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PRACTITIONERS

Physicians

Dr. Dave Sinha

MD and Founder of Synergy Collaborative Health

Dr. Aman Chauhan

MD, Mental Health Services

Dr. Helen Raymond

MD, Primary Virtual Care

Dr. Anupa Gnawali

MD, Family Medicine

Dr. Mugdha Singh

MD, Family Medicine and Dermatology

Nurses

Kiran Jhutty

Registered Aesthetic Nurse, RN

Madalina Liu

Registered Aesthetic Nurse, RN

Naturopathic Doctors

Dr. Tanya Rampersad

ND

Psychologist

Annemieke Aardoom

R. Psych

Ayurvedic Practitioners

Dr. Kulwinder Rajewal

Ayurvedic Practitioner, BAMS

Dr. Harpal Rajewal

Ayurvedic Practitioner, BAMS

Jill Novak

Yoga Therapist & Ayurvedic Wellness Coach

Sachin Sudra

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Love and Light

Sarah Bily

Love and Light Practitioner

Weightboss

Kandice Wirch

RN, BscN, CC. Ht, CHN

Psychedelics

Naomi 'Kavita' Teevens

Director of Psychedelic Programming, ACP, CHP

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 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.’

Dr. Aman Chauhan

MD, Mental Health Services

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.

Dr. Helen Raymond

MD, Primary Virtual Care

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 practised 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.

Dr. Anupa Gnawali

Dr. Anupa Gnawali

MD, Family Medicine

Dr. Anupa Gnawali, MD, is a dedicated and compassionate Family Medicine physician who has spent years providing exceptional care to underserved communities in South Africa. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Cape Town, where she developed a strong foundation in healthcare.

With a wealth of experience in community care, Dr. Gnawali specializes in managing chronic diseases, delivering obstetric care, and handling emergency situations. She firmly believes in the values of compassion, empathy, and accessible healthcare for all individuals. Driven by her passion for serving diverse communities, she aspires to broaden her knowledge and skills to benefit the people in Cochrane, Alberta.

In addition to her medical expertise, Dr. Gnawali is a vocal advocate for mental health awareness. She actively educates junior doctors about effective coping mechanisms to combat burnout, emphasizing the importance of self-care in the medical field. Furthermore, she possesses a deep passion for writing and utilizes the wonders of nature as a reflective tool to enhance the mental wellbeing of healthcare professionals, patients, and communities as a whole.

Dr. Mugdha Singh

MD, Family Medicine and Dermatology

Dr. Mugdha Singh is a distinguished practitioner specializing in Family Medicine and Dermatology. Born and raised in  Kashi/Varanasi, India, she completed her medical education in 2010 and achieved her postgraduate degree in Family Medicine from New Delhi. With a rich background of serving diverse communities across urban and rural India, she brings a deep understanding of patient needs to her practice.

Dr. Singh’s commitment to a holistic approach to healing is paramount. Believing in the integration of mind, body, and spirit, she tailors her treatments to address the complete well-being of her patients. Her expertise extends to dermatology, a field she developed a strong affinity for during her medical journey. Recently, she attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology from the prestigious University of South Wales, solidifying her expertise in the field.

Driven by a passion for ongoing growth, Dr. Singh is devoted to refining her skills with her recent pursuit involving expanding into aesthetic dermatology. Beyond her professional endeavors, she finds tranquility in nature, often retreating to the mountains and lakes with her family. Additionally, she explores culinary arts as a creative outlet.

Discover comprehensive and compassionate care under the expertise of Dr. Mugdha Singh, where holistic healing meets advanced dermatology.

Kiran Jhutty

Registered Aesthetic Nurse

 

Kiran Jhutty 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, the leadership of multidisciplinary teams, comprehensive assessments, holistic care, and more. Kiran now practices aesthetic nursing, including medical and cosmetic botox, dermal fillers, belkyra, microblading, lash lifting, hair restoration, and protein-rich plasma (PRP) microneedling.

Madalina Liu

Registered Aesthetic Nurse, RN

 

Madalina Liu is a Registered Nurse with a passion for aesthetics. With extensive experience in medical and cosmetic procedures, including neuromodulators (Botox), filler, Belkyra, Plexr, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) microneedling and hair restoration, Madalina is committed to enhancing her patients’ confidence and quality of life. Her keen eye, drive for excellence, and warmhearted nature has earned her the reputation of an exceptional nurse.

In addition to her work in aesthetics, Madalina works in long-term care. With her deep understanding of patient needs and the importance of individualized care, she is highly respected in the industry.

Madalina’s appreciation and knowledge of aesthetics and commitment to patient care have earned her the trust and loyalty of her patients. Her dedication to excellence, compassion, and a patient-centered approach make her a valuable asset.

Dr. Tanya Rampersad

ND

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.

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Annemieke Aardoom

Registered Psychologist

Annemieke Aardoom is a registered psychologist with over 15 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 (SEP) and also offers Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

Dr. Kulwinder Rajewal

Ayurvedic Practitioner, BAMS

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.

Dr. Harpal Rajewal

Ayurvedic Practitioner, BAMS

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.

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Jill Novak

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. 

Sachin Sudra

Ayurvedic Practitioner

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. 

Sarah Bily

 Love and Light Practitioner

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 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; it’s about when you eat and why. For more information, please visit weightbossforlife.com

Naomi ‘Kavita’ Teevens

Director of Psychedelic Programming, ACP, CHP
   

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 

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