"I became a nurse practitioner to provide quality care to my patients, both in the hospital and clinic setting," says Alea Garces, NP. Her ultimate goal is to help patients achieve goals in life through health and to ease any discomforts a patient is experiencing. Alea belives her most important role as a provider is to be a good teacher. "I am responsible for helping my patients understand their health and things that put their well-being in jeopardy," she said. "In order to be an effective provider I must be an excellent educator."
Alea earned her nursing degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is board certified in cardiology. Alea was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband moved to Portland in 2014 after visiting during a vacation and falling in love with Oregon. In her free time, Alea enjoys hiking, skiing and exploring the outdoors.