FAMILY PHYSICIAN

DR. RYAN KOPE

Hi, I'm Dr. Ryan Kope. I was born and raised in rural southwestern Ontario.

In 2017, I completed a combined degree in mechanical engineering and medicine at Western University. I moved to Calgary in 2017 and completed my family medicine residency with the Cumming School Medicine at the University of Calgary.

 

In addition to my family medicine practice, I have a special interest in men's health and I work as a clinical associate at the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology. I am committed to providing exceptional patient-centered care to help my patients achieve their personal and family health goals.

 

I look forward to building lasting relationships that are the foundation of lifelong care.

DR. MARY PAPADOPOULOU

Hi! My name is Dr Mary Papadopoulou but my patients call me "Dr Mary". I am a family physician with an established practice in Calgary since 2016. I have a special interest in mental health and use cognitive behaviour therapy tools to alleviate inflexible thinking and self defeating thoughts in patients. I also provide prenatal care until 20 weeks, pediatric care, complex care, preventive medicine, and women's health including fertility, sexual health and contraceptive care. 

 

I believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care. 

 

I was born and raised in Greece. I studied at Comenius University and I completed my four year residency in Family Medicine in the island of Crete. I worked as a hospitalist in Crete and as an emergency physician in adult and pediatric departments. I am blessed to have significant and inspiring professors and mentors during this journey.

 

I immigrated to Canada in 2013 with my husband and our dog. In 2017 our daughter was born and we decided to settle our roots in Calgary. When I'm not working, I love spending quality time with my family and travelling around the world. I believe in the power of humor and the sparkle of kindness.

 

The opportunity to join the Village Medical Clinic is exciting and I'm looking forward to be part of such a wonderful team of physicians.

DR. SHANNON OTSUKA

Hi, my name is Dr. Shannon Otsuka and I am a born and raised Calgarian. I completed my undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Cellular biology at McGill university and then a Masters of Science in Cancer Biology at the University of Calgary. I subsequently stayed in Calgary and completed my medical degree as well as my family medicine residency at the University of Calgary. 

 

I love all aspect of Family Medicine but am particularly interested in women’s health including maternity/post partum care and also practice low risk obstetrics with maternity groups delivering out of the Foothills and Peter Lougheed hospitals. 

 

Outside of work, my little guy Hudson who is almost 3 years old, keeps me on my toes! We love all things outdoors and hope to start traveling again soon once Covid settles down. 

 

I am looking forward to joining The Village Medical and being part of a team so dedicated to the health and wellness of their patients.

SPECIALTY SERVICES

 

DR. SADIE KUTZ

Hi! My name is Dr Sadie Kutz. I am excited to be a part of The Village Medical and to have the pleasure of participating in your healthcare. I love caring for people of all ages and with all types of ailments. 

Before joining the world of medicine, I earned my Bachelor of Arts and Science degree at McGill University in Montreal. Subsequently, I returned home to Alberta to attend medical school at the University of Calgary. I then moved to Edmonton and completed my family medicine residency at the University of Alberta. 

In my spare time, I can most often be found with my partner and our three dogs!
I also enjoy spin class and reading fiction novels (I am currently working my way through Heather’s Picks and appreciate any book recommendations!).



 

DR. SHAFEENA PREMJI 

MEDICAL DIRECTOR & MENOPAUSE PRACTITIONER

Hi, my name is Dr. Shafeena Premji! I was born in Toronto, Ontario and moved to Calgary when I was 8. I obtained a Masters of Health Administration Degree from the University of British Columbia in 2007. I completed medical school at the University of Calgary and then pursued and completed my residency training and Women's Health fellowship at Queens University.

In 2015, I received my North American Menopause Society (NAMS) menopause certification and currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Menopause Society.

 

In 2019, I was honoured with the prestigious award and recipient of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 under 40 for my service to Women's Health. I have a keen passion for all aspects of women's health - pre-conception through child bearing years and into menopause. I thoroughly enjoy following patients through their pregnancy, labour and delivery at South Health Campus, and postpartum. 

 

As the owner of Mahogany Medical Clinic, my aspiration for the clinic is that we will grow with our patients and their families over the years and remain committed to providing excellence in every aspect of patient care.

MEDICAL TEAM

RAMA SWAMI 

PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Hi, my name is Rama Swami! I was born in India and completed my postgraduate studies through the All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I graduated in 2005 and have worked in a range of healthcare settings, from hospitals, nursing homes to private practice clinics. I engage in continuing education and sharing my knowledge by being a Clinical Instructor to physiotherapy students graduating from the University of Alberta.

Throughout my career, I developed an inclination towards Pelvic Health and have actively sought professional development courses to further enhance my skills. I have Level 3 certification in treating pelvic floor dysfunction. I have undergone special training in treating pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. I am certified in treating pelvic organ prolapse. After having my daughter through a cesarean section, I realized how important it is to take care of your health and the health of loved ones around you. This fueled my passion for helping women through different stages of their pregnancy - preparing them for labour and delivery, empowering them to manage postpartum stress, incontinence (leaking pee or poop), pelvic pain, trouble with intercourse, endometriosis and any other symptom that holds them back from doing what they want to do

I moved to Calgary in 2012 with my husband and have called it home ever since. We now have a wonderful daughter who keeps us busy. I enjoy painting with my daughter and have discovered a new found love for hiking.

Hi, my name is Sydney! I was born and raised here in Calgary. I recently graduated from Bow Valley College and I am now officially a Licensed Practical Nurse!

 

I am grateful and excited to be apart of this wonderful team here at The Village Medical and I cannot wait to meet all the lovely people that come into our clinic!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love anything outdoors like snowboarding, biking, hiking and going on walks. I also like to relax by watching reality tv or enjoying a nice movie night in!

WINNIE ZEEMAN

Hi my name is Winnie, I was born and raised in Calgary. I completed the Hospital Unit Clerk program through Bow Valley College and will be attending school to become an LPN in the spring. 

 

On my free time, I love being outdoors and one of my favourite activities is hiking with my family. I am also an active individual and enjoy running with my dogs. On the side of my very busy life, I like to be creative so, I have several little art projects on the go

at a time, and once in a while, they get finished. 

 

I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with The Village Medical team, and look forward to getting to know the families that come visit us!

MARINA PIATTELLI

Hi, my name is Marina! I was born and raised in Calgary and completed the LPN program through Bow Valley College in 2019. I am passionate about helping others and I look forward to being a part of your care at The Village Medical. 

 

When I am not at work I spend a lot of time with my family, friends and my dog! I enjoy travelling and experiencing new places! 

 

I am look forward to meeting all our lovely patients.

BRITTANY TOPOLNICKI

Hello! My name is Brittany! I was born and raised in the Edmonton area (Go Oilers Go!) and have just recently moved to Calgary in August 2020 with my family. I have a little boy at home who occupies most of my time! We have been busy exploring Calgary and taking in all this city has to offer! We have been exploring all the beautiful parks and taking advantage of being so close to the mountains. I am a
beginner skier and am excited to be so close to a place where I will be able to improve!

In my spare time I enjoy reading mystery novels, browsing local shops and farmers markets, trying out new restaurants and going to the movies. I am a huge fan of the Marvel franchise! I have graduated from the Hospital Unit Clerk program through Norquest College in Edmonton and I am excited to be putting those skills to use. I have been in the hospitality industry for most of my working life and have built many lasting relationships. I can’t wait to do the same here!

I am very excited to be joining The Village Medical Team and I look forward to getting to know everyone who comes to see us for their medical care.

KELSEY TAVARES

Hello, my name is Kelsey! I was born and raised in High River and have recently moved to the big city! I completed a Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate through Bow Valley College and I am very grateful to be a part of The Village Medical family! Excited to meet all the current and new patients of our clinic!

In my free time I like to surround myself with family, friends and my cat, George! I enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring new areas, especially in the mountains!

VISHAL DODIYA

Hello, my name is Vishal Dodiya! I was born and raised in London, UK and moved to Calgary in the summer of July 2015. I come from a creative background and have extensive experience in corporate leadership. 

 

I enjoy building long-lasting client relationships and have done so over many years in both a corporate and retail capacity. I have 12 years of expertise in managing projects, corporate communications, brand management, marketing, and sales.

 

I am excited to apply my skills and experience as the Clinic Manager at The Village Medical.

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