Farah Bess is a certified nurse practitioner at Orlando Health Physician Associates, specializing in comprehensive care of adults and aging patients. Her responsibilities include:
- Taking health histories
- Performing examinations
- Monitoring patient health
- Developing treatment plans
- Ordering lab tests
She has more than 20 years of nursing experience. Farah joined Orlando Health in 2011 as a nurse practitioner for the Orlando Health Medical Group Memory Disorder Clinic until 2019. She later joined Orlando Health Medical Group Infectious Diseases before moving to Orlando Health Physician Associates in 2022.
Farah earned a Master of Science in nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in gerontology, a post-master’s in adult psychiatry and mental health, and a nurse practitioner in gerontology degree from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing in the Philippines. As a staff nurse, she worked in different settings including long-term care and acute care.
Farah is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Outside of work, Farah enjoys baking, cooking, and spending time with her husband and their dog.