I am board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. I was born and raised in South Texas and completed my education there as well. I graduated from the University of Texas at Brownsville in partnership with South Texas College in 2004 with my Associates in Applied Science in Nursing. My first job as a Registered Nurse was at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas in the progressive care unit. I continued going to school while I worked and earned by Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009 at the same university. I worked at Valley Regional Medical Center for almost ten years and loved taking care of patients.
In 2013 I moved to San Antonio and continued to work at a hospital setting and, I had the opportunity to work as a flight nurse. I knew eventually I would return to school because my goal has always been to get my degree as a Nurse Practitioner. In 2019, this goal was accomplished. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. My first job as a FNP was at UT Health Primary Care Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. I cared for patients of all age groups with acute and chronic conditions. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 we then decided to move to Mesa, Arizona to be close to family.
I love everything about nursing. As nurses, we put our patients first and learn to listen to their needs. This is the main reason why we are here, to care for our patients. I believe in patient centered care and having patients participate in their health care needs.
I was born and raised in Texas, the Rio Grande Valley. This area is predominantly Hispanic with many natives speaking primarily Spanish. Thankfully my parents would speak a little Spanish at home and taught me to be fluent in both English and Spanish.
I have only been married for three years but have been with my husband for over 12 years. We have three beautiful children and enjoy every minute we have with them. Family is everything! I thank God for all that I have, and I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to help people improve their lives through healthcare.