Mindfulness – Family Physician

West End (235 Wallace Avenue)

Dr. Shawna Perlin

Practice style (Philosophy)

I believe in treating the body and mind together to assist patients in their healing. In my family practice I had a collaborative approach with my patients. I addressed their mental health concerns along with their physical concerns. This approach was helpful for acute and more chronic health conditions. It improved their recovery and helped with prevention of other illnesses. It will be exciting to work with the excellent members of the Synergy team to optimize our patients.

Unique Facts

Fitness enthusiast—cycling, spinning, running, TRX, yoga & pilates, swimming, paddling, scuba diving. “People person” — I love meeting and communicating with people anywhere. Nature enthusiast — parks, ravines, waterfront trails. Love reading and all food!


  • Mental heath care and individual counselling
  • Women’s health
  • Mindfulness Training


Certified Family Physician, Nova Scotia and Toronto,ON
Certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Facilitator, Toronto,ON
Family Practice and Emergency Medicine Residency ,McMaster University,Hamilton,ON
General Medical Internship,McGill University,Montreal,PQ
Doctor of Medicine,Dalhousie University,Halifax,NS
Bachelor of Science with Psychology major