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Our Providers Modena Allergy and Asthma in San Diego, CA

Dr. Brian Modena, MD, MSc. San Diego Allergist.

Dr. Brian Modena, MD, MSc

Doctor, Allergist, Modena Allergy + Asthma of San Diego

Dr. Brian Modena, MD, MSc, is the founder and medical director of Modena Allergy + Asthma. He is board-certified in Allergy and Immunology and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment conditions like hives, food and environmental allergies, asthma and immune system deficiencies. Additionally, he is a researcher in the fields of asthma, genomic science, AI/machine learning and the human microbiome and has authored numerous research articles in asthma and organ transplantation.

Samantha Arnold, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Samantha Arnold, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Modena Allergy + Asthma of La Jolla

Samantha Arnold, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, was born and raised in Sunny San Diego. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate studies in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. While volunteering at Ronald Reagan Hospital, she witnessed the compassionate care of nurses and was influenced by a nurse practitioner to pursue a career in nursing.

Samantha returned to school to pursue nursing as a second career after experience in the financial and real estate sectors. She received her Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree from CSU San Marcos. Equipped with a strong foundation in nursing, she embarked on a journey of over five years in critical care at UC San Diego Health Jacobs ICU. This experience not only honed her medical skills but also reinforced her commitment to delivering exceptional patient care. While working in the COVID ICU, Samantha decided to return to school once more to pursue her ultimate goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

Beyond the confines of the hospital, she found another passion – educating and mentoring the next generation of nurses. As a highly dedicated adjunct clinical faculty at CSU San Marcos, she shares her practical knowledge and real-world insight to help aspiring nurses thrive in their studies and future careers.

Samantha’s hobbies include traveling with her family and exploring new cultures, active participation in multiple book clubs, ardent advocate for fitness, acts as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and holds a role in a local school board foundation to enhance the educational opportunities for youth.

The rapidly evolving landscape of allergy and asthma research allows for continuous learning and growth, aligning with her passion for education and staying current in best practice. Through her role as an allergy and asthma nurse practitioner, she aims to bridge the gap between medical advancements and patient care, ultimately enhancing the well-being of those living with these chronic conditions. She strives to inspire, heal and lead with compassion and dedication.

Analisa Hunt, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Analisa Hunt, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Modena Allergy + Asthma of La Jolla

Analisa Hunt is a dedicated Nurse Practitioner at Modena Allergy and Asthma, situated in the heart of La Jolla, CA. With a robust professional background, Analisa brings a wealth of experience and a passion for patient care to her role.

With a commendable track record spanning over 13 years in the nursing field, Analisa's journey began as a labor and delivery nurse, where she spent a decade facilitating the miracle of childbirth. Her expertise further expanded as a postpartum nurse for the last three years, solidifying her as a well-rounded healthcare professional.

Committed to a holistic and evidence-based approach, Analisa believes that every patient's well-being should be approached comprehensively. Her own experience grappling with environmental allergies has fueled her drive to make a positive impact. Holding a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Maternity-Public Health from the University of Texas in Austin, TX, and a Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from California State University of San Marcos, Analisa's educational background is robust.

A member of the esteemed Sigma Theta Tau National International Honor Society of Nursing, Analisa is renowned for her adaptability, meticulous organizational skills, strong work ethic, and unwavering patient advocacy. Her detail-oriented approach ensures that no aspect of patient care is overlooked.

Analisa's work philosophy centers around enhancing patients' quality of life through transparent communication and the application of evidenced-based research. As a wife and mother of two vibrant girls aged 1 and 3 years old, she understands the significance of family in fostering compassionate care.

Originally hailing from the vibrant city of Austin, Texas, Analisa has found her home in Southern California. Outside of her professional endeavors, she cherishes exploring her surroundings, attending concerts, and immersing herself in the beauty of San Diego, CA.

Analisa Hunt is more than a Nurse Practitioner; she is a beacon of thoughtful healthcare, an advocate for those affected by allergies, and an embodiment of dedication in all aspects of life.

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You don’t have to let allergies, asthma or immune system issues dictate your life. With a specialist like Dr. Brian Modena by your side, you can get back to living your best life.

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