2560 SAMARITAN DRIVE, LAS CRUCES, NM 88001 • 1-800-421-8274


A healthy heart is the foundation of an enjoyable life, so trust it to a team of professionals that are dedicated to the highest level of care. Southwest Heart at Three Crosses Regional Hospital is proud to serve the needs of the community with a team of experienced, compassionate healthcare professionals. Call today to schedule your appointment, 575-522-7247. 

With extensive experience in Southern New Mexico and West Texas, Terry Boulware, M.D. has been caring for patients since he was an intern and resident of Anatomical Pathology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1977. He earned his degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and later went on to be a medicine intern and resident at John’s Hopkins University Hospital. Immediately afterwards, he completed his cardiology fellowship and went on to Emory University where he did his interventional cardiology fellowship.

As a longtime specialist in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Robert Graor brings years of experience to Las Cruces. After graduating from medical school, he completed his residency and fellowships in Internal Medicine and Vascular Medicine & Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic where he practiced for 15 years. Dr. Graor later came to Las Cruces where he was on the Medical Executive Board for a local hospital before helping establish Three Crosses Regional Hospital with his partners.

Sonda Boulware is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing for 10 years in the field of cardiology. She was born and raised in Southern California. She received her master's degree from Texas Tech. She obtained her Doctoral Degree from New Mexico State University. She completed a Cardiac Fellowship at Scripps Green in La Jolla, CA. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Critical Care Medicine, and New Mexico Advance Practice Nurses.

Ed Collins, a native of NJ, worked as a registered nurse in the North Jersey and Boston areas until obtaining his MSN from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ (now Rutgers) in 2006. As a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner he has extensive experience in managing critically ill patients as well as outpatient healthcare. He has been recognized for his work in the fields of critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and electrophysiology, most recently being chosen as a DFW Great 100 Nurse.

With a strong background in advanced clinical training, Robert Navarrette has been caring for patients since 2004. He earned his MSN/FNP degree from the University of Texas El Paso in 2003 and immediately entered the field of cardiology after graduating. Robert went on to obtain his doctorate degree in Nursing Practice in 2014, also from the University of Texas El Paso.

Danielle Ruiz is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with a focus in Adult and Gerontology care. She began practicing nursing in 2005 after her graduation from New Mexico State University. Danielle completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas El Paso in 2017. She has experience with acute hospital care and outpatient clinic care.