published: Friday, February 08, 2013
Ardiana M. Teran
-- Hometown: Clermont
-- OCCUPATION: Pediatric nurse practitioner, ARNP, CPNP
-- FAMILY: Husband, Adolfo Teran, and two kitties, Mino and Lola.
What do you enjoy most about South Lake County?
Clermont is a small community just outside of the hustle and bustle of a major city like Orlando. It is a city where you can enjoy the gorgeous hills and lakes. It truly is a gem. We moved to Clermont in 2007 and have loved his beautiful city's charm.
If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sentence, what would it be?
Always be a fair, caring and honest person by treating everyone with respect.
Name a person or incident you've come across recently that's touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident impress you so much?
A person who I have recently learned more about, and who has impacted me in a positive way, is Walt Disney. Although no longer living, the story of Mr. Disney is extremely touching. He has taught me to never give up on your dreams and goals. Sometimes in life there is no direct travel from point A to point B as there may be obstacles and challenges that we face. As long as we keep persevering, our dreams will come true.
How does what you do contribute to the welfare of the area?
Being a pediatric nurse practitioner in South Lake County gives me the opportunity to reach out to young children in the area, and teach the importance of a healthy lifestyle and prevention. Teaching and being an advocate for my pediatric patients will positively affect them in their futures. The greatest accomplishment in my educational and professional career is becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner and having my own practice with my husband, who is a family physician. I have the honor to touch many children's lives and impact them positively toward healthy choices and healthy living. Helping children achieve healthy outcomes is one of my important goals to be reached in the community.
What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't yet?
Travel through northern Europe.
What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community?
The advice given to those who are contemplating reaching out in the community is to make small goals at a time and try your hardest to accomplish them, then move toward other goals.