Ann Soliman, MSN, FNP-BC
Ann has been a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2012. After completing her Bachelors degree at the University of Tampa and spending 6 years working in a prestigious local teaching hospital, she returned to school and completed the Masters of Science in Nursing program at the University of South Florida with a concentration in Family Health.
Although Ann worked mostly with the pediatric population as a Registered Nurse, she changed her career focus after undergoing bariatric surgery herself. Having been morbidly obese most of her life and having multiple family members also suffering with obesity, she knew that getting her weight under control needed to be a priority. Despite losing 50 pounds several times, she never seemed to be able to maintain the weight loss. After having gastric bypass surgery in 2010, Ann was able to lose 110 pounds, and keep that weight off for the last 8 years. Ann states that it was the best decision she has ever made in her life and has never once regretted her choice to have bariatric surgery.
Given her personal experience and professional passion for health and wellness, Ann has now dedicated her nursing career to helping others regain their health and overcome the disease of obesity. In our practice, she is involved in our pre-operative education classes and also sees all of our patients the day of surgery at the hospital. She also sees our patients for follow-up visits here in the office to ensure they are doing well after surgery and progressing towards their goals. Together, Ann and our patients review medications, laboratory values, and their overall health to ensure the best possible outcome.
Outside of the office, Ann enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, 3 year-old daughter, and 2 small dogs. She also enjoys teaching Zumba fitness classes, which she had in Florida for over 5 years, and volunteering with her daughter’s dance school. They hope to continue traveling and discovering new, fun things to do here in their new Texas community!