Prior to joining Consultants in Pain Medicine, Nurse Practitioner* Irene Coronado worked on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Wilford Hall Medical Center as a Transplant Coordinator for the Department of Defense. In conjunction with BAMC and Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, she organized and taught classes to new nursing staff and other support personnel. Irene conducted bone marrow drives to assist with increasing the number of potential donors and assisted with research studies which resulted in several published works. She has worked in oncology and critical care and has over 20 years of nursing experience.
Irene received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing in 1990 and her Master of Science in Nursing with honors in 2006. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is trained to perform trigger point injections, joint, and bursa injections.
She joined Consultants in Pain Medicine in 2006, working for Dr. Donald Bacon prior to joining Dr. Mark Moran. Irene has two wonderful children and enjoys spending time with her family.
*A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed advanced education (a minimum of a master's degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. Nurse Practitioners provide high-quality specialty health care services similar to those of a physician. An NP conducts physical exams, diagnosis and treats illnesses, orders and interprets tests, counsels on preventive health care, assists in surgery, and writes prescriptions. Working closely with Dr. Moran, FNP Coronado will provide you with top quality health care.