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Release Date: 4/24/2014


April 24, 2014



Katie Coppens, Optum

1-505-967-7248, Cell

1-505-262-7104, Office




Albuquerque, N.M. — Have you ever wished you could just send a quick tweet to your doctor? Optum is making it possible!


Join Optum (@abqhp) for a free Twitter chat on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The chat will provide a direct medium for patients and the community to ask ABQ HP providers specific questions about their healthcare in 140 characters or less.


Six Optum providers from a wide range of specialties will be available to instantaneously answer questions submitted using the hashtag #AskABQDocs. Follow Optum on Twitter at @abqhp to join the conversation.


Optum Participants:

  • Dr. Aric Coffman, Chief Medical Officer, General Surgery
  • Dr. John Good, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Rita Leard, Women’s Health
  • Dr. Jeff Morehouse, Mariposa Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Ryan Tyner, Bariatric Surgery
  • Dr. Lance Wilson, Urgent Care


Please note: Any answers/advice given by an ABQ HP physician throughout the #AskABQDocs chat is general & shouldn't be considered a diagnosis. All medical cases vary. Please consult your physician regarding your specific medical needs.


About Optum

Optum is a physician-led, multi-specialty medical group based in Albuquerque, NM. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by 43 medical and surgical specialties with 18 locations throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Optum recently merged with Optum HealthCare Partners LLC, a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about Optum, please visit


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