A new clinic catering to the safety and health of
employees of three of the largest oil and gas operators in Carlsbad
The clinic operated by XStremeMD was created via a partnership between Conoco Phillips, Marathon Oil and XTO Energy.
Joseph Pearson, CEO of XStremeMD, said the company got its start in
2006 providing healthcare for employees working on off-shore rigs in
The Lafayette, Louisiana-based
company has four locations in the Permian Basin: Orla, Midland and Big
Lake, Texas with Carlsbad as the newest location.
"This is our fourth clinic here in the Permian," Pearson said. "The way
we decide (on locations) is to do a risk assessment based on what the
operators are saying the needs are in areas they serve."
The clinic will treat workers in an effort to
provide access to quality healthcare, while unburdening local
providers and facilities as the companies' workforce grows in the area.
Treating all illness
said XStremeMD medical personnel treat everything from minor injuries
to critical health issues, and can fulfill specialized industry safety
A portion of the clinic is dedicated to accurately fitting breathing apparatus for workers.
Another area is set aside for assessing hearing in employees.
clinic also boasts a treatment room where Carlsbad-based nurses and
doctors can teleconference with other medical professionals.
The clinic is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
said access and response time is critical when treating those who labor
in the far-flung and remote environments of southeast New Mexico's
"We look at response times and
current municipality response times, and make an evaluation where we
could make the most impact," Pearson said.
2017, Pearson said the average response time in the area was around 52
minutes. For someone experiencing a cardiac event, providing treatment
within the first hour significantly increases the likelihood of
As the industry grew in the area, response time and availability of assets became strained.
year (2018),what we found is that we have four times the amount of
med-evacs, and that response time was 90 minutes," Pearson said.
said communication and partnership with local health care providers
also increases the quality of care given to patients of the clinic.
Partnering for safety and healthcare
Conoco, XTO Energy and Marathon Oil employ thousands of people in Eddy County.
the companies continued to invest in Permian Basin, each said ensuring
the safety and health of their workers became a priority.
Oil is excited to partner with other operators to bring XStremeMD to
our area. Our people are our most important asset and providing a clinic
where if needed, they can get appropriate care is a big deal to us,"
said said Kelly Saltzgiver, Marathon Oil Production Superintendent.
"By joining together, we all take another step in
ensuring our employees and contractors make it home safely to their
families every day."
clinic that provides remote health care services is a key component of
providing quality of life for XTO Energy employees, company leaders
"XTO Energy, along with other industry
leaders, are proud to partner with XStremeMD to bring their services to
Carlsbad and the surrounding area. It is our intent to bring quality
care to the oil field while also finding a way to alleviate some of the
strain off of healthcare providers in Carlsbad and beyond," said Wes
McSpadden, XTO Energy Delaware Basin Production Superintendent.
and partnerships are key to continuing to make Carlsbad an even better
place to live and work. XTO is proud to be part of this partnership and
Jessica Onsurez can be reached at 575-628-5531, [email protected] or @JussGREAT on Twitter.