Our mission and our team
Although the clinic offers general medicine services, Créa-MeD stands out by developing three particular services:
- Regenerative medicine allowing to address menopause and andropause related issues to help reduce the impact of aging
- Genetic medicine to better manage the future of your health
- The development and use of new technologies for our patients to access and control their medical information
Créa-MeD is dedicated to keeping up and following up on your results regardless of their nature. In doing so, we aim to reduce undue patient stress and ensure that the communication of results has been successful. You trust us with your health; in return we believe we should be held accountable for delivering all of your results promptly and efficiently.
Dr. Luc Bessette
Dr. Bessette graduated with a degree in family medicine. He holds a special interest for regenerative medicine, bio-identical hormonal therapy and new IT applications in the medical field.
Bio-identical hormonal therapy aims to improve physiological functioning while harmoniously managing the aging process. This approach supports men and women going through andropause or menopause, helping them to maintain their physical and cognitive capacities. In 2004, he entered the private sector in order to fully dedicate himself to his fields of interest.
- B.Sc. in biophysics, Université de Montréal, 1976
- M.D. Université de Montréal, 1980
Dr. Luc Bessette completed his medical training in 1980. After an internship at the Montreal General Hospital, affiliated with McGill University, he became a doctor in 1981. Dr. Bessette has an in-depth experience in both emergency and general medicine. He also oversaw the organization of three international congresses. In 1996, with the sponsorship of six Canadian universities, he organized the “Medicine 2001“congress, whose participants included international telemedicine organizations, the World Health Organization, and NASA. It was on this occasion that Dr. Bessette, as founding President, launched the Canadian Society of Telehealth.
A Health Editor for Radio Canada’s RDI news network between 2002 and 2004, Dr. Bessette also created a number of digital applications for managing health-related information. He holds several Canadian and American patents in medical data management technology and in November 2012, through the Quebec Superior Court, launched a legal challenge against the Quebec Ministry of Health and its Procurator General for counterfeiting his Canadian patents within the implementation of the Quebec Health Record.
As of April 2nd 2019, the Federal Court ruled in favor of Dr. Bessette, declaring the RAMQ and MSSS (https://decisions.fct-cf.gc.ca/fc-cf/decisions/fr/item/366350/index.do) guilty of patent infringement and inciting the use of a counterfeit product to third parties.
Find below a summary of the case:
This litigation was resolved in 2021 by an agreement which satisfied all parties involved.
Dr. Mohamed Awad
After an academic curriculum in chemistry, Doctor Awad completed his medical degree at Sherbrooke University in 2016. Through his residency at The UMF St-Hubert, he consolidated his knowledge by working at several health institutions in Montreal, the south shore and Sept-Îles.
Doctor Awad is a firm believer that the multidisciplinary approach is a key element in quality medical care and necessary for a relationship based on listening and trust with his patients.
- Student B.Sc. in Chemistry, Université de Montréal 2010-2012
- M.D. Université de Sherbrooke 2016
- Residency in Family Medicine, Université de Montréal 2019
- Trilingual: English, French and Arabic
Dr. Mohamed Awad completed his studies in chemistry before being admitted into medicine at Sherbrooke University with a scholarship. He has diversified his medical interests through research in Otorhinolaryngology as well as emergency medicine and gastroenterology.
It is with joy and enthusiasm that he joins Créa-MeD the 23rd of May 2019.
Dr. Cynthia Mardinger
Dr. Mardinger has always had an interest in health promotion and disease prevention. In 2014, she completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, an inquiry-based, multidisciplinary, and research-intensive honours degree program, which explores social, political, and economic factors that shape the health of individuals and populations.
- B.H.Sc. (Honours) in Health and Society (Major) and Psychology (concentration), University of Calgary (2014)
- M.D., University of Calgary (2020)
- M.Sc. in Medical Sciences – Surgical quality improvement, University of Calgary (2022)
- CCFP, McGill University (2022)
- Bilingual: English, French
After completing her medical degree at the university of Calgary, Dr. Mardinger moved to Montreal where she completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (2022). Driven by her strong interest in medical research, she also completed a M.Sc. in Medical Sciences remotely at the University of Calgary in parallel to her residency. Her thesis focused on surgical quality improvement and demonstrated the use of a novel software application to automate the laborious work of scoping reviews.
Of note, Dr. Mardinger has a particular interest in minor surgeries and brings with her over a year of surgical experience from before her residency training in Family Medicine. By offering a broad range of minor procedures in her practice, Dr. Mardinger hopes to help patients avoid long wait times for specialist referral. There are many benefits of procedures performed by general practitioners, including cost effectiveness, decreased waitlist volumes, and improved patient satisfaction. This also allows our specialist colleagues to manage a higher volume of urgent referrals.
Dr. Mathieu Rousseau
Dr. Rousseau, an MD, PhD, is interested in providing whole-person care with a focus on preventative medicine. His broad clinical interests belie his specialized medical research training, including a Clinician Scholar Fellowship from McGill University. His current research focuses on the development and integration of Artificial Intelligence technology in medicine, with the goal of improved patient care and outcome.
- B.Sc. in Biochemistry (Major) and Computer Science (minor), McGill University (2008)
- Ph.D. in Computer Science – Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology options, McGill University (2013)
- M.D.,C.M., McGill University (2016)
- CCFP, Mount Sinai Hospital – University of Toronto (2018)
- Family Medicine Clinician Scholar Fellowship, McGill University (2019)
Dr. Rousseau is a graduate of McGill University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Computer Science (2008), followed by a Ph.D. in Computer Science specializing in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (2013). His undergraduate medical training was completed at McGill University with an M.D.,C.M. granted in 2016 before moving to The University of Toronto for residency training in Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital (2018). He subsequently completed a Fellowship in the Family Medicine Clinician Scholar Program at McGill University (2019).
Throughout his extensive training, Dr. Rousseau has developed an expertise in medical research, with a focus on the development of mobile health applications and technologies. One of his interests is the development and integration of Artificial Intelligence technology in medicine, with the goal of improved patient care and outcome.
Dr. Noémie Vézina
Born and raised in Montreal, Dr Vézina completed her medical degree and residency training in Family Medicine at McGill University. She has since been serving her community as a primary care physician. Over time, she has also focused her practice around the effects of nutrition and lifestyle on the aging body, especially hair loss and its treatment. Aside from her involvement in preventative medicine, Dr Vézina has also trained both in Canada and the United States in hair restoration surgery and aesthetic medicine.
- Pre-Medical year, McGill University, 2012-2013
- MD CM, McGill University, 2013-2017
- Postgraduate Family Medicine Residency training, McGill University, 2017-2019
- Bilingual: english, french