Professional Biographies

Trisch Van Sciver, NP

Primary Specialty: Pulmonary Medicine

Years With Optum: 36

  • Undergrad School:

    University of Pennsylvania (Phila, Pa)   - BSN

  • Graduate School:

    University of Arizona  (Tucson, AZ)  - MS, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist

    University of New Mexico –Family Nurse Practitioner –Post Masters 

    Southwest Acupuncture College, Albuquerque – MS   Oriental Medicine

Special Interests:
Asthma management – adults and teens, education, patient self-management ;  COPD management, Pulmonary Rehabilitation -patient self-management; Integration of Alternative therapies – Chinese, Ayurveda, Homeopathy , Herbal therapy  also massage, yoga, tai chi, etc;
Previous Employment:

Philadelphia, PA – Skilled Nursing Incorporated –Independent Contractor; Presbyterian University  of PA Medical Center  staff nurse ICU/CCU/Med-Surg;     Instructor Episcopal Hospital School of nursing                

Tucson, AZ – Staff nurse ICU   University of Arizona Medical Center    

Albuquerque, NM –     Staff nurse ICU-CCU/manager Professional Nurse Associates PC;   Visiting Instructor UNM College of Nursing; Respiratory Home Care Nurse Hospital Home Health Care; Independent Doctor of Oriental Medicine Practice  

Clinical Associate        UNM   Family Nurse Practitioner Program. 


Certified Family Nurse Practitioner- American Nurses Association Credentialing Center

Certified Asthma Educator – National Asthma Educator Association

Diplomate - National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Adult Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association

American Nurses Association; NM Nurses Association; NM Nurse Practitioner Council; National Association of Asthma Educators; American Acupuncture Council


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