About Ellen Lima Lonsdale, APRN
Ellen Lima Lonsdale, APRN is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Ellen is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but has made Texas her home since 2008. Ellen speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Ellen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. After working in the Information Systems field for years, she had a calling to become a nurse so she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master’s degree in Nursing Informatics, and a post-graduate degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Ellen has worked in the hospice and palliative care field as a nurse and a nurse practitioner for 15 years. She decided to join the team at Arthritis Associates after having a family member diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Ellen gets to know her patients and ensures that each patient receives excellent individualized care that focuses on patient’s unique symptoms, medical history, and personal preferences. Ellen believes that patient participation is paramount in building an effective plan of care, thus she will take her time explaining each disease process, symptoms, and all treatments available, and with patient’s input, will build a plan of care that is tailored to each patient’s needs. In her free time, Ellen enjoys spending time with her family and kids, three young boys that can be very loud and rambunctious. She loves to go for long walks with family and her two dogs, watch movies, and find fun dessert places in San Antonio.