Purohit Nurse Practitioner Clinic & Prairie Health Apothecary is an allied professional health centre featuring semi-private family practice and pharmacy focusing on holistic care. Additional services now include lactation consulting, physiotherapy, acupuncture and counseling.
parusia purohit, bn, mn, np
owner / nurse practitioner
Parusia graduated from the Faculty of Nursing in 2001 from the University of Manitoba and received her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in 2013. She has worked at various health care facilities in Winnipeg. Parusia's dedication and compassion for the well-being of her patients is paramount. Her passion for community involvement is evident in the initiatives she has launched such as Breakfast 2 Go.
chris mendoza, bsc, bscPharm, cde
owner / pharmacist/ certified diabetes educator
Chris graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba in 2004. She worked with Shoppers Drug Mart on Dakota Street for 13 years and received her Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) designation in 2008. She is committed to working in the community to help in diabetes education and management. Chris is also certified to administer medications and vaccinations by injection, prescribe medications for self-limiting conditions and medications for smoking cessation. Chris' commitment to care has led her to partner with Parusia in creating an environment of health and wellness.
elena duplessis, rn, mn, mp
Elena graduated as a registered nurse from Red River College in Winnipeg in 1991 and received her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2000 from the University of Manitoba. She worked as a registered nurse in the Acute Care Medical Unit, Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department at Victoria General Hospital. She received her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in 2006 and has since worked in emergency medicine at Seven Oaks Hospital. Elena enjoys her job as a Nurse Practitioner and is an advocate of quality care for her patients.
olga moldovanenko, MN, NP, ibclc
Nurse practitioner, lactation specialist
Olga is a Nurse Practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who helps women in Winnipeg and surrounding areas with breastfeeding issues. The WHO states: “Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large.” To a mother who is struggling with breastfeeding, support or lack thereof, can quickly make or break that experience. As an NP and IBCLC, Olga is able to provide evidence-based care and aid patients and families through their journey to achieve success with their breastfeeding goals. She also sees patients prenatally and for those who have experienced challenges in the past. Olga graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 and currently works at 601 Aikins Street Community Health Centre and casually for Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority and Southern Health-Santé Sud.
MARLEE GALLAGHER, BSc, bmrpt
physiotherapist, certified hand therapist, acupuncture provider
Marlee graduated from the University of Brandon with a Bachelor of Science in 2010. She entered the physiotherapy program at the University of Manitoba Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physiotherapy, with successful completion in 2013. After graduating, she attained several advanced practice skills that include Acupuncture (2013), Treatment of Fascial System (2013), Orthopaedic Level 1 & 2, and Certified Hand Therapist designation in 2018. She Marlee enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle and aims to educate and promote this in the community.
Nikki humenchuk, ba (psych), accp (addictions)
Nikki has been working in the field of counselling for 16 years, primarily working with adolescents and their families. She offers solution-focused, short term counselling within the clinic.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Certificate from the Applied Counselling Program from the University of Manitoba with a specialization in Addiction Studies. Nikki’s areas of interest are in helping individuals and families with substance use concerns, addictions, disordered eating, grief and loss, anger, relationships and mental health (anxiety, depression, self-image and self-esteem).
Nikki’s counselling style is client-centered and from a non-judgemental perspective. Using a strengths based focus, she respects your goals and values, focuses on problem-solving, thereby enhancing resiliency and creating change.
Elizabeth Sadler, A.A.A. in Professional Music
Musical facilitator for sing to breathe program
Elizabeth began singing from an early age and her passion for music has led to her involvements in various choirs, bands and ensembles in both English and French. She performs at corporate events, her church choir and is the lead singer of a 70s funk/soul group called Flatland Soul Band. In 2016 she graduated with an Associates of Applied Arts degree (A.A.A.) in Professional Music from Southwestern Community College in Iowa. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Jazz Studies degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Manitoba with the intent to continue with an Education or Masters degree in Music. Through performing and teaching music, she strives to add momentum, excitement and growth to her life and the lives of others.
Teaching Pilates is Alan’s passion. He has taught Pilates for almost 20 years with both healthy clients and those with injuries and constantly sees both groups gain strength and become more pain free. He feels that the benefits of doing Pilates is never ending. These exercises focus on your core by firing the deep tissue muscles, not just the surface muscles. It greatly increases flexibility, improves posture, increases blood flow, and circulation and the Pilates method of breathing may increase bone density. The nature of the exercises are considered “mind and body” so the brain is much more alert. For example, the brain has to teach the body how to balance as this is not something that the body can do automatically on its own. So each of Alan’s classes has a balance component. Many of his clients comment on how they feel taller and more energetic after a class and refer to my class as their “one hour escape from reality”.