Shona Sugarek Preston is a Nurse Practitioner at Integrated Pain Associates in Abilene, Texas. She attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude. As a Registered Nurse, she worked in orthopedics, medical/surgical, university healthcare, geriatric home healthcare and pediatrics. While working in the pediatric intensive care unit, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in family medicine at HSU. She was the recipient of the “Tomorrow’s Leader Today” award and was selected for Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities while attending HSU. Shona was recognized multiple times on the President’s List during her collegiate studies as well. Shona is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has worked as a Nurse Practitioner primarily in interventional pain management settings since 2001 and has been recognized as an Allied Health Professional with Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Shona’s professional involvement includes being a charter member of the Omicron Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has also been a member of the Texas Nurse Practitioners association. Shona’s philosophy for patient care is based on Matthew 7:12. Treating each patient as we would want to be treated ensures that we provide the best possible care for each individual every day, in every exam room no matter the circumstance, insurance, culture, or personal belief.
Life Outside the Office
Shona was raised in Beeville, Texas where she is a sixth-generation member of a long-standing farming and ranching family from that community. She has called Abilene home since 1992. Shona and her husband Matt have been married for over twenty years and they have three children. She enjoys spending time with her family doing what they love most (golf and ballet), serving with the children’s ministry at her local church, reading, traveling, and attending Broadway shows. Shona also volunteers with the Abilene Philharmonic Guild and the Abilene Ballet Theatre Guild.