Nurse Practitioner, Raelyn: “Having a patient thank me for helping them during a difficult time makes it all worth it.”

September 17, 2019About Wello
Wello Nurse Practitioner, Virtual Healthcare

The newest member to join our caring team of Nurse Practitioners, Raelyn Lagace has been providing holistic care to patients for 26 years. Based in New Brunswick, Raelyn is bilingual and has an extensive background in Emergency and Intensive care nursing. She is excited to join our virtual healthcare team and is dedicated to helping her patients—whether that includes helping them make better health choices through preventative measures, providing a diagnosis, or answering health questions.

1) What inspired you to become a nurse practitioner?

I felt that I could do more than bedside nursing. After having worked in several high acuity units, I thought that becoming an NP I could make a difference in health care. I wanted more independence and flexibility and knew as an NP I could attain this. I also wanted to challenge myself and try to help improve patient outcomes.

2) What is your previous work experience?

I worked for 16 years as a Registered Nurse in acute care mainly Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing. Since 2011, I have worked as an NP in primary care.

3) What brought you to Wello?

I wanted a change in my work life and was thinking about trying something new. When I saw the Wello job posting the opportunity to work in telehealth was a new challenge that piqued my interest.

4) If you could give one piece of health advice, what would it be?

If I could give one piece of health advice, it would be to listen to your body. Too many people ignore the cues their body sends them to ensure a healthy life.

5) How do you stay healthy?

I stay active, eat healthily, and practice mindfulness. I also try to have a balance between work and my personal life.

6) Do you specialize in any specific areas of health care?

No, however, I am interested in the areas of women’s health and menopause.

7) Are there any lifechanging moments that affirmed your choice of career in health care?

There have been too many moments to cite just one. Every day that I am able to go to work and make a difference in someone’s life it confirms my career choice, whether it’s by helping them make better health choices through preventative measures, by providing a diagnosis, or answering my patient’s health questions. Having a patient thank me for being there for them and helping them during a difficult time makes it all worth it.

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