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 many 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.’
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 emphasizing safety.
Dr. Aman Chauhan is a family physician with expertise and a passion for mental health.
After graduating from India, Dr. Chauhan has served from the under-serviced areas of Punjab to the NHS in the UK. Apart from the general practice, he has gathered a versatile experience working in mental health, sleep, medical cannabis, inpatient psychiatry and was also involved in research on meditation for at-risk youth and late-life depression, which in-turn has kindled a lifelong interest in him seeking for more possible ways to bring healing to his clients.
He is a firm believer of mind-body medicine and he offers a wide variety of treatment modalities working together towards the holistic wellbeing of his patients as per their individual needs, thus enabling him to deliver the highest level of patient-centred care to his clients.
His patients range from kids to elderly, and along with utilizing the conventional medicines when appropriate, he facilitates self-healing by empowering his clients through motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy skills, conscious mindfulness techniques/meditation, and hypnotherapy as needed. He strongly feels that health is a journey and not a destination, and thus, always looks forward to being a part of this journey optimizing wellness, making it more meaningful and enjoyable along the way.
In his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking, skating, skiing and basically any activity where he could spend time with his family and friends.
Accepting Dermatology Referrals
Dr. Nanette Fouchè earned her medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa before moving to Alberta in 2008. She has worked as a family physician in rural Alberta and has also served in urgent care and low-risk obstetrics in the Calgary area. She has her Advanced Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Certification and enjoys combining anti-aging medicine training with her medical experience.
An avid golfer in the summer, Dr. Nanette also loves to hit the ski hills in the winter with her two children.
Dr. Helen completed medical school at the University of Toronto in 2013 and a family medicine residency at McMaster University’s Kitchener-Waterloo campus in 2015 before relocating to Alberta. She practiced comprehensive traditional family medicine for 6 years before transitioning to a virtual family medicine support role with Synergy Collaborative Health. She values the opportunity to provide care alongside such a dedicated team of health professionals. In her free time, she enjoys getting out into nature and spending time with her family.
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34 years of global nursing experience.
Janet worked for many years in critical care and then transitioned to cosmetic medicine and dermatology for the past 15 years.
Janet believes that together with her patients she can formulate safe solutions that are individualized. By making subtle changes with a big impact, Janet has a strong passion for cosmetic medicine as a tool to provide confidence and quality of life to all her patients.
In addition, she enjoys sharing her vast knowledge and experience with her patients, always updating her education to bring what’s new in the growing field of cosmetic medicine.
Laura graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Calgary in 2011 and worked for several years in the operating room thereafter, assisting with surgeries. Having worked professionally in makeup in the past, Laura has a keen eye for aesthetics and soon began pursuing a career in medical aesthetics. By 2018, she had completed her advanced training in medical injectables, such as Botox and Filler. Laura has truly found her passion and feels honoured to serve the people of Cochrane, helping people look and feel their very best.
Dr. Tanya Rampersad is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, with over 19 years of clinical experience – She has spent time dealing with hormones, weight loss, and fertility, but her real strength is in finding and helping to release the hidden trauma embedded in the tissues that create disease and painful life patterns- hormonal imbalance, weight loss, and fertility will all respond to this method as well.
Dr. Tanya N.D. completed her education in Seattle at Bastyr University, where she also undertook extracurricular training – she studied Visceral Manipulation and took advanced courses in homeopathy. As well, Dr. Tanya N.D. studied self care techniques and organized additional classes for other students. These two techniques alongside counselling, with a focus on inherited trauma therapy, remain her main modalities to this day.
She has been actively involved with regular prayer and meditation for over 20 years, working to become more integral, aligned, and transparent on a daily basis. Dr. Tanya N.D. is known to be an excellent therapist, with an attitude of acceptance and unconditional positive regard.
Kulwinder earned her bachelor’s 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 to heal themselves and the world. She gained 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 and using all appropriate therapies.
Harpal completed his degree in Ayurveda from a prestigious University in India in 1994 and practiced 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 stages, giving one the opportunity to correct them before they affect quality of life. He likes to assess his clients in an exhaustive manner, and customizes a personalized regimen for them to reclaim a healthier life.
Sachin is the founder of Namaste Ayurveda, a grassroots, community-based company that educates and inspires 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.
MD Yoga Therapist & Ayurvedic Wellness Coach
Jill has been practicing yoga since 1995 when she found a class at a local school gym, she has been hooked ever since, taking her Yoga teacher training in 2010, further study was taken to offer Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda to clients since 2016.
For the last 4 years, Jill has been teaching an online group coaching course called “The Year of YOU”. This flagship course combines the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda with modern-day habit psychology to create positive health outcomes; real change in the health of mind, body, and spirit. It is a powerful, holistic, life-changing paradigm that has helped everyone who has learned it.
Sarah Bily has worked in the wellness industry for over 30 years, with certification as a Yoga Therapist and Instructor, Reiki and Yoga Nidra Practitioner, and Fitness Instructor. Her training background has allowed her to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds in various multidisciplinary settings.
Witnessing her mother suffer from severe immobility for many years, without support, fostered a desire to help those that need it most at a physical, mental, and emotional level. Dedicated to continuing her education and evolving her skills, Sarah has sought to merge the most recent, evidence-based technology with a holistic approach – this led Sarah to join Synergy as our Love and Light practitioner.
While Sarah is not serving the Synergy community, she is spending time with her amazing husband and daughter!
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; it’s about when you eat and why. For more information, please visit weightbossforlife.com
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 and couples and specializes in trauma. She is a somatic experiencing practitioner in training.
Melanie is the newest member of the Synergy team. She has completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Masters in Counselling Psychology (MACP) while living in Canmore, Alberta. She has completed a thesis in multi-tasking, neuropsychology which has been published in the Frontiers Journal of Neuroscience. Melanie has over 11 years’ experience working with children, adolescence, and adults. Melanie is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a standing member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. She holds qualifications and certificates in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCIT), Indigenous Cultural Safety, Decolonizing & Indigenizing Psychological Practice with Indigenous Peoples, along with Psychoeducational and Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic experience.
Melanie has provided psychological and counselling support in various settings, including mental health services, educational settings, multidisciplinary clinics, and private practice. Her specializations include counselling and play- based therapy in various areas, including childhood and adolescent mental health, parent coaching, behavioral challenges and enhancing overall development. She has intensive experience targeting concerns related to anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Developmental Delays, interpersonal relationships, emotional regulation, and overall healing and coping, and more. Melanie uses an integrative approach to meet client’s where they are at. She embraces a client-centered approach using various therapeutic treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Solution-Focused, Attachment-Based, Positive & Behavioral, Mindfulness-Based, and Interpersonal Therapy. She thrives on taking a cultural, empathetic approach in guiding the client through their own personalized journey.
Melanie exhibits a passion for learning and loves to travel with her family. If she is not in Alberta, she is most likely enjoying the sun and some vitamin sea. She loves spending time with her 3 sons and husband, making memories through travel, connecting with good friends and family, and maximizing down time when she can. Lastly, she loves learning about alternative cultures through her practice and on her free time.
For more than a decade, Naomi has worked as an Advanced Care Paramedic in communities across Alberta and she holds current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. In recent years Naomi’s paramedic practice has shifted exclusively to psychedelic space holding.
Naomi’s own healing journey led her to experience psychedelics for herself, and today she is a passionate advocate for these sacred medicines as a safe and effective therapeutic alternative for many patient populations.
Naomi is a certified Hypnotherapist and IFS informed Hakomi Practitioner. Naomi is also a certified Doula and Numa Somatic’s Breathwork facilitator who has training in a wide range of somatic therapies, including rebirthing, sound healing and mayo-fascial unwinding.
Naomi is focused on adapting and aligning client care with the individuals’ experiences and unique needs. She often incorporates her knowledge and training across a range of healing modalities into the care she provides, including Yogic breathing, Qi Gong and Reiki.
Naomi’s extensive experience with plant medicines and non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC) in both clinical and ceremonial contexts allow her to create a safe container for clients to explore their own consciousness within.
“I’m a believer in the body’s innate ability to heal itself, so long as we can step out of our own way, and psychedelics help with that.” – Naomi