Amelia Adames-Zamora is a whose relationship with The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona began as a patient in 2015. Amelia joined the team as an FNP in December 2019 and is committed to providing continued efforts for optimized sleep health coupled with the combined awareness of clinical management and patient perspective. Based at both the Scottsdale and Gilbert offices, she strives to provide care that enables the patient to understand her/his sleep condition and treatment plan.
Amelia is originally from New York City where she received her BA in Cultural Anthropology and Psychology from Hunter College at the City University Of New York. She relocated to Arizona in 2006 and graduated from the Banner Health Nurse Fellows program in 2010. In 2015, Amelia graduated with honors from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Science in Nursing–Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the Nu Upsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and is certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Amelia started her journey as a Nurse Practitioner in the primary care setting, which allowed her to gain a wealth of experience. She continued this journey in the specialties of allergy/asthma/immunology and, most recently, integrative care focused on non-narcotic pain management. Each experience led to further awareness of the importance of sleep health especially as she sought to manage her own sleep disorders that were exacerbated by her busy lifestyle. This led to a gained interest in the impact of sleep health and management of sleep disorders with the cultural competence that is critical to care—thus the approach of individualized treatment plans and goals.
Amelia is dedicated to helping her patients attain the best outcome for an enhanced quality of life. Amelia values integrity, compassion, respect, and quality delivery of patient care. Her motto is, “this is a lifestyle and not just a career.” She is passionate about making a difference in patient outcome and strives to deliver the best care throughout each patient’s journey.