Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with graduate education and training in advanced clinical practice. After receiving a degree as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioners continue their education and obtain a Graduate degree and receive additional advanced clinical training.
They conduct comprehensive health assessments, diagnose health conditions, and treat and manage acute and chronic illnesses within a holistic model of care. NPs order and interpret screening and diagnostic tests, perform procedures, and prescribe medications (no restrictions) and therapeutic interventions and can refer to specialists.
Nurse practitioners act as primary care providers within their stream of practice. They work independently across the spectrum of health services, such as acute care, primary care, community health, long-term care, specialty areas of health and emergency care. They work collaboratively with physicians and other health care professionals to provide high-quality, patient-centred care.
Nurse practitioners use a holistic approach to health care, focusing not only on medical issues or problems but also on patient/family-centred care including the psychosocial and functional aspects of life. Nurse practitioners provide patient education, and health promotion, and involve patients in care. They have been shown to consistently have high rates of patient satisfaction with similar health outcomes when compared to the care provided by a family physician. Additionally, nurse practitioners provide timely access to care, especially in rural areas, relieving wait times and healthcare costs.
The LBD PCN Nurse Practitioner is working in the communities of Thorsby and Warburg.
Warburg clinic hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and on statutory holidays.
The Warburg Nurse Practitioner-Led clinic is located in the Village of Warburg office: clinic access and parking area in the back lane.
Thorsby clinic hours are:
Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed for lunch between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and on statutory holidays.
The Thorsby Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is located in the same building as the Thorsby Public Health Centre.
To contact either clinic, please call 825-320-3000.