Alba Cogliandolo, DNP, FNP-C, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Doctors First. From four office locations in Gaithersburg and Germantown, Rockville, and Columbia, Maryland, Alba provides high-quality and personalized care to all patients.
Alba graduated from the University of Maryland (UMB) in Baltimore, Maryland, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She went on to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Alba was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing during her Doctoral program.
Alba is board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
As a registered nurse, her professional experience includes working at Holy Cross Hospital and Suburban Hospital in the Coronary Care units. She provided patient-centered care to critically ill patients.
She worked as a Breast Care Nurse Navigator, providing compassionate and holistic care to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Alba is passionate about individualized holistic care, emphasizing preventative care for healthier living to prevent chronic disease. She is fluent in Spanish. She believes effective communication is essential to establishing a trusting patient-provider relationship.