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About - Synergy Health Services Cannabis Assessments and Educational Centre

Our Team

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Ira Price

Kera Tassi – Director of Operations
Christine Hobley – Director of Clinical Services

Office Administration
Kendra Fulford – Office Administration
Sarah Matthews – Office Administration

Cannabis Exploration Centre
Jessica Stewart – Cannabis Educator
John Kilshaw – Cannabis Educator

Wellness Centre

Nazaneen Zarezadegan
Yoga Instructor

TBD Massage/ Acupuncture
TBD Exercise Therapy
TBD Talk Therapy
TBD Physiotherapy

Our Physicians

Dr. Ira Price  M.D, FRCPC

Dr. Ira Price is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine through the Department of Internal Medicine at McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons trained in Emergency Medicine, with a Fellowship in Sports Medicine.

For the past six years Dr. Price has been a leader in the clinical application of cannabinoids. In 2011, Dr. Price opened the first clinic in Ontario dedicated solely to evaluating patients for the use of medical cannabis, called Synergy Health Services. Dr. Price then founded the Medical Cannabis Journal Club of Hamilton; the first accredited Medical Cannabis Journal Club.

Dr. Price’s Medical Cannabis practice has been peer reviewed. His dedication and forward thinking is recognized on the national stage. Relying on evidence based principles, Dr. Price developed an effective clinical pathway for the evaluation of patients.

He is an internationally known lecturer who has educated countless numbers of physicians and patients on the use cannabinoids. Dr. Price’s interests lie in the development of protocols for the clinical application of cannabinoids and the safety of cannabis in the public domain.

In 2013, Dr. Price became the Medical Director of a federally approved Licensed Producer. He assisted in the development of SOP’s and regulatory standards that would become part of the backbone of the corporation.

Dr. Price’s extensive knowledge and expertise within the Cannabis market allows him to be a top consultant for the medical cannabis industry. His ability to forecast and analyze the Cannabis market has translated into huge wins for both Licensed Producers and Investors alike.

Dr. Craig Karpilow  M.D, FCFP

Dr. Craig Karpilow trained in Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He practices Occupational Medicine and Pain Management aspects of Family Medicine in Hamilton, Ontario. He believes strongly that Cannaboids have a great future in medicine in treating and managing various medical conditions and looks forward to applying the research available for patient care.

Dr. Parisa Aira  M.D, CCFP

Dr. Airia is a family physician and a public health and preventive medicine specialist. She has an extensive research background and has an interest in pain management while reducing/preventing the burden of opioid use in the general population.
She is currently practicing as a family physician and is an assistant professor at University of Toronto. She works part-time with Synergy Health Services which she finds to have an important clinical as well as public health impact.

Dr. Vicky Squissato  M.D

Dr. Vicky Squissato received an M.D. from Queen’s University and then returned home to Hamilton to complete her residency in Family Medicine at McMaster University. In addition to working at Synergy, she is completing additional training in Anesthesia at the University of Toronto. Her professional interests include chronic pain and palliative care as well as sports medicine and nutrition thanks to her previous degrees in Kinesiology (H.B.Sc., McMaster University) and Nutrition (M.Sc., Columbia University). She is also an advocate for vulnerable populations and has spent time in the Canadian Arctic and Indo-Tibetan region of the Himalayas providing basic medical care to the peoples of these isolated regions. When not working, Vicky enjoys hiking, climbing, skiing, traveling and geeking out on space and quantum mechanics.

Dr. Samir Aziz  M.D, CCFP EM

Dr. Samir Aziz