Each nurse practitioner and our nurse practitioner team make up the heart and soul of Wello. As a Wello client, you’ll have the pleasure of working with at least one of these dedicated, passionate people on your wellness journey. So, we thought we’d give you a little more insight into who they are, and why they care so much about helping you.
Recently, we spoke to Stefanie about her journey from emergency nurse to Wello Nurse Practitioner. Read on to learn about her background, her typical day at work, and her passion for helping new moms, the great outdoors and video technology.
1) Tell us a little about yourself
I was born and raised in Calgary and I am a proud Calgarian. I love spending time with my husband and daughter and try to get to the mountains as often as possible.
2) What first inspired you to become a nurse practitioner?
I graduated from Queen’s University with a nursing degree and quickly learned that I had a passion for emergency nursing. As my career progressed, I wanted to learn more and broaden my scope of practice. I saw that as a nurse practitioner, I could play a bigger role in patient care and improving patient outcomes. I went to the University of Toronto to get my Masters as a Nurse Practitioner, and I’ve been practicing ever since.
3) What brought you to Wello and how long have you been working with the team?
I joined the Wello team in March 2017. I was really excited by the chance to be at the forefront of this new method of health care delivery. Plus, the positivity and team atmosphere here is like no other. Wello gives us the building blocks to make families and individuals healthier.
4) What’s the best part of your job?
The biggest highlight of my job is meeting and helping our wonderful clients. It’s amazing to be able to provide this kind of high quality, compassionate and tailored care. I’m also inspired by how passionate my clients are about their preventative health strategies. I think they’re remarkable.
5) What is the biggest challenge about your work?
I’m an extremely hands on person and probably the biggest challenge, in the beginning, was learning the art of video conferencing! Now I love using this technology to care for and advise clients. It’s a very convenient way for people to access healthcare.
6) If you were to give one piece of health advice what would it be?
We only have one mind and one body. Focus your energy on keeping them both happy and healthy.
7) Is there a health area that you specialize in?
I really enjoy working with new families, and pre and post-natal care is my area of interest.
8) What does a typical day look like for you?
There is never a dull day in the life of a Wello Nurse Practitioner. I typically start my day by reviewing my daily client list and then meeting clients either over the phone, video conferencing, or an in-house client visit. I liaise with community practitioners and a wide variety of health professionals to make sure every client gets the best care for their needs.
9) Anything else you’d like to share?
I’m excited to be a part of this health care revolution, and I look forward to meeting you!
Curious to learn more?
As a Wello member, you will likely meet nurse practitioners like Stefanie– as part of your ongoing health and wellness plans. Whether by video, phone, or in person, her mission (and ours) is to make sure you not only get well but that you stay that way, through all of life’s curve balls and surprises. If you’re not a member yet, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more today!