Meet our Team

Meet Munira, a highly skilled and caring Winterberry Family Nurse Practitioner.

Each month we catch up to one of our almost 50 team members at Winterberry to find out more about what they do at Winterberry, how they chose their profession and so much more. This month we were so happy to find time with Munira and hope you enjoy our quick Q+A!

Munira, what is your role with Winterberry?

I am a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at Winterberry. With 15 years of experience within the critical care and long-term care setting, it became apparent through my journey that primary care is foundational to the patient’s overall treatment plan and well-being. It was a natural transition to move onto the family care environment after attaining my FNP credentials from D’Youville University (Buffalo, USA)  in 2019.  

What is the best part of being an NP?

The best part of being an NP is the opportunity to make personal connections with my patients. Knowing about their overall  lifestyles and motivations is integral to proposing treatment options that are suited to individual needs and circumstance . Being a nurse practitioner allows me to deliver holistic, patient centered and compassionate care. Winterberry makes it possible to spend quality time with my patients seamlessly while providing individualist care. 

What interested you about being an NP? Why did you choose this career?

I always wanted to be in the medical field in order to make a direct difference in an individual’s quality of life. Nursing offered me that basis. After gaining invaluable experience over a decade in nursing, I made the conscious decision to expand my skills in treatment, work-up, diagnosis, and intervention, these are key competencies that I utilize as an NP. 

What does an average day look like for you at Winterberry?

An average day at Winterberry is anything but average. Working amongst some of the smartest practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, doctors and staff there is always something interesting and exciting to learn. I have the privilege of seeing patients individually throughout my day and also coming together for some down time at lunch and having education sessions with my colleagues to discuss comprehensive cases. 

As an NP you’re a vital part of our team, can you share any special moments from Winterberry that made you know that you’re making a positive difference in our patient’s lives? 

I have had an amazing experience at Winterberry. It has been an honour to come into a dedicated group that provides an inclusive yet autonomous environment. Winterberry allows me to give my patients my undivided attention to offer the highest quality care they deserve. I feel I’m making a positive difference when the patient is leaving my room smiling, and satisfied with their needs, and requesting me to be their  NP for future visits.  Providing a treatment plan but also getting updates from my patients on their lives, their interests, and their families is important to holistically addressing their needs while building trust. 

When you’re not at work, what are your hobbies and special interests?

I have two beautiful girls, who are 2 and 7 years old. Together with my husband, we enjoy time outdoors, visiting festivals and attractions. We love to travel and enjoy great food. I love to  watch legal dramas shows and curling up to a good book with a great cup of coffee.