Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic

Posted by Terri Folks on 10/09/2017

Elisa Thompson of Edmond has joined the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic practice. Thompson, a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, started her career in pediatrics and transitioned into Asthma, Allergy and Immunology two years ago.

Elisa Thompson received her first bachelor’s degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, with a concentration in biology and psychology. She then went on to earn her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. Elisa completed her master’s degree in nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner certification at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

“I’ve always been attracted to specialty medicine,” said Thompson. “As an RN, I spent seven years in various critical care areas. As an allergy and asthma patient myself, I am very sympathetic to the environmental challenges that living in Oklahoma can bring.”

Thompson is passionate about patient education and collaborative patient-health care provider relationships. She is also particularly interested in asthma education, immune dysfunction, the hygiene hypothesis (lack of early childhood exposure to infectious agents, symbiotic microorganisms such as the gut flora or probiotics, and parasites increases susceptibility to allergic diseases by suppressing the natural development of the immune system) and food allergy – specifically the sociologic and psychology impacts.

She is also proud to call Oklahoma home as a native to the state. She and her husband reside in Edmond with their two children. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, vegetable gardening, taking photographs, playing music, fitness and being active in her church.