Professional Biographies

Laura Bellew, NP

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Years With Optum: 1

  • Undergrad School: Gannon University Erie, PA
  • Graduate School: The University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
Special Interests:

Reading professional literature; Attending conferences relating to my area of practice; Working in my chosen profession; [in future] Write a professional article for medical journal

Previous Employment:
Lovelace Medical Group - Albuquerque, NM
Presbyterian Hospital Heart Group - Albuquerque, NM
The New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Center - Albuquerque, NM
Renal Medicine Associates - Albuquerque, NM
The United States Air Force, Kirtland AFB - Albuquerque, NM

American Society of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Credentialing Center
New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Association


Why did you decide to live in Albuquerque?
I was employed by the Air Force and was stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base. After my commitment, I stayed in Albuquerque to continue my education at UNM. I then decided to stay for the more gentler climate compared to the Northeast where I am from. I very much like the activities that are available here, the artwork, museums and beautiful scenery. My youngest daughter is very happy here so I decided to stay.

I have 4 wonderful daughters and their names are Claire, Rebecca, Alexandra and Maria and they are the love of my life.

Reading, exercising, listening to music, spending time with family and friends


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