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"I wanted you to know how much I appreciate you."

I wanted you to know how much I appreciate you. I’ve come to care for you for many reasons; your magic shots :), you laugh at my jokes, you are witty, kind and real! Thanks so much!

- Toni D.

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Marlena Howe, APRN-BC, Orthopaedic Surgery Certified Nurse Practitioner was born in Michigan, but has been in Florida since 1990. She has worked with Dr. Raterman for over sixteen years. Aside from her career, she enjoys spending as much time with her son. Together they are at the beach, pool or any of Florida “Attractions”. She is always up for adventure.

Marlena has been an Orthopaedic specialized nurse practitioner for over eighteen years, and is here to try to provide her patients with the best quality of life as possible.

  • Nursing Education

    University of Tampa
    Tampa, FL
    Master of Science with Honors

  • Professional Activities

    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
    National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON

  • Hospital Memberships

    AdventHealth Tampa
    AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
    FMC Ambulatory Surgery Center, Tampa

  • Special Interests

    Patient Education
    Sports Medicine
    Joint Replacement Patients

  • Board Certifications

    American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

    Family Nurse Practitioner

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