Our Registered Nurse Mikaela was born and raised in Ottawa where she graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012.

Mikaela then spent the next several years honing in her nursing skills at The Ottawa Hospital where she worked primarily on the Trauma Unit. Although she loved caring for patients in the hospital, she decided to follow her passion for integrative and functional medicine by taking a position at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre. Over the two years she worked at the OICC, she learned many ways in which naturopathic and integrative medicine can be used to enhance both the health, as well as the quality of life of the patients. She is very skilled at IV insertions and phlebotomy, and continues to work casually at VGH as part of the IV Team to continue to develop her expertise.

In early 2020, Mikaela joined the Connect Health team as our Registered Nurse and is thrilled to work in a collaborative environment where she can put these skills to use. From leading both the IV program and our private testing department, she continues to see the impact of the integrative framework of healthcare on the lives of our patients.