Nursing Services

NFHT Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) provide both urgent and booked appointments for patients requiring primary care medical services. NPs and RNs work alongside the family physicians in each of our associated medical clinics. Depending on the nature of your concern, when you call the medical clinic for an appointment, you may have the option to see a family physician, a nurse practitioner, or a registered nurse.

Patients of doctors of our associated clinics. To see the list of doctors at each location, click here. 

The NFHT has nurses in each of our locations supporting our doctors. We also have NPs and RNs that support and provide services for our various programs.

Colleen Lewis NP
Kate Edgar NP
Meghan Saari NP
Tanis Twiddy NP

Angel Targon NP
Jenny Woods RN
Michelle Verbeem RN
Rachel Morrison RN

To book an appointment to see one of our nurses at one of our clinics please see the address and phone information at the bottom of this page.

If you are seeing a nurse for one of our NFHT programs, then please call 289-252-2139.

A Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class are Registered Nurses who have met additional nursing education, experience and exam requirements set by the College of Nurses of Ontario. They are authorized to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe medication and other treatment for clients. Their practice includes health promotion with an aim to enhance the health of individuals, families, communities and populations. NPs working in a family health team, work independently and in collaboration with family physicians and other members of the health care team, to serve a diverse population of patients.

On a typical day, we manage a variety of health services and see many different types of patients, such as: a toddler with an acute medical concern such as a new rash or fever; a woman for cervical cancer screening (PAP test), or for an Intrauterine Device (IUD) insertion; a person who feels they may be depressed, an elderly gentleman who has had falls at home; or a person with diabetes who has been experiencing high blood sugars and may need a change in medication.

  • Diagnose illnesses and injuries;
  • Perform physical and routine check-ups;
  • Order and interpret certain diagnostic tests;
  • Provide counseling and education;
  • Provide treatment for common infections and chronic conditions;
  • Order procedures;
  • Refer patients to other health care professionals and specialists;
  • Prescribe medications;
  • Manage chronic diseases;
  • Order blood products and oxygen.

There are other responsibilities that NPs can perform such as treating, transferring, and discharging patients from the hospital, casting fractures, and reducing dislocations; however, these services are not normally provided in a primary care setting such as a Family Health Team.

Registered Nurses work in both the medical clinics and with the interprofessional team as part of other programs. NFHT RNs perform services such as immunizations and injections, dressing/wound management, well-baby assessments, and lab test follow-up. Registered Nurses are excellent sources of knowledge about health conditions, diseases, prevention, and wellness and are available to spend time with patients to help them understand their disease or health concern, how to best manage it, and where to access other services or resources.