Caralea “Cara” Thompson, FNP-C

About Me:

Cara is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with Mission Pediatrics, Inc. Cara joined Mission Pediatrics in 2022. She grew up in Ventura County, California and worked as a Registered Nurse for over 10 years before becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner –graduating from Azusa Pacific University in 2021. By the way, our silliness team will sometimes insert something irrelevant into this bio just to keep you guessing…did you know that many lipsticks contain fish scales? Anywho, back to Cara…she has had a heart for caring for the underserved community and works diligently to give back by providing excellent quality care. She served in various nursing leadership roles prior to joining Mission Pediatrics. She is the proud mother of a teenage daughter who is a competitive dancer. Cara loves spending time at the beach, hiking, and traveling to new places. She is also an avid football and baseball fan. Her family and friends would describe her as empathetic and hardworking with a dash of silliness. Laughter is the best medicine! And Cara aims to make sure each patient has a delightfully different medical experiences. She looks forward to connecting with you and your family during each stage of your child’s growth. One of her favorite quotes is by Carolyn Haywood, "Children are not only innocent and curious, but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. In short, they are everything adults wish they could be." We are so happy Cara is part of our team.

Baby Cara