Debbie graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in 1991 with Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Early in her nursing career she worked on a medical floor, as well as worked as a Lab Assistant at the Public Health Laboratory, testing communicable diseases.
Education & Training
In 1998 Debbie started her career in fertility where she worked as a Nurse Coordinator at the Thunder Bay Assisted Reproductive Centre. She also worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator where she participated in various research studies in the area of asthma and heart disease. It was in 2005 that Debbie and her family relocated to Calgary where she continued her work in fertility with the Regional Fertility Program. Working in fertility had given her the opportunity to work with many couples, who, for various reasons struggled to become parents. She assisted patients with their treatment plans, counseled and taught patients how to administer their subcutaneous injections. She also performed intrauterine inseminations and assisted in procedures such as invitro fertilization and embryo transfers.
After working in reproductive medicine for 16 years Debbie decided to expand her nursing experience in women’s health. In 2014 she started working in Women’s Health Ambulatory Care in the pelvic floor clinic as well as in the Colposcopy clinic. Debbie assesses women with pelvic organ prolapse and lower urinary tract disorders such as incontinence. She joined Dr. Murphy’s clinic in 2015. It is in Dr. Murphy’s clinic she helps assesses and fits women with vaginal pessaries and provides pessary follow-up care. Debbie finds great satisfaction in helping women to improve their quality of life, giving them the opportunity to return to some of the activities they were unable to do.