As Canada’s largest city and the fourth most populous urban center in North America, Toronto is a multicultural mecca. Finding a good family doctor who understands your needs and who can provide personalized care and attention is something every citizen of the GTA desires.
Here are some of the best. Check out this list of the Top 5 Family Physicians in Toronto- June, 2016, who have claimed their profiles on RateMDs.com.
“I am a family physician practicing in Toronto for over 23 years. I have an interest in mental health and am family practice division head, mental health at Humber River Hospital. In 2011, I embarked on a sub-specialty interest in nutritional medicine to complement traditional medicine, recognizing the power of cellular nutrition in preventing degenerative disease and improving the quality of life of those around me.” –Dr. Ira P. Bernstein, Linkedin.com
Dr. Ira P. Bernstein completed his Bachelor Science (B.Sc.) in general physiology at the University of Toronto – University College, as well as his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). He has a loyal following of patients, and has been practicing for over 20 years in the Toronto area.
“Great family Dr. for both of my sons including myself Friendly makes anyone feel comfortable and makes children laugh.” *****
“Amazing Dr. very helpful and always goes above and beyond for me and my family my wife is going through a terrible illness and she finds comfort in his medical knowledge and the way he treats you as if you are family.” *****
“My husband & I have been patients with Dr. Bernstein from his beginnings. He took over the practice of a wonderful Dr. who retired due to illness. Dr. B. has the gift of diagnostics as per his predecessor & to us that was imperative. I have a bad disease & Dr. B. stays on top of all the meds required for me to breath as best he can. After 20 years we can only hope that he will remain the steadfast honourable man he has proven out to be.” *****
“Dr. Bernstein is an incredible doctor. It has been a breath of fresh air to finally encounter a doctor who is just as knowledgeable in the area of cellular medicine and nutrition, as he is in conventional medicine.” *****
“We would be honoured to comment on our great Dr. Bernstein. The kindness & concern he exhibits belongs to a bygone era. He has been our physician for 20 years after taking over the previous Dr’s. practice in family medicine. Before Dr. B. took over we were vacillating if we should start over with Dr. B. or move on. It has served us both to the nth degree.
There is very little that he has ever questioned about our needs & I can only hope that he will continue in family medicine for many years to come.” *****
Dr. Brunetta is originally from Alberta, Canada. He completed his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees in Edmonton. Dr. Brunetta attended the University of Calgary for his Medical Degree and completed his residency in Family Medicine in Toronto.
Certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Dr. Brunetta practices family medicine and also HIV primary care.
Dr. Brunetta is actively involved in research, and is an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada, evaluating future physicians in Canada.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with dr. Brunetta who has been my doctor for over a decade now. Always knowledgeable and open to discussing even issues that others won-t talk about. He always goes above and beyond for me.” *****
“This is the best clinic…Dr. B is understanding and very calm. He takes into account the best interest of all of his patients- No matter what my medical state, I always leave that place in a better mood. As long as I live in this province, he will be my family doctor! I never wait more than 15 minutes to see him. Great staff, very organized.” *****
“I’ve been a patient with Dr. Brunetta for more than 10 years. He has been an exceptional medical practitioner. He has been attentive to my medical concerns and issues throughout the years. He has provided me excellent patient treatment and advice. A real advocate for my care. If his practice wasn’t full; all my family, friends and colleagues would be referred to him! Great job Dr. Brunetta!” *****
Dr. Gray M.D. is the Medical Director of Springboard Clinic in Toronto. She is self-described practice-focused family physician who specializes in ADHD and related learning challenges.
Dr. Gray is a strong advocate of comprehensive care, holistic care. She is an appointed board member of the Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA), and has a special interest in improving ADHD awareness and treatment for family physicians.
“Dr. Gray and everyone at the Springboard Clinic have been a true blessing in my life. Having gone through years of stress dealing with my 12 year old son’s journey with ADHD. At the age of 46, I discover I too have ADHD. Springboard has given hope and a tremendous amount of optimism. I know Springboard is the right place for me and my family, and I would recommend Dr. Gray and her team to anyone. If you are struggling with where to go to get help with ADHD, save yourself the time and call Springboard. It has made a huge difference in my life.” *****
“I have been a patient for several years and Dr. Gray and the clinic provide excellent support and services.” *****
“Dr. Gray has been a true blessing in my life. She help to diagnose my adult ADHD & gave me guidance on how to manage it. With years of experience and genuine kindness I would recommend her to anyone wanting to better control and understand ADHD, she surrounded herself with a fantastic team. This non pretentious clinic full of caring people make you feel at home. The whole tem help me in managing my attention disorder.” *****
Dr. Aquino attended the University of Toronto’s Medical School. He is currently certified by both the College of Family Practitioners of Canada and the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Aquino is licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The College of Family Practitioners of Canada has also conferred upon him the status of Fellow of the College (FCPC).
Dr. Aquino is a member of the International Society for Men’s Health and Gender, the International Society for Sexual Medicine, the Canadian Society for Study of the Aging Male, and the Canadian Urological Association.
While he is a practicing family doctor, since 2002 Dr. Aquino has also devoted a large amount of his practice time to the treatment of men’s health issues, with a specific interest in treating male sexual problems.
“Dr. Aquino was knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I’d highly recommend him.” *****
“Very caring, knowledgeable, thorough in his approach, & an overall amazing physician! I had a medical issue that required immediate attention, and Dr. Aquino wasted no time, in helping me. A true “Gold Standard”, of what a doctor should be! Unfortunately our healthcare system in this country is broken. However, Dr. Aquino is an exception to this rule. I recommend Dr. Aquino to any and every male, suffering from male- related issues!!!” *****
“A true professional doctor, who really cares and is totally devoted to his patients no matter how long the days can be. Extremely thorough and knowledgeable, I highly recommend Ontario Men’s Health to those people who are suffering from erectile dysfunction.” *****
“Dr. Aquino focuses on the needs of his patients. Privacy, communication, diagnosis, and follow up. He is personable, caring and helped me regain a part of my life I thought was lost….thank you Dr. Aquino.” *****
“Dr. Aquino is a very thorough doctor, I have seen him many times and find that he is most helpful and very accurate with diagnosis and has helped me and other people that I know very much. I would recommend anyone to see this doctor. He has a great sense of humour and has great compassionate care for patients!” *****
Dr. Amin obtained her training as a medical doctor in Britain as well as in Canada, with a focus on family medicine.
She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
“Dr. Amin is a wonderful doctor, she is patient, knowledgeable and personable. I was super lucky to find someone of her caliber her given how tough it is to find a good family doctor in Toronto!” **** ½
“Dr. Amin has been a life changing experience for our family as she has protected our best interest by giving medicine and listening to our concerns. In particular she has helped my daughter who has been going through some tough times. We wish good health and thank you for your support.” **** ½
“Excellent choice! I couldn’t be happier with my Family Doctor, Dr. Amin! She is a trustworthy doctor and found her professionalism and welcoming character most impressive. She does not treat you as a number and makes sure she listens to our concerns and meticulously manages our care. I have high regards for Health professionals and given the pressures they face every day I think to find someone of her caliber makes me really fortunate! My family & I wish you the best and please keep the good working going!” *****
“Many thanks to Dr. Amin for her encouragement and medical plan which helped me to control my diabetes, lose weight and have a healthier life style. Being her patient for over 7 months she has arranged for regular check-ups to monitor my progress and goes beyond her duty as a doctor to make sure positive results. She is graceful and has made a huge difference in my life and I am forever thankful to her.” *****