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Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler

Internal Medicine
16 years experience female

Locations

New Life Medical Consultants

Address

unlisted, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Sanchez-Goettler is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She is interested in Integrative Medicine as well. She has a Masters of Religion from Yale University as well as a Masters of Philosophy from Cambridge University in England. She is a certified personal trainer who is very interested in health and fitness. She is passionate about prevention and most types of dancing. She is on maternity leave and about to have a new baby girl any day. She is married with a five year old daughter.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Mexico, Oregon

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
338 Agrees
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See a provider: If you have liver cirrhosis or fatty liver, you are high risk for an infection in your abdomen, a GI bleed, and certain types of cancer. See a healthc... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See your PCP: Constant anal bleeding for weeks at a time requires further workup. It could be due to trauma from anal sex, but you will likely need some blood work ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Physical therapy: Would recommend Physical therapy, massage therapy or chiropractic therapy first. Call your healthcare provider to provide an alternative medication to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Lack of oxygen: This can be a sign of lack of oxygen in the blood or poor circulation. Some of the things that can cause this are heart disease, lung disease, Rheumat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Need further eval: It could be simply musculoskeletal such as a rib fracture or pulled muscle. However, your shortness of breath is concerning. You may have a blood clot... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Blue hands: This is usually a sign that you have poor circulation in your hands. It may be something benign (not serious) but it can be a sign of lung disease, ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Primary care: Most of us in internal medicine, family practice, OB/Gyn, Cardiology, Endocrinology and other specialities can answer your questions. Send a specific ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Unusual: I agree it would be unusual at your age to lose this much height.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Acute phase protein: Complement is what is called a "positive acute phase protein." This means that is increases in response to inflammation or infection. If you had a bad... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Summary: Here is a nice link from medline plus to read about it that answers your questions since I don't have much room here. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlinep... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See your Doctor: Smoky vision can occur from cataracts, corneal abrasion, diabetic eye, and many other causes. Some are considered emergencies and some are not. See a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Foot rash: I would recommend seeing a healthcare provider who can see your feet or doing a virtual consult with a healthcare provider. There are many things that... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Further eval needed: It is difficult to tell without an exam. It could be musculoskeletal but it could be something serious. How do you know you have an abnormal EKG? Is t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: It could mean a very early pregnancy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Need lab work: To determine the severity of your diabetes, your doctor can do some lab tests. Please follow up with your PCP. It is important to get your diabetes u... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Girlfriend or you: I'm not sure if your question is about your girlfriend's hyperthyroidism or your exhaustion. Exhaustion can be due to thyroid condition, but there are... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See a PCP: It sounds like you have an infection that should be checked. It is impossible to diagnose without an exam, but you may have shingles. If you do have s... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many causes: lack of sleep, depression, thyroid disease, dementia, old age, autoimmune disease, head bleed, drugs, environmental exposure, etc . . . many causes. C... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Lying flat: It if often due to the fact that you are lying flat. When we lie down, the gastroesophageal reflex kicks in because mucus automatically begins to pool... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Weight lifting: It is best to do a combination of cardio and weight lifiting. I would recommend doing a minimum of 20 minutes twice a week of cardio along with your w... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Depends on cause: You may just have a migraine or tension headache. There are also more serious causes of a serious headache such as a head bleed, an infection called m... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Back pain: It could be something musculoskeletal such as a bruised or broken rib or a muscular strain. In this case, you just need to wait it out. However, since... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Consider MRI: If your knee pain is severe, you might consider asking for an MRI. Although you do not have a fracture on xray, you may have an injury to a ligament, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Probably normal: Most likely there is no concern if your temperature is normal, and you have no other symptoms. I don't know how you took your temperature, but rectal ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Pregnancy test: The best way to find out is by taking an over the counter pregnancy test. If this is negative, your period can be late for many reasons including stre... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Knee popping: You need to follow up with a Rheumatologist particularly at your age. You will need follow up xrays and labs. if this is due to your RA, your Rheumato... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Bunion treatment: The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons suggest patient's try conservative therapy before surgical referral. Conservative therapy includes wid... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Consult with PCP: While this may be a simple migraine or other type of headache, by your explanation it could be something more concerning called temporal arteritis if ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Eye discharge: Eye discharge with irritation can be a sign of infection, foreign body, allergies or a few other things. If you have pain, blurred vision, severe irri... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Depends on the cause: It depends on why you are having pain. It likely would not hurt you to put a hot washcloth on it, but I would recommend seeing a healthcare provider t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Couldn't hurt: Back pain can be serious or benign. It could be just a muscle spasm. However, it could be worse things such as a UTI, pancreatitis, kidney stone, or m... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Multiple causes: There can be multiple causes of the symptoms you describe. First, is there a possibility that you are pregnant? If so, you can take an over the counte... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Likely blood: This is likely blood in your stool. I would recommend seeing your healthcare provider for further evaluation. It might be something simple such as hem... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See your PCP: Your rash may or may not be related to the acid reflux. The rash could be an allergy to some new medication, a new soap, detergent, plant, animal, an ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Possible vaginitis: you may have vaginitis. follow up with doctor. your doctor can do a physical exam and some diagnostic studies to determine the cause of your white dis... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Black spots: Black spots in your stool are more likely specks of blood in your stool. You can get tested by your doctor or an over the counter stool test to see if... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Neg pregnancy test: If you had a negative pregnancy test and you had your period after having sex, then it is extremely unlikely that you are pregnant. More likely is tha... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Blood: It is always worth finding out why you have blood coming out. It could be something simple such as hemorrhoids. However, you also have to be concerned... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Follow up with PCP: Follow up with a PHysician. It could be something such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but it could be another neurologic or orthopedic condition. See your... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Further eval: See a Physician asap. You need further studies and workup. Could be dangerous.
A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: There are many serious or not so serious things that could cause both chest pain and back pain. On the serious side, it could be a blood clot in your ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Wear and tear: Sclerosis is the term used to describe where there has been wear & tear to a bone, and the body has attempted to make the bony area stronger by de... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain should always be taken seriously. At your age, it is less likely that you are having a heart attack. Your chest pain could be related to an... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Chest tightness: Chest tightness after you eat is most likely something such as Gastroesophageal reflux. You can try over the counter medications such as Zantac (ranit... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Fungal infection: There are other anti-fungal medications that would be useful to try for you and your family. I would recommend going back to the Physician who prescri... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Contact your OB: It is important to follow up with your PCP especially if you are having fever, continued discharge, or a lot of blood. This could be normal recovery f... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Concerning: This is concerning especially if you are had a sudden change and inability to move your fingers. You could had a stroke or another neurological condit... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Follow up Doctor: Your gallbladder would have been on your right side. I am not sure what is swollen on your left side or what is visible. Please write back with more d... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Menstrual cycle: Yes, lightheadedness and fatigue can be normal symptoms of your menstrual cycle due to loss of blood. If you have heavy loss of bleeding, you may want... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ext genital exam: This involves the healthcare provider examining your vulva. Here are the parts that he/she might examine. It should not be painful for most people.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sanchez-goettler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sanchez-goettler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 9, 2014
Dr. Sanchez-goettler is great! Highly recommended! Very knowledgeable.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! haven't seen my rheumatologist in over a year,time to go back I guess
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) Thank u Dr. Leslie this is a little scary but I had to know
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Thank you! It's midnight now so I think I'll wait until morning:)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, NM
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

UNM HOSPITAL
Completed 2009

Awards

American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified
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Affiliations

American College of Phyiscians
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