Rosemarie Carandang is a certified nurse practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare field. She is board certified in Family Nurse Practice and has her Master’s in Nursing from Charles Drew University/Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she was a practicing physician in her native Philippines.
Rosemarie has always considered nursing and the ability to contribute to a person’s healing to be a noble profession. She defines the right provider-patient relationship as one that provides a personalized, quality approach to healthcare. To ensure patient satisfaction, she believes in treating patients like her own family, with respect and genuine care.
Years of working in the acute care setting in hospitals and outpatient care clinics have honed Rosemarie to provide a compassionate, culturally sensitive, competent, and respectful approach to patient care. Her years of clinical exposure to diabetes management have also provided her with added knowledge and skills in managing one of the chronic illnesses that affect about 9.4% of U.S. population. All these experiences have helped her provide high quality primary care to one of our most vulnerable populations — our seniors. Since the majority of the patients with diabetes she has treated were seniors, her approach is educational and encouraging. She explains, “I let them know that I really care and want them to achieve control of the illness.”
In her time off, Rosemarie enjoys watching news, TV programs, playing guitar, and singing. She is fluent in English and Tagalog.