Partnering with Us

As a referring provider, we want to thank you for entrusting your patient’s care to Southwest Gynecologic Oncology. We are committed to providing holistic, personalized and compassionate care to all of our patients, and take pride in being a recognized leader in gynecologic cancer treatments.

Our Commitment to Referring Providers:

  • Highest caliber of treatment for all patients
  • A total scope of care within one practice, including in-office chemotherapy
  • Streamlined process for patient referrals
  • Will see new patients within 48 hours
  • Quick diagnoses; Test results available in 24 hours
  • Personal phone consultations available for all patients 24/7
  • Close communication and collaboration with referring physicians regarding treatments and developments; Personal follow up calls to keep you well informed
  • Copies of treatment records provided for a complete picture of oncology care

Our Stream-Lined Referral Process

We provide a quick and easy patient referral process. To make a referral, contact us by:

Our experienced referral staff will work with your patient to schedule an appointment. We will require medical records from the original diagnosis prior to the patient’s first appointment. We strive to see patients within 48 hours of their referral, at any of three convenient locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Sante Fe, New Mexico.

About Us

Southwest Gynecologic Oncology Associates was founded in 1985.  As a private medical practice, we are a gynecologic oncology pioneer in New Mexico providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care in all aspects of gynecological cancer including radical surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, genetic counseling and minimally invasive surgery including the daVinci robotic surgery system.

Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in oncology, and is committed to delivering the highest standards in personalized gynecologic cancer care and long-term survivor outcomes for women facing gynecological cancers. The team is led by Dr. Karen Finkelstein, who is double boarded in OB/GYN and GYN/ONC, providing leading-edge GYN/ONC treatments including minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and in-office chemotherapy with access to important clinical trials.

At Southwest Gynecologic Oncology we recognize that our patients will be challenged physically, emotionally and psychologically while facing difficult diagnoses.  That’s why our staff is dedicated to fighting cancer on all fronts, and treating the whole patient. While battling cancer in the body with the best medical weapons available, we also treat the person – helping patients control their mind and spirit throughout treatment. This creates what Dr. Finkelstein describes as a “deeply supportive healing environment at its best.”

Our Collaboration & Care Coordination

We’ll keep you well informed of your patient’s progress and treatment plans in a clear, timely manner, and are always happy to answer questions and provide explanations about your referred patients. To ensure you have a complete picture of your patients’ oncology care, we will provide copies of their treatment records