Meet UMC Hospitalist Advanced Practice Providers

Advanced Practice Providers, or APPs, are medical providers, such as Nurse Practitioners or Physician’s Assistants, who are trained and educated similarly to physicians. They work in all areas of the hospital and our clinics, and patients can be treated by an them in the emergency center, operating room or during routine visits. We’ve reserved some space right here to spotlight these special people in our health system quarterly! This quarter we are recognizing our hospitalist advanced practice providers.  

A hospitalist is a health advocate for patients in the hospital! When a person is admitted to UMC, the management of their care will be temporarily transferred from a primary care provider (PCP) to hospitalist team. Check out these awesome care providers below.  
 
Lugo, Rolando

Rolando Lugo, NP-C

1-09-2012- Present                                                      
9 years at UMC, 2 years on the Hospital Medicine Team
Graduated from TTUHSC 2018
Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
Served US Navy Corps. For 7 years 

Fashimpaur, Kelly

Kelly Fashimpaur, PA-C

11-02-2020- Present
Graduated from TTUHSC
Master of Physician Assistant Studies                                  

Valdez, Rey

Rey Valdez, NP-C

12-27-2008-Present
2 years on Hospital Medicine Team
UMC EC Nurse 10 years
Graduated from TTUHSC 2018
Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner 

Douglas, Heather

Heather Douglas, PA-C

2018-2020 UMCP
01-29-2021-Present
Graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston, TX
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2021
HG Outstanding Patient Experience Award Image 2021
Women's choice award
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