I am a nurse practitioner, my career began while attending Medical University of South Carolina with a BS in Nursing. During which, Time I strengthen my clinical skills in the intensive care units in the civilian side and while I was active duty in the Air Force. I belong to the elite critical care air transport team and was deployed several times in times of world wide conflicts to aid our wounded warriors, and civilians involved in disasters. While active duty, I completed my MS in Nursing at the University of Texas Health science center at SA. As a Board certified nurse practitioner, I had the opportunity to work in cardiothoracic surgical team dealing with congenital heart disease, interventional cardiology, internal medicine and electrophysiology (EP). During my EP work and training, I obtained my Doctor in Nursing Practice at the University of Incarnate word, focusing on arrhythmias and other cardiovascular diseases. After retiring from the military and EP services, I opened Villa Family Clinic, where I take care of underserved, military retirees and anyone who wants to be help in their health related issues. Prevention and education are my key points to help people understand their disease process and how they can help themselves.
I am married and have four beautiful grown children with a handful of grandchildren
I enjoy movies, hiking, cycling, and long distance running. I participate in the SA RnR marathon yearly.
I also play chess, checkers and other entertaining games my grandchildren challenge me.
With my experience in nursing and especially in advanced practice, I precept students in nursing and as advanced practice students, I help students with research papers, and how to prepare for board certifications. I have been know to help with some subject matters and or clinical points.
It has been my passion to help students to the best of my ability.
Undergraduate Degree: Medical University of South Carolina - Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN)
Graduate Degree: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Master of Science, Nursing (RN)
Graduate Degree: University of the Incarnate Word - Doctor of Science, Nursing (RN)
I enjoy hiking, running, biking, playing chess, checkers, and watching TV
AANP - American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Certified Medical Assistant Exam
HESI - Health Education Systems Incorporated Prep