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.


Markham FHT’s nursing staff are integral to meeting our patient care needs. RN Michelle, together with RPN’s Kaitlin, Mali, Laura, and Claudia work collaboratively to assist with the promotion of health and the prevention of chronic disease, including the provision of Pap testing. 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 specialty 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 Seniors Home Support 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).

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 diagnose and manage acute illnesses and chronic diseases, prescribe medications for you, order diagnostics, and refer you to specialists if needed. They perform wellness exams, medicals required for most third party companies, and care for you during your pregnancy and after you deliver. They follow patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, osteoarthritis, and mental health concerns.

Registered Dietitian

Our RD 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 Dietitian, speak to your doctor or health care provider about making a referral.


Sheetal Desai is our clinical pharmacist at the FHT. She 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 patients 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 the Seniors Home Support 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 Chiropodist

Shirley Cheung is MFHT’s Registered Chiropodist/Foot Specialist. Shirley’s role at the Markham FHT involves 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 is a member of the diabetes care team and the Seniors Home Support Program, and facilitates 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. Martha CarruthersDr. Ron EsterbauerDr. Michelle Alexander
Dr. Tom FilosaDr. Greg UmDr. Isabel Alvarez
Dr. Allan GrillDr. Lily Chen
Dr. Daryl LougheedDr. Peter Haw
Dr. Ashley ZaretskyDr. Stephen McLaren
Dr. William NewtonDr. Lorraine Mingie
Dr. Parm SinghDr. Deepti Pasricha
Dr. Jeff Weissberger
Dr. Yishai Wise
Dr. Dana Abenstein

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