Dr. Vincent Lam
Dr. Vincent Lam graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1999. He obtained his Canadian College of Family Physicians certification at the University of Toronto in 2001. Dr. Lam worked at the Toronto East General Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine until 2014. He has been a research consultant since 2004, with involvement in research around abuse-resistant opioids. Since 2013, Dr. Lam has worked in addictions medicine, and from 2013 to 2016 was an associate at TrueNorth Medical Centre. In 2016, Dr. Lam became the medical director of Coderix Medical Clinic.
Dr. Larisa Eibisch
Dr Larisa Eibisch practices family medicine at the Sherbourne Health Centre and addictions care at Coderix. Larisa is passionate about supporting marginalized and under-housed populations, particularly those struggling with addictions and mental health concerns. She has previously provided addictions care at The Works and Kick Start Clinics in Toronto. In addition to clinical medicine, Larisa is also a member of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Poverty Committee. In this role, she developed and delivers a workshop “Treating Poverty” which teaches physicians and medical students to understand and intervene in their patients’ social and economical health for the betterment of their physical health. Dr. Eibisch has a BA in Psychology from Dalhousie University (2000), completed her MD at the University of Toronto (2008) and her Masters of Public Health at Harvard University (2012). She has applied to be a Clinician-Educator through Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. Personally, Dr. Eibisch is passionate about nutrition and physical activity and fitness, endorsing both as a means to promote physical and mental fitness.
Dr. Kate Lazier
Dr. Kate Lazier is a family physician practicing emergency medicine at Michael Garron Hospital. She also maintains a practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and addictions. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto as well as preceptor for medical students and residents. She holds a BA and BSc from University of Toronto as well as an MD from Dalhousie University. She completed family practice residency at University of Toronto and a fellowship in emergency medicine at Western University. She has trained in CBT at University of Toronto and the Beck Institute and is certified as a Diplomate through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Lyndsay O’Brecht is a family physician with a special interest in preventative health and addictions. Prior to medical school she completed a Masters in Sports Medicine at Western University/Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic where she and her team initiated a randomized clinical trial exploring platelet rich plasma (PRP) as an alternative treatment approach to refractory plantar fasciitis. After completing her Master’s degree, she attended the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. In addition to her medical school curriculum she took courses in nutrition and integrative medicine to gain a more holistic approach to care. She took on a research position at the Children’s National Medicine Centre, exploring the impact of nutrition on children with Type 1 Diabetes.
After completing her studies in the US, she came home to be closer to family and was accepted into the Family Medicine residency program at St. Michael’s Hospital at the University of Toronto. Following residency, she completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (psychotherapy) and developed a focus working with patients with complex mental illness including addictions. In alignment with ACT therapy, she strives to help every patient make personal choices that are congruent with their values.
Currently, she has a women’s and transwomen trauma-focused/addictions (AM clinic) as well as a gender inclusive addictions practice (PM clinic) at Coderix Medical Clinic. She also practices general family medicine, hospitalist and women’s health. After her Western University varsity hockey retirement, she continues to play competitive co-ed soccer and enjoys exploring the every-changing Toronto restaurant scene.
Dr. Vivien Parker
Dr. Vivien Parker graduated from Queen’s University Medical School in 1995 and obtained her Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry in 2000 at the University of Toronto. She has worked as a Psychiatrist at CAMH and St. Joseph’s Health Centre and is currently the Psychiatrist with the Compass ACT Team through Michael Garron Hospital focusing mainly on schizophrenia. She has an interest in Addiction Medicine and consults with the Withdrawal Management Services through Michael Garron Hospital.