Thelma Monterroso is an accomplished nurse practitioner with over 16 years of healthcare experience ranging from office, hospital, and home-based care. She graduated with a Master of Science from Florida International University. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and currently licensed to practice in the states of Florida and New York. Thelma is a thoughtful, open, and straightforward practitioner. She is passionate about preventative care and maintaining healthy communities. Her goal is to partner with patients and create a plan to optimize their health.
Practice philosophy: Thelma believes in forging relationships with people to understand their health needs and goals and working collaboratively with each individual to develop a plan to achieve their best possible state of health.
Career: After graduation, she began working as a telemetry floor RN at South Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida. Soon after she was accepted a traveling assignment in Beth Israel in New York City where she worked in a Step-down Unit. She returned to Florida and accepted a position in Mercy Hospital Critical Care Program. At Mercy Hospital, she honed critical care nursing skills. She was Secretary for Critical Care Association and welcomed leadership roles as a charge nurse, code first responder, preceptor to nursing students, and Unit Educator. She simultaneously worked at Kendall Regional hospital as an Emergency Room care RN.
In 2010 Thelma started MSN program in Florida International University. She graduated with From FIU and soon began to work as an ARNP as a hospitalist working with various doctors at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida. At Roselee Wesley, she worked providing care to the underserved community. At Agape she helped cultivate the Integrated Care Program by establishing the primary care clinic and protocol for their in-home primary care program. She also is a Clinical Professor at the Barry University’s school of nursing for the MSN students.