Alyson P. Thal, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Every patient is a unique individual and should be cared for according to his or her unique needs.  My job is to get to know a patient as a whole person in order to address mind, body and spirit.  It is also important for me to partner with my patients and help guide them through the complexities of today's healthcare system.  Reinforcing a close, trusting and safe relationship with my patients is the key to helping them achieve their goals and enjoy a long, healthy life.

Physician Profile


Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa 1972
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Microbiology 1976
Medical School
University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM
Doctorate of Medicine 1983
University of Colorado Medical Center
Pueblo, CO
Family Medicine 1983-1984
University of Colorado Medical Center
Pueblo, CO
Family Medicine 1984-1986
Webster University
Albuquerque, NM
Master of Business/Healthcare Administration 1994


New Mexico

Professional Society Memberships

Greater Albuquerque Medical Association
American Academy of Family Physicians 

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Medical Director, Sandoval County Detention Center 2012-present
Medical Director, Harmony Hospice 2005-2007
Medical Director, Americare & West Mesa Nursing Homes 1992-1994
Governor’s Task Force, Health Policy Commission, Santa Fe, NM 1995-1998
Healthcare Executive, Lovelace & Presbyterian 1993-1999
Adjunct Faculty Instructor, PhD Psychology Program, Las Cruces, NM 2006-2012
Adjunct Faculty Instructor, St. Francis Physician Assistant Program, Albuquerque, NM 2003-2008
Preceptor, University of New Mexico Medical Students 2000-2003

Hospital Affiliations

Presbyterian Hospital
Lovelace Hospital

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Mark

    no story, just a caring understanding doctor...Dr. Thal and staff are all good!

  • Member: Jerry

    There is more than you want to know. Thank you, Dr. Jerry

  • Member: Phyllis

    Thank you Dr. Thal. Phyllis

  • Member: Arthur

    After my intital visit with Dr Alyson That, I am very pleased to have her as my family doctor Not only is her unique in the way ...