Practice Philosophy

I strive to partner with patients in their health, using a shared decision-making process that incorporates their values and priorities. I aim to provide medical care that is evidence-based and up to date.  As much as possible, I promote nutrition, exercise, and other non-drug therapies as the way to address health issues. I consider health holistic, and am aware of the social determinants of health and how they shape health outcomes.

I wish you good health.

Bio

I received my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Immunology and Doctor of Medicine from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I completed Family Medicine residency training at Western University in 2009. Since 2010, I have practiced family medicine at Southdale Family Medical Centre in London, Ontario.

I am involved in teaching and research through the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. My interests include marginalized and vulnerable populations, medical education, social determinants of health, and patient-physician communication. Past research projects include "Medical Students' Motivations for Pursuing Clinical Experiences with Underserved Populations: A Pilot Study" with medical student Carolyn Travers, and "Type II Diabetes Mellitus Care for patients with Limited English Proficiency: Assessment of patient outcomes and barriers to optimum care", with medical student Rhythm Shah. Interested medical students are welcome to contact me regarding potential research projects.