LaTonya is the owner of NABHCO and a clinic created for patients recovering from opioid use disorder (OUD). It serves as both a behavioral/ health addiction clinic as well as a primary care clinic.
LaTonya has always been an advocate for pain management and helping those overcome the bias of pseudoaddiction and “drug seeking” behaviors of those with chronic pain. She has always had a special interest in the chronic pain of patients with sickle cell disease and pseudoaddiction. Since coming into the field, LaTonya has become an advocate treating patients in recovery and overcoming addiction with a recent emphasis in highlighting the increase in overdose rates of African Americans/ Blacks in the US in recent years.
LaTonya obtained her Bachelor of Science in biology from Central State University in 1999. She received a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for initial in nursing from the College of Mount St. Joseph, now Mount St. Joseph University in 2007. She then went on to obtain an MSN with a concentration for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Case Western Reserve University in 2012 and obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) with a concentration educational leadership in 2015. Her research focused on perceived pain management in patients with sickle cell disease during a vaso-occlusive crisis, which was published in 2016. Ultimately, she earned a post master’s certificate for Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to be better equiooed to treat patients with co-occuring disorders and dual diagnosis as well as a Transdisciplinary Addictions Professional (TransD) Certificate from Regis College, both in 2020.
LaTonya has one son and a twin-sister who works in corrections nursing. In her free time, LaTonya loves to travel and relax on the beach