Carmen Riza, ARNP

Carmen Riza, ARNP

Carmen Riza

Carmen is a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She began her career in health care by working R.N prior to becoming an ARNP. She has logged nearly 20 years of experience in various areas of patient care before earning her Nurse Practitioner designation.

In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Carmen also has an outstanding academic background that includes a bachelor’s degrees (BSN in nursing) and a Master of Science in Nursing from the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program of Maryville University.

Carmen has a unique combination of strong nursing skills and strives to provide the best health care possible. She believes in building a long lasting and trusting relationship with patients. She seeks to acquire a comprehensive evaluation of every patient by taking time to listen and understand their particular needs. Her true desire is to enhance a positive healing experience and confidence to those in need.

Carmen’s pursued a career in healthcare because of her interest in health and the human body, her desire to help people, and her love for educating people on how to care for themselves.
Below are Carmen’s core beliefs about practicing medicine:

  1. The patient brings a lot to the interaction. Healthcare is a partnership between provider and patient.
  2. Honesty – I may not know the answer to your concern, but I will keep working with you to get to the answer.
  3. Health promotion is the most important component to healthcare. I believe in diet, exercise and stress reduction as first line of disease prevention.