Dennis L. Prickett, PT

Chief of Operations


Dennis is the operator of Atrium Physical Therapy in Las Cruces. He owns Atrium Physical Therapy with his wife, Elaine.

“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 20 years, he has served as department head in Home Health and Skilled Nursing / LTC facility rehab departments.

After 30 years of clinical practice, Dennis has stopped treating patients, and is now focused on Operations at Atrium Physical Therapy.

Mary Ann Allred MPT, Clinical Director

Meet Mary Ann

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.

Anthony Apodaca PTA

Meet Anthony

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.


Hector Hernandez PTA

Meet Hector

Hector was born and raised in the Las Cruces, NM area.  His passion for physical therapy and rehab came about during his military service in the US Navy.  As a medic in the US Navy, he had the opportunity to specialize in the physical therapy field where he treated Active Duty Service members and retirees from every branch including their dependents.  Hector received his PTA degree from Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN through a PTA Military Bridge Program in 2016, while he was stationed in Rota, Spain.  Hector joined the Atrium Family in June 2018.  Hector enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and staying fit to be able to continue to help the community through rehab.

Amanda Larrañaga-Ortiz PTA

Michael Durling PT, DPT

Philip Montoya

Office Assistant 

Philip was born in 1964, but if you ask how old he is he will tell you 14. He resets to 14 every year on Valentines day. He grew up in Encino NM and lived there until he moved to Las Cruces in 2005. He started working at Atrium shortly after he moved. He lives with his sister and brother-in-law, Atrium owners Elaine and Dennis Prickett, and mom. Philip loves going to work everyday where he can help his fellow co-workers. It is not unusual to see Philip dancing with patients and staff. He knows how to cut a rug! He loves to dust and shred paper and gets upset if he does not get to go to work. Philip has introduced his own language into Atrium that are referred to as Philip-isms, many of which you may hear if you listen closely to our staff as they interact with each other. His favorite past times are singing at church, eating out, watching “I Love Lucy” DVDs and playing hide and seek.

Myreya Gomez

Customer Service Representative 

Myreya was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM but spent a short time living in Colorado where she discovered she enjoyed the desert more than the snow. She has a strong passion for sports medicine which came about while she was a student athletic trainer in high school. She hopes to obtain a degree as a PTA in the near future and then a DPT as a long term goal specializing in sports related injuries.  “I love seeing the impact physical therapy has on people. I’ve seen people come in with crutches and braces and they leave on their own two feet. It is amazing what physical therapy can do to help you recover from an injury or sudden onset of pain.” Myreya enjoys spending time at the local farmers and flea markets with her family.

Anna Marie Robles

Customer Service Representative

Meet Anna Marie

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 of working with Atrium PT and the great staff and patients.” Anna Marie is a Customer Service Representative at Atrium Physical Therapy.

Monique Montoya

Customer Service Representative

Latrice DuBose

Clinical Support

Natalie Balderrama

Clinical Support 

Natalie was born and raised in Las Cruces, but was recently living in Colorado for a short internship with the United States Air Force Academy. She is a recent graduate with her Bachelor’s degree from NMSU in Exercise Science. She is inspired by the therapists here at Atrium with the extensive amount of knowledge and excellent service they provide to patients. She has a passion for exercise in general. Her long term goals include to obtain a master’s degree in kinesiology and eventually earn her DPT, enlisting in the military and serving service members & veterans. On her spare time outside of Atrium, Natalie volunteers with the national nonprofit organization, Soldiers’ Angels where she essentially provides support, comfort, & aid to deployed service members, their families, and veterans.

Leticia Carreon

Patient Account Specialist

Yvette Gardea

Patient Account Specialist 

Born and raised in Las Cruces NM. I have two beautiful children 1 boy and 1 girl. I married my high school sweetheart and have been married for 4 years but have been together for 19 years. I have 10 years experience in billing and medical field. On my down time I love to spend my spare time with my family every chance I get. I am very excited and happy to be a part of this great team here at Atrium Physical Therapy!


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Atrium Physical Therapy

1115 Commerce Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Ph: (575) 339-6227

Fax: (575) 993-5380

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