Our Community Pharmacy Team

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At medsEXPERT Pharmacy we are committed to creating an all inclusive, judgement-free, and sex-positive environment where everyone feels included regardless of their walk of life. 

We are proud to be the only true LGBTQ+ Canadian 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. 

 
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Dr. Michael Fanous, PharmD RPh

Dr. Michael Fanous is both an activist for LGBTQ+ rights including HIV/AIDS healthcare access and a pharmacist specializing in HIV treatment and prevention. He began working in Canada’s largest HIV clinic, Maple Leaf Medical, over 15 years ago. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008 from Union University in NY before returning home to Toronto to continue serving his community in Toronto's Gay Village. He is driven by experiences that he and many of his friends have had to overcome accessing gay-friendly and knowledgeable providers - which is why he volunteers regularly as a counsellor and advisor to many community groups, AIDS Service Organizations, universities, and more.

As an activist, Michael continues in the fight against HIV/AIDS with improving HIV awareness, research projects, and opposing HIV-stigma. As a HIV pharmacist, Dr. Fanous advocates for access to PrEP, PEP, HIV Treatment, Hepatitis C and other LGBTQ+ related health concerns.

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May, Pharmacy Assistant BSc

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 Pharmacy. 

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.

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Amir, Community Outreach Coordinator BMSc 

Amir studies Medical Sciences and French at Western University. He is responsible for planning all community events and initiatives conducted by medsEXPERT Pharmacy. 

Amir speaks English, Farsi, and French. He also conducts consultation for PrEP and PEP. Amir is very passionate about the field of LGBTQ+ health and HIV/AIDS.