Patients will find that Ms. Tricia Solomos is very outgoing and friendly while honest and upfront. When she’s with you, her time is 100% yours. When patients understand their care, they feel comfortable following a plan. Becoming a mother has also helped her see how vital trust is with your provider. Honesty and timely communications are especially important. She has a great way of making the exam room a little less scary for children, starting with lots of high fives.
Her parents, who are immigrants from Greece, instilled the importance of education starting at a very young age. Growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona after graduating nursing school in 2002. She first worked as an intensive care unit (ICU) trauma nurse before becoming a traveling nurse where she later added post-anesthesia care to her specialties. As a traveling nurse, she worked in different areas of the country including Hawaii, Alaska, Boston and the Mayo Clinic’s Arizona location. When she wasn’t working, she explored the world, visiting Colombia, India, Mexico, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Europe. With family in Washington state, she looked forward to visiting and spent endless days snowboarding in the mountains and later moved here and worked as a nurse. After traveling for years, she was excited to start a new challenge and went back to school to become a nurse practitioner (ARNP) and graduated with her master’s degree.
She loved bedside nursing and caring for critical patients but felt like something was missing – preventative care. As she would get to know families, it became increasingly clear that they needed help navigating their healthcare options. Healthcare is confusing and frustrating, and patients need someone they trust to guide them.
Her family brings her great joy. She and her husband love watching their toddler learn and grow. She finds that she wears a permanent smile when she is with her son. Seeing his curiosity, reactions and expressions after he learns something new thrills her. She knows whether it’s camping under the stars in the mountains or exploring a tropical beach, breaking out of your routine is recharging. She believes that if you’re healthy, you need to get out and live! We don’t know what tomorrow brings.