Inna Mercado, FNP-BC, MSN, APRN, is a highly experienced healthcare professional dedicated to providing comprehensive care to individuals across the lifespan. Her journey in healthcare began with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, where she laid the foundation for her career. In her early years, Inna worked as an RN in various critical care and medical-surgical units at Ben Taub Hospital, accumulating six years of invaluable experience.
Driven by a passion for healthcare and a commitment to improving the well-being of her patients, Inna pursued advanced education. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, a significant milestone in her career. Inna's practice encompasses health promotion, comprehensive assessment, accurate diagnosis, and expert management of patient issues, reflecting her dedication to fostering better health outcomes.
In recognition of her expertise, Inna holds board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is also a Department of Transportation certified Medical Examiner, further demonstrating her commitment to ensuring the health and safety of her patients.
Beyond her professional life, Inna is a woman of diverse interests and talents. She was born and raised in the Philippines, making her fluent in both English and Tagalog (Filipino). Additionally, she is actively learning Spanish to broaden her linguistic capabilities. As a mother of a preschooler, she cherishes family time and is an avid traveler, with a special love for countries like Italy, Spain, and Peru. In her leisure time, Inna enjoys hiking and experimenting with her culinary skills. Her multifaceted background, coupled with her dedication to healthcare, makes Inna Mercado an invaluable asset to the AccessHealth team.