Althera Alternative Care

Sore Throat. Allergies. Ear pain. Prescription Refill. Our clinicians can treat many ailments and chronic conditions so you feel better faster.

Have a clinician visit at your convenience using your smartphone, tablet or computer 24 hours a day.


Althera Alternative Care provides full service primary care and management of chronic conditions. Our Direct Primary Care (DPC) model of practice charges a fixed monthly fee for members based on age. In a DPC practice, the patient pays the practice directly and the practice does not bill insurance for care.

Membership at Althera includes expedited access to your clinician, an annual wellness exam and care of acute and chronic conditions (details in enrollment section). Visits with clinicians are extended and unrushed and for your safety and convenience are supported by phone, text, video or email.  Members may contact their practitioner after hours and on weekends if need be.

Direct Primary Care Albuquerque


Althera Alternative Care
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Samuel Porragas
Samuel Porragas
20:33 21 Sep 21
PA Todd was very knowledgeable and understood all my issues.Thank you
Yvette Moore
Yvette Moore
00:21 18 Aug 21
My Doctor. wanted me to try some THC to see if it works on my pain, So I decided while I was in Colorado visiting my Son. I bought two chocolate candy bars with THC. I tried a little and it really helped. So I came back to Albuquerque and told my Doctor all about what I did. She referred me toAlthea Alternative care, To get my medical card Amy was so Knowledgeable and so nice, that I felt like we were old friends, Listen if you have to get a card go here. it’s a great place, they really care.
Robin LaValley
Robin LaValley
17:44 27 Jul 21
This was my first experience with medical marijuana professionals and all I can say is “Wow!”Everyone at Althera Alternative Care has been amazing! The building feels safe and extremely professional. After years of avoiding doctor’s offices, I felt a weight was lifted off my shoulders. It was incredible to be treated with respect and to be listened to. I wasn’t just dollar signs but a patient with needs. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and am excited about the future.Thank you so much... Althera, you have given me hope for a brighter tomorrow. 💕🥇read more
Kim Morgan
Kim Morgan
23:57 17 Jun 21
Went here to get cannabis card with my partner. Then started doing couple and one one therpy. After a few months into our sessions. My partner and I separated. And I was informed Todd and Amy could still see us seaperaly. Then I was informed they could no longer assist me. While still see my partner. We are together today. But the way I was treated at this place was unfairly and unperfessinal I was a paying customer as my partner was
James Driver
James Driver
21:11 08 Jun 21
Absolutely the best experience ever,the people are fabulous and I am gonna recommend to all my friends and the lady there Any is the best thanks guys for being number one.
amorette martinez
amorette martinez
23:47 24 Apr 21
Great and informative medical services provided by Dr. LeCesne. He provided detailed information, listened to my physical health issues and provided the support I needed. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a good medical provider!
Steve Gallegos
Steve Gallegos
20:37 17 Apr 21
Enjoyed my virtual appointment with Todd LeCesne.I felt very comfortable with the interview. Looking forward to their services.
Ismael Morga
Ismael Morga
15:29 03 Apr 21
The services provided by Todd LeCesne were Great & Professional! Very understanding of my situation and was awesome to talk to. I highly recommend Althera Alternative Care. Thank You
jacob g
jacob g
21:20 07 Mar 21
Was a excellent experience. Todd was very educational, professional, empathetic and really helped a lot. He listened to my situation and was compassionate and able to help. I would definitely recommend his expertise in leading you down the right path... excellent company and definitely will be referring clients who needs the same assistance i received today!!!
Genevieve R.
Genevieve R.
14:12 03 Mar 21
The services provided were the most excellent I’ve experienced with a medical center. Todd was able to pinpoint what my symptoms were and give me many options to alleviate them. He went above and beyond to follow up to see how I was doing after my appointment. I would definitely recommend to anyone I know that wants this type of care.
Nicole Meyer
Nicole Meyer
11:05 16 Feb 21
They are the best!!!! Great Service, Totally Affordable. I've seen Todd 2x. Great person. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my card needs. Thanks for all of your compassion, and positive approach to healthcare.
Ray Garcia
Ray Garcia
22:31 29 Jan 21
Wonderful and smart staff. Everyone is so friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to their customers. Pleasantly surprised, I did not expect this level of service. Even the design of the shop I visited reflects the tasteful nature of the Althera culture.This will be my new go-to place for all my cannabis related medical needs.Thanks guys!
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Televisit: Care by Phone or Video

Althera’s board-certified clinicians are modernizing remote access to quality healthcare. We are professionally trained to use virtual technology to treat many non-emergency conditions. From medical to behavioral health to cannabis therapy to chronic conditions, our clinicians can help you with many common and chronic conditions via video-conference for a live consultation

Online medical services, Telehealth, video visit care, video-conference for a live consultation, schedule a video appointment, Care by Phone or Video



Althera offers medical cannabis consultations – Our doctor has the expertise to evaluate and recommend medical cannabis for several medical conditions. We also offer Medical cannabis card and Annual Renewals


Vibrancy VIP

Transcending your Inner and Outer Wellness to a Higher Vibrancy Level!

  • Inner and Outer Vitality Care: Rejuvenation
  • Wellness Care/Functional
  • Injectables: Botox-Dermal Filler-Voluma-Vobella
  • Injections & IV for skin, weight loss, energy, immunity, and hydration
  • Allergy Shot-Trigger Point Injection
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy consult and treatment
  • Facials, peels, massages, microdermabrasion, micro needling 
  • Physician grade Skin care products and nutraceuticals 
  • Laser treatments for skin rejuvenation and hair removal 
Cosmetic procedures Hormone Therapy Steroid Injection Concierge Medicine Botox
Walk-In Alternative Clinic in Albuquerque - PAY AT TIME OF SERVICE

If you are interested in seeing a clinician but are not covered under one of our membership plans, we will still see you!  We also offer a simple ‘pay at time of service’ fee for episodic care of non-members.

Removing third party plan rules lets providers command their own destiny.

Simplifying the payment channels removes complexity and waste.

Patients notice the difference in a care delivery system that revolves around them, and are willing to pay for it.

Rekindling a pure doctor-patient relationship makes everyone more healthy!


Althera clinic specializes in the evidence based care of acute and chronic conditions, sports injuries and pain in joints. The multi-disciplinary direct primary care (DPC) clinic promotes wellness through a focus on lifestyle change, herbal remedies and non-THC containing cannabis based remedies and nutraceuticals.

To create a viable and profitable clinic, Althera has recruited complementary and alternative medicine professionals to provide care for patients of all ages. Althera practitioners focus on diagnosing and treating conditions while emphasizing health promotion, maintenance, disease prevention, and patient education.


Membership plans offer additional benefits and increased convenience.  Pay monthly, yearly or a simple flat fee at the time of service. See our Pricing Menu for Medical Services.

Alternative Healthcare Membership plans Albuquerque