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OUR PEDIATRICIANS

Pediatric Virtual Care from Expert Kids-Focused Doctors.

Our Pediatric Care team includes:
Pediatricians
Sleep Consultants
Dietitians & Nutritionists
Concussion Specialists
Psychologists
Our Pediatric Care team includes:

Meet KixCare Caring Providers

Comprehensive care starts with a focus on kids. KixCare’s Pediatricians and Pediatric Care Experts are equipped to help with most common issues in children.

Dr. Harley Eisman

Pediatrician, MDCM, FRCPC

Dr. Harley Eisman completed his medical school and General Pediatric training at McGill University. Subsequently, he completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he has been on staff since 1997. Dr. Eisman recently completed a 13-year tenure as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at the Montreal Children’s hospital., during which he consulted on design for the MUHC super hospital and was the MD responsible for coordinating the move of pediatric patients to the new facility. Dr. Eisman has extensive community pediatric experience in that he follows over 2000 families at Montreal's Children's Care Clinic, and since 2015 been the Pediatric Director of The Children's Clinic which offers General Pediatric, Specialty Pediatric, and Allied Health consultation to the Greater Montreal Area. Dr. Harley Eisman's related interests include Medical Informatics, Health Care Delivery, Patient Flow and Experience, and Cancer advocacy. Dr. Eisman and his wife are the proud parents of three children.

Dr. Jake Keithly

Psychologist, PhD

Dr. Jake Keithley completed his Ph.D. in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Toronto. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings throughout his training, including the Toronto District School Board, Surrey Place Centre, and McMaster Children’s Hospital. As part of the Ph.D. program, Jake’s research focuses on the role that the school plays in promoting academic achievement and mental health.

Dr. Janaki Vallipuram

Pediatrician, MD FRCPC

Dr. Janaki Vallipuram completed her medical degree and pediatric training at the University of Toronto. She started working as a hospital-based general paediatrician in 2017. She currently works at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Markham Stouffville Hospital. Her interests include quality improvement and medical education.

Jennifer Welch

Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

As a member of the health care team, Jennifer, who is an IBCLC provides clinical lactation care. She is an expert in lactation care. With over a decade of experience working with families as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Jennifer is highly skilled and experienced in providing care for all types of situations, whether it is basic education, reassurance, or clinical care for complex situations. Her mission is to help new parents achieve their goals and adjust to parenthood. Jennifer maintains a bilingual and inclusive practice in Montreal focusing on direct client care as well as education for parents, volunteers and professionals. Active in her community, she has served as a volunteer La Leche League Leader, on the board of directors of the Quebec Lactation Consultant's Association (ACQ), The International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals (IATP), and is a founder of The International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP).

Laura Leslie

Cognitive Behavioural Concussion Specialist, B.Sc., CAT(C), D.O.

Laura is an Osteopath (D.O.) and Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)) with 30 years of clinical experience working with adult and pediatric concussion patients specializing in the clinical assessment and treatment of concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Laura is an international speaker on the assessment and treatment strategies for concussions. Laura is a leader of a National Concussion Committee responsible for the development and implementation of concussion assessment and treatment standards for clinics across Canada. Laura is a clinical consultant to B2Ten, a non-profit organization supporting Olympic medal hopeful athletes. As a member of the Corporation des Thérapeutes du Sport du Québec (CTSQ) Concussion Committee, Laura is working towards the development and implementation of concussion standards for Athletic Therapy in Quebec.

Leanne Matlow
CoLeanne Matlow

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counsellor

Leanne is a cognitive behavioural therapy counsellor with a private practice specializing in anxiety for children and adolescents. She is trained as a teacher and guidance counsellor, with a Master's from Toronto’s Institute of Child Study, OISE and certificates in CBT from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Leanne is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Providers (OAMHP).

Dr. Mark Tessaro

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC, RCPSC (PEM)

Dr. Mark Tessaro completed his Paediatrics residency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He focuses on technology evaluation, cost-effectiveness, usability, and outcomes measurement through seminars, courses, and project-based work.

Melissa Oziel

Speech-Language Pathologist, M.Sc.SLP

Melissa Oziel is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science from Columbia University in New York City. She is the director of The Speech and Language Associates of Toronto, Inc. (SLAT) striving to build a love of communication for all of her clients. Melissa is bilingually certified and has worked extensively with hundreds of families, conducting assessments and treatment procedures for culturally diverse communities. Melissa is a mom of four and she strives to empower all children to reach their goal of communication, Through her knowledge and experiences her goal is to build strong, fearless children who see their differences as gifts.

Michelle Watkins

Registered Dietitian

Michelle is very passionate about pediatric nutrition. It has been her favourite role that she has had as a Registered Dietitian over the past 25 years. It is her pleasure to assist families to optimize their nutritional health and manage nutrition issues. For Michelle, a rewarding part about working with children is observing the positive impact that nutrition can have on a child’s growth and development.

Dr. Pamela Mitelman

Sleep Consultant

Dr. Pamela Mitelman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Montreal, Canada. She treats children of all ages with sleep difficulties. Overall family wellness is at the center of her approach. Dr. Mitelman provides counseling and education to parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. She uses cognitive-behavioral interventions to treat school-age children and teens.

Dr. Allan Shefrin

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Allan Shefrin joined the pediatric Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). He is currently the division lead for point-of-care ultrasound and is actively involved in high-fidelity simulation teaching of fellows, residents, and medical students. His clinical and research interests are the incorporation of point-of-care ultrasound into pediatric emergency care and teaching high-stakes procedures and clinical encounters using simulation.

Tammy Cooper

Registered Dietitian

Tammy Cooper is a Registered Dietitian with a private nutritional consulting practice after completing a rewarding career at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She has twenty years of pediatric experience with a specialization in juvenile diabetes and was involved in Diabetes research. Her personal values and commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle support an empathetic and therapeutic approach to nutritional wellness. Tammy has worked in Diabetes/Endocrinology, Immune Deficiency, Nephrology, Spina Bifida, and Outpatient Nutrition Clinic, offering therapeutic nutrition support for clients aged 0-18 years.

Dr. Sumeet Sadana
Pediatrician, MBBS, FRCPC

Dr. Sumeet Sadana is a Consultant Pediatrician and the owner of Capital KidZ Medical Centre in Ottawa. He has particular interests in ADHD and infant growth & development, and has also been providing virtual care services for over 10 years. He is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at the Queensway Carleton Hospital where he served as Chief from 2008-2016. Dr. Sadana is a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa, a member of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Community CME Committee, and he co-chairs the annual CHEO Pediatric Refresher Course. He has been an advisor to the Child & Youth Regional Services Recovery Planning subcommittee (for Eastern Ontario) under the Champlain Region Integrated Service Planning Committee and served as the co-Lead for the Innovations and Solutions Working Group to support the restoration of pediatric services affected by the Covid pandemic. Dr. Sadana is also an associate co-founder of the Ottawa Community Pediatricians Network.

Dr. Gillian Dolansky

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

After working overseas as a medic following her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Gillian Dolansky earned her MD at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario in London, ON. She then completed both her pediatrics residency and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) through the University of Ottawa. She joined the Division of Emergency Medicine at CHEO immediately following her fellowship in late 2013. Since that time, she has developed a clinical and academic interest in Pediatric concussion care & management. She currently also consults for 360 Concussion Care in Ottawa.

Dr. Amina Lalani
Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Amina Lalani joined the Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2003. She obtained her medical doctorate from the University of British Columbia, followed by a pediatric residency at the University of Alberta. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Natalia Manay
Registered Dietitian

Dr. Natalia Manay is a psychologist licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her graduate training in the School and Child Psychology program at McGill University. Dr. Manay provides assessment, therapy, and consultation to children, adolescents, young adults, and families to help them with a range of needs including anxiety, depression, trauma, attention difficulties, school or academic challenges, autism, social difficulties, and family relationships. She likes to draw from various approaches to provide a warm and supportive environment, foster a positive therapeutic relationship, and develop a treatment plan that best fits the client's needs.

Frances Fishman
Behaviour Analyst

Frances Fishman is the founder and owner of The Play Base. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with her M.Ed. in Developmental Psychology and Education. Frances is a hard-working, empathetic, and loving woman, leader, and entrepreneur who took her passion and turned it into her career. With over 12 years of experience in behaviour modification in the home, community, and educational settings, as well as being a mother of 3, she has developed a skill set and a perspective that has allowed her tremendous success with her team and client base. She is an optimist who believes that every person can be given the chance to live to their highest potential when given a loving approach and a team who believes in them and sees the incredible potential of each individual.

Dr. Stephanie Davenport
Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Stephanie Davenport graduated from medical school, with honours, from the University of Sydney in Australia in 2012. She moved back to Canada and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Ottawa in 2017. Dr. Davenport is a lecturer at the University of Ottawa and her current interests for research and education are in critically ill neonates and burn and wound management. Dr. Davenport is a proud wife and mother to three young boys. She is passionate about lifestyle medicine and is an advocate for families to adopt a plant-based lifestyle for optimal health, compassion to the animals, and the most impactful way to address the climate crisis.

Conditions KixCare Can Help With

Our KixCare Pediatricians offer safe and secure primary and urgent care* online, from the comfort of your home. No more rushing to find a same day clinic near you: we’ve got you covered.
Dermatologic Issues
Fever
Academic Performance
Developmental Issues
Lactation/Feeding
Gastrointestinal Issues
Chronic Cough
Minor Injuries

Pediatricians and Healthcare Partners Available Virtually .

Pediatrician Virtual Visits
Free with a valid health card in Ontario and Quebec (More provinces coming soon!)
Pediatric Expert Visits
Starting from $90 per session. Reimbursable under most private insurance plans (Insurance receipts provided).

What KixCare Parents are Saying

Top-rated Pediatric Care. Patients reviews from Google and Facebook.
Carmen Fung
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Easy to book. Knowledgeable and patient pediatrician. Dr Harman really took time to explain everything. Great experience, first time using Kixcare
Maria Nguyen
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Absolutely amazing experience! Same day appointment. The Dr was super patient, kind and helpful. Our daughter wasn't feeling well and we kept trying to call to book an appointment with her pediatrician, thank goodness for KixCare! So glad we found this place.
Emily Chen
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I had a great experience with KixCare and Dr. Kadar. My son was ill and needed to see a healthcare professional ASAP but his pediatrician didn't have any appointments available until weeks later, even though it was an emergency. I tried KixCare and got an appointment the same day. Dr. Kadar was very knowledgeable and informative and gave me plenty of opportunities to express my concerns and ask questions. We will definitely be using this service again, highly recommend!
Natasha Grieco
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What an excellent experience! We were able to get an appointment very quickly. From start to finish, I was impressed with the communication and reminders for our appointment. Dr. Sadana was absolutely lovely and is so professional. He took his time with us and I really appreciate that. I wish we were in the Ottawa area because I would love to have him as our pediatrician. I'm so glad you offer such a wonderful service and have already recommended KixCare to other moms. Thank you so much.
Candice P
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Such a wonderful program to have access to! It was easy to make an appointment, followed up with text & email confirmation and reminders. We even had someone call us to ensure we received the link to our virtual appointment and that we were not experiencing any technical issues. Dr. Fahad Masud (a pediatrician at CHEO) was on time, very friendly, and really took the time to understand our concerns and provide a thorough treatment plan. I couldn't be happier!
Jessica Purdy
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KixCare deserves all the praise. They have been instrumental in having my toddler seen by a professional and courteous pediatrician in a timely manner twice now. They have come in so handy at a time when my daughter’s own pediatrician couldn’t see her quickly enough, and have saved us a couple unnecessary visits to the emergency room. Love KixCare and our family is very grateful to this team!
Jho Krisann Legaspi
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It’s a convenient way to see a pediatrician. It’s easy to book an appointment, and we got constant reminders. I personally like the experience. The team is also so prompt in replying to emails. Thanks so much to KixCare team.
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What is KixCare?

No. KixCare offers direct access to a Pediatrician without the need for a referral, often within the same day. KixCare Pediatric Experts are often available by self-referral within 1-2 days.

If you are unsure about which provider is right for you, please book a free visit with a KixCare Pediatrician who can refer you to the appropriate care.

We treat all kids and teenagers, from the ages of 0-18.

KixCare Pediatricians proudly offer primary and (non-life threatening) urgent care that is high-quality, safe, and accessible. You can use KixCare to address any health concern that you would typically visit a walk-in clinic for. These include:

    • Fever, Viral Illness, Otitis, Red Eyes;

    • Chronic Cough, Asthma;

    • Vomiting, Diarrhea;

    • Abdominal Pain, Constipation;

    • Rash, Dermatology;

    • Infant Feeding, Colic, or Digestion;

    • Minor Injury, Concussion, Sprain, or Strain;

    • Mental Health or Behavioural Issues;

    • Developmental Issues;

    • Academic Performance;

    • Headache.

If a Pediatrician or Pediatric Expert cannot help you virtually, we will make every effort to direct you to the appropriate in-person care for your kid.

KixCare visits are always attended by our expert-selected Pediatricians.

For Pediatric Specialist services, our community includes kids-focused mental health providers, concussion treatment specialists, sleep consultants, lactation consultants, dieticians & nutritionists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, and more.

After booking an appointment, you will always be matched to a provider that is licensed to practice in your region.

KixCare doctors are equipped to write prescriptions and provide referrals for lab work, in-person care, or Pediatric Specialist services.

If you know the type of specialized care that your kid needs, you can book an appointment with a Pediatric Expert without a referral. We are working to add more direct services through our platform every day!

We understand that family doctors may not always be available, so we welcome patients who need care outside of visits with their regular provider. We do not want to replace your trusted family doctor but hope to increase access to quality doctors for all Canadian kids!

Need Quick Help?

If your child has an emergency medical problem, call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency department.
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