Markham Family Health Team Providers

MFHT provides a broad range of patient care expertise. The team approach has been readily embraced and we look to live our Vision and Mission.


The backbone of our primary care office has been our great nurses. Our Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses , Mali, Holly, Claudia, Laura, are here for our patients as advocates, and as promoters of health.

Markham FHT’s nursing staff are integral to meeting our patient care needs. RN’s Melissa and Danielle, together with RPN’s Kaitlin, Nicole, Stephanie and Claudia, work collaboratively to assist with the promotion of health and the prevention of chronic disease. They also provide acute episodic care, which means patients can have their care needs met without the need for a doctor’s visit.

Occupational Therapist

Jasdeep Chahal is an Occupational Therapist with the Markham Family Health Team. She completed her Bachelor of Science at University of Toronto Mississauga in Psychology with a speciality in Exceptionality in Human Learning. She then completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University.

With previous experience in community mental health, Jasdeep joined the Markham Family Health Team in 2014. She is currently providing services through the Aging at Home program and general practice. As an occupational therapist, Jasdeep works with clients to restore function in areas of self-care, productivity, and leisure. As well, Jasdeep is involved with facilitating our self-management program(s).

Diabetes Educator

Nurse Practitioners

MFHT is pleased to welcome our nurse practitioners, Emma Anderson, Agnes Okoniewska, Sheri Devereaux, Stephen Ng and Kelly Van Camp. For many of our patients this is new. What can a Nurse Practitioner do for you?

In Ontario, legislated Nurse Practitioners are able to diagnose and manage many disorders and chronic diseases, prescribe medications for you, order diagnostics, and refer you to specialists if needed. They are able to do complete physicals, and medicals required for most third party companies, and care for you during your pregnancy and after you deliver. They see many clients with chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, osteoarthritis, and mental health concerns. They also see patients when they are acutely ill. Nurse Practitioners are able to see you, often the same day, if you have an earache, sore throat, or other condition that is keeping your from work or school.

Our MFHT NP’s work daytime as well as assist in the after hours care. They look forward to providing care to you.

Registered Dietician

Our RD’s delivers nutrition advice in a compassionate, individualized approach, working with each person to guide them to make healthy eating choices that is optimal for good health. Nicole Jean-Pierre is our Registered Dietitian as well as Diabetes Educator..

To book an appointment with a Registered Dietician, speak to your doctor or health care provider about making a referral.


Sheetal Desai is our clinical pharmacist at the FHT. She has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at McMaster University and then completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. Besides working at the FHT, Sheetal is also a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Pharmacy at UofT. The pharmacist’s role at the FHT involves collaborating with family physicians and other health care providers in order to optimize medication therapy for patient’s especially with chronic disease (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation). Sheetal is a Certified Diabetes Educator and actively involved with our diabetes program. You may also see her if referred to our Aging at Home program as she is our dedicated Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. Sheetal can be seen for a medication assessment where she will review your medications to ensure you are receiving the most appropriate therapy. She can address your medication related concerns and consult with your primary care provider when needed. Sheetal’s expertise is available to you at the FHT, you can speak to your provider at your next visit or schedule your own appointment if you are interested.

Registered Chiroprodist

Shirley Cheung has joined the Markham Family Health Team (MFHT) as our part-time Registered Chiropodist/Foot Specialist. Shirley’s role at the Markham FHT will involve Chiropody assessment, treatment and foot care education. Some indications for a Chiropody visit can include:

  • diabetic and high risk foot assessments
  • general foot assessments
  • treatment of conditions such as ingrown toenails, calluses and corns, heel and foot pain
  • Shirley will be involved with the diabets team and the Aging at Home Program, and will also be engaged in some educational foot care workshops.
    If you would like to schedule an appointment with Shirley, please speak with your health care provider.

    Family Physicians

    377 Church Street381 Main Street122 Cornell Park
    Dr. Kelly ChapmanDr. Ron EsterbauerDr. Michelle Alexander
    Dr. Tom FilosaDr. Greg UmDr. Isabel Alvarez
    Dr. Allan GrillDr. Lily Chen
    Dr. Daryl LougheedDr. Peter Haw
    Dr. Eileen LougheedDr. Stephen McLaren
    Dr. William NewtonDr. Lorraine Mingie
    Dr. Parm SinghDr. Deepti Pasricha
    Dr. Jeff Weissberger
    Dr. Yishai Wise
    Dr. Dana Abenstein
    Dr. Ashley Zaretsky

    Each physician maintains a Roster of dedicated patients as well as shares in the responsibility to serve the group’s complete patient Roster.