Our Team

Each member of our professional team has been hand-selected based on his or her professional credentials, expertise, bedside manner, and dedication to customer service. We are also fortunate to offer a full-time Patient Care Coordinator who is dedicated to facilitating patient referrals.

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Personal Physicians

Dr. Geoffrey Litner  M.D., CCFP, M.B.A. HCM

Dr. Litner graduated medical school with honours from the University of Toronto where he was recipient of multiple awards for clinical proficiency and academic merit. He went on to complete his medical training at Women's College Hospital, achieving Board certification in Family Medicine. Dr. Litner's interest in medical administration and clinic operations led him to complete an MBA in Healthcare Management at the University of Phoenix in 2003. Over the course of his career, Dr. Litner has served in teaching and administrative capacities in multiple settings both within the community and within the Family Medicine Department at Women's College Hospital. With a background in clinical epidemiology, Dr. Litner possesses a keen interest in evidence-based practice and has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals.

 

Dr. Lance Ceresne B.A.Sc., M.D., CCFP

Dr. Ceresne graduated from Engineering Science at the University of Toronto and went on to study MR angiography in the department of Biophysics at Stanford University. He subsequently returned to Toronto where he completed his medical training and achieved Board certification in Family Medicine. Prior to joining MDDirect, he was occupied in the Family Medicine Department at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he served as Family Medicine Residency Program Director, supervising the medical education of countless residents and medical students. His other responsibilities included coordinating Family Medicine Rounds, assisting in the development of an Office-based Clinical Procedures program, and delivering numerous lectures and seminars. Dr. Ceresne has received awards in both teaching and resident advocacy from the University of Toronto's Department of Family and Community Medicine.

 

Dr. Graeme Schwindt MD, PhD, CCFP

Dr. Schwindt completed his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the combined MD-PhD program. While training he received multiple awards for his clinical and research work, which focused on Alzheimer's Disease and brain imaging techniques at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Schwindt then completed family medicine training at Sunnybrook where he received the Stan Kandel award for excellence in patient care as a resident physician. His focus is on cultivating a strong doctor-patient relationship, providing comprehensive patient centered care, and he maintains an academic interest in aging and dementia research.

 

Dr. Anisa Janmohamed B.Sc., M.D., CCFP

Dr. Janmohamed attended Simon Fraser University on a full scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Biology. She went on to study Medicine at the University of British Columbia where she was the recipient of numerous academic awards. She moved east to complete her residency in Family Medicine at Queen's University, and during her training worked with a family practice in Cuba providing outreach services to patients in the community. Prior to joining MDDirect, she ran a successful family practice in Toronto for over a decade, and has devoted her career to patient care and advocacy. She works closely with her patients to educate and inform them, and ensure that they have an active voice in their care. Additionally, Dr. Janmohamed continues to work as a member of a surgical team with Courtesy Privileges at Toronto East General Hospital and Women's College Hospital.

 

Dr. Kirstin Theman, B.Sc., M.D., CCFP

Dr. Kirstin Theman grew up in Victoria, British Columbia where she attended the University of Victoria, earning a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Biology. She subsequently moved east to study Medicine and completed her undergraduate medical training and residency in Family Medicine at Queen's University. Since then, Dr. Theman has worked in various clinical settings on both sides of the country, most recently as a member of the Toronto-based, multidisciplinary, Bridgepoint Family Health Team. She is a devoted and skillful family practitioner who enjoys caring for patients of all ages and backgrounds, helping them to navigate the medical system and improve their lives, while managing a broad array of health concerns. She is extremely caring and accessible and is looking forward to putting her formidable talents to use in the service of her new practice at MDDirect.

 

Dr. Erin McCarvill, B.Sc., M.D., CCFP

Dr. Erin McCarvill grew up in rural Prince Edward Island and completed a BSc (Chemistry) at UPEI. She went on to medical school at Dalhousie where she received several academic awards and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Queens University. She then moved to Toronto and built a busy family practice at the Bridgepoint Family Health Team while occasionally traveling back to PEI to provide locum hospitalist coverage in Charlottetown. Prior to joining MD Direct she was working as a Medical Consultant for Medcan. A lecturer with the University of Toronto's Department of Family and Community Medicine, she has participated in the teaching of medical students at all levels and has been nominated for several teaching awards. She is a strong advocate for preventive medicine and enjoys providing full service, individualized, patient-centered care.

 

Team Members

Mhiren Tasipit
Medical Receptionist/ Administrator

 

Sacha Powell-Ward
Patient Care Coordinator

 

Lindsay Brown
Patient Care Coordinator

 

Denisa Marcelline
Phlebotomist / Diagnostic Technician

 

Dhara Shastri
Phlebotomist / Diagnostic Technician

 

Joanne Sierzant
Director of Operations and Client Services

         

 

Allied Health

MDDirect's clients enjoy access to a multi-disciplinary team of allied health professionals practicing onsite.

Laura Brass BSc ND - Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Why I'm a naturopathic physician
I am passionate about helping people, always have been. This drive stems from my own struggles with health and my ability to continually work on myself to live the happiest and healthiest life I can. I know others are going through similar life and health hurdles and I wake up every morning with the desire to inspire, educate, and help them get on the right path.

What's special about working with me
I am a very personable health care professional and provide a space where you will feel truly heard and cared for. I am highly skilled at untangling and making sense of even the most complicated health puzzle and am an active participant in solving your health problems. I always go above and beyond for my patients to ensure they get better.

My professional experience and education
I am a licensed naturopathic doctor trained at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy & Cell Biology from McGill University.

I have been in practice for 10 years. My career experience also includes 4 years of practice in Sydney, Australia working with the former president of the Australian Medical Association and human rights advocate, Professor Kerryn Phelps. I led the naturopathic practice at Sydney Integrative Medical Clinic, a nationally recognized integrative medical centre.

Throughout my years of practice, I have always worked alongside and in co-ordination with medical doctors and my natural medical beliefs are strongly rooted in science. I use evidence-based natural therapies to treat my patients and will collaborate with other members of your health care team to ensure you are receiving the best possible care available.

In addition to my practice, I am a seasoned public speaker and an experienced writer. I frequently create and deliver health and wellness seminars to organizations and corporations of all sizes. During my career I have published an evidence-based chapter for an integrative medical textbook. I am frequently called upon by print journalists and TV producers for expert opinions and panels on lifestyle and medical issues.

When I'm not with patients
I'm at home with my 2 small children baking Paleo banana bread and cooking nutritious family meals. I am a yoga enthusiast, avid home cook, and a former ski instructor. I also love a good book with a big mug of herbal tea.

 

Soledad Moles - Registered Massage Therapist and Reflexologist

Soledad Moles is a Registered Massage Therapist and has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2005. She is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in Toronto. She also holds a Certificate in Foot Reflexology.

Prior to studying massage, she graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology. Soledad has worked in a variety of settings, including the spa and fitness industries.

She is passionate about her profession and is able to provide a wide range of treatments from relaxation massage to treating specific conditions. She has provided pre and post natal massage, repetitive strain injury treatments, and stress reduction treatments to name a few.

She specializes in deep tissue and can incorporate stretching, and low grade joint manipulation in the reduction of pain and the increase of range of motion. She is continually looking to expand her treatment options and techniques in order to provide her clients with the most effective treatments.