Dr. Paul Afek, MD

Family Medicine  |  
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Age 63
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Dr. Paul Afek, MD
I treat all ages of patients in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area. Paul Afek, MD is an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the UNM School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed his Family Medicine residence at Forbes Family Medicine in Pennsylvania. He worked for 13 years at a rural Community Health Center near Tucson, Arizona as part of the National Health Service Corps, and was a volunteer clinical faculty member at the University of Arizona. He then worked for 5 years at a hospital-owned outpatient office prior to moving to Albuquerque. Dr. Afek is working primarily at UNM SRMC and is precepting residents at the UNM North Valley Clinic on the main campus. Prior to his career in medicine, Dr. Afek was a tractor mechanic on a kibbutz in Israel, and a medic in the Israel Defense Force. He enjoys outdoor activities with his wife, and playing with his grandchildren, as well as fitness and amateur natural bodybuilding.

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center

3001 Broadmoor Blvd NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Contact Information

(505) 994-7347

Dr. Paul Afek, MD

Dr. Paul Afek, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I work collaboratively with patients to treat their problems and improve their overall health.
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Dr. Afek's Experience

Dr. Afek's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)


  • Arthrocentesis
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Joint Injection
  • Soft Tissue Injections

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • City College Of New York
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Forbes Fam Prac Res Prog
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Forbes Fam Prac Forbes Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians,
Media & Publications

Dr. Afek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

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Dr. Afek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Afek to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Afek Says:

I am now in a new practice at the University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Afek's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Rio Rancho, NM |
as a vietnam veteran i have a number of health problems and i trust Dr Afek in discussing them and coming up with a plan tp address them.
Albuquerque, NM |
He is friendly, listens well, very caring
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Dr. Afek accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Afek has admitting privileges

Unm Hospital
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center
3001 Broadmoor Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
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