ABOUT LAURA ALCANTAR
Laura Alcantar MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Mrs. Alcantar, born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is a graduate University of Texas at El Paso, receiving her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing with Cum Laude Honors. She received her Masters Degree as Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, also with Cum Laude Honors, and is now a Doctoral candidate back at her alma mater, scheduled to complete May of 2019. She is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and completed a fellowship in metabolic and nutritional medicine with the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. She is a mother of 2 children, and has a passion for health, wellness, and disease prevention. Mrs. Alcantar makes every effort to lead by example, and enjoys exercise like running, and Crossfit. She encourages and educates anyone who is willing to work for their health. Her passion for health translates in the personalized care she gives her patients, and the outcomes of her care.
“Early in my career, I grew disappointed in traditional medicine. The push to see more and more patients in a short period of time, and pushing medications was very disheartening. My goal for my patients was not to have them end up with a list of an infinite amount of medication; I wanted to lead them to a true healing process. The stars aligned and I ended up re-connecting with Dr. Aguilar, and realized we shared the same goals. We work as a team, making our vision come true. Now spending time to get to know my patients, their struggles, their symptoms, their successes, family life, job, hobbies, stressors allows me to provide personalized, effective, proactive care. Educating our patients, and giving them the right tools to achieve health is our responsibility as health care workers serving our community”