Training (Medical School, Residency, Fellowship, Etc)
University of New Mexico School of Medicine 1984-1988
University of New Mexico Hospital, Surgery 1989-1992
Wright State University, Dayton Ohio, General Surgery 1992-1994
About Me (Personal URL, Bio, Languages, Etc)
Dr. Vigil was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended Bel-Air Elementary, Mc Kinley Jr High, and Del-Norte High schools.
After high school Dr. Vigil joined the US Army and completed almost 6 years of military service serving in air defense and as a pharmacy technician.
After his military service, Dr. Vigil entered the University of New Mexico to study for his degree in pharmacy. During his studies he changed his major to pre-med. He received his Bachelor of University Studies degree with an emphasis in Biological Sciences and Chemistry with honors in 1984 and entered medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Dr. Vigil completed medical school in 1988 and while in medical school he received two very prestigious awards, The Khatali Alumni Award and the Faculty Award of Excellence recognizing his accomplishments in academics and community service.
After the completion of medical school, Dr. Vigil entered a residency in general surgery at the University of New Mexico Hospital where he completed 4 years of training before moving to Dayton, Ohio where he completed his surgical training in 1994. During his residency, Dr. Vigil admitted into the national honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Vigil also served honorably as a medical officer in the New Mexico Army National Guard during his residency in New Mexico.
After residency Dr. Vigil joined one of the oldest and most respected surgical groups in southwest Ohio in 1994 where he practiced general, vascular, and transplant surgery in a large metropolitan setting. While in private practice in Ohio, Dr. Vigil started a free clinic with several volunteers for migrant workers who had no access to health care. Dr. Vigil was recognized for this achievement by the governor of Ohio. Dr. Vigil left Ohio in 1998 and the clinic remains open today serving the needs of migrant workers in southwest Ohio. In 1995 was initiated as a Fellow into the American College of Surgeons which is one of the highest honors a surgeon can achieve.
Dr. Vigil returned to New Mexico in 1998 where he has practiced general surgery in the rural communities of Ruidoso, Raton, and Las Vegas. In 2003 Dr. Vigil was recognized as "one of America's Top Surgeons" in a major health care industry publication. Dr. Vigil has also been involved as a preceptor for medical students since 1998 as a volunteer faculty member of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. As of September of 2002, Dr. Vigil has practiced emergency medicine in the rural communities of Truth or Consequences and Portales.
Dr. Vigil has passed the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners examination and is certified as an Independent Medical Examiner.
Dr. Vigil has been recognized as one of America's "Top Family Doctors" in general medicine and urgent care by the Consumer's Research Council of America for 2009-2010.
Throughout his career Dr. Vigil has obtained broad experience in several areas of medicine including general and vascular surgery, primary and urgent care, and emergency medicine. Because of this experience, Dr. Vigil has recognized the need for a more compassionate and patient friendly, as well as a more cost effective model of health care delivery. Through Doctor On Call, Dr. Vigil hopes to provide such a model of health care delivery and, by example to his colleagues, to forge a new way--or more appropriately--an old, but nearly forgotten way of thinking about how we think about our patients and how we can best deliver our services to them in order to ease their burden of suffering.
As of July 2010, Dr. Vigil has fullfilled all the requirements and has passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine and is now board certified in urgent care medicine.
You may contact Dr. Vigil by e-mail by clicking on the link below.
Practice Information (Clinic/Hospital Schedule, Insurances Taken, Etc)