Fellow Profile

Fellow

Joseph Buffaloe

Joseph-Buffaloe

Focus Areas: Addiction & Overdose

Southwest CARE

Santa Fe, NM

Fellow

Joseph Buffaloe

Joseph serves as a Case Manager at Southwest CARE Center where his primary role is to test clients for HIV and hepatitis C, and link those with positive test results to a service provider that best meets the needs of the patient.  Joseph provides health education regarding HIV/HCV, risk factors, diagnosis and typical disease progression, exploration of treatment options, and development of a wellness plan while the client awaits treatment. 

Founded in 1996 as an AIDS Service Organization, Southwest CARE was established to address a burgeoning public health crisis in the community of Santa Fe, NM. The organization was designed with the patient’s dignity and biopsychosocial needs in mind.  Southwest CARE serves 10,000 individuals annually and operates four clinics across Santa Fe and Albuquerque.