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Nurse Practitioner, Calgary

Niki VanStaden

Niki values the approach of preventative medicine that is holistic, personalized, and compassionate to promote overall wellness for her patients. She appreciates that every person is unique, and to provide excellent care requires being approachable, engaged, thorough, and knowledgeable. Niki loves to work with each client to ensure they are motivated and empowered to optimize their own health. She values hearing each person’s story to ensure her approach is personalized and includes thinking “outside of the box.”

After completing a Forest Ecology degree at UBC in 2000, Niki first became a Registered Nurse through the University of Calgary in 2004. She later completed her Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner Degree at Athabasca University in 2017. Additionally, she has completed a mini-fellowship in Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care in 2020.

While working as an RN, Niki worked both in hospital and community settings. She gained extensive experience in chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease management. As an NP, her practice has shifted to provide primary care to all ages, but provides specialized care in pediatrics, to young adults, and women.

She is passionate about providing holistic care that includes mental wellness at an early age through to adulthood. Her pediatric care includes comprehensive assessments that involve monitoring developmental milestones in physical, social, personal and communication domains. In women’s health, she advocates the importance of recognizing the changing needs through different life stages and the unique medical concerns that women face during their lifetime.

Outside of work, Niki is actively involved with her sons’ sports and ensuring there is always time for nature. She spends much of her free time in the mountains, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping with her family and dog.

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