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:
General/family medicine, health check-ups
Aesthetics (botox/Juvéderm) / Accredited Coolsculpting clinic
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. 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)
–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
MDCM, MCMF, LMCC, FLEX N.Y. State, MBPS CA State
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 Jordan Discepola
Dr Discepola attended medical School at Université de Sherbrooke in June of 2017. He then proceeded to complete his residency training in the McGill University Family Medicine Program at the Jewish General Hospital
Dr Discepola has a diverse scope of practice, ranging from caring for minor emergencies in a walk-in setting, to taking on patients and serving as their primary care provider. He is particularly interested in the care and follow up of chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, etc)
**Dr. Discepola will be joining our team in July 2019
Dr. Christian Lamarre
MDCM, FCFP(em), CFPC, FACEP, FAAFP
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 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. Souaid will be joining our team in May 2019
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.
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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
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 British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta.
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. 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
M.D. , CCMF
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. Kate Conrad
Dr Kate Conrad completed her medical studies as well as her residency in Family Medicine at McGill University. She began her family medicine practice in 2016 at GMF Stillview. She also works in various hospital settings including hospitalization at Lachine hospital, the Respiratory unit at the Glen as well as CHSLD Maimonides.
Dr. Robert Ardell
Dr. Robert Ardell was born and raised in the Saskatoon area with a farming background. He graduated with a Medical Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1986. Dr. Ardell then moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Here he started an independent medical practice where he enjoyed providing comprehensive medical care including obstetrics, pediatrics and all disciplines of adult medicine including geriatric care for twenty-six years. He completed certification for the Canadian College of Family Physicians in 2004.
In 2012, Dr. Ardell opened the SuperMed Family Medicine and Walk-In Clinic in order to provide more accessible medical care for patients including extended hours. This clinic has a staff of four family medical doctors including Dr. Ardell. At this clinic Dr. Ardell continues to see his family medical practice patients and attends to the needs of walk-in patients. As well, he provides in-patient care for those hospitalized, obstetrical deliveries, and antepartum and post-partum care on the Maternity Ward at Victoria Union Hospital.
Besides engaging in Canadian medicine, Dr. Ardell has also done several trips with his family to Niger, West Africa helping out in two different hospital settings. This exposure to medicine in a developing country has given him a greater appreciation for the accessibility and scope of medical care offered in Canada.
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.
Dr. Jacques Toueg
M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon & Medical Director Dr. Jacques Toueg is an orthopedic He specializes in sports medicine and in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. He is the chief medical officer of la coupe Rogers’s Cup and the national tennis training center in Montreal. Dr. Toueg has treated numerous athletes of national teams, as well as a number of players of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Major Junior Hockey League of Quebec, the Canadian League of Football, and Professional Boxing Team. Since 2010, he co-hosts the program The Doctors, a magazine specializing in health and broadcasted on Radio-Canada.
Dr. Jacques Toueg does not participate in the public plan (RAMQ)
– Bachelor in physiotherapy science – McGill University
– Degree in medicine (M.D) – Université de Montréal
– Major in orthopedic surgery — Université de Montréal
– PhD in doctoral studies (Fellowship) in sports medicine and
Arthroscopic surgery –– British Columbia University
– Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
– Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Dr. Daniel Durand
M.D., Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Daniel Durand is a plastic surgeon for Special Surgery and a graduate of the largest medical schools in Canada and the United States. Dr. Daniel Durand has over 20 years of experience in plastic and esthetic surgery. He namely specializes in esthetic and hand surgery. Dr. Durand has been chosen to practice at the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery. His distinctions are accredited to the many peer reviewed scientific articles and magazines and his qualifications as a specialized surgeon and lecturer. He participates in that title at International Congress of Surgery at the invitation of the American College of Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Daniel Durand does not participate in the public plan (RAMQ)
– Degree in Medicine (M.D) – McGill University
– Masters in experimental surgery – McGill University
– Ph.D. in experimental surgery – McGill University
– Expertise in in plastic surgery – University of South California
– Expertise in experimental surgery – McGill University
– Fellow of Royal College of Medicine and Surgeons
– Fellow of American College of Surgeons
– Accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Yvon Giroux
Dr. Yvon Giroux has been a gastroenterologist at the Montreal Institute for Special Surgery since 2017. Dr Giroux has over 40 years of experience in gastroenterology. The digestive endoscopy clinic is specializes in colorectal cancer screening and gastroscopy (stomach). These examinations are carried out by endoscopy.
Dr. Yvon Giroux does not participate in the public plan (RAMQ)
– Diploma of Medicine (M.D.) – Université de Montréal
– Specialization in Gastroenterology – Université de Montréal
– Specialization in Internal Medicine – Université de Montréal
Dr. Nicolas Sauvé
M.D., Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr Nicolas Sauvé is a specialist in Sports Medicine. Dr. Nicolas Sauvé is a member of the Montreal Canadiens medical team. Dr. Nicolas Sauvé has treated athletes of international status in cycling circuits, speed skating and the Canadian Olympic team and the medical team of Tennis Canada. Dr. Sauvé is also part of the medical team of the junior hockey league’s Armada of Blainville.
Dr. Nicolas Sauvé does not participate in the public plan (RAMQ)
– B. Kinesiology Science – Université de Montréal
– M. Advanced kinesiology Science – Université de Montréal
– Degree in sports Medicine (M.D.) – Université de Montréal
– Degree in family Medicine (M.D.) – Université de Montréal
Dr. Khalil Masri
M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Khalil Masri is an orthopedic surgeon. Over the years, Dr. Khalil Masri has gained extensive expertise in sports medicine, reconstructive surgery and knee arthroscopy. Appreciated by his patients for his listening and dedication, he has treated several top athletes in the field of skiing, hockey and motocross. He is particularly interested in reconstruction surgery for the anterior crucial ligament (ACL) as well as partial and total arthoplasty of the knee.
Dr. Khalil Masri does not participate in the public plan (RAMQ)
– Diploma of Medicine (M.D.) – University of Montreal
– Specialization in Orthopedic Surgery – Université de Montréal
– Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
– Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Dr. Jaimes Serge Benhamron
Doctor Jaimes Serge Benhamron has served at the Verdun Hospital of Montreal from 1985 to 2010, where he was chief of gastroenterology between 1989 and 2000. He has also been a member of various GI departments in hospitals like St Joseph of Lachine, from 1987 to 1995 and Cité de la Santé of Laval, from 2001 to 2004.
In 2008, he opened his own clinic gastroenterology and endoscopy clinic.
Having acquired more than 30 years of experience, Doctor Jaimes Serge Benhamron received his medical degree from the faculty of medicine of the University of Montreal (1980). He has also been certified by the Royal College of Canada in internal medicine (1984) and in gastroenterology (1985).
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.
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