Johanna Allen, CNM, APRN, MSN is a passionate and empathetic provider who is thrilled to bring her wealth of experience and skills to Viva Eve. Johanna has extensive obstetrics and gynecologic experience in a diverse array of settings: a high-volume academic medical center in Texas, a private practice in New York, and a community clinic in Nairobi, Kenya.
As a nurse-midwife at Viva Eve, Johanna provides full-scope women’s health services, including gynecologic, prenatal and postpartum visits, Pap exams, STI screening, breast exams, family planning, preconception counseling and management of menopausal symptoms.
Johanna is not only a care provider, but also an educator on reproductive and sexual health to all of her patients. Johanna believes in providing women with in-depth information and expert advice in a way that will support them in making informed decisions and empower them to be active participants in their healthcare.
Johanna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Registered Nursing from The University of Texas at El Paso, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies at Whitman College and is a bilingual English/Spanish speaker.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in women’s health/medicine?
I want to contribute to my community in positive ways, supporting the people around me and promoting health and well-being through emotional connection, personally-tailored assessment and evidence-based interventions.
What do you love most about being a Certified Nurse-Midwife?
I love connecting with people around the issues that mean most to them, listening to understand their story, providing support with the tools I have and collaborating to address their concerns and promote well-being according to each person’s particular vision for life and health.
What are some of the most pressing health issues today? Why?
In our country, women’s health and access to reproductive education and care have not been given the resources necessary to ensure well-being at individual, family or community levels. Without adequately addressing peoples’ mental, spiritual and physical well-being, we allow issues to persist, magnifying the impacts on people’s personal lives and on our health care system.
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