Dennis L. Prickett, PT
Dennis is the operator of Atrium Physical Therapy in Las Cruces. He owns Atrium Physical Therapy with his wife, Elaine.
Dennis received his Physical Therapy training at the University of New Mexico. With a previous degree in Education, Dennis combines his training to educate clients in the causes, available treatments, and potential long-term implications of their diagnosis while using the best available treatment techniques to eliminate pain and restore function.
“I believe that one critical component to achieving optimal treatment outcomes is to provide a treatment environment that promotes healing. The atmosphere in our clinic is designed to do just that – it feels more like home, and smiles are contagious.”
Dennis has a broad base of experience which he brings to this office. His experience includes working in Pediatrics, Acute Care, Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. In addition to operating his private practice for the last 17 years, he has served as department head in Home Health and Skilled Nursing / LTC facility rehab departments.
Dennis has served as speaking faculty for continuing education programs for Physical Therapists on establishing functional maintenance programs. He has a special interest in rapid pain relief/pain management techniques.
Mary Ann Allred, MPT
Mary Ann is originally from NM. She moved to the Midwest, attended KU for undergrad and KUMED for her MPT in May of 2001. Mary Ann is a devoted Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU fan. Mary Ann moved back to NM and has called Las Cruces home since 2006. Mary Ann has experience with orthopedic clients and has worked in rehab settings for a number of years. Mary Ann has also worked in pediatrics. Mary Ann joined the Atrium Family in 2015 and has brought with her experience, techniques that have given patients relief from pain. Mary Ann enjoys gaining new knowledge to help our patients.
Israel Montoya, PTA
Israel was a painter for many years and when the economy took a turn for the worse he got a job at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern NM and went back to school. He knew he wanted a career where he could support his family and would give him pleasure and Physical Therapy was the career for him. “I found that I love outpatient therapy and I had a wonderful experience here at Atrium PT during my clinical rotation, and now as a PTA I find that it is the place to be, with great staff and ownership. I’m very excited to be part of the team.” Israel likes fishing, camping and riding motorcycles. “I am very happy to be here at Atrium PT. I love to help people with doing all possible to make them feel better. It is the reason I’m in the Physical Therapy world.”
Tara Stadjuhar, PTA
More about Tara coming soon!
Anthony Apodaca, PTA
Tony has lived in Las Cruces 30+ years. Tony received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at NMSU. Although he has a deep interest in research, it was important for him to work more directly with the community. It was not until his grandfather was seriously injured, and told there was little chance he would be able to walk again, did Tony consider a career in physical therapy. His grandfather received physical therapy and had a second chance to walk again. After seeing how PT could make such a tremendous impact in someone’s life, he made the decision to make his next goal obtaining a license as a PTA. Tony enjoys spending time with his family, participating in 5k runs and hiking with his fiancé and son. Tony joined the Atrium family in 2017.
Edna Torres - Client Service Representative
Edna was raised in a small town (which is now a city by the way) of Anthony, NM. “I love Anthony and the great sunsets I get to see every day!” She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish with a Minor in Counseling and Educational Psychology from New Mexico State University. She would love to become a Court Interpreter some day and provide language interpretation for those who do not speak English. She recently became engaged to her other half of 4 years. She has 2 sisters, a niece and a nephew. “I love to dance, sing, and spend time with my loved ones. I love the family atmosphere we have here at Atrium. We all help each other and help all of our patients reach their goal in achieving a pain-free lifestyle!”
Philip Montoya - Office Assistant
More about Philip coming soon!
Anna Marie Robles - Client Service Representative
Anna Marie was born and raised in Las Cruces NM, and has lived in Hawaii, North Carolina, and Texas. She has been married for 7 years and has one handsome son and two beautiful step daughters, along with four terrific grandkids. She was previously in banking for 15 years and decided to retire, and pursue a new adventure in the medical field. She loves to travel and spend time together with her family and my dogs. “I am so happy and very excited to be a part of the Atrium PT family, and the staff and patients are so wonderful to work with. I love how our core values are so important, and how we strive each day to give all our patients the very best experience. I look forward to many years working with Atrium PT and the great staff and patients.”
Beatrice Carrasco - Biller/Insurance Specialist
Beatrice is a farmers daughter, growing up in Chamberino, New Mexico. She enjoys camping, hiking and family gatherings. Beatrice has a wide variety of job experience, 10 years as an Insurance Specialist and Medical Biller, and 8 years as a Medical Office Manager. She believes in our core value Growth by Pursuing Learning, she has a Degree in Business Administration and is currently working on an Accounting Degree. Beatrice has been with Atrium Physical Therapy for 6 months where she strives to serve with excellence and humility.
Amanda Ortiz – Clinical Support
Amanda is from a small town - Moriarty, New Mexico. She moved to Las Cruces to attend New Mexico State University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education. Amanda enjoys working at Atrium Physical Therapy because of the family-like atmosphere. She says that “everyone works together to achieve the goal of our patients”. In her spare time Amanda like to run and hang out with her dogs, family, and friends.
Crystal Anaya - Clinical Support
Crystal was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She moved to a small town- Vinton, TX., in May of 2017, to pursue her education in Physical Therapy Assisting. She started school at EPCC as a full time student in January of 2018. "I really enjoy being part of the Atrium Physical Therapy Family. I learn so much everyday. It means so much to be a part of helping patients overcome a difficult point in their life. I really enjoy coming together as a team to make a difference in our patients lives.” In her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband and daughter. Together they like to explore their new environment in Texas/New Mexico.