I wanted to become a physician assistant because I wanted to help patients’ live healthier lives. The interaction with patients is something I thoroughly enjoy. One of my greatest joys is working as part of a team in both the clinical and surgical setting.
After graduate school I moved to Chicago and went to work
in the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department at Rush University Medical Center. Later I joined dermatology practice in Chicago where I was trained and developed a fondness for facial aesthetic procedures.
I am happy to be back in sunny Florida, and delighted to work in a practice
where my education, training and occupational interests have such a great fit.
Masters of Clinical Medical Science, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida
Bachelor of Science, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
NCCPA-National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
More than four years experience as a certified physician
assistant with a concentration of experience in Otolaryngology
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, fapaonline.org
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, dermpa.org
Society of Physician Assistants in Otolaryngology, entpa.org
What I enjoy the most about otolaryngology, and especially our practice, is the variety of patients and variety of ear,
nose and throat conditions we see and treat. Our practice
on the cutting edge reguarding treatments of diseases of the head and neck.
I especially enjoy being a part of a multidisciplinary team particularly related to inpatient rehabilitation and cleft palate/craniofacial team.
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
Master of Science-Nursing, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
Bachelor of Science-Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
ANCC Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
ANCC Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
PALS Pediatric Advance Life Support
ACLS Advance Cardiac Live Support
Over ten years experience as an ARNP, working in both Otolaryngology and General Pediatrics.
Over seventeen years experience as a Registered Nurse with experience cardiac step down unit/telemetry, medical/surgical, radiology special procedures, trauma & disaster preparedness
Ret. Major, United States Air Force, Nurse Corp.
All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida
Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses, sohnnurse.com
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, napnap.org
Honor Society of Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau International, nursingsociety.org
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, phikappaphi.org
My first occupation in healthcare was working the front desk part time during college. I really enjoyed meeting a variety
of people and the fast paced setting. After college I left healthcare to pursue other opportunities, but years later
I returned to my roots in healthcare coming to work for
Dr. Espinola. This position has given me the opportunity
to grow both professionally and personally. As the Practice Administrator it is my responsibility to ensure your
experience with us is as pleasant as possible.
Bachelor of Science-Sociology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Associate of Arts-Liberal Arts, St. Pete College, St. Petersburg, Florida
More than ten years experience as an Otolaryngology Administrator
Association of Otolaryngology Administrators, oto-online.org
- Community Representative, Bayfront Medical Plaza Advisory Panel, St. Petersburg, Florida
- Volunteer, Bayfront Health Foundation, St. Petersburg, Florida
- Volunteer, Pier Aquarium, St. Petersburg, Florida