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Certified Family Nurse Practitioner caring for Taft patients


Certified Family Nurse Practitioner caring for Taft patients

TAFT – Nathaniel Altavas, a certified family nurse practitioner has joined Adventist Health Medical Office – Taft. He offers a patient centered approach to the community.

He has a bachelor’s in nursing from California State University at Bakersfield, Calif., and earned his master’s in nursing and FNP certification from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science at Los Angeles. He was inspired by his family – most of whom are in the medical field – and his desire to make a difference in people’s lives.

He was drawn to family medicine because he enjoys caring for a broad range of patients and learning about a variety of disorders. Nathaniel believes in the importance of health promotion and disease prevention. During his time working as an RN, he realized he could do even more for his patients by becoming an FNP-C.

Nathaniel describes his approach to patient care as holistic and flexible. He treats his patients with respect and seeks to find individualized treatment plans that fit his patients’ needs.

He may be reached at Adventist Health Medical Office – Taft, 501 6th St., Ste 1 and 3, with a phone number of (661)-763-5131. More information is available at