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Anna Rider is a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner in the province of Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto as a NP in 1999 and from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1994. She has acute care paediatric nursing experience working in multi organ transplant, nephrology and other specialties at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Anna has worked in primary care with all ages and settings including student health, immigrant/refugee health, rural family medicine, RMC/CFB healthcare services, community health centres, family health teams and seniors primary care. She has provided prenatal to end of life care.

Anna has taught in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner programme at Queen’s University and has mentored and supervised many NP students in their clinical rotations in their Masters programmes. Anna has been a Clinical Consultant to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in the Interdisciplinary Health Practitioner Programme.

Anna completed certification with the Institute for Hormonal Health and is an IHH Practitioner providing hormonal health using an integrative medicine approach. Anna continually takes courses to advance her knowledge in integrative/functional medicine, and has studied with The American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and Medical Metabolic Institute (A4M and MMI).

Nurse Practitioners in Ontario are authorized to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe medication and other treatment.

To book an appointment with Anna, please contact us.

Anna Rider BScN, NP-PHC

Integrative Health Nurse Practitioner, and Founder

Anna Rider is a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner in the province of Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto as a NP in 1999 and from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1994. She has acute care paediatric nursing experience working in multi organ transplant, nephrology and other specialties at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Anna has worked in primary care with all ages and settings including student health, immigrant/refugee health, rural family medicine, RMC/CFB healthcare services, community health centres, family health teams and seniors primary care. She has provided prenatal to end of life care.

Anna has taught in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner programme at Queen’s University and has mentored and supervised many NP students in their clinical rotations in their Masters programmes. Anna has been a Clinical Consultant to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in the Interdisciplinary Health Practitioner Programme.

Anna completed certification with the Institute for Hormonal Health and is an IHH Practitioner providing hormonal health using an integrative medicine approach. Anna continually takes courses to advance her knowledge in integrative/functional medicine, and has studied with The American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and Medical Metabolic Institute (A4M and MMI).

Nurse Practitioners in Ontario are authorized to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe medication and other treatment.

To book an appointment with Anna, please contact us.

Anna Rider BScN, NP-PHC

Integrative Health Nurse Practitioner, and Founder

What is the difference between NP and ND?

The main difference is in our background and experience. Nurse Practitioners have a background in nursing and have worked in a broad variety of clinical settings within the health care system. NPs have the skill and knowledge to diagnose conditions, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe medications. Through integration with conventional health care, Anna (NP) combines her clinical knowledge and broad experience with a functional medicine lens. Functional medicine supports personalized patient care and investigates the root cause of an individual’s symptoms, and employs a widespread of treatment strategies that are tailored to the person. This can include lifestyle improvements, nutraceuticals (supplements) or herbal medicine, nutritional changes, prescriptions if indicated, and occasionally further diagnostic testing is required to investigate further. It is a comprehensive, holistic approach.

Naturopathic Doctors have a background in naturopathy (the study of natural medicine) and work in private clinics. They learn about homeopathy, botanical medicine and acupuncture in their training as well. . Most have an area of focus/ specialty area in their practice. Their ability to order diagnostics is limited to bloodwork only and they have a limited list of drugs they can prescribe. Not all NDs have the authority to prescribe as it requires extra certification. They use all the different modalities they learned in their treatment plans.
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