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Team Members

Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced knowledge and education in primary health care.


  • Diagnose and treat health issues, such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other ongoing health conditions.
  • Order and interpret blood work and diagnostic tests including; x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and more.
  • Prescribe all medications and controlled drugs and substances.
  • Perform physical exams and procedures including; pap tests, prostate exams, wounds care and immunizations.
  • Provide health screening clinics such as well-baby, well-women, and well-men.
  • Teach patients how to manage an ongoing health condition and lead a healthy life.
  • Focus on how your physical and mental health affects your life and family.
  • Refer patients to a specialist or other health care provider.

Adapted from the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Nurses Association.

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