NANCY BISSON (RPh w/ APA) – PHARMACIST, PHARMACY MANAGER, INJECTION AND NUTRITION SPECIALIST
Nancy is our store manager, and also runs the vaccination centre in our store. She conducts pre-travel assessments to determine what immunizations are needed and will then preform the injections. She can also administer flu shots and other vaccines. Fluent in both English and French, Nancy makes it possible for pharmacy services to be delivered in both of Canada’s official languages.
Nancy is a pharmacist with additional prescribing authorization (APA). She has the ability to adapt a prescription, prescribe in an emergency and/or prescribe Schedule 1 drugs.*
Another area that Nancy shines is nutrition. If you are looking to make some lifestyle and diet changes to become healthier, Nancy is the perfect person to talk to.
Nancy graduated from Laval University in Québec City. She has over 15 years of experience in the industry. In her free time, Nancy is extremely active. In August 2014, she successfully completed the Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache, AB – a 125km race over three mountains!
*In Canada, Schedule 1 drugs do not include narcotics and controlled substances
LAURA DINSDALE (RPh, NCMP) – PHARMACIST & LONG TERM CARE SPECIALIST
Laura specializes in long-term care, enhanced clinical services, and is a NAMS certified menopause practitioner. She works in collaboration with other health care professionals on a daily basis to provide best patient care. She is also capable of providing pharmacy education to caregiving staff and community outreach, as well as execute the training and implementation of Catalyst OneMAR electronic medication administration program.
Laura graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and has 11-years experience in the industry. She loves being a pharmacist and challenges herself to expand her knowledge and provide patient care that goes ‘above and beyond’ expectations.
AHMED MOKHTAR (RPh w/ APA) – PHARMACIST & INJECTION SPECIALIST
Ahmed is an injection certified pharmacist and he is planning to become certified respiratory educator. He has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Ahmed’s top priority is to educate and counsel patients to achieve the best care possible. He provides special services to patients, such as smoking cessation, blood pressure measurement and blood glucose reading. He is working on his APA so he can prescribe schedule 1 medications. He collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure patient well being.
In his spare time, Ahmed likes to spend time with his family and his dog. He plays music on the Oud and sings – he had his own concerts overseas! He is a licensed PADI scuba diver, basketball player and soccer fan.
ROBYN VAN WINSSEN (RPh) – PHARMACIST & INJECTION SPECIALIST
Robyn is an injection certified pharmacist who has a passion for providing comprehensive care plans to help patients better understand and optimally manage their medical conditions. Currently, she is working towards her Additional Prescribing Authority (APA) so she can prescribe Schedule 1 drugs like Nancy. She also plans on becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Robyn is a graduate from the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and brings with her the newest concepts in patient care and medication management. When she is not at work, she loves swimming, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
PATTI CHAMBERS – HOME HEALTH SPECIALIST
Patti is our in-house Home Health Specialist with over 7 years’ experience supporting our community through the AADL program. She is a certified stocking fitter, mastectomy authorizer and fitter, and is AADL certified. She is also experienced with ostomy care.
Passionate about helping clients in her community, Patti’s goal is to help make life a bit easier!
In her spare time, Patti enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren and family, gardening, volleyball, and baseball.