Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Wendy Alva was born and raised in San Diego, California. She received a Master of Science degree in advanced practice nursing from the University of San Diego and became a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She has been recognized for her work at Scripps Mercy Hospital where she completed daily rounds on newborns and trained medical residents and students in newborn care. She has over 20 years of experience managing the health and wellness of children and adolescents and is particularly interested in the care of neurodevelopmental conditions. She has received extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of autism and is currently attending the University of Cincinnati for a post-master’s certificate in psychiatric mental health with expected completion in the fall of 2022.
Philosophy of Care: “I value an integrative approach. I am open to listening to family concerns, learning from their journey so that I can gently guide and partner with them through the process of healing and progress. I believe in empowering families while respecting their beliefs and decisions.”
Her greatest experience in pediatrics is being a mother to her three children. She treasures spending time with her husband, children, extended family, and friends.