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Nurse Practitioners

In Ontario, Registered Nurses in the Extended Class, also known as Nurse Practitioners (NPs), are registered nurses with additional education and experience who are able to order and interpret diagnostic tests, communicate diagnoses, prescribe medications and perform specific procedures.

NPs work collaboratively with many other health professionals. In particular, they consult with physicians, as required by the needs of their patients.

Primary Health Care NPs

Primary Health Care NPs generally work in community settings and provide general primary health care services to people of all ages. Examples of the types of health care services provided by primary health care NPs include:

  • Physicals
  • Patient counselling (e.g., mental health, family planning)
  • Health promotion (e.g., smoking cessation, BP management)
  • Immunization against disease, screening for diseases
  • Treatment of acute illnesses (e.g., infections, minor injuries)
  • Monitor patients with chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, COPD, Hypertension)
  • Referrals to other health care services (e.g, home care, social services)


Virgil Site

Jane Carson – Nurse Practitioner
Elise Suhadolc – Nurse Pratitioner

Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital Site

Erin Jarvis – Nurse Practitioner

St. Catharines

Lake-Carlton Site

Samuel Knight – Nurse Practitioner
Susan Miyata – Nurse Practitioner

Niagara Family Health Centre Site

Nevine Bekhit – Nurse Practitioner

How Can You Access the Services of our Nurse Practitioners?

Please call your family doctors office to schedule an appointment with one of our nurse practitioners.

St. Catharines

For more information on our St. Catharines Nurse Practitioners, call Laura at 905.988.9617 x226.

Virgil SIte

For more information on our Virgil Nurse Practitioners, call 905.468.2177.

Niagara-on-the-lake hospital site

For more information on our Niagara-on-the-Lake hospital site Nurse Practitioners, call 905.468.9189.

Programs offered by our Nurse Practitioners