Our Nurse Practitioners
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a nurse who has undergone advanced training to provide healthcare independently within their specialized area. They assess patients, make diagnoses, prescribe treatments, and manage complex cases. NPs educate patients about their health, promote healthy lifestyle habits, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care. Their role varies depending on their specialty, whether it’s pediatrics, psychiatry, chronic disease management, or other areas. The primary goal of NPs is to improve healthcare access and optimize patient outcomes, making a significant contribution to the delivery of high-quality healthcare.
Liana StangaPrimary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP)
Having obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Science in 2017, Ioana Liana Stanga (known to her patients as Lia) decided to further her education at McGill University by completing her Master’s as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
With her experience in home care, family medicine clinics, and hospital care, Lia stands out for her holistic and empathetic approach to patient care. She is interested in a diverse practice in primary care.
Lia is deeply committed to the advancement of the primary care nurse practitioner role and its autonomous function in clinics, while maintaining a collaborative spirit. She is enthusiastic about continuing her practice at the CMIE clinic in Brossard and providing her patients with attentive healthcare with a focus on shared decision-making.
Vicky SigouinPrimary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP)
Holder of a Master’s degree in nursing and a postgraduate diploma in primary care from UQTR, Vicky has been practicing as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner since 2016.
With a keen interest in preventive medicine and overall well-being, her approach aims to guide her clients in taking control of their health through healthy lifestyle choices combined with various medical approaches.
She has joined the CMIE team to offer bio-identical hormone therapy and is simultaneously pursuing training in obesity with the goal of obtaining certification from the Obesity Medicine Association.
Audrée VervillePrimary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP)
and Adult Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
Audrée Verville graduated from McGill University with a degree in Nursing Sciences in 2005. A pioneer in the field of Nurse Practitioners in Quebec, she completed her first master’s degree in cardiology in 2008. She worked for ten years at the Montreal Heart Institute in cardiac surgery and in the field of portable mechanical hearts, eventually returning back to school in 2015 for a second master’s degree at the University of Montreal as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She is one of the few NPs to hold a dual certification.
In 2015, she founded the PrimaDerma medical aesthetics clinic and obtained multiple certifications in aesthetic medicine in both Quebec and the United States. She joined the CMIE team in 2018 for her integrative and holistic approach to medicine. In addition to practicing aesthetic medicine, she has a fondness for dermatology and women’s health. She is part of the medical-nursing team in primary care and bioidentical hormone therapy at CMIE.
She has multiple passions. Audrée has advocated for healthy lifestyle choices for many years. A lifelong runner, she has participated in several marathons, half-marathons, and half-Ironman events. She prioritizes a healthy, unprocessed, vegan, and non-restrictive diet. She wishes to share her knowledge and passions with her community and clientele.
Vicky SigouinMental Health Nurse Practitioner (MHNP)
A graduate of the University of Quebec in Outaouais in 2021, on the Saint-Jérôme campus, Clarisse Boka di Mpasi distinguishes herself as a Mental Health nurse practitioner.
Her journey is enriched by significant clinical experience in psychiatric emergency care within a hospital setting. What characterizes her is her ability to practice active listening, her remarkable empathy, and a resolutely humanistic approach. She sees these elements as the key to building a strong therapeutic alliance.
Clarisse excels in her ability to provide tailored interventions specifically suited to each individual facing mental health challenges. She consistently emphasizes the unique potential of each person, recognizing that each recovery journey is unique. By placing the person’s well-being and concerns at the center of her approach, she fosters an environment of trust and mutual support. This space is a path to recovery marked by respect and dignity.
Moreover, what particularly distinguishes Clarisse’s practice is her commitment to professional collaboration. This practice creates a dynamic that addresses the individual’s needs from various perspectives.
Joining the CMIE team represents an exciting challenge and a true source of fulfillment for Clarisse. Her commitment is driven by a deeply meaningful goal: to facilitate access to mental health care for the population. By working towards this goal, she aspires to play an essential role in improving mental health within the community.
Her work is not limited to a mere professional duty but embodies a true calling, grounded in a profound belief in the importance of mental health for everyone’s overall well-being.