Marina Albuquerque

Marina Albuquerque, NP - The Tummy Clinic

Marina Albuquerque

Nurse Practitioner

Marina Albuquerque is a Nurse Practioner, specializing in primary health care. Marina’s path to nursing began with the completion of her Bachelor of Physical & Health Education at the University of Toronto (UofT). With a strong interest in health and desire to care for others, Marina decided to pursue nursing at UofT, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She practiced as a registered nurse in the community and family medicine setting for 10 years and the desire to further develop led Marina to attend Athabasca University and earn her Master of Nursing in Nurse Practitioner degree. She is passionate about illness prevention, health promotion, and providing a holistic approach to health care delivery. Marina has a strong interest in helping patients manage the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and restoring gut health, with her ultimate goal being to improve overall wellbeing and quality of life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by a variety of symptoms, including cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you’ll need to manage long term. The cause is not well understood.

There is no definitive test to diagnose IBS. IBS is diagnosed after your doctor has reviewed your symptoms and occasionally ordered tests to rule out other conditions.

Visits at the Tummy Clinic are not covered by OHIP or your provincial health care system, however, most extended healthcare plans cover many aspects of the care you will receive here, such as visits to Naturopathic Doctors, Dietitians, Social Workers or Psychotherapists. Check your benefits package or contact your insurance company for more information.