Board-certified Adult-Gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
Herbert Bautista hails from a suburb of the Philippines Islands. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 2004 and started as a staff nurse at its university hospital. He then immigrated to the United States in 2006 to continue his nursing career. He began as a telemetry/step-down nurse. He later worked as a cardiovascular ICU nurse around Texas, including Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital Plano, Baylor Jack & Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Plano. After 15 years of clinical bedside nursing, he decided to switch hats and complete his nurse practitioner program at the University of Texas at Arlington, focusing on adult-gerontology primary care. He became board-certified NP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2019 and is licensed here in Texas. As an NP, he has served as a hospitalist and a primary care nurse practitioner for a Dallas hospitalist group before joining the Plano Internal Medicine Associates.
Herbert also holds numerous board certifications such as the adult critical care nurse (CCRN) from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, stroke nursing (SCRN) from the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing, and cardiac-vascular nursing (CV-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the Dallas AACN chapter, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and the North Texas AANP.
He likes to watch movies, read articles, and travel in his spare time. Herbert speaks fluent Tagalog (Filipino language). He believes in providing individualized, realistic, and compassionate care, so when he is at work, he takes his time to listen and get to know his patients.