Helena is a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at The Renewal Point. With an extensive background in Integrative Medicine, Helena works together with her patients to create a holistic and individualized approach, in order to bring them to an optimal quality of life.
Helena's interest for this type of medicine began when she started experiencing hormone imbalances shortly after the birth of her daughter. After talking to a friend, she decided to use bio-identical hormone balancing and neurotransmitter support to correct the problem. Compelled by the results, Helena made the transition from emergency room and trauma nursing to began her career in Integrative Medicine, obtaining a diverse range of clinical and research experiences in areas such as hormone balancing, nutritional therapy, IV therapy, female sexual dysfunction, gynecology, and women's health issues. One of her most recent endeavors includes working on a research team studying IV chelation.
Helena's personal experience, combined with her clinical experience and dedication, make her an integral member of The Renewal Point team and a vital resource for patients. In addition to Helena's work as a Nurse Practitioner, she and her husband enjoy volunteering and advocating for the USF Alumni Association and the Hernando-DeSoto Society, as well as spending time outdoors with their two children.
Helena received both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and continues to stay abreast of updates in nursing through organizational memberships such as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network.