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Meet some of our doctors.

Our physicians are Canadian licensed and practice family or emergency medicine right here in Canada.

Dr. Bharat Bahl
Dr. Bharat Bahl

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Bahl is a practicing emergency physician in the city of Toronto. He completed his Doctor of Medicine and Family Medicine training from the University of Toronto. He then obtained his speciality training in Emergency Medicine from the University of Ottawa. During his training Dr. Bahl won awards for both teaching and research. His current passions include providing high quality patient care, teaching the next generation of physicians and improving the quality of care provided in Emergency Departments.

Dr. Marni Brooks
Dr. Marni Brooks

Family Physician, Toronto

Dr. Brooks is a practicing family physician in Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University where she wrote her thesis in the area of paediatric pain. Dr. Brooks completed both a Master of Social Work degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Toronto. She completed specialty training at the University of Toronto. She is also an active member at the Ontario Medical Association, serving on the Executive for the Section on Addiction Medicine.

Dr. William Cherniak
Dr. William Cherniak

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Cherniak is a family and emergency physician practicing in the Greater Toronto Area. He is passionate about sustainable and equitable global health development and is actively involved in research into maternal and child health, global health education and collaborative programming. He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and a co-founder and Executive Director for Bridge to Health Medical and Dental, a Canadian registered charity working in southwestern Uganda. Dr. Cherniak recently completed a Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in health in crisis and humanitarian assistance.

Dr. Mark D’Souza
Dr. Mark D’Souza

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. D’Souza is a practicing emergency room physician in Toronto, with extensive experience in both adult and paediatric medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts & Science from McMaster University, and his Doctor of Medicine from Queen’s University. He completed his specialty training at the University of Western Ontario and his fellowship at the University of Manitoba. Dr. D’Souza has experience as well in palliative care and chronic pain.

Dr. Shafik Dharamshi
Dr. Shafik Dharamshi

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Dharamshi has been a staff physician in the emergency departments of the Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System for the past 27 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto. He obtained specialty training in Emergency Medicine and Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, and is a clinical instructor and lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dharamshi enjoys the challenges of taking care of patients with a wide variety of clinical problems, and is a strong advocate for excellent and timely healthcare.

Dr. Aleksandra Ferenc
Dr. Aleksandra Ferenc

Family Physician, Mississauga

Dr. Ferenc is a practicing family physician in Mississauga, who speaks both English and Polish. She received her Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and her Doctor of Medicine from Jagiellonian University Medical College in Cracow, Poland. She completed her residency at East Carolina University in North Carolina in the United States. Dr. Ferenc also trained in the UK and believes that Canadians should have access to the best quality patient care seen in other countries around the world. Having two young children of her own helps Dr. Ferenc relate to her paediatric patients and their parents, and she is passionate about how nutrition affects health in patients of all ages.

Dr. Eric Fonberg
Dr. Eric Fonberg

Family & ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Fonberg is a family and emergency physician with more than 30 years of experience practicing primary care and hospital based medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Western University, and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University. Throughout his career, Dr. Fonberg has practiced medicine in a variety of settings in urban and rural communities in Ontario and Canada’s Arctic, and has been Chief of Emergency Medicine and Chief of Staff at numerous hospitals in Toronto. He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Donald Ginsberg
Dr. Donald Ginsberg

Family Physician, Montreal

Dr. Ginsberg is a practicing family physician in Montreal with expertise in family medicine, geriatrics and palliative care. After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. Dr. Ginsberg completed his family medicine residency at the University of British Columbia, in addition to a fellowship in Palliative Care at McGill. Over the course of his career he has practiced in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. He is the Program Director for the Palliative Medicine residency program and Assistant Professor and faculty lecturer at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ginsberg is fluent in English and French.

Dr. Lana Grigoriou
Dr. Lana Grigoriou

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Grigoriou is a practicing emergency room physician at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children. She received her Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Calgary and her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She completed Royal College specialty training at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Shane Hawkins
Dr. Shane Hawkins

Family & ER Physician, Halifax

Dr. Hawkins works as a family doctor for the Department of National Defence in Halifax Nova Scotia. He also works in rural emergency departments and is an associate faculty member at Dalhousie University where he teaches medical students. Dr. Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and his Doctor of Medicine also from Dalhousie. He completed his speciality training in Family Medicine at Queen’s University.

Dr. Peter Iracleous
Dr. Peter Iracleous

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Iracleous is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, practicing as an emergency room physician in the Greater Toronto Area for over 9 years. He is highly specialized in all urgent care issues, and has extensive knowledge and expertise in cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Iracleous is extremely compassionate, and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to all his patients.

Dr. Gita Kruger
Dr. Gita Kruger

Family & Urgent Care, Calgary

Dr. Gita Kruger is a practicing family medicine and urgent care physician in Calgary, Alberta. Her pre-medical education includes Masters of Science (MSc) degrees in both Audiology and Speech Pathology from Syracuse University. She then completed her Doctor of Medicine at McMaster University and completed her residency training at the University of Calgary. Dr. Kruger has a strong interest in the Canadian health care system with respect to the Canada Health Act, access to care and wait times. She looks forward to providing quality and timely care to patients in Alberta and all over Canada.

Dr. Kate McLachlin
Dr. Kate McLachlin

Family Physician, Toronto

Dr. McLachlin is a family physician with a special interest in palliative care. She maintains a comprehensive rural family practice in Collingwood where she provides community, hospital, hospice, and nursing home care. She is also the Medical Director of Campbell House Hospice. Dr. McLachlin received her Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours certificate in rural health. She completed both her Doctor of Medicine and her specialty training in Rural Family Medicine at McMaster University, and has a certificate of added competency in Palliative Medicine recognized by the Canadian College of Family Practice.

Dr. Paul Medve
Dr. Paul Medve

ER Physician, Simcoe

Dr. Medve is a practicing emergency room physician, and also takes care of hospital in-patients in Simcoe, Ontario. Currently, he is Medical Director of two long term care facilities, and was Chief of Emergency Medicine at Norfolk General Hospital from 2009 until 2016. From 1990 until 2002, he ran a busy family practice, giving him extensive experience with acute and chronic medical issues in all age groups. Dr. Medve received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario, and completed postgraduate training at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.

Dr. Garth Slysz
Dr. Garth Slysz

Family Physician, Charlottetown

Dr. Slysz has practiced as a family physician in Charlottetown in PEI for 26 years. Throughout that time he has cared for his patients in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has taught family medicine residents and medical students and he has worked in the ER and as a hospitalist. He is a graduate of Mt. Allison University and Dalhousie Medical School. In 2016 he received the College of Family Physicians of Canada Reg L. Perkin Award for Canada’s 2016 Family Physicians of the Year.

Dr. Tristan Snider
Dr. Tristan Snider

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Snider is a practicing emergency room physician, critical care flight physician, and Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Snider has specialized training in both adult and paediatric medicine, and patient safety. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Western Ontario, and his Doctor of Medicine from Saba University School of Medicine in the Netherlands-Antilles. He completed the Royal College of Physicians specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto, having served as Chief Resident of his program.

Dr. Michael Verbora
Dr. Michael Verbora

Family Physician, Toronto

Dr. Verbora practices family medicine in Toronto, and specializes in student health. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Windsor, his Masters of Business Administration from Odette School of Business, and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Verbora completed specialty training at the Toronto Western Hospital, while acting as the OCFP (Ontario College of Family Physicians) Chair of the Residents Committee.

Dr. Tanja Vlahovich
Dr. Tanja Vlahovich

ER Physician, Toronto

Dr. Vlahovich has been practicing full-time emergency medicine in the GTA for the past 10 years, and has extensive experience in family medicine and urgent care. In addition, she is very comfortable in all aspects of adult and paediatric medicine. Dr. Vlahovich completed her Doctor of Medicine and speciality training in Family Medicine at Queen’s University. She finished her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science at the University of Guelph. Dr. Vlahovich is eager to provide excellent medical care to all of her patients.

Treatable conditions

Acute care

Our doctors see and treat many common medical issues on Maple.

Chronic care

Doctors are available 24/7 to provide advice and prescriptions for common chronic care conditions.

Some examples include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Allergies & asthma
  • Stress management
  • Obesity
  • and more...
Mental health

Our doctors and psychotherapists are available to provide advice and treatment for common mental health conditions.

Some examples include:

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Mood changes
  • Trauma & loss
  • and more...
Women's/men's health

Doctors can advise on family planning and treat conditions like urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.

Some examples include:

What our doctors can do for you

Medical advice

Maple connects you with a licensed physician quickly, so you can get the help or advice you need and move on with your day.

Our doctors are well respected, Canadian licensed family or emergency medicine practitioners passionate about delivering outstanding healthcare.

Prescriptions

Doctors have the ability to prescribe you medication on Maple at their discretion, based on your consultation.

Prescriptions on Maple are digital, and we send them to the pharmacy of your choice for fulfillment.

We can even have them delivered to your door in most cases, at no additional cost to you.

Medical notes

Doctors can provide sick notes for school or work for short absences, so you can focus on resting instead of sitting in a waiting room.

They can also provide notes for therapist treatments, like a note for a chiropractor or registered massage therapist.

Labs & referrals

At this time, forms for lab work and specialist referrals are available for select corporate partners, as part of our corporate packages.

We're working on expanding the availability of these services for everyone, so please check back with us regularly if you're looking for lab work and referrals from Maple.

What our doctors cannot do

Medical emergencies

Maple is not intended for medical emergencies. If you believe you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

Some examples include:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Major trauma
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
Controlled medications

Our doctors cannot prescribe controlled medications such as narcotics.

Some examples include:

  • Narcotics, such as oxycodone, sold under brand names such as Percocet and OxyContin
  • Benzodiazepine medication such as Lorazepam, sold under brand name Ativan and others
  • Stimulant medications to treat ADHD such as brand names Ritalin, Adderall and Vyvanse
  • Medical marijuana
Disability & school forms

Doctors cannot fill out WSIB or specialty disability forms, such as school absence forms.

These forms tend to be complex, and require an in person doctor visit.

Sick notes that are backdated, or for longer absences

Doctors cannot provide sick notes for an illness that occurred in the distant past (i.e. more than a week ago).

Sick notes for absences greater than a week cannot be provided, either.

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