Mercedes Thomas, APRN, CPNP, CLC
Mercedes is the owner of Advanced Practice Wellness, LLC specializing in lactation & maternal infant health education. She is a wife, mother, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Mercedes has over 11 years of experience including neonatal nursing, working with breastfeeding families and advanced pediatric health care.
Mercedes graduated with honors earning a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and with her Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama.
As a mother whom herself had to overcome many challenges related to breastfeeding including eliminating dairy and soy from her diet for over a year in order to continue breastfeeding her son she feels that it is important to use her nursing expertise and experiences as a new mom to support other families. Mercedes’ mission is: “To provide evidence-based lactation services, promote health & wellness and empower families.” She is passionate about pediatrics, maternal wellness and health equity and eager to serve you and your family.