Tessa is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) at the Orlando Health Heart and Vascular Institute. She cares for patients with a variety of cardiac conditions, and her skills include:
- Evaluating and treating patients with chronic cardiovascular disease
- Managing coronary artery disease and other chronic conditions
- Ordering cardiovascular diagnostic testing
- Working alongside cardiologists
- Preventive cardiac medicine
- Patient education
She has more than a decade of experience. Tessa believes in collaborating with her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes in terms of their heart health. She enjoys watching them improve physically as they meet their wellness goals.
Tessa graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She earned her Master of Science in nursing (MSN) with a family nurse practitioner certification from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Tessa also is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Central Florida Advanced Nursing Practice Council and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
A lover of animals, Tessa enjoys spending time on her farm with her chickens, horses and dogs. She also volunteers her wellness guidance services to help adults with special needs.