About

About Our Clinic

At Halton & Mississauga RAAM Clinic, our dedicated team strives to provide the most comprehensive, accessible, timely, and individualized patient care available in the addiction treatment field.  We are passionate about helping our patients get their lives back and reach their recovery goals.

Our clinic has a friendly, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, with a dedicated desire to support our patients throughout their journey of recovery.  We truly understand the disease of addiction, and take a harm-reduction approach by meeting people where they are at, and helping them get to where they want to go.  We recognize that relapse is a common part of the process, and we warmly welcome all patients back no matter how they are doing.

About RAAM Clinics

RAAM stands for “Rapid Access Addiction Medicine”.  RAAM Clinics were first established in 2015 as part of the META:PHI initiative to offer quick and low-barrier access to addiction medicine care without needing an appointment or formal referral.  Due to the outstanding success of this model, RAAM Clinics have begun to expand across Ontario and beyond.  Halton RAAM Clinic in Oakville opened on January 21, 2019, marking the first RAAM clinic in the Halton Region. We subsequently expanded to serve Milton and Georgetown. On October 15, 2019 our Mississauga RAAM Clinic in Clarkson became the first RAAM clinic in the City of Mississauga. In early 2020 we established two locations in Toronto in an ongoing effort to expand our services to people seeking treatment.

Although some RAAM Clinics provide time-limited care, Halton & Mississauga RAAM Clinic also offers the option of longer-term follow-up care to all of our patients where appropriate.  Services include assessment, medication treatment, brief counselling, and connection to community services such as addiction counselling with our partners at Halton ADAPT.

Our Team

Our clinical team is lead by an experienced and certified Addiction Medicine Physician, supported by two highly-trained Physician Assistants, who together deliver the latest evidence-based medical approaches in addiction treatment across the full range of substance use disorders. Every patient is under the care of a medical doctor.

 

Dr. Darren J. Holub, MD, BSc, FRCPC, FASAM, DABAM, CCSAM

Addiction Medicine Physician and Medical Director

Dr. Darren Holub was initially trained in biochemistry, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2001, and completed his psychiatry residency through McMaster University.  Through his experiences, Dr. Holub developed a keen interest in the field of addiction, along with a strong passion, empathy, and desire to serve those individuals and families affected by this devastating disease.  For ten years he served as the Lead Psychiatrist of the Concurrent Disorders Program (combined mental health and substance use disorders) at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  He has taught medical students and residents, and has trained staff and consulted at ADAPT and CMHA in Halton.  He was board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2012, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and a Certificant of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Holub now primarily practices community-based addiction medicine through the Halton & Mississauga Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic.

Nino Parunashvili, BScPA, CCPA

Physician Assistant

Nino obtained her Physician Assistant Degree from University of Toronto. Prior to her PA training, Nino graduated from Medical School in Eastern Europe, and spent the last 8 years working in numerous areas of medicine in Canada.  She developed a special interest in addiction medicine while working in pain management.  Nino is a member of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants and is a Certificant of CAPA.  She also holds a part-time position in Family Medicine.  She is actively involved in teaching and has a major interest in research and medical outreach programs for those in need.

Lana Phemister, BSc (Hon), BHSc (PA), CCPA

Physician Assistant

Lana completed the Physician Assistant Education Program at McMaster University. She is a member and Certificant of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA). Prior to becoming a PA, she studied Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Lana’s interest in the field of addiction medicine stems from her background in psychology, as well as from witnessing the prevalence of the disease in our communities – from growing up in Toronto to living in a small town on the East Coast. Her great sense of humour and empathy make her a valuable addition to our clinical team.

Sheri Courage

Clinic Coordinator

Sheri is a Clinic Coordinator of Halton & Mississauga RAAM Clinic.  Sheri brings a wealth of knowledge to our team, with over 8 years of experience working in the addiction, pain, and mental health field as a lab technician and clinic administrator.  She is certified with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Ontario Society of Medical Technologists, and proficient with administrative duties.  Her exceptional ability for multi-tasking laboratory work with fast-paced administrative work enables our clinic to run smoothly and efficiently. Sheri is a friendly, down-to-earth person who loves to meet and greet our patients.

Devon Miller-Scott, BA (Hon)

Clinic Coordinator and Addiction Counsellor

Devon holds dual positions as a Clinic Coordinator and Addiction Counsellor at the Halton & Mississauga RAAM Clinic. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from McMaster University, and has eight years’ experience working in the addiction field in administrative and counselling roles, along with previous work in criminal justice. Devon is expanding on her solid foundation through the completion of a Professional Addiction Studies Degree at McMaster University. Her positivity and friendly nature make every patient feel welcome and valued.

Louisa Holub, BASc, MEng

Clinic Manager and President of Dove Medical Sevices

Louisa is the President and Co-Founder of Dove Medical Services, the parent company which operates Halton & Mississauga RAAM Clinic, and Clinic Manager. Prior to entering the medical field, Louisa worked in the fast-paced software industry for several years as a User Experience Designer/Researcher, Team Lead, and Project Manager for multi-national high-tech companies. 

Louisa was first exposed to addiction and its devastating consequences during her travels to Central and South America as an engineering student. She witnessed first-hand how certain impoverished communities, which lack adequate addiction treatment services, were rife with broken families, domestic abuse, and poor mental and physical health due to a prevalence of untreated alcohol use disorder, among other factors. When the opportunity arose later in life to advocate for patients suffering from addiction in the Halton Region, she jumped at the opportunity to co-found and manage Halton’s first Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic.

Locations

Halton & Mississauga RAAM Clinic encourages social distancing during the pandemic and provides virtual care via phone or computer. We also have 7 convenient locations across Halton Region, Mississauga, and Toronto, and continue to expand to better serve our population. Each location has free parking nearby. Note that all locations function seamlessly as one clinic, so patients are welcome to attend whichever is most convenient at the time.

Oakville Cornwall Rd

Temporary Head Office due to COVID-19

1525 Cornwall Rd, Unit 18
Oakville, ON  L6J 0B2
(Located within Cornwall Pharmacy)

Phone: 1-888-388-7226
Email: info@dovemedical.ca

Opening Hours
Monday: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Oakville Kerr & Speers

496 Kerr St
Oakville, ON  L6K 7W5
(Located within IDA Kerr Speers Pharmacy)

Phone: 1-888-388-7226
Email: info@dovemedical.ca

Opening Hours
Monday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Milton

400 Main St E, Unit 112
Milton, ON  L9T 4X5
(Located at Milton Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy)

Phone: 1-888-388-7226
Email: info@dovemedical.ca

Opening Hours
Monday: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Georgetown

118 Mill St, Unit 101
Georgetown, ON  L7G 2C5
(Located within Georgetown Pharmacy)

Phone: 1-888-388-7226
Email:  info@dovemedical.ca

Opening Hours
Monday: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Mississauga Clarkson

1603 Clarkson Rd N
Mississauga, ON L5J 2X1
(Located within Courtesy Pharmacy)

Phone: 1-888-388-7226
Email: info@dovemedical.ca

Opening Hours
Monday 9:00 am -3:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Additional
Locations

Toronto Oakwood

1751 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6E 2H7
(Located within Northcliffe Guardian Pharmacy)

Phone: 1-888-388-7226
Email:
info@dovemedical.ca

Opening Hours
Monday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Toronto Parkdale

1488 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 1M4
(Located within Parkdale Guardian Pharmacy)

Phone: 1-888-388-7226
Email:
info@dovemedical.ca

Opening Hours
Monday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Clinics are closed on all Statutory Holidays, plus December 24 & 31.

We continue to expand to better serve the addiction treatment needs of our population, and additional Halton & Mississauga RAAM Clinic locations are expected in the future – please stay tuned for updates.

Getting Started

As a RAAM Clinic, we offer rapid, low-barrier access to care for individuals who want help now.  Patients can call us directly at 1-888-388-7226 to to book an appointment, either virtually (via phone or computer), or in person.  Walk-in patients are welcome during our clinic hours, and appointments may also be booked in advance.  Referrals  are also accepted from any source (such as health care providers, hospitals, counselors, case managers), and a referral form is available here.

Please visit the Addiction Treatment section to learn more about getting started with our various treatment programs.

If you are a Health Care Provider or Agency interested in referring a patient, please visit the Referrals page for our fax number and access to our referral form.

Head Office:  1540 Cornwall Rd, Unit 102

Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5

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