With a love of sports and a recruitment to play division II college baseball, Matthew Espinosa may have briefly considered pursuing athletics, but the lure of medicine was too compelling. He decided becoming a nurse was for him.
After obtaining his associates at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California, Matthew moved to Bismarck, North Dakota to attend the University of Mary. It was there he received both his bachelor’s and masters. In fact, Matthew practiced for a time as a Registered Nurse (RN) until he realized he wanted to do more for his patients and that’s when he pursued his master’s as a Nurse Practitioner. Now an internal medicine provider specializing in senior care at Intermountain Healthcare, Matthew enjoys helping patients and managing sometimes complex or chronic conditions including kidney disease and diabetes. He is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has earned seats on clinical councils and awards like Employee of the Quarter.
While Matthew pursued medicine, he remains an athlete at heart. Now he involves his wife and their young daughter in fitness. He encourages and follows spending 30 minutes most days of the week doing something physical and following a heart-healthy diet.