Our team

Dr. Patricia Côté

B.Sc., M.O.A.(Aud), MD, CCFP

Dr. Côté has practiced private medicine in Quebec since 2009. She is a graduate of the Université de Montréal and completed her residency at McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Higher Education and a Master’s Degree in Audiology from the Université de Montréal. She worked for many years in various remote regions of Quebec, in particular Abitibi.

Her fields of interest include:

Dr. Côté is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance – CADDRA (www.caddra.ca). She also participates in the continuing education of her peers by giving presentations on ADHD.

Dr. Lamarre and Dr. Côté work closely with front-line nurse practitioners.

Dr. Suzanne Lamarre


Dr. Suzanne Lamarre, a psychiatrist and emergency physician working in the Montreal area, will be offering her services at our clinic as of January 2019. Dr. Lamarre has been the Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Department and the Crisis Department at St Mary’s Hospital since 1995, she was also  Head of the Department of Psychiatry at St Mary’s Hospital between 2004 to 2012, and has been working as a psychiatrist since 2014.

Dre. Suzanne Lamarre would be offering her services as off January 2019

Dr. Vanessa Delisle

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Dr. Vanessa Delisle is a graduate of McGill University and a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Psychiatry and a Bachelor’s Degree in Honours Psychology from McGill University.

Dr. Delisle balances her time between the private and public sectors. This allows her to work with a broad range of clients. Dr. Delisle has extensive training and experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder), mood disorders (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder), and personality disorders (e.g., Borderline Personality Disorder) with a diverse clientele ranging from adolescents to seniors. As a psychologist, she has developed an expertise in helping clients cope with crises and learn skills in order to better understand and manage their emotions and to maintain and improve their relationships. Relatedly, she has been working as the crisis team psychologist at St. Mary’s Hospital since 2017.

Dr. Delisle has received training in numerous psychotherapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Internal Family Systems, and is always looking for new ways to further help and support her clients.

Dr. Luc Bisaillon

After more than 25 years working as a general practitioner in the public sector, Dr. Bisaillon recently chose to work in the private sector, as he believes, that in order to provide quality care, it is essential to dedicate each patient the proper time. Among other things, it allows the establishment of a real patient / doctor interaction based on attention, trust and respect, which are essential conditions for a successful and effective patient – doctor relationship.

A medical graduate of the McGill University, Dr. Bisaillon has been a general practitioner over a quarter of a century. After spending several months in Quebec’s Far North at the beginning of his career, he devoted himself primarily to emergency room medicine (at Jean-Talon Hospital), while also working as a general practitioner at the Douglas Psychiatric Institute (affiliated with McGill) from 1998 to 2007.

Dr. Bisaillon M.D. has the following degrees and certifications

–MDCM (McGill ,1992)

–CCMF (McGill,1994)

–Legal license to practice from the Doctor’s colleges of Québec, Ontario and Vermont.

–Bachelor of Science with honors in Biology with a minor in Psychology (Bishop’s,1988)

Dr. Paul Clifford Blais


Dr. Blais is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Montreal. He has worked for more than 16 years in various hospitals in Quebec in the emergency departments, hospitalizations, obstetrics and gynecology, perinatal care, psychiatry and long-term care. He also worked for 5 years performing emergency pre-hospital medicine at Urgences-Santé.

He has more than 30 years of experience both in Quebec and California in family medicine, having licenses to practice in both Quebec and California since 1985.

Dr. Blais has been an Examiner for the Medical Council of Canada since 1994. He has always been interested in ensuring that a high standard of medical training is maintained for patients in the community he serves.

Dr Maher Esper


Dr Esper completed his medical studies at the Sherbrooke University. He continued his family medicine specialization at the University of Montreal. He has been practicing family medicine since July 2018 and he is a proud member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Dr Esper has a diverse field of practice, with a particular interest for:

  • Taking charge and following up on patients of any ages, regardless pediatric, adult or geriatric.
  • Taking charge and following up on mental health troubles in the first instance.
  • CNESST & SAAQ cases
  • Musculoskeletal , with an indepth skills training in inflitration.
  • Minor surgery (wound repair, excision of cysts, minor biopsies, etc.)
  • The obstetrical care and placement of IUD

Dr. Christian Lamarre


Dr. Lamarre obtained his medical degree from McGill University in 1995. Dr. Lamarre worked for over 13 years in emergency rooms in the state of New York; nearly nine of these were spent as head of his emergency department. He has worked on several programs designed to improve the quality of patient care and patient satisfaction. Since 2010, he has practiced private medicine in Quebec.

Dr. Lamarre has obtained the following certifications:

  • Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP)
  • Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP(EM))
  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine (FACEP)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice (FAAFP)

He is also board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a score in the 99th percentile in 1998, and 790/800 at his recertification in May 2014.

Dr. J.P. Souaid

B.Sc., M.D., C.M., F.R.C.S.C

Dr. Souaid will start in our clinic in April 2019

Dr. Souaid has been practising as an Otolaryngologist (ENT) for 19 years. He is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Residency training program. After his residency, he completed a fellowship in Otology (middle ear surgery) at the Ohio State University. He has been an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa for 10 years.

His areas of interest include:
1. Hearing loss and Vertigo.
2. Ear infections and chronic ear disease.
3. Chronic sinusitis and nasal problems.
4. Recurrent tonsillitis and throat problems.
5. All other aspects of general ENT.

Dr. Souaid is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as being certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

He has been invited as a visiting professor to many countries and frequently gives lectures both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Caroline Doyon


Dr. Doyon holds a Molecular Biology master’s degree as well as a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences aside from having been awarded a general surgeon diploma in 2012 by the University of Montreal Faculty certified by the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Canada. She practised for three years in a high volume Montreal South Shore hospital before redirecting her practice as a surgeon for distant region, where she was able to widen her knowledge in general surgery. She was in charge of the education of medical residents as well as a lecturer at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Doyon now wishes to concentrate on a patient first approach, more respectful and based on mutual trust.


Dr. Jean-Marie Gingras


Dr. Jean-Marie Gingras graduated from the University of Montreal with a medicine degree. Throughout his career he has worked in several medical clinics in the greater metropolitan area. His expertise in industrial medicine allowed him to offer his services as a consultant to several private companies. He was also an advisor to the health and social services centers in Quebec.


Dr. Jacques Paradis

Dr. Jacques Paradis has been interested in occupational medicine for many years. He has progressively honed his knowledge in this field, more particularly by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Toxicology (1987) and an advanced graduate diploma in Insurance Medicine and Medicolegal Expertise (2005).

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Dr. Felix Klajner


Medical Director ExcelMD Toronto 

Dr Klajner graduated from McMaster University with honours BSc.

He obtained his medical degree from University of Western Ontario.

He attended theUniversity of Western Ontario to complete his family medicine residency, followed by a third year family medicine residency  (enhanced training). He now serves as Medical Director of ExcelMD Toronto.

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Dr. Andy Gidwani

M.D. C.C.F.P.

Dr. Gidwani obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2002, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Queen’s University in 2005. He also has a Certification in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University.

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Dr Farha Hussain


Dr Farha Hussain graduated from both medical school (1996) and family medicine residency (1998) at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She have been practising in Toronto and at Royal Health Care Centre since 2003. Previously she practised in Australia, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

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Dr. Kim Johnson

Hon. B.Sc., MD, CCFP

Dr. Kim Johnson has practiced family medicine in Ontario since 2007. She is a graduate of the Schulich school of medicine at the University of Western Ontario and completed her residency at the University of Western Ontario. She also did a third year enhanced training in medical education. She also holds an Honours Bachelor’s In Biology and Psychology from McMaster University.

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Dr. Margarita Kaliazina


Dr. Margarita Kaliazina completed her baccalaureate degree at the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Psychology Specialization. Her final year project focused on the role of prejudice in limiting opportunities for foreign-trained doctors and she was awarded the W. J. McLelland Award for most outstanding senior thesis. She went on to pursue her medical training through the University of Toronto, completing her family medicine residency at Women’s College Hospital in 2014. She is a strong proponent of preventative care and has a special interest in women’s health and mental illness.

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Dr Nadine Bukmuz


Dr Nadine Bukmuz completed her medical training in Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked as a Family doctor in rural Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.  She has been practicing in downtown Toronto since 1998.


Dr. Jeannette Janzen

M.D. C.F.P.C. F.C.F.P.

National Director VirtualMed

Dr. Jeannette Janzen  graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Medicine after which she completed her Family Medicine Residency at  McGill University. She has been following her patients in family practice for over 30 years at GMF Stillview in Pointe Claire where she was an integral part of the growth and development of the clinic which flourishes today. She began working in Statcare minor emergency clinic in 1988 which has become on the busiest clinics on the island of Montreal.

Dr Janzen got involved in Travel Medicine in 2008 after completion of the Short Course in Travel Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Since 1998 she has participated in over 180 Clinical Research Trials with Manna/LMC Clinical Research, formally known as Kells Medical Research.

Dr. Janzen is passionate about providing the best care for patients in an empathetic, efficient and organized approach.  After 32 years of living in Quebec she is relocating to British Columbia to continue practicing medicine and develop the Virtual Medicine access to patients across Canada.

She holds a medical licence in Quebec and is pursuing one in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.


Dr. Christian Hobden


Dr. Christian Hobden graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal. He worked more than 20 years in a hospital environment including 13 years in the emergency department.

He was head of the emergency department at Cité de la Santé de Laval and acted as an expert for Quebec’s Ministry of Health  Centre de Coordination National des Urgencesbefore becoming Director of Professional Services of the CSSS d’Argenteuil. Subsequently he worked as a family doctor in private practice while assuming the role of  Coroner in the Montreal area. Before taking his medical course, Christian Hobden was a communications engineer and worked in the aerospace industry.


Dr. Gabrielle Deschamps


Dr Deschamps completed her medical studies at Laval University, and went on afterwards to complete her degree in Family Medicine at Sherbrooke University. She started her family medicine practice in July 2016 and is a member on the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Dr Deschamps has a very diversified practice and treats patients of all ages. She has a specific interest in geriatrics and in patients with cognitive impairment. Since January 2017, Dr Deschamps is responsible for the implementation of the ministerial initiative for Alzheimer disease at GMF Stillview in the west island of Montreal. This initiative will facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cognitive impairment in a first line setting.


Dr. Bruno Benzaquen

M.D. , Cardiologist

Dr Bruno Benzaquen obtained his medical degree from McGill university and was trained in cardiology at University of Montreal and McGill university. He further completed sub-specialty training in cardiac arrhythmias as well as echocardiography.

He benefits from more than 15 years of clinical experience and occupies positions as assistant professor both at University of Montreal (Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital) as well as McGill University (Jewish General Hospital).

He divides his time between clinical practice, teaching medical students and residents, clinical research as well as in occupying the position of medical director of CDL Cardiology.


Dr. Andrew Steinberg


Dr. Steinberg trained at Montreal’s McGill University as well as at the Cleveland Clinic where he mastered techniques in minimally invasive surgery.

He offers a full service for patients with urological disorders.

His team offers a broad variety of services including urological oncology, prostate cancer screening, male fertility, female urological issues, incontinence, kidney stone disease and surgical urological reconstruction.

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Dr. Sébastien G. Simard

M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

Training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Montreal from 1996 to 2001. Many post-doctoral training courses in advanced arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, allowing the use of leading edge surgical techniques. Active orthopedic surgery practice at the Clinique Chirurgicale de Laval and also at the St-Eustache hospital (north shore of Montreal) where he is chief of staff.

Clinical and surgical expertise dedicated to knee and shoulder problems, offering PRP and stem cells injections with the most update surgical arthroscopic techniques. Researcher, speaker and instructor of arthroscopic surgery. Treating physician of many high-level, Olympians and professional athletes (UFC, NHL,…)

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners (NP) are nurses who have clinical experience in a specific field and advanced postgraduate education in nursing and medical sciences that enables them to prescribe diagnostic tests and treatments in addition to performing certain invasive procedures. Collaboration between doctors and nurse practitioners increases access to health services, encourages strategies to promote health and prevent illness, and ultimately improves people’s health.

With a master’s degree in nursing and an advanced postgraduate diploma as well as solid experience in a clinical field such as neonatology, nephrology, cardiology, or primary care, nurse practitioners provide nursing and medical care and prescribe diagnostic tests, medication, and treatment according to their area of specialty.


Marie Belcourt

Nurse Practitioner


Sophie Charland

Nurse Practitioner


Yanick Duvervil

Nurse Practitioner


Karine Joly

Nurse Practitioner


Nancy Lavoie

Nurse Practitioner


Anne-Marie Martin

Nurse Practitioner


Saghar Mir

Nurse Practitioner


Marc-André Moutquin

Nurse Practitioner


Isabelle Phaneuf

Nurse Practitioner


Isabel Sourdif

Nurse Practitioner


Vanessa Lussier-Morneaux

Nurse Practitioner


Tina Doucet

Head Nurse


Andréanne Lalonde

Auxiliary Nurse


Marilyne Henri

Auxiliary Nurse


Maude Martel

Auxiliary Nurse


Lindsay Valori

Auxiliary Nurse


Maxime Da Sylva

Auxiliary Nurse



Amina Hammouch

Senior Beautician


Francine Therrien

Auxiliary Nurse

Nutritionists - Dieticians


Clémence Pouit

Nutritionist / Dietician


Erika Lechuga Rodriguez

Nutritionist / Dietitian


Juliette Casgrain



Lysanne Darche

Nutritionist / Dietitian

Administrative team


Michelle Langlois

C.O.O. Administrative Director


Brigitte Fontaine

Occupational Therapist

Master of Administration Health Care

Administrative Assistant


Éric Latendresse

Clinical Coordinator


Christina Deschamps

Administrative Assistant

Auxiliary Nurse


Sophie Gaudet

Administrative Assistant


Étienne Haché

Administrative Assistant


Tina Hourani

Administrative Assistant


Diane Labelle

Administrative Assistant


Karolanne Langlois-Boivin

Administrative Assistant


Vanessa Noble

Administrative Assistant


Joanne Tessier

Administrative Assistant