Diana Chavez, FNP-C
Diana earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Arlington in 2010. She was hired on to Parkland Hospital as a Med/Surg nurse, and after 1 year became a Surgical/Trauma ICU nurse at Parkland. After Parkland, Diana moved to Methodist Dallas to become a Pre-surgical Assessment nurse for patients having elective surgical procedures.
In August 2016, Diana received her Master’s degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She was accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
Using her wide range of experiences as a bedside nurse, Diana enjoys listening to patients and helping to manage a wide range of diseases and illnesses. She enjoys family practice due to its wide variety of clinical scenarios that present themselves of a daily basis. She is excited to be joining Dr. Zegarelli and staff and enjoys learning from him and his patients.
On a personal note, Diana is originally from Lima, Peru and comes from a large family with 4 sisters. Healthcare was a large part of growing up as many family members were in the healthcare field. Diana is fluent in both English and Spanish and enjoys serving the Hispanic population to the best of her abilities. In addition to work history as a nurse, Diana also worked at Six Flags Over Texas for over 8 years and there met her husband. They have a 3 year- old son and one on the way. Interests include cooking, musicals, and spending time with her family.