Nelia Sarmiento is a Board Certified Physician Assistant(PA-C). She graduated from the Towson University/CCBC Essex , Baltimore Collaborative Physician Assistant Program in 2018. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, she worked as a Registered Nurse in med-surg for more than 15 years. She is a certified Foreign Medical Graduate and a licensed Physician from the Philippines. She also completed Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Morgan State University in 2011. She had psychiatry externships in Sheppard Pratt Health System and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in 2009. She worked inpatient psychiatry in Northwest Hospital (NWH) and was responsible for assessment, management and discharge planning of psychiatric patients in the ER, medical floor consults and patients in behavioral units. She was also responsible for decision making regarding patients referred to NWH from other ER and hospitals in Maryland and out of State facilities.
She is passionate about outpatient preventive measures and continuity of mental health care in community setting. Her main areas of interests are prevention of acute exacerbation of psychiatric symptoms like psychosis, mania, hypomania, EPS, catatonia and managing chronic conditions like bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, ADHD/ADD, and others. She aims to provide comprehensive care by emphasizing coordination of care with family, primary care providers, psychotherapists and other members of the health care team.