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About our Medical Staff

John Tucker, DO, MBA

Dr. John Tucker is a primary care physician that is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Tucker attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He also graduated from NMSU with his Master of Business Administration. Dr. Tucker is from Las Cruces and he is looking forward to helping keep his hometown healthy.

What is the difference between a DO and MD?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Osteopathic physicians embrace a holistic philosophy that influences our approach to treatment and care. DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.

DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones. By combining this knowledge with the latest advances in medical technology, they offer patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.

Another very important aspect of medical care provided by DOs is a focus on prevention, tuning into how a patient's lifestyle and environment can impact their well-being. DOs strive to help you be truly healthy in mind, body, and spirit -- not just free of symptoms.

Melinda Brooks, FNP, MSN

With a general focus on family medicine and primary care for all ages, Melinda Brooks specializes in women’s health, well-baby exams, diabetes management, wound care, children’s sports and wellness exams, management of depression and anxiety, and vaccinations. 

A native of Las Cruces, Brooks began her career as a nurse in 1992 and said she chose to pursue an education in family practice as a nurse practitioner to provide care for the families in her home state. Her role as a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner allows her to give back to the community that is very near to her heart.

Brooks earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from New Mexico State University, her Master’s in Nursing from Regis University in Denver, CO, and received her Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Family HealthCare Center - Sonoma

Our medical and tech staff at the Family HealthCare Center Sonoma offer compassionate care and years of experience in family medicine for patients of all ages.