Quality Healthcare that Reflects Our Values
At medsEXPERT Clinic + Pharmacy, our mission is to provide a space in the heart of Toronto’s Gay Village where LGBTQ+ clients can feel comfortable talking about their health, medical history, sexual history, orientation and gender expression. We are committed to creating an all inclusive, judgement-free, and sex-positive environment where everyone feels included regardless of their walk of life.
By improving access to healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community through specialty services, medications, free information, testing, and private consultations, we aim to transform the local healthcare landscape.
Not only a place to get expert advice, at medsEXPERT, you’ll feel safe being who you are without fear of judgement.
We are proud to be the only true LGBTQ+ Canadian clinic + pharmacy as we are gay-owned as well as operated by an entirely queer staff that specializes in serving and providing support to our community.
Michael Fanous, PharmD, RPh, HIV Educator and Activist
Our founder and full-time pharmacist Michael has been working in LGBTQ+ health for over a decade. His passion as an activist is for ending the HIV epidemic by improving awareness, access to testing, treatment and prevention (PrEP & PEP). Michael received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Union University before returning home to Toronto where he paired his education with community experience inside Canada’s largest HIV primary clinic - Maple Leaf Medical - as well as The Village Pharmacy where he was the first out gay full-time pharmacist on Church Street. Today, he continues to volunteer with the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), BlackCAP, ACAS, ASAAP, universities, and local LGBTQ+ groups.
May - Pharmacy Assistant
May studied genetics and computer studies at the University of Toronto. Since her studies, she has been working at multiple pharmacies as a pharmacy assistant before joining us at medsEXPERT.
She is the welcoming face seen by most clients as they walk into the pharmacy, always there to provide assistance in any way she can. She speaks English and Tagalog.
Amir - Community Coordinator BMSc
Amir studies Medical Sciences and French at Western University. He is responsible for planning all community events and initiatives conducted by medsEXPERT.
Amir speaks English, Farsi, and French. He conducts consultation for PrEP and PEP, and is very passionate about the field of LGBTQ+ health and HIV/AIDS.