George Lafon, MD, opened the doors at his first private practice clinic August, 1985 in Deming. He remains an essential Family Practitioner in the community by providing family medicine services to patients of all ages at Mimbres Valley Medical Group.
Dr. Lafon graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and completed his post-graduate training at RE Thompson General Hospital in El Paso, TX.
With 39 years of experience, Dr. Lafon is well-versed in acute and chronic conditions and is driven to help his patients in their healthcare journey. In the community, he has served on the Board of Directors at Mimbres Memorial Hospital, was a board member of the New Mexico Medical Review Association, Medical Society Councilor representing Gran, Luna and Hidalgo Counties and has served on several community civic organizations. Dr. Lafon is fluent in Spanish and is always accepting new patients.
- Allergy testing and care
- Annual physicals
- Arthritis care
- Chronic health condition management, such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, congestive heart failure
- Coordination of care with specialists
- Dermatology and skin care
- Diabetes care
- Geriatrics care
- Immunizations, including booster, travel-related, flu, shingles, pneumonia
- Lead Toxicity Screenings
- Medicare annual wellness visits
- Minor procedures, such as skin biopsies, joint injections, wart/lesion removal
- Minor surgeries, cauterizes, Gyn exam, colposcopy
- Pediatric Care
- Physical examination for school, sports, employment, DOT physical, pre-op physical
- Physical illness, minor injuries, muscle/joint pain, behavioral health concerns
- Preventive care
- Routine healthcare
- Sick and well visits
- Stitches for cuts; setting of simple bone fractures
- Treatment for thyroid disease
- Welcome to Medicare visits
- Well baby and child check up and immunizations
- Women's health
- Workers compensation exams/treatment
Dr. Lafon's Education and Training:
- Universidad Autonoma de Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
- RE Thompson General Hospital in El Paso, TX
Getting to Know Dr. Lafon:
Dr. Lafon and his wife enjoy farming alfalfa hay and have called Deming their home since 1985.
Family Medicine is a part of Mimbres Memorial Hospital.