“I believe in a holistic and individualized approach to patient care. Everyone is unique and each individual’s plan of care will take into consideration personal beliefs and values, emotional well-being, social support, and physical state. I like to spend time and listen to my patients, in spite of time constraints, and strive to assist them achieve their health goals.”

Board Certification(s)

  • Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

Biography

Rhea Ortiz came from the Visayas island in the Philippines and migrated to the US in 1994. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines. She has been married for over 20 years and has been blessed with 2 children. Overall, she has worked as a nurse since 1995, and as an advanced practice nurse since 2006. She has accomplished varied experiences in the nursing field including hemodialysis, medical-surgical, cardiac critical care, and case management.

She lived in Odessa, Texas and worked at Medical Center Hospital as a registered nurse until she obtained her Clinical Nurse specialist degree and Master’s degree in n 2004 from Angelo State University, which gave way to the start of her career in Advanced Practice Nursing, initially in a busy cardiology practice in Midland, Texas and eventually moving to Houston where she transitioned to MD Anderson Cancer Center, cardiology department. She then followed it by another busy experience at a Pulmonology and Critical Care practice before joining the Texas Endocrinology Group in 2013.

She has been an invaluable addition to our practice since 2013. She is an expert in diabetes and thyroid care and can manage insulin pumps glucose sensors, thyroid cancer, reproductive endocrinology and all aspects of endocrinology care with great ease. She is thoroughly loved and appreciated by her patients who would not change her as their provider by any means and truly appreciate the way she practices with great care and compassion.

Education

Graduate School

Angelo State University
Master Science in Nursing
Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist
San Angelo, Texas

Undergraduate School

Silliman University
Dumaguete City, Philippines

Hospital(s) Affiliated With

CHI Baylor St Luke’s

Personal Interests

I like to try a variety of cuisines, locally and abroad. I enjoy traveling with my family, hiking, photography, and reading.