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Dr. Hillary Norton

Medical Director

Dr. Hillary Norton is Santa Fe’s only board-certified rheumatologist.
Dr. Norton received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of New Mexico. She also completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Norton actively contributes to the advancement of patient care by participating in clinical trials and serving as an advisor and consultant to patient advocacy organizations and companies that seek to bring new medications and treatment options to patients. Her research interests include spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and emerging tests for precision-based medicine.

Dr. Norton is a member of the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) and has authored papers in numerous peer-reviewed journals. As a rheumatic patient herself, Dr. Norton has a unique understanding of the needs of her patients. She has a passion for raising awareness for spondyloarthritis and is widely recognized for her extensive media work focused on raising awareness about rheumatic diseases and advocating for patient outcomes that improve the overall quality of life and wellness.

Dr. Norton has lectured internationally on various aspects of rheumatic disease and treats patients from across the country who seek her unique perspective and patient-centered expertise.

Joseph Chang

Physician Assistant and Doctor of Oriental Medicine


Joe has extensive experience providing high quality healthcare services as a Physician Assistant and practitioner of Eastern Medicine.

His journey to bring together two distinct approaches to healthcare began while providing acupuncture services within the Department of Defense, where he assisted hundreds of active duty service members recovering from a variety of medical conditions. Most notably, Joe’s work with active duty service members with PTSD led him to be a much sought after subject matter expert and consultant for various government research studies involving the benefits of acupuncture and acupressure.

He was awarded a VA Health Professional Scholarship to attend Duke University and he subsequently served at the VA Puget Sound- American Lake VA Medical Center where he continued to hone his skills, applying his knowledge to assist Veterans in pain management and primary care conditions.

Through the integration of both Western and Eastern philosophies of health and healing, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge, and traditional wisdom to Inspire Santa Fe.

Gayle Barber

Practice Manager

Gayle Barber is an accomplished healthcare professional with over 12 years’ experience developing and leading high-performance teams.

Gayle’s approach to creating motivated and engaged employees stems from her experience as a Regional Practice Manager for the State of Washington, working with large healthcare agencies such as Providence, and the Everett Clinic. Gayle was responsible for the oversight and operations of 12 Redi Clinics throughout northern Washington. Gayle’s approach to leadership is based on clear communication, shared vision that drives organizational goals, setting reasonable and consistent expectations, practicing continuous learning, cultivating a culture of trust and respect among peers.

“Being able to share ideas in a fast-paced, detail-oriented industry such as healthcare requires that all members of a team feel that they can take calculated risks. And when they do, they innovate, they become involved, they let their defenses down, and the team thrives. As a leader that’s my priority, to help them bring their whole selves to their work.”

When not working, Gayle enjoys reading, baking, playing with her dogs, spending time, and travelling with her husband.

Certifications and professional development:

  • Bachelors of Art in Business
  • Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Orthopedic Cast Technician

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