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Meet Leah, one of our highly skilled, caring Registered Practical Nurses (RPN)

Each month we shine our light on a different team member and this month we are so happy to be getting to know Leah better through our quick Winterberry Q+A interview!

Leah, what’s your role at Winterberry?

I am a Registered Practical Nurse and have been with Winterberry for over 3 years now. During this time I’ve had the privilege to work with weight management and palliative patients and also be part of our growing Research Team.

Where did you work before Winterberry?

 I started my Nursing career in 2019 working at a Retirement Home before joining Winterberry Family Medical.

What made you want to be an RPN? 

Nursing is an innovative, challenging, and rewarding career and being able to positively impact patients’ lives was very much of interest to me. Helping people through their health challenges while continually learning new skills and gaining knowledge appealed to me! And of course, nursing has so many great opportunities to be able to expand my scope of practice. I knew it was the path I wanted to take. 

What made you want to be part of the Winterberry team compared to other clinics?

Winterberry is a very unique clinic that goes above and beyond an average clinic. At Winterberry we offer so many unique services additional to primary care such as weight management, gender affirming care, smoking cessation, research trials just to name a few. There is so much opportunity to grow as a nurse in a primary healthcare setting. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be able to expand my scope to take on weight management and research patients! 

What type of work do you do in your daily work with patients?

We do a lot of follow-up assessments with our trial subjects that include checking vitals, ECG, bloodwork, weight checks, questionnaires etc. There is a lot of documentation behind the scenes!

Is there an average day? If yes, what does it look like?

There’s never a dull day at Winterberry. You can find me helping patients or helping my team!  I am thankful for a strong team that works together! 

What is your favourite part of being an RPN?

One of the best things about being a nurse is knowing I am making a difference in people’s lives and helping them achieve their health and wellness goals!

When you’re not improving patient lives at Winterberry what will we find you doing?

I love spending quality time with my family and friends. You can catch me relaxing in front of a bonfire, working in the garden, and making memories with my daughter.