About Agnes Lussier

Agnes Lussier-Dow, NP Optimal Health

I am a certified primary health care nurse practitioner (NP-PHC) with over 25 years experience in both high-stress and occupational health care environments. My experience spans emergency, critical care, occupational health & wellness, as well as medical aesthetics. My certifications include Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, Occupational Health, and I am honoured to sit on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association.

As a Nurse practitioner originally trained in western, conventional medicine, I have integrated the best practices of Functional Medicine to create a focus on prevention through lifestyle medicine in alignment with the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) 

Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, I felt the effects of sustained stress on my body and started learning more about the interconnectedness of a healthy body and optimal wellness. It served as a pivotal point for me and I soon became certified in Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy through Worldlink Medical and started my certification journey in Functional Medicine through IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine).

My philosophy is mathematical in nature:

a healthy mind + body + soul = balance

This equation is one I strive to bring to myself and my patients daily. My mantra also fuels my passion to get to the root cause of dis-ease. I've found myself deeply involved in helping my patients with ailments related to hormone imbalances such as low-test or menopause, adrenal fatigue, thyroid conditions, and other areas of practice relating to lifestyle, wellness, and medical aesthetics including autologous Platelet Rich Plasma.

As a NP-PHC, I am given the authority to see patients independently and perform controlled acts including diagnosing of common diseases, prescribing controlled substances and administration of certain treatments and medications as well as ordering basic diagnostic tests.

If you feel like your body equation is out of balance, give me a call and let's start treating your root cause, not just your symptoms.