There is a new face delivering health-care services in Chase.
Interior Health is pleased to announce that Nurse Practitioner Keltie Everett has begun practising at the Chase Medical Clinic. Working alongside local physicians and staff, Everett is in the process of orienting to the clinic and community, and will begin seeing a limited number of patients in mid-October.
Everett comes to Chase after working in Kelowna as a registered nurse who specialized in cardiac critical care, and before that in cardiac and emergency services in Winnipeg. She completed the Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at the University of Victoria in July 2016 and is currently a provisional NP working toward her final licensing exam.
Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have additional education at the Master’s level and previous nursing experience. In their daily practice, NPs can diagnose and treat illnesses; order tests; prescribe medications; and, manage, monitor and review chronic health conditions. NPs are independent practitioners who work with – rather than replace – other health-care providers. They are part of a team and collaborate with registered nurses, physicians, social workers and others to provide required primary health care.
Initially, Everett will be taking on the patients who were previously cared for by NP Deborah Lewis, now retired. Her case load will begin slowly and will increase over time while she works toward her final licensing.
Please contact the Chase Medical Clinic at 250-679-1420 for more information about accessing Everett’s services.