For Certified Nurse Practitioner Angela Guerrero, there’s no place like home – and no better venue for delivering medical care to seniors than in the comfort of the assisted living or skilled nursing community where they reside.
The newest member of the Consultative Health and Medicine team returned to her native St. Paul in October 2013 after nearly a decade in Southern California. “My whole family is here in the Midwest, including a grandmother who is 95 and another who just celebrated her 101st birthday,” Angela explains. “Family is very important to me, and now that my husband and I are parents, it is especially good to be back home again.”
“One of the things that attracted me to Consultative Health and Medicine is that we are small enough as a practice to be able to provide the kind of personal medical care that I would want for my family members. As someone who grew up with my grandparents nearby, involving the family in health care decisions is second nature for me, but that isn’t always the case in larger, more impersonal settings. I’m truly excited to be part of a practice that focuses on establishing open and frequent communication with the family and everyone involved with a patient’s care.”
A graduate of St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Angela received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Olaf College and earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles. During her time in Los Angeles, she worked as a nurse on the medical/surgical telemetry floor at UCLA Medical Center and with CareMore, an insurance group focused on monitoring and treating patients with COPD, diabetes and other chronic medical conditions.
Angela and her husband enjoy cooking and, once they get settled, look forward to discovering and rediscovering Twin Cities sites like the Minnesota Science Museum and the Minnesota Zoo with their 9-month-old son and a 6-year-old nephew, who moved with them from Los Angeles. “We are really looking forward to rediscovering Winter – taking walks, skating, sledding and all of the other activities that make this such a special place,” she says.