Alicia Gambetti

Alicia Gambetti, NP

Advanced Health Practitioner,Primary Care
Accepting new patients


Professional Profile

I love helping people. This began when I was very young but solidified as a teenager when my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After his surgery, he was terrified and just wanted to come home. Luckily, my mother is a nurse and dad was able to come home within the first 24 hours. It took my mom, sister and I (with the help of physical therapists, nurses and doctors) to bring him back to a baseline where he could work and drive a year-and-a-half later. That’s when I knew how much impact I could have caring for others.

I originally thought that I wanted to help patients through only holistic means as a dietitian. Once working as a nutritionist, though, I found that many of my patients had other concerns in regards to their medications which I was not qualified to discuss. I felt as though food can heal and comfort, but with the combination of medicine I could do more. I went back to school to become a nurse practitioner to be a more well-rounded provider.

I see my role as a nurse practitioner as providing improved access for patients. They have concerns and there aren’t enough physicians. I can provide a first or second look or listening ear to a patient’s concerns, to make sure their needs are being met in a timely manner. I support their physician as a team member who will know them and work with them to improve their health.

And I want my patients to know that if I don’t have the answers, I will work to get them the answers they need. It took a year of different tests and doctors for my fathers’ diagnosis, so I know first-hand that sometimes answers don’t come right away and it takes continuing to work with your providers and seeing specialists to for those diagnoses. I hope to be a starting point to get my patients to a healthier version of themselves.

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Locations:

421 Nut Tree Rd.
Vacaville, California 95687
Education:

FNP Certification, San Francisco State University Master of Science, Nursing, San Francisco State University Bachelor of Science, Nursing, San Francisco State University Bachelor of Science, Nutrition, California Polytechnic State University
Languages Spoken:

  • English