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Our Physicians and Allied Health Professionals

Nutritionist
Michelle Espino

Michelle Espino is the co-owner of Driven Lifestyle Group and creator
of AccountableME, an online coaching program designed for women to
achieve their personal fitness and health goals.

A certified Canfitpro personal trainer, Michelle also holds a number of credentials including Canfitpro PRO trainer educator, Elite Precision Nutrition Sports and Nutrition Fitness
Coach, Level 1 certified Agatsu Kettlebell instructor and a certified Navina
Thai Yoga Practitioner.

Michelle Espino of AccountableME provides an empowering and motivating
environment for women to focus on mind-body wellness, improved body composition
and better overall health.

Nutrition and Wellness Consultant
John Shiplack

Jonathan Shiplack graduated from the University of Regina in 2015 with a degree in Kinesiology majoring in Human Kinetics. He also is a certified Personal Training Specialist and Healthy Eating & Weight Loss coach with canfitpro. He is the fitness manager for Driven Lifestyle Group where he helps people create healthier and happier lifestyles. Jonathan uses this same approach when it comes to helping people deal with chronic health concerns. The basis of this approach is fundamentally education. Through educating individuals on the foundations of healthy eating it empowers people to start making their own healthier lifestyle choices. You won’t find any meal plans or heavily restricted diets. Small, simple, habit-based changes is what is going to not only see positive changes, but are more likely to be permanent changes as well.

Psychologist
Dr. Kent Klippenstine, PhD

Dr. Klippenstine is a licensed psychologist in the province of Saskatchewan. He completed his doctoral training in Phoenix, Arizona and his post doctoral residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also currently works at the University of Regina. His clinical interests include personality assessment, individual and group therapy. He is licensed to work with clients aged 16 to Adult. He is a member of the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan and his license with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists is in good standing.

I am able to provide a variety of services for adults, including therapy and assessment. The most common issues that I see at Gateway include stress and anxiety from work, relationship issues, sleep difficulties, depression, grief, anxiety and life transition difficulties (retirement, divorce, children moving). My goal is to work with patients to increase their ability to solve their own problems. Often times this process begins with an intake session where a patient will share some of their personal history. This helps to increase self-awareness by identifying patterns, thoughts, beliefs, and relationships that are contributing to the problem. While there is no set timetable for how long therapy will take, many people start to feel better and function differently within 3-5 sessions. I believe that therapy should create independence within a person, not dependence on a psychologist to solve all of life’s problems.

 

Chiropractor
Dr. Michael Truong

“Dr. Truong was born and raised in Regina, SK. He attended the University of Regina before studying at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, ON. CMCC is the leader in chiropractic education and research in Canada and is being recognized for creating leaders in spinal health. His role as a chiropractor is to manage neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, neck pain and headaches.
During his internship, he had the opportunity to provide chiropractic services in a collaborative setting with professionals of various health disciplines at St. Michael’s Hospital Family Practice in downtown Toronto.

Dr. Truong is also a certified acupuncture provider and personal trainer of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

He is committed to serving you and your family by providing exceptional care that caters to individual needs. He is proud to be from Regina and is always looking for ways to give back to the community.”

Practitioner
Dr. Brad Joss
Practitioner
Dr. Sina Javadi

Dr Sina Javadi is an International Medical Graduate who has a vast amount of experience as a Family Physician for more than 10 years. 

Certified to practise Medicine in Saskatchewan, he has practised in different medical fields including care for the Elderly, Chronic Illnesses such as Diabetes and COPD, Pediatrics, Prenatal Care, Psychiatry and Emergency Services.

Dr. Sina Javadi’s aim as a Family Physician is to provide the best possible care for his patients, inspire hope and nurture their well-being as well as treating them and their family members with sensitivity and empathy by respecting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Sport and Rehabilitative Massage
Michael Litschko

Michael graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture.  Later. he changed direction and obtained a degree in Remedial Massage Therapies in 2001.  Since graduating he has been serving the communities of Regina, Indian Head, Weyburn and surrounding areas.  Michael is a full member of the Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan, MTAS.

Michael’s professional training includes Swedish, Sports and Acupressure massage.  His sports work experience includes working with players of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, BC Lions, Montreal Alouettes, and the University of Regina Cougars and Rams.  He is well known through his work in the disability community.  Michael is also accredited to treat patients covered under SGI, WCB, Veteran’s Affairs and the RCMP.

Practitioner
Dr. Kathy Berriman

Dr. Berriman completed Medical school at the University of Saskatchewan with honors. She is licensed to practice Family Medicine both in Canada and the USA. She has over 25 years of experience in many areas of Family Practice. She has worked at Halifax Cancer Clinic, and has also experienced working in a rural village in Heron Bay with Emergency Room coverage and home visits. She has worked in a Group Family Practice in Ohio including in-patient, ICU and Nursing Home visits. She has worked in Urgent care and walk-in settings and has worked with US Veterans as well.

Orthotic
Kristen Therrien

Kristen graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1997 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy.

Kristen has worked in Regina as an OT for 18 years with 3 years experience in acute care rehabilitation and 15 years as a Senior Occupational Therapist treating upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries.

Kristen is skilled in designing and fabricating thermoplastic orthotic splints for both hand and wrist injuries and orthotic insoles.

Kristen looks forward to applying these skills in providing clients with custom 3D orthotic insoles.

Practitioner
Dr. Nivas A. Juggernath

Dr Juggernath hails from South Africa and completed medical school in 2004. He has worked in medical, surgical and pediatric emergency departments in South Africa.

He started working in Prince Albert, Canada in 2008 and relocated to Regina in 2009. He has worked in different medical clinics within Regina, as well as Pasqua ER (streaming dept), and has happily settled at Gateway Alliance Medical.

With a wide variety of interests, he has a favour towards minor surgical procedures, sports medicine (sports concussions), and cardiac conditions, among others.

He works within the community sports teams, as one of the team physicians for the following sporting bodies:
Regina Thunder Football Club
Red Sox Baseball Club
Notre Dame
Regina Minor Football League

Practitioner
Dr. Nishen Bhagaloo

Graduated in 2004, South Africa. Internship training at the University of Cape Town in 2005. Community service training completed thereafter and attained the position of Senior Medical Officer in 2007-2008 at the Nelson Mandela Academic Teaching Hospital

Full Licensure to practice medicine in 3 countries:

Republic of South Africa (MBChB)
Republic of Ireland
Canada(LMCC)

Co-founder of the Multidiscipline model at Gateway Alliance Medical

Member of Saskatchewan Sports and Science Council and member of National Strength and Conditioning association (NSCA). Currently awaiting certification in Core Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Chairman of the Problem Based Small Group teaching/learning program administered by the McMaster University and accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada

Member of the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals and Family Physicians Airway Group of Canada
​Certified Respiratory Education completed in 2014 and member of the Saskatchewan Thoracic Society.

Team Physician for :

University of Regina Rams : 2009-2011
Regina Thunder : 2012-present
Regina Minor Football Association
Medical Director of Gateway Alliance Medical
Medical Director of Canadian Care Medical Solutions
Medical Director of Bayshore Home Health Medical

Practitioner
Dr. Ian Cowan

Dr. Cowan is a Canadian trained family physician, having lived in all four western provinces for part of my life. I am very familiar with the Canadian Prairies, and the cold winter although not enjoyable hasn’t chased me away yet, nor will it. In many respects, he considers himself a small town country doctor, and earlier in my career was exactly that having lived in communities with a population under 500.

As I’ve gone through my career, I’ve looked after many people and consider myself truly to be a general practitioner. As my own age continues to increase, I can relate to problems others in my age group have. Working with younger people however keeps me young in mind and heart, and working with the elderly allows me to appreciate the importance of trying to manage medical problems in younger age groups more effectively.

I enjoy helping my patients, and really can’t ever imagine not working doing what I enjoy!

Practitioner
Dr. Peet Bierman

Graduated from university of the Orange Free State, SA, 1990 and btained degree Mb.Ch.B. Internship and Medical Officer in hospitals in South Africa 1991/1992. Family Practitioner in Saskatchewan from October 1992 till current. Obtained LMCC in Jan, 1997. Served the communities of Edam, Wawota, Moosomin and Weyburn, prior to current position as MD at GAM in Regina.

Obtained vast experience in surgical fields of O&G, Orthopedics, Gen surgery, and Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine while in SA. Since practicing in canada, involved in primary care, palliative care, geriatric care, general family practice, ER coverage, admission/management of inpatients, Obstetrical care and deliveries, Surgical assists(theatre) and performing minor surgical outpatient procedures.

Philosophy: Quote : Dr B. Lown – “Do as much as possible FOR the patient, as little as possible TO the patient”…and strive to be a balanced, healthy, meaningful, loving person for your loved ones … and society as a whole.

Pyschologist
Dr. Gabriela Pitariu

Dr. Pitariu completed her Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina, USA in 2007. Dr. Pitariu is a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and is a Registered Doctoral Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. She is also accredited with an Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE), which provides her with the expertise to diagnose psychological disorders. Dr. Pitariu is a member of the Psychological Society of Saskatchewan and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada.

Dr. Pitariu has worked in the public sector since 2004 in the United States and Canada. Her work focused on conducting assessments and interventions for mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Pitariu is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and well respected for her expertise in working with children, adolescents and adults who were exposed to traumatic events. Dr. Pitariu joined Gateway Alliance Medical in 2013 and has become an integral component of the collaborative care model.