MEDICAL DOCTORS

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DR. KATAYOUN (KATHY) RAHNAVARDI

FAMILY DOCTOR, MD, CCFP, COE

Dr Wang, MD

DR. CHEN (CHRISTINA) WANG

FAMILY DOCTOR, MD, CCFP

Dr. Christina Wang was born in China and grew up in Vancouver; she is fluent in both Mandarin and English. She ventured to the East coast for her undergrad years and returned back home to University of British Columbia (UBC) for her medical school and residency training. She provides her patients comprehensive primary care, taking care of newborns, young families, and also geriatric patients. Having recently completed her residency training, she is a believer in "growing with my patients". Outside of work, she enjoys reading, yoga, snowboarding and taking full advantage of the natural wonders in BC.

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DR. NOOSHIN NIKOO

FAMILY DOCTOR, MD, CCFP

Dr. Nooshin Nikoo completed her medical degree in 2000. She completed her family medicine residency at University of British Columbia (UBC). She is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP ) and has a Masters of Health Sciences (MHSc) from UBC.  She is also a current Faculty Member in the Department of Family Medicine at UBC. She has a special interest in patient-centered general medicine and the health of the vulnerable.

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DR. KEVIN LI

FAMILY DOCTOR, MD

Dr. Kevin Li attended medical school at the University of Montreal and completed his family medicine residency training at McGill University. He has been practicing medicine since 2014 and works at Sina Medical Clinic full-time. He is fluent in both English and French. He enjoys seeing his regular family practice patients and walk-in patients. Dr. Li is also a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Outside of work he enjoys cycling, snowboarding, and spending time with his dog.

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DR. NEGAR HAFIZI

FAMILY DOCTOR, MD, CCFP

Dr. Negar Hafizi is a graduate of the Tehran University of Medical Sciences and the University of British Columbia (UBC) during her residency. After her residency training from UBC she practiced medicine as a rural family physician taking care of patients at long term care facilities, hospital emergency departments, and at regular medical clinics. She has a passion for holistic and integrative medicine and actively pursues more training in both. It is with great enthusiasm that she joins the team at Sina Medical Clinic where she is practicing as a full-time family physician. Her areas of special interest are preventative medicine, chronic disease management, women’s health, and minor procedures.

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DR. PIERRE RECEVEAUX

FAMILY DOCTOR, MBChB, MRCGP, CCFP

Dr. Pierre Receveaux was born in France and was raised on Vancouver Island; he is fluent in both English and French. He moved to the United Kingdom in 2008 to study at the University of Dundee and completed his medical degree in 2013. He subsequently undertook a two year foundation training program in the region of Tayside in Scotland. This was followed by a four year general practice specialty training program in the Greater Glasgow region. Dr. Receveaux’s training has provided him a broad background in the full scope of family practice including in pediatrics, psychiatry, geriatrics, ear nose and throat, and emergency medicine. Dr. Receveaux is an advocate for patient centered medicine as well as realistic medicine. Having returned from the UK in July 2021 he is looking forward to establishing a patient base in Vancouver. Outside of work Dr. Receveaux is passionate about road cycling as well as cooking and exploring the city and its outdoors.

SPECIALIST DOCTORS

Dr Ganjizadeh - Internal Med

DR. SAEEDREZA GANJIZADEH-ZAVAREH

INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST, MD, MHSc, ABIM, FRCPC

Dr. Saeedreza Ganjizadeh-Zavareh (Dr. Ganji) was born in the City of Zavareh in Iran. He was accepted to Isfahan Medical School in 1986 and after graduation he worked as a family doctor in rural cities in Iran specifically seeing patients in the area of addiction and pain management. Shortly after, he immigrated to Canada and he received his Masters of Epidemiology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2006. A year later, in 2007, he was accepted into Internal Medicine Residency. He received his Internal Medicine Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC in 2011. He has been working as an Internal Medicine Specialist for the last 10 years. He is a Staff Internal Medicine Specialist at Langley Memorial Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital, UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, and VGH - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre. He also has clinic associations with the Chest Pain Clinic - Langley Memorial Hospital (FHA).
Dr. Ganji accepts referrals for all types of internal medicine care such as: Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Liver Disease – Including medication dose adjustment, Kidney Disease – Including medication dose adjustment, Dyslipidemia, Chest Pain, Dyspnea, Pain (any kind), Chronic Dizziness or Vertigo, Syncope, Jaundice, and Chronic Iron Deficiency Anemia. Urgent referrals are generally seen within one week.
To see Dr. Ganji please ask your doctor to send a referral to Sina Medical Clinic.

Sina Medical Clinic- Dr Hanieh Zargham

DR. HANIEH ZARGHAM

DERMATOLOGIST, MD, CM, FRCPC, DABD

Dr. Hanieh Zargham is a double board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the United States. She completed her medical school and dermatology residency training at McGill University. During residency, she received surgical and cosmetic training from multiple institutions in both Canada and United States. She has also been extensively involved in research and academia throughout her career, having authored multiple peer reviewed publications and presented her work at national and international conferences. Dr. Zargham was recently appointed as clinical instructor within the division of Dermatology at the University of British Columbia, where she plays an active role in resident teaching and runs a monthly transplant dermatology clinic.

Dr. Zargham's main interests in dermatology are procedural dermatology including treatment of benign skin lesions, skin cancer surveillance, acne, and cosmetic medicine including botox and filler injections.

Dr Zargham is fluent in Farsi, English and French and looks forward to seeing you at Sina Medical Clinic.

To see Dr. Zargham please ask your doctor to send a referral to Sina Medical Clinic.

Sina Medical Clinic-Dr Danny Chao

DR. DANNY CHAO

MD, CCFP, SPECIAL INTEREST IN DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Chao is a family physician with a special interest and focused practice in dermatology and medical aesthetics. He completed medical school at the University of Calgary in 2014 and postgraduate residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta in 2018. He has received training from numerous dermatologists at the University of Ottawa and University of Alberta and practiced with various dermatologists in Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. He provides patient-centred, evidence-based care for dermatologic and medical aesthetic concerns. He is accepting referrals from physicians for patients with various skin conditions including:
- Acne
- Actinic keratosis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Eczema (atopic and contact dermatitis and other dermatoses)
- Psoriasis
- Warts
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Rosacea
- Alopecia areata
- Skin and mole checks
- Melanocytic lesions and moles
- Melasma and hyperpigmentation
- Periorificial dermatitis

Dr. Chao is excited to see you for any of these skin concerns with a referral from your doctor.

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DR. SVJETLANA RUZIC

PEDIATRICIAN, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Svetlana Ruzic is a Royal College certified general pediatrician. She completed medical school at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and pediatric residency at the University of British Columbia. She is a Faculty at BC Children’s Hospital working in the division of Oncology and Hematology and at Royal Columbian Hospital as an integral part of the general pediatric group. In the past fifteen years, Dr. Ruzic was working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at BC Children’s Hospital as part of transport team providing urgent care in life-threatening emergencies for children in remote area. She also worked at St. Paul Hospital in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Ruzic's medical interest lies in newborn and infant care, general children and adolescent pediatrics, hematology and in complex learning and behavioral conditions. In addition, Dr. Ruzic is the preceptor for the Nurse Practitioner students, medical students and residents as she loves teaching and supporting their endeavors. Dr. Ruzic is an active member of the Ethics Committee at BCCH, member of the British Columbia Pediatric Society and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Ruzic looks forward to working with kids and their families at Sina Medical. She always says, “I am blessed with the gift of being able to work with children, build long-term relationships with my patients, their parents, and even siblings. It is incredibly rewarding to help a parent and child overcome a struggle and see them flourish".

To see Dr. Ruzic please ask your doctor to send a referral to Sina Medical Clinic.

BEAUTY & MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Sina Medical Clinic- Dr Hanieh Zargham

DR. HANIEH ZARGHAM

DERMATOLOGIST, MD, CM, FRCPC, DABD

Dr. Hanieh Zargham is a double board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the United States. She completed her medical school and dermatology residency training at McGill University. During residency, she received surgical and cosmetic training from multiple institutions in both Canada and United States. She has also been extensively involved in research and academia throughout her career, having authored multiple peer reviewed publications and presented her work at national and international conferences. Dr. Zargham was recently appointed as clinical instructor within the division of Dermatology at the University of British Columbia, where she plays an active role in resident teaching and runs a monthly transplant dermatology clinic.

Dr. Zargham's main interests in dermatology are procedural dermatology including treatment of benign skin lesions, skin cancer surveillance, acne, and cosmetic medicine including botox and filler injections.

Dr Zargham is fluent in Farsi, English and French and looks forward to seeing you at Sina Medical Clinic.

To see Dr. Zargham please ask your doctor to send a referral to Sina Medical Clinic.

Sina Medical Clinic-Dr Danny Chao

DR. DANNY CHAO

MD, CCFP, SPECIAL INTEREST IN DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Chao is a family physician with a special interest and focused practice in dermatology and medical aesthetics. He completed medical school at the University of Calgary in 2014 and postgraduate residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta in 2018. He has received training from numerous dermatologists at the University of Ottawa and University of Alberta and practiced with various dermatologists in Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. He provides patient-centred, evidence-based care for dermatologic and medical aesthetic concerns. He is accepting referrals from physicians for patients with various skin conditions including:
- Acne
- Actinic keratosis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Eczema (atopic and contact dermatitis and other dermatoses)
- Psoriasis
- Warts
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Rosacea
- Alopecia areata
- Skin and mole checks
- Melanocytic lesions and moles
- Melasma and hyperpigmentation
- Periorificial dermatitis

Dr. Chao is excited to see you for any of these skin concerns with a referral from your doctor.

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DR. EKATERINA KRANTSEVICH-RIEHL (DR. KATE)

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR, ND

Dr. Kate is a naturopathic doctor who, in addition to naturopathic services, offers the following beauty services:

PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) is the new generation PRP. It is a natural aesthetic procedure using your own blood for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration. PRF is used in the same manner as PRP (platelet rich plasma), for hair restoration, scar reduction, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun damage, Volume loss in various area of the face, neck rejuvenation and stretch marks. Unlike PRP, PRF has no additives. It contains more growth factors, white blood cells and 10x more platelets than PRP. Growth factors are released at the time of the procedure, 7 days after the procedure and 10 days after the procedure. For best results it is recommended to complete 2-3 treatments initially 4-6 weeks apart, then follow up with 1-2 treatments per year. For hair restoration it is best to do at least 3 treatments 4 weeks apart.

Microneedling  Micro-needling with a medical grade micropen is an aesthetic technique used to reduce appearance of scars, fine lines & wrinkles, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks. The medical grade micropen uses 12 tiny surgical steel needles to penetrate the dermis. Micro-needling is either combined with Hyaluronic Acid or for even better results PRF. Micro-needling stimulates cell turnover and regeneration along with collagen production. Micro-needling with PRF has additional benefits of white blood cells, growth factors, vitamins and minerals and platelets being delivered deep into the dermis layer. For best results it is best to get a micro-needling facial 2-3 times 4-6 weeks apart, then repeat 1-2 times per year for maintenance. For acne scarring, depending on the depth and the amount of the scars more than 3 treatments may be needed.

For more information about Dr. Kate's services and booking an appointment CLICK HERE.

REGISTERED NURSE

Sarah, RN

MS. SARAH VANDERMEER

REGISTERED NURSE, RN

Sarah was born in Vancouver and grew up in South Surrey. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BsN) at Langara College in 2016 and has been working as a Registered Nurse in medical clinics around the lower mainland. She also recently finished a temporary line as a case investigator with the Covid-19 Management Team. Sarah started at Sina Medical in March 2022. In her free time Sarah enjoys exploring Vancouver as she has recently moved to Yaletown with her partner. She also enjoys reading books, painting, going for walks in nature, spending time with family/friends and her cat, Luna.

NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

Dr Wiley, ND - Naturopath

DR. MIRANDA WILEY

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR, ND

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND, graduated with a BSc in Human Nutrition from the University of British Columbia. She later graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia in 2009 and after graduating she spent a year as Clinical Resident at Boucher, then as that drew to a close in late 2010 she started a private practice in beautiful Tsawwassen, BC. Dr. Wiley now practices at Sina Pharmacy & Health Centre in Vancouver. She has been practicing naturopathic medicine for almost 10 years. Dr. Wiley seeks to identify and address the root causes of her patients' physical, mental, and emotional health concerns. She grew up in the arts but was always drawn to science and mathematics in school, and finds the blend of scientific knowledge with the creativity required to treat the unique needs of individual patients invaluable in her naturopathic medical practice. Patients cannot be treated successfully with a cookie cutter approach, and yet the results of each patient's treatment helps to clarify the benefits of specific therapies, diets, and interventions. Her primary areas of interest are digestive health (the root of all wellness!), mental health, pregnancy and children, the stress-sleep continuum and all of the hormonal imbalances that are at play there (adrenals, thyroid, pituitary, pancreas, pineal gland, and even liver), women's health from PMS to menopause, and immune balance (allergies, auto-immune disorders, immune fortitude). In her practice, Dr. Wile uses diet and lifestyle changes, supplements, herbs, prescriptions, acupuncture, Bowen therapy, NET (Neuro Emotional Technique), biotherapeutic drainage as needed to address health concerns in her patients. When not in practice she is a full-time, hands-on mum to her 6-year-old son (a former 26-week preemie and NICU alumni!) and 2-year-old daughter. She spends time with her husband and kids exploring nature, making nutritious meals, and building forts in the living room.

For more information about Dr. Wiley's services and booking an appointment CLICK HERE.

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DR. EKATERINA KRANTSEVICH-RIEHL (DR. KATE)

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR, ND

Dr. Kate grew up with her family in Minsk, Belarus and immigrated to Toronto Ontario at the age of 12. She later moved to British Colombia where she grew up. She took 6 years off after graduating high school before starting university in order to work various jobs and to find a career that she was passionate about. This brought her to going back to university for her degree in biology and then later to attain her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2015, majoring in Biology and Pre-Medical Concentration. She then followed to earn her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2019. She is an active member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Although symptoms management is extremely important, she strives to find the underlying cause for the bothersome symptoms in order to achieve optimum results. Her assessment tools include, but are not limited to, detailed medical history, physical exams, along with appropriate laboratory and diagnostic testing. She is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to working with you on your individual goals of health and wellness along with disease treatment/prevention. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, baking, traveling and trying various wines and cuisines.

For more information about Dr. Kate's services and booking an appointment CLICK HERE.

CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

Ms Goldan - Counsellor

MS. MARYAM GOLDAN

CLINICAL COUNSELOR, MCP, RCC

Ms. Maryam Goldan is a registered clinical counselor and a certified EMDR therapist, with over 5 years of experience in the field of mental health and wellness. She obtained her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Adler University in Downtown Vancouver. Ms. Goldan specializes and has worked extensively with a variety of trauma and mental health issues. She offers individual therapy, EMDR, and life coaching to help her clients uncover the hidden blocks that are holding them back in life, and to empower them to utilize their inner power for transformation and happiness.

For more information about Ms. Goldan's services and booking an appointment CLICK HERE.

OFFICE ASSISTANTS

Sadegh - Clinic Manger

SADEGH AHMADI

MEDICAL CLINIC MANAGER, PhD

Sadegh was born in Iran and after receiving his Master's degree from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran he moved to Utah, USA in 2007 to complete his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. He successfully completed his PhD in 3 years in 2010. He later moved to Canada and completed two years of Post Doctorate research at Simon Fraser University. Being passionate about helping people and running a business he started Sina Pharmacy (and now Sina Health Centre) with his family in 2014 and he has been the Sina Clinic Manager since its opening in 2018. Given his engineering and programming background he has written computer programs to optimize the scheduling for the Clinic's website and has been managing all aspects of the health centre since its opening.

Layla - MOA

LAYLA MOHSENI

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT, BA

Layla has been working at Sina Health Centre since February 2020. Layla became a yoga teacher at 19 and since then has completed three Yoga teacher trainings while completing an English literature degree at UBC and continuing a double major in Psychology. Layla has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to young adults since 2010 in Canada, Iran and Thailand. After travelling for over ten years, Layla finds that she thrives best in a community of heart centered individuals who are looking to make the world a healthier place to live in for the future generations to come. Layla has been studying herbalism and reflexology of Chinese Medicine under the teaching of Mantak Chia. She is a member of the School Board Community team in Vancouver and is actively trying to introduce more physical activity within the school system criteria. During her spare times she enjoys translating Persian poetry and meditating in nature.

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ALI SOLEIMAN-PANAH

COMPOUNDING PHARMACY ASSISTANT, BSc

Ali was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and completed his undergraduate degree (BSc) in Biology at the University of British Columbia in 2020. Prior to his graduation he worked part-time as a pharmacy assistant at Sina Pharmacy. After his graduation, he received additional training in pharmacy compounding and has been working as a full-time compounding pharmacy assistant at Sina Pharmacy since then. During his free time he loves to spend time with his family, explore the beautiful sceneries around BC, and cook for his family and friends.

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AIME HO

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

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