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About Thao Drcar, MS, ANP-BC, CNS

Thao Drcar, MS, is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner (ANP-BC) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) who treats patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). She helps manage the complex care of patients who are undergoing pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) surgery and balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA).

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2011, Drcar was a nurse practitioner in cardiac care at Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego Cardiac Center, Scripps Clinic Medical Group and Green Hospital. She has also served as an adjunct clinical professor at San Diego State University for students in the advanced practice nursing of adults and elderly concentration.

Drcar earned her Master of Science in nursing from San Diego State University. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego.

In addition to English, Drcar is fluent in Vietnamese.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • San Diego State University School of Nursing, San Diego, CA

Degree

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Vietnamese

Date Joined Staff

  • 2011-10-01

Board Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner

Conditions and Treatments

  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted