Nurse practitioners in Alberta are highly skilled healthcare professionals who provide a wide range of services aimed at promoting and maintaining health. Their roles encompass various aspects of primary and specialty care. At Red Leaf Wellness in Edmonton, our NPs are involved in numerous activities that ensure comprehensive healthcare delivery.

Firstly, NPs conduct thorough health assessments. This involves taking detailed medical histories, performing physical examinations, and ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests such as blood work and imaging studies. These assessments help in identifying health issues early and formulating effective treatment plans.

In terms of treatment, nurse practitioners can diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions. This includes prescribing medications, managing chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, and providing treatments such as hormone therapy and IV nutrient therapy. They are also involved in performing minor procedures, administering vaccinations, and providing prenatal and postnatal care.

Patient education is another critical role of NPs. They spend significant time educating patients about their health conditions, treatment options, and preventive measures. This empowers patients to make informed decisions about their health and encourages self-management of chronic conditions.

At Red Leaf Wellness, our NPs also play a pivotal role in integrative health care. They collaborate with naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, and other health professionals to develop holistic care plans that address the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of patients. This integrated approach ensures that all aspects of a patient’s health are considered, promoting overall wellness.