Ms. Mathena, a Registered Nurse, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia. With an interest in nursing education she attended Texas Woman’s University-Houston and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing. She has taught and coordinated all levels of nursing education in several community college settings. With a continued interest in nursing she broadened her education by returning to Texas Woman’s University-Houston post-graduate certificate program for nurse practitioners. She is a clinical nurse specialist and board certified as a FNP with the Certified Specialist credential.
Along with her teaching experience, Ms. Mathena brings several years as a nurse practitioner in urban and rural family practice settings. This background enables her to incorporate the patient’s current medical/health problems into the scope of allergy and asthma.
Her practice philosophy reflects comprehensive patient education and care which encourages patient autonomy and responsibility. She tailors the prescribed treatment plan to each patient’s unique qualities.