Diabetes Specialist Martin Ruiz, MD to be White House Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker at Peruvian Independence Day Events July 14, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Peruvian American National Council (PANC) has announced that CHRISTUS St. Vincent medical group physician Martin Ruiz, MD will be a guest of honor at the White House as part of the council’s Peruvian Independence Day celebration to be held July 20 and 21 in Washington, D.C. The PANC will recognize Dr. Ruiz for his outstanding achievements in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. He will also be the keynote speaker at the U.S. Senate ceremony on July 21.

As a diabetologist, Dr. Ruiz specializes in the care and management of metabolic disorders, including diabetes. In additional to insulin optimization and lifestyle changes, his approach to caring for diabetic patients emphasizes preserving the healthy function of insulin-producing cells and supporting optimum health of the brain, heart, kidneys and vascular system.

He is an active advocate for the prevention and management of diabetes, speaking at community workshops and conferences throughout Peru and New Mexico.

“I am honored to receive this award, and I look forward to using this opportunity to continue to share the important message of diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment,” says Dr. Ruiz. “In New Mexico, about 1 in 8 adults are affected by diabetes and many more by prediabetes. It’s a disease that puts people at risk for serious health complications, but we can reduce that risk by helping people lead healthier lives and ensuring they get the treatment they need.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruiz, please call CHRISTUS St. Vincent St. Michael’s Family Medicine at 505.988.1232.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent is a private, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 300,000 people in seven counties in Northern New Mexico. CHRISTUS St. Vincent was founded in 1865 by the Sisters of Charity. It is New Mexico's first hospital and the largest private employer in Santa Fe, offering more than 30 specialized services and physician clinics. Our healing ministry is to improve lives by providing excellent, compassionate health care to the patients and families we serve.