About Us

Thank you for choosing New Mexico Pain Associates.
Learn a bit more about our staff and our experience.

MISSION: “Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life, so you can live it to the fullest.”

Medical Staff

Diego Gonzalez , MD, DABA, DABPM, MBA

Dr. Gonzalez is Board Certified in Pain Management and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Management. He is also Board Certified in Anesthesia and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesia. Dr Gonzalez attended medical school in Costa Rica at the Universidad Autonoma de Centro America, He completed his training and residency at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Gonzalez has been practicing Pain Management and Anesthesia services since 2004. Dr Gonzalez and his family have lived in Albuquerque since 2004.

Timothy J. O’Brien M.D.

Dr. O’Brien is board certified in Anesthesiology and has cared for patients in Albuquerque for more than 20 years. Dr. O’Brien’s training allowed him to travel the country. He completed medical school in 1992 in his home state of California, at University of California, Irvine, followed by an Internship in Syracuse, NY. Dr. O’Brien completed his residency in Anesthesiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee. He then moved with his family to Albuquerque where he has practiced at various healthcare facilities, including UNM, VA Hospital, and Lovelace Health systems. Dr. O’Brien is excited to work with the patients of New Mexico Pain Associates to help them alleviate their pain and improve their lives.

Lauren Harris, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 

Lauren Harris MSN, APRN, FNP-C is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in family practice medicine. Lauren received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She then earned a Master of Science in nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota graduating top of her class. Lauren is an active member in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and has received three Daisy Award nominations from her peers and patient family members. Lauren is exceptional at facilitating positive patient relationships with an extensive background in adult and geriatric care. Lauren was born and raised in Silver City, New Mexico and resides in Albuquerque with her husband, and dog, Pete.

Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life, so you can live it to the fullest.



Phone: 505-633-4141

Billing: 1-866-443-3142

Fax: 505-633-4144