Biography

Hazel Ramirez is a Nurse Practitioner at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Ms. Ramirez provides virtual care to patients through Express Care Online. Ms. Ramirez is highly skilled at assessing, treating and managing acute and chronic conditions.

Ms. Ramirez obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Lawrence College in Kingston before going on to complete her certification as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner. She has since undertaken additional certification in a variety of clinical areas, including conflict first aid, alcohol addiction management and Suboxone education.  

Ms. Ramirez is fluent in English, French and Spanish, which allows her to provide comprehensive care for a wide variety of patients. She has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, elderly, palliative patients, First Nations, and individuals with diverse acute and chronic conditions, both individually and in groups. Ms. Ramirez also works closely with vulnerable and marginalized populations, including those with substance use/concurrent disorders, homeless, employed in the sex trade field, and individuals recently released from incarceration.

Passionate about addiction medicine, Ms. Ramirez currently works at the Street Health Centre in Kingston, and has gained leadership experience through her involvement in in the Quality Improvement Plan at the centre. She previously helped to develop and direct the high dose opioid clinic at the Kingston Orthopaedic Pain Institute.

When she’s not treating patients, Ms. Ramirez enjoys spending time outdoors with her family biking, swimming, hiking, running and traveling.  

Education/Training

Masters
Queen's University
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Kingston, ON
Bachelor of Science
St. Lawrence College
Nursing
Kingston, ON

Certifications

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR – Level C) certified
  • Registered Nurse in the Extended Class
  • Conflict First Aid Certificate
  • Suboxone Education Program Certificate
  • Sublocade Program Certificate
  • Concurrent Disorder Core Certificate
  • Managing Alcohol Problems Certificate

Specialty Interests

  • Addiction medicine
  • Concurrent disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Women’s health
  • Vulnerable and marginalized populations

Professional Memberships

  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario
  • Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario