Master of Nurse Practitioner, Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing, Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Lucia is a Masters qualified Nurse with endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner, which gives her an advanced scope of practice.
She can diagnose, treat and manage a range of physical health conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, women’s health, cervical screening and provide overall health checks. She has extensive experience with mental health disorders including depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders. Her treatments range from cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy, psycho-social recovery and solutions focused therapy.
As a Nurse Practitioner with a passion for holistic and integrative health she aims to work collaboratively with people to achieve their health goals. Her approach is to examine the root cause of illness and disease rather than only treat the symptoms. Using the best of western and complementary care she will work with you to identify the links between your nutrition, environment and health. She applies knowledge of integrative medicine which can help to enhance and strengthen your body and mind allowing it to heal.
Lucia can provide comprehensive care, medical health coaching and collaborate with other health providers you may be seeing. Her qualifications allow her to directly access Medicare and the PBS, write prescriptions, refer for some types of imaging as well as to medical and other specialists.
Lucia has had twenty years’ experience in public and private health settings. In 2015 she won the community primary care award at the WA Nursing and Midwifery Awards.