3021 Texas Parkway
Missouri City, TX 77489
Carmen Chen, APRN, FNP-C, MSN
Family Nurse Practioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
I grew up in a family where caring for our elders was—and continues to be—woven into the fabric of our daily life. As a child, alongside my parents and my sisters, I cared for my ailing grandparents. As an adult now with older parents, I have a heightened awareness of the health and wellness concerns of both seniors and their family members, and I am passionate about working with my patients to ensure they are living their healthiest, fullest lives.
As a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, I prioritize spending meaningful time with each patient. I believe that genuine connections and active listening are essential components of quality, compassionate, patient-centered health care. Understanding the unique needs and concerns of older adults is crucial, and I take pride in creating a supportive and empathetic environment where my patients feel heard and valued. With more than 10 years of experience providing health care for seniors, I specialize in Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, medical intervention, patient education, and chronic disease management for diseases like diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
During each appointment, I take the time to listen to my patients’ concerns and questions, explain the disease process, review any diagnoses and treatment plans, and point out potential side effects or serious symptoms to watch out for. Through these conversations, I build relationships with my patients, listening to their experiences and concerns, considering their life situations and preferences, and collaborating with them to create individual plans of care that promote healthy aging and disease prevention. I am passionate about patient education because I know that when patients understand and take charge of their health, they are more likely to maintain regular health care visits and prevent serious health conditions from developing. This understanding drives all my patient interactions and fuels my commitment to helping my patients maintain and improve their health and wellness at every age.
University of Texas Health Center – M.S., Nursing
Texas State Board of Nursing – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners – Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)