Master’s Degree in Science of Nursing
- Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
- Adult Nurse Practitioner 1997
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Registered Nurse
- East Carolina University 1981
Alcala is an adult nurse practitioner with 19 years of experience managing pain and general medicine patients with acute and chronic illness. She has over 20 years experience at the Duke Medical Center as both a nurse and a nurse practitioner, with prior experience at Rex Hospital and Moore Memorial in Pinehurst, NC.
Mrs. Alcala became interested in working with pain patients while employed at Duke Medical Center. She pursued this interest and has spent the last eight years working in Pain Medicine full-time. She is especially interested in interventional procedures and other modalities to help modify pain. She has a special interest in the education of patients.
On a more personal level, she enjoys enjoys traveling to the mountains with her husband and dogs, as well as antiquing.