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Physicians

Dr. Dave Sinha - Synergy Collaborative Health – Cochrane, AB

Dr. Dave Sinha

MD and Founder of Synergy Collaborative Health 

Dr. Dave Sinha completed his medical degree from the University of Alberta and his post-graduate training in Family Medicine with the Rural Alberta North Program. Exposure to the breadth of primary care in under-serviced areas provided the foundation of his current practice in procedural medicine, psychotherapy and comprehensive primary care.

His later experiences with Medicentres, Integrative Medicine Institute, and Oasis Health Systems inspired him to pursue training in a multitude of disciplines spanning the scope of healing – from prolotherapy and functional medicine, to minor surgery, women’s health and hypnotherapy.

He began to develop a greater appreciation for the role of consciousness in healing and how health issues were intimately connected to the deepest issues of the heart. He observed how these unresolved patterns would emerge through imbalances of behaviour and biochemistry to ultimately manifest as disease. He learned that patient engagement as well as community play an essential role. It could be said that healing is as much about tending to the fruit as laying the axe to the root.

The coming together of potential, people and perspectives is the heart of ‘Synergy’..

Dr. Deepak Khosla - Synergy Collaborative Health – Cochrane, AB

Dr. Deepak Khosla

Ophthalmologist, MD

An ophthalmologist (eye specialist) with a Medical Retina Fellowship since 1988, Dr. Khosla has worked at the best institutes across Asia and the Middle East. He now offers comprehensive ophthalmological services in Calgary and Cochrane including consultations, diagnostics, minor operative procedures, and laser eye surgeries.

Dr. Khosla is currently a member of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and the Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. He is also a participant of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s MOC Program, a professional development initiative that supports the lifelong learning of healthcare professionals. 

“Touching lives through service” has been Dr. Khosla’s motto since day one. While he continues to partner with various charitable organizations in Canada and India, he is committed to educating his patients and providing the most professional, personalized, and compassionate care with an emphasis on safety.

 

Dr. Cathryn Zapf

MD, MBA, MRCGP, CCFP, FRSPH, IFMCP   

Dr. Zapf grew up in England and France. Her medical training was at University College, London in England.

After graduation she moved to Scotland where she was a psychiatrist. Her Family Medicine training was on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands. In 2000 she began work with the British Armed Forces as a Civilian Medical Practitioner. They kept her very busy for 16 years. She was sent to BATUS near Medicine Hat in 2011 and fell in love with Alberta. In 2016 she moved to Canada and completed her training in Functional Medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine. During her last posting she met Professor Peter Andrews, formerly head of human origins at the Science Museum in London and one of the greats of paleontology. He educated Dr. Zapf in human evolution and changed forever the prism through which she views health.

Dr. Simran Khosa

MD

 Dr. Simran Khosa is a Family Physician who has an interest in Integrative and Functional Medicine and is committed to helping her patients to achieve wellness. After graduating with a Bachelors of Medicine & Surgery from the University of Newcastle in the U.K., she worked for 5 years in NHS and completed her residency in Family Medicine, gaining a wide range of experience. Having an extensive background in women’s health, she obtained a post-graduate diploma in Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, IUD removal/insertion and training in minor surgical skills. Dr. Simran wished to broaden her horizons in 2012 and has since been working in regional Australia. It was during this time that Dr. Simran completed training with Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, American Academy of Anti-ageing Medicine and Kresser Institute for Functional Medicine. She integrates the best of both conventional and evidence based complementary medicine for a truly holistic approach.

Dr. Simran Khosa regularly attends conferences to keep up to date with the latest evidence and is continually expanding her knowledge base. She works closely with other general practitioners, medical specialists, and allied health professionals to achieve the best outcome for her patients.   

 

Nurses

Dixie Baldock - Synergy Collaborative Health Cochrane, Calgary

Dixie Baldock

Licensed Aesthetic Nurse

Dixie brings over a decade of experience working in the medical field with an extensive background in aesthetics, plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as acute care medicine and victim services.

Kiran Sidhu

Registered Aesthetic Nurse

Kiran Sidhu is a Generalist Registered Nurse. She has practiced in Northern Alberta, Edmonton, and Calgary zones in Public Health for over six years. She has extensive experience providing expert health care assistance directly to patients. Kiran is also involved in public health education, research and administration. Her knowledge, skills and abilities include complex critical thinking, coordination of care, leadership of multidisciplinary teams, comprehensive assessments, holistic care and more. Kiran now practices aesthetic nursing, which includes medical and cosmetic botox, dermal fillers, belkyra, microblading, lash lifting, hair restoration and protein rich plasma (PRP) microneedling.

Naturopathic Doctors

Dr. Nyi Than - Synergy Collaborative Health – Cochrane, AB

Dr. Nyi Than

ND

With a passion to promote the body’s natural healing capacity, Dr. Nyi Than pursued his career in Naturopathic Medicine in 2017. He graduated as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Prior to his new found aspiration, he had graduated with a medical degree in his home country of Myanmar. This east meets west, holistic approach enables him to treat the patient’s whole body, using natural treatment modalities, such as lifestyle modification, diet, nutrition, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Dr. Than is an active member of Alberta Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta.

Dr. Greg Sikorski

BSc, ND

A locally grown Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Greg received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary and graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

Beginning his practice at Two Pharmacy in Cochrane, Dr. Greg developed his expertise in various facets of Naturopathic Medicine including IV, Ozone, and Injection therapies to promote optimal health for his patients. As well, Dr. Greg has worked with Rocky Mountain Analytical, Without Borders in Guatemala, and has training in Metabolic Balance Coaching. Such experiences have guided his interest in individualized medicine, evidence-based therapies, and other holistic modalities to promote lifelong wellness.  

With gratitude for grounded beginnings, Dr. Greg finds new opportunity in expanding his practice and working synergistically with a team of other talented and caring medical professionals at Synergy. 

Ayurvedic Practitioners

AYURVEDA MEDICINE Cochrane, Calgary - Dr. Kulwinder Rajewal

Dr. Kulwinder Rajewal

Ayurvedic Practitioner, BAMS

Kulwinder earned her bachelors in the Ayurvedic system of medicine (B.A.M.S) from a prestigious University in India in 1994. She interprets radial pulse to detect any imbalances in body humors (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and advises herbs, diet, and lifestyle regimens as described in Ayurveda. Ayurveda finds its home in the hearts of special beings whose dharma is to preserve and maintain traditions of wisdom for the purpose of healing themselves and the world. She gained an extensive experience while working at Ayurvedic clinics in India dealing with serious problems like infertility and other women’s health issues. She believes in the philosophy that considers an individual as a whole while promoting natural healing, making use of all appropriate therapies.

Dr. Harpal Rajewal - Synergy Collaborative Health – Cochrane, AB

Dr. Harpal Rajewal

Ayurvedic Practitioner, BAMS

Harpal completed his degree in Ayurveda from a prestigious University in India in 1994, and practised Ayurveda for about 15 years before moving to Canada. He has a passion for assessing his clients based on their Ayurvedic dosha or body type, including pulse diagnosis, and advises herbs, diet, and lifestyle regimens based on ancient but proven Vedic values. He believes that various modes of therapy work in conjunction with one another to lead one to a healthier and a better quality of life; Imbalances and potential disease states can be detected in their early stage, giving one the opportunity to correct them before they affect the quality of life.  He likes to assess his clients in an exhaustive manner and customizes a personalized regimen for them to reclaim healthier life.

Sachin Sudra

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Sachin is the founder of Namaste Ayurveda, a grassroots, community-based company set out to educate and inspire people on the Ancient Indian healing art of Ayurveda. He is an Ayurvedic massage practitioner, Ayurvedic Chef, Teacher, Public Speaker, aromatherapist and Herbalist.

Sachin was trained at the JSS Ayurvedic Hospital & College in Mysore, India where he obtained a clinical certification in Ayurveda. He studied Ashtanga yoga in Mysore and continues his path in restorative hatha yoga at the moment, focused on trauma based informed work. Sachin specializes in Ayurvedic nutrition through cooking classes. 

Weightboss

Kandice Wirch - Synergy Collaborative Health – Cochrane, AB

Kandice Wirch

RN, BscN, CC. Ht, CHN

Kandice is a thinking disrupter. She is both a registered nurse and a registered clinical hypnotherapist. She has extensive certification in integrative nutrition, psychology of emotional eating and conversational intelligence coaching.

Kandice is passionate about providing education and transformation for those wanting to make changes in their health and weight. She specializes in serving those with weight loss goals who never want to ‘diet’ again. Her focus is on developing habits that support lasting weight change. Sustained weight change begins in the mind because weight loss is more than what you eat, its about when you eat and why?

Pyschologist

Annemieke Aardoom - Synergy Collaborative Health – Cochrane, AB

Annemieke Aardoom

R. Psych   

Annemieke Aardoom is a registered psychologist with over 10 years of experience. With a holistic approach to counselling, embracing spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of our being, she focuses on awareness, mindfulness, heart meditation, and mind-heart-body integration. She works with various body-focused methods, dream analysis, archetypes and inner child healing. Annemieke will fully meet you where you are and help you reconnect to elements of self and embrace all of you so that you may experience flow, harmony and peace in your life. She sees adults, couples and specializes in trauma. She is an somatic experiencing practitioner in training

Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Natalie Pateman

Osteopathic Manual Therapist   

Natalie completed a 4 year full time program at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in London, graduating with her Diploma of Osteopathy in 2008. During her studies, she had the opportunity to work as part of the pain management team at the Royal Free Hospital in London, seeing a wide variety of patients. In 2010, she moved to Calgary for work experience and now calls it home. 

Since then, she has focused her continuous education on Visceral Manipulation and Biodynamics of Osteopathy, which has given her a deeper understanding of the connection between the organs and musculoskeletal system, as well as the emotional connection to physical symptoms. She enjoys her work focusing on helping people feel better, especially those suffering from back or neck pain, headaches, digestive problems, stress and/or anxiety. With gentle hands-on techniques, breathing and exercise advice, she provides a holistic approach to your body. 

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