Certified Practitioner of Total Health Transformation Program

Joe Perales grew up in McAllen, Texas and graduated from Nikki Rowe HS in 1998. He then attended undergraduate school at UTPA and then pursued his nursing studies at South Texas College. It was there that he earned his LVN and ADN-RN credentials.

He began his career in long-term care and skilled nursing where he was particularly drawn to the special role of the nurse-patient relationship.

Joe continued advancing his knowledge with a Bachelor's in Nursing from UT-Arlington in 2014 and Masters of Science in Nursing at Walden University in 2016.

Joe brings a wide range of experience to IFFH-McAllen with over a decade of experience in long-term care and skilled nursing.

He has focused his care on rehabilitation medicine, geriatric care, post-stroke, open heart, congestive heart failure (CHF), renal failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

It was his time in the Emergency Room at DHR and seeing the impact of preventative care on a patient’s prognosis that led him to purse his career as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Joe is critical to our team as he integrates all of his experience into our functional-first approach to caring for our patients.

He has been practicing as a nurse practitioner for 4 years. He is a current member of the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association and American Association of Credentialing Center (ANCC) for Board-Certified Nurse Practitioners.

In 2016 Joe was inducted into the International Nursing Honor Society in recognition of his academic excellence in his Masters of Science in Nursing studies.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole of 21 years, and three children, one daughter, and two sons.

  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UT-Arlington

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