Dr. Hassan Sannoufi, MD, CCFP
Dr. Hassan Sannoufi MD, CCFP, EM founder and president of La Vie Health Centre and the visionary of its whole life concept in health care, knew from an early age that his life goal would lead to medicine. At age eight, he had seen his father undergo open-heart surgery, and even at that young age, recognized that lifestyle choices of poor diet, tobacco use, stress, and physical inactivity can have significant adverse health effects. He realized that knowledge about primary disease prevention and lifestyle modification could have prevented his father’s illness.
After graduation from medical school, Dr. Sannoufi began his medical career at McGill University in research focused on identifying genetic markers for breast cancer.
Deeply touched by the devastation that breast cancer inflicts on the lives of women, his belief was once again reinforced that, hand-in-hand with early detection, lifestyle modification was an important key to disease prevention.
Two years later, Dr. Sannoufi turned his focus on expanding his knowledge of family medicine in the Nebraska health care system in Omaha, and later in family medicine residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax. While in residency at Dalhousie he became chief resident in the family medicine department and participated in the 2004 interview process for the family medicine training program.
Since 2004, Dr. Sannoufi has been working as a Emergency Physician at the Queensway Carleton Hospital – Ottawa, and many other hospitals across Ontario.
Throughout Dr. Sannoufi’s diverse medical experiences, evidence has confirmed what he recognized as a young boy, that a preventative and comprehensive approach to health care is the key to enjoying good health and a quality lifestyle.
La Vie Health Centre is the true reflection of Dr. Sannoufi’s dream and vision.
Reham Sannoufi, MD, CCFP, EM, BComm, MBA
Reham Sannoufi is cofounder and executive director of La Vie Health Centre.
Reham brings to La Vie a mind full of innovation and vision in health care developed and nurtured from her experiences during ten years in management and finance.
After receiving her Bachelor of Commerce degree, Reham spent two years at Shell Petroleum International as Cost Controller and Financial Analyst.
Moving to Canada, Reham joined London Life Insurance and was awarded the distinction of top producer a number of times. In 2002, she moved to The Royal Bank of Canada as an account manager.
In 2007 Reham successfully completed the 2-year executive MBA program.
Reham’s objectives are focused on ensuring that clients receive the best quality of care and service, and on optimizing La Vie’s services. She shares Dr. Sannoufi’s vision of promoting preventative and comprehensive health care and a healthy lifestyle.
Carolyn McEwen, RPN
Graduated the RPN program at St Lawrence College, Kingston Ontario in 1996. I enjoyed 6 years of community nursing in the Kingston Area.
In 2001 I relocated to the Ottawa area where I embarked on an adventure of 7 years of clinica nursing in a bariatric environment.
In 2001 I had the honor to join Dr Sannoufi at LaVie to help in his persuit to offer proactive health care, such as; Comprehensive Medical Assessments, A La Cart Medical Services, Cosmentic Services, family practice, and moore. In Feb 2012 we were happy to welcome Ideal Protein to the services we offer.
I look forward to welcoming you to our clinic and helping you in the persuit of a healthier happier you.
Gweneth Lorimer, Registered Nurse
Gweneth is a licensed nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. She started her career in the Operation Room as a team leader in Plastic surgery where she gained extensive experience in the field. She re-focused her education and experience seven years ago to become a Cosmetic Nurse specializing in non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Trained in Beverly Hills, and attending professional educational seminars on an ongoing basis, she is at the leading edge of non-surgical techniques and procedures.
Blending her backgrounds in art and nursing, her expert eye and attention to detail allow her to achieve the best results.
Gweneth is a lecturer at Versailles Academy and a member of The American Association of Aesthetic Medecine and Surgery, as well as a member of The Canadian Society of Surgical Nurses.