Travel Medicine

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About Travel Medicine

If you are traveling to another country, it is recommended to see what precautions should be taken. We advise seeking medical advice at least 6 weeks prior to departure to ensure enough time for any necessary vaccinations.

Getting help

What we can do
  • Advise which travel vaccines are needed or recommended
  • Provide education regarding safety precautions
  • Prescribe medication that you may require
  • Assist you on medical issues that may arise during your trip
We may ask you to
  • Go to a travel clinic if your destination requires advice from a travel medicine specialist or you require specialized vaccines

What is Akira?

Akira is a mobile app that gives you instant access to a team of Canadian doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses experienced in family medicine.

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Get help with many common issues without leaving home or work

  • Cold & Flu
  • UTIs
  • Sexual Health
  • Family Planning
  • Mental Health
  • Skin Issues
  • Acid Reflux
  • Travel Medicine
  • Prescriptions
  • Sinus
  • Eye Conditions
  • Stomach Flu
  • Cold & Flu
  • UTIs
  • Sexual Health
  • Family Planning
  • Mental Health
  • Skin Issues
  • Acid Reflex
  • Travel Medicine
  • Medication Renewals
  • Sinus
  • Eye Issues
  • Stomach Flu

Meet your care team

We've got you covered with a growing team of over 20 healthcare professionals

Shazeen is a family physician who trained at McMaster University and University of Toronto. She has a special interest in preventative and addiction medicine. She is the Clinical Practice Lead for Family Medicine at Akira.

Dr. Shazeen Bandukwala
Clinical Practice Lead

Stéphane is a physician based at the McGill University Health Center where he practices and teaches emergency medicine since 2005. He has also worked with McKinsey and others as a business consultant and has been involved with healthcare startups in Canada. He is passionate about the revolutionary potential of mobile health.

Dr. Stéphane Borreman
Quebec Practice Lead

Paul is a family physician who received his training at Northwestern University, completing residency at Tufts University. He has interests in quality improvement, sports medicine, primary care clinical research and under-served care.

Dr. Paul Frydrych

Pamela is a family physician based in Toronto. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto and has a special interest in acute ambulatory care and women's health.

Pamela is available for consultation in Korean.

Dr. Pamela An

Ingrid is a family physician who trained at McMaster University and University of Toronto. She has specific interests in mental health, breastfeeding medicine and medical education.

Ingrid is available for consultation in Cantonese.

Dr. Ingrid Lam

Smeeta is a family physician who trained at St. George's University and completed her residency at the University of Toronto. She has a special interest in acute care and women's health.

Dr. Smeeta Khoosal

Nhon is a Nurse Practitioner who completed her studies at the University of Ottawa. She has an interest in primary health care as well as women's health, specifically obstetrics.

Nhon is available for consultation in Vietnamese.

Nhon Bogue, NP

Heather is a Nurse Practitioner and alumnus of the University of Waterloo (BSc), University of Toronto (BScN) and University of Alberta (MN). She is interested in preventative medicine, women's health and mental health.

Heather Wesselo, NP

Dr. Christie is a family physician who did a combined degree in medicine and public health at Boston University and returned home to Toronto to complete her residency training at St. Michael's Hospital through the University of Toronto. Dr. Christie has a special interest and women's and global health.

Dr. Caitlin Christie

April is a Nurse Practitioner who did her studies at the University of British Columbia. She has an interest in primary health care, specifically women's health. She also enjoys providing care to remote and rural communities.

April Bakonyi, NP
Brianna Wright, RPN

Kathryn is a Nurse Practitioner who completed her M.Sc and NP training at McMaster University. Her knowledge base is well rounded in primary health care but has a special interest in well women and infant care.

Kathryn Sharman, NP
Jennifer Skuce, NP
Chris Yu, RN
Cindy Prom, RN
Katrina McCarrel, RPN
Crystal Hampel, RPN