Ashley Peñaloza, APRN

Main Clinic     Family Practice

Ashley Peñaloza, MSN, FNP, APRN-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner Certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She completed her Associate of Science in Nursing, as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Polk State College. After 8 years of nursing, she went on to earn her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. She spent her nursing career working in the Cardiac Intensive Care at Winter Haven Hospital, where she earned the Daisy award for Extraordinary Nurses. Ashley was welcomed to Gessler Clinic’s Walk-In Clinic in 2018. Ashley believes in the importance of providing holistic care to her patients. She treats her patients with care and compassion, allowing each patient to be an active partner in their care. This type of care reflects her personal philosophy. Knowing that she can apply her personal experience and contribute to a patient’s recovery and wellness gives her a sense of personal pride, which in turn, strengthens her commitment to this profession. She was born and raised in Polk County, Fl. In her spare time, she is typically enjoying one of her hobbies (Baking, Gardening, Reading, Crafting) or spending quality time with her high school sweetheart and their children. Ashley will see you in the Walk-In Clinic, when you need to feel better NOW.


  • Polk State College
    Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Polk State College
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • University of South Florida
    Masters of Science in Nursing


  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners