Introducing the OCA Extended health care (EHC) Advisory Council
Dr. Moez Rajwani, Chair
Dr. Moez Rajwani is Vice President of Clinical Services at North York Rehabilitation Centre, where he manages and works with a multidisciplinary team of medical consultants overseeing complex medical evaluations. Additionally, he is the OCA’s Health Policy Officer, providing policy advice on auto insurance and other areas.
Dr. Rajwani has a long history of practical experience in our profession and the public health care sector, including expertise in occupational health and disability management. He is presently a board member at the Michael Garron Hospital and he also serves as the co-chair of the Coalition of Health Professional Associations in Auto Insurance Services in Ontario.
Other accomplishments include serving as a board member for World Spine Care and Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, which provides health care services to marginalized members of the community including refugees and new immigrants in the GTA.
Dr. Darrin Milne
Prior to my professional career, I attended the University of Toronto, Victoria College and obtained my Bachelor of Science in 1989 through a double major in Human Physiology and Psychology. I graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1994.
I have remained active in my North York family-based practice, which includes a massage therapist for over 25 years. In addition to my clinical practice, I am a member of the Canadian Society of Chiropractic Evaluators (CSCE) and Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators (CSME) and have completed the American Board of Forensic Professionals Impairment Rating course and am certified in impairment and disability rating based on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th, 5th and 6th Eds. I have also completed CMLE (ON) and C-CAT (PM) accreditations as recommended by CSME and have attended the University of Montreal’s Insurance Medicine and Medico-Legal Expertise program obtaining the Microprogram.
I am a staunch defender of chiropractic as a first choice for neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation and strong advocate for my patient’s right of choice for care. I have experience working with insurance managers and adjusters with respect to accessing insurer benefits through both my work as an IME clinical coordinator and from my own clinical interaction. Outside of chiropractic, I spend hours at the cottage with my family and I travel widely and frequently recognizing that life has many perspectives which are best viewed from the other side.
Dr. Shabnam Sadr
Dr. Shabnam Sadr graduated from CMCC in 2013. In her private practice she utilizes a combination of manual therapy, clinical acupuncture and rehabilitation. She provides holistic care, addressing both the mind and the body as part of each patient’s program of care.
Dr. Sadr believes in the role of exercise, nutrition and sleep in recovery, and teaches stress management techniques to her patients. She is a researcher and an evidence-based practitioner. She is excited to be a member of the OCA EHC Advisory Council and is here to help make a difference.
Dr. Jordan Calwell
Dr. Jordan Calwell graduated from CMCC in 2015. He is currently a clinic director in a multidisciplinary health clinic located in Sudbury, Ontario.
Working in this setting has allowed Dr. Calwell to gain extensive exposure and experience in working with EHC providers and other third-party funders.
As a passionate advocate of the chiropractic profession, he believes that chiropractic should strive to maintain a competitive advantage in order to ensure optimal coverage within EHC plans.
Dr. Stephanie Juffs
Dr. Stephanie Juffs is a graduate of the CMCC Class of 2018. Her practice is located in Alliston, where she works within a multidisciplinary clinic setting to provide comprehensive care using a team-based approach. In the past, Dr. Juffs has worked as a Kinesiologist in Ontario’s Low Back Pain Pilot project. She also has experience managing WSIB claims and return to work programs for a large Canadian employer.
Dr. Juffs is eager to work with her colleagues on the Extended Health Care working group and help develop a comprehensive strategy for improving extended health care for Ontarians.
Dr. Kenneth Lau
Dr. Kenneth Lau attended the University of Toronto and graduated with an Honours degree specialized in Pharmacology. During this time, he developed an interest in anatomy and human physiology. This led him to pursue his chiropractic education at CMCC. Dr. Lau also obtained his certification in acupuncture from the Acupuncture Council of Ontario.
Dr. Lau practices a variety of evidence-based therapy such as manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation, acupuncture and rehabilitation exercises. He sees a diverse group of the population from different age groups and activity levels. He also participates in ergonomic presentations and consultations for various organizations in the local community. In his free time, Dr. Lau enjoys photography, playing with his kids and staying active through running and swimming.
Dr. Bryan Sher
Special Advisor to EHC Advisory Council*
Bryan has been a chiropractor in private practice in the city of Toronto for almost 35 years. He has extensive experience in the setup, management and operation of a large multidisciplinary office with over 60 staff and associates. His focus over the last half of his career has been primarily on developing integrated wellness models of care for patients of all ages. His roles included direct patient contact and care as well as managing, development and training of a large multidisciplinary team.
He has also participated in many speaking engagements. Most recently he has sold his interests in his practice at the Rosedale Wellness Centre and is now doing part-time locum work throughout the province.Bryan earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in 1980 and graduated from CMCC in 1985. His personal interests include playing jazz trombone, waterskiing, snowboarding and kiteboarding.
*Attending meetings with agenda items relevant to de-listing of chiropractors and technology