. 1 health tip for those as busy as you are?
Eat a hearty breakfast!

How do Dr. Archibeck and your team try to create a great patient experience?
There is an ongoing effort to fix what isn’t working to ensure clinic appointments run on time and patients have optimal outcomes. Dr. Archibeck makes us feel like we are all on the same team working towards the same goal.

In your opinion, what makes Dr. Archibeck a Top Doc?
A good doctor is someone that has a good reputation within the medical community and among his patients. A Top Doc has the respect of the people that work closest with him. It is an honor to be a part of Dr. Archibeck’s team.

Angela Roybal, Medical Assistant

How do Dr. Archibeck and your team try to create a great patient experience?
I feel that our team works well together and we all have the patient’s best interests in mind and work toward making things easy and comfortable for the patients.

How do you ensure your organization delivers the best care, for every patient, every time?
I do my part to make sure our patients feel confident and comfortable with their care by being available for them when they have questions, by getting back to them in a timely manner, and by making sure they get their questions answered.

In your opinion, what makes Dr. Archibeck a Top Doc? Dr. Archibeck is a kind and compassionate person and a great surgeon.

Dean Showalter, Certified Physician Assistant

How long have you worked with Dr. Archibeck?
16 years.

What is your favorite part of coming to work every day?
Seeing the difference in patients before and after surgery.

In your opinion, what makes Dr. Archibeck a Top Doc?
Dr. Archibeck is an incredible surgeon. He makes everyone around him strive for excellence.

New Mexico Orthopaedics would like to congratulate Dr. Michael Archibeck!


Doctors Michael Archibeck and Charles Pribyl were ranked second and third, respectively, in this year’s Top Doctors annual survey, put on by Albuquerque the Magazine. Dr. Pribyl has previously won the distinction of top orthopaedic doctor in Albuquerque more than once over the last few years. We are proud of both physicians and are glad to see their reputation carries on outside the building, among their peers and the community. Here is a link to the magazine’s web page:


Archibeck Michael-350pxDr. Michael Archibeck was recently named Top Orthopedic Doctor in Albuquerque 2015 in the March issue of Albuquerque the Magazine. Dr. Archibeck received this recognition from his peers, who voted for the top physicians in all specialties of medicine. You can read more about Dr. Archibeck in this month’s edition of Albuquerque the Magazine/Top Docs. Congratulations Dr. Archibeck!