Sheila Misra, MSN, ANP-BC, CNP

Namaste and yá át tééh! My name is Sheila Misra. I am a board-certified adult nurse practitioner, in practice for 13 years. I am originally from New Mexico – born in Grants, and raised in Gallup. After high school I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where I spent the next 11 years working on my bachelors and masters degrees at Vanderbilt University (with a small break in between doing diabetes research). I missed home, so I decided to move back to New Mexico in 2008.

Over the years, my work has been in a number of different settings: private practice, managed care, military, correctional facilities, and rural health. My passion for medical service guided me to serve indigenous communities in Uganda and Alaska. I enjoy volunteering locally with the Red Cross and New Mexico Medical Reserve Corps. My vast and varied experiences have allowed me to define myself as a provider who values healthcare that is patient-centered and culturally competent. I strive to provide care that is cost-effective yet evidence-based. I am goal directed, and I enjoy the team approach to medicine. I love treating patients of diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds.

Presently, I reside in Albuquerque with my husband and an assortment of pets. I am currently working on my doctorate of nursing practice. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, hiking, and trying new foods. My parents both worked for the Navajo Nation for over 25 years. They raised me to value service, integrity, and hard work. Therefore, it is my sincere pleasure to give back to the community where I was raised.

I became a nurse practitioner because I believe that my purpose in life is to help people. My aim is to be kind, compassionate, and understanding. I know what it is like to struggle with medical problems and chronic illnesses. I understand how it feels to want to enjoy life again without having to make sacrifices. Whether you are struggling with pain in your legs or wounds that won’t heal, there is a solution. Believe me, it IS possible to find the balance that works for you! Let’s work together to optimize your health.