Our Team

Dr. Charles Copeland, BPharm MD CCFP
Medical Director, MD Aesthetics, The Therapeutic Botox Centre and the Anderson Medical Centre.

Dr. Copeland is a physician with over 30 years clinical experience. For the past 15 years, he has become a top rated and nationally recognized physician in the rapidly growing field of non-surgical Cosmetic Medicine. He is a certified specialist in Family Medicine with special interest in Cosmetic Medicine. He is a highly trained injector, having been recognized with the Double Diamond status by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm.  Dr. Copeland takes part in the Allergan Academy, a program designed for the Top Elite physicians in Canada. He is also a member of the prestigious Face Institute and acts as a physician adviser to Allergan Canada.

Dr. Copeland is committed to his ongoing professional development. He consistently follows new developments by regularly attending peer to peer sessions with the top physicians and surgeons in Canada, training seminars, workshops and conferences with Physicians internationally recognized in their fields. He brings to MD Aesthetics the most up to date information and advanced technologies in the field of non-surgical cosmetic medicine.

Education
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cape Town. Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacology (Hons), Rhodes University.

Certifications and Memberships

Licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Certified Specialist with the College of Family Physicians of Canada
Member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine
Member of the Ontario Medical Association.
Member of the FACE Institute
Physician Advisory Board for Allergan Canada
Double Diamond Client with Allergan Canada
Member of Canadian Medical Protective Association (for category 79, General Practice including Anesthesia, Surgery and Emergency Medicine)

 

Dr. Derek T Ford, BSc MD FRCSC  
As a preeminent plastic surgeon in the region, Dr. Derek Ford consistently exceeds the standards of his patients. For those considering plastic surgery in Oshawa, Whitby, or anywhere throughout Greater Toronto, Dr. Ford has the education and the practical experience to create the results you've always imagined. Here, learn more about his qualifications and his passion for aesthetic medicine.

A Lifelong Learner 
Dr. Ford earned both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Western Ontario. He then went on to complete his residency in plastic surgery also at the University of Western Ontario. Throughout his education, Dr. Ford developed a deep affection for the people and culture of Ontario, eventually leading him to establish his permanent practice here in Toronto. Married with 3 children, Dr. Ford is proud to raise his family in the community he loves.

Following his residency, Dr. Ford traveled to the United States to complete fellowship training in oculoplastic, endoscopic, and aesthetic surgery. Today, he's committed to keeping his skills on point by attending regular industry meetings, conferences, and lectures on the latest advancements in medical aesthetics. He also stays active in academia, sharing his knowledge with future surgeons. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the director of the aesthetic plastic surgery rotation in the University of Toronto's plastic surgery fellowship program. Currently, he's a faculty member in the division of plastic surgery at the University of Toronto.

The Leading Edge of Research 
Throughout the years, Dr. Ford has been an active participant in a number of research studies and presentations. Dr. Ford has presented on topics including blepharoplasty, liposuction, and breast reduction. Although participating in research is not mandatory for physicians, Dr. Ford chooses to do so in order to keep himself and his practice on the forefront of today's innovations.

Professional Affiliations 
Dr. Ford is an active member of the following professional organizations:

  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
  • Ontario Medical Association/Canadian Medical Association (OMA/CMA)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Rhonda Reid, BEng., General Manager, Owner
Rhonda Reid received her BSc Electrical Engineering in 1986 from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is the general manager/owner of MD Aesthetics and has worked with a variety of aesthetic medical laser technologies since 2001. She oversees MD Aesthetics’ ongoing commitment to providing top notch equipment and technology so that clients receive the best possible care.

Valerie Martineau,  Clinic Manager, Cosmetic Consultant
Valerie has worked as a Clinic Manager, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician and Trainer in the Medical Cosmetic Industry for 16 years. A strong advocate for patient safety, Valerie recognized the importance of working in a “Medical Spa with a Medical Degree” and found that “perfect fit” when she joined Dr. Copeland and the MD Aesthetics team in April 2008. This enabled her to use and improve her wealth of academic and practical knowledge in an environment governed by medical standards and procedures. With a keen thirst for knowledge, Valerie attends various training & educational programs to keep current in a field that continues to evolve. This ensures clients always receive the highest quality of service, results, and safety. Valerie is especially known for strong ethics as well as her caring and friendly nature when interacting with clients and co-workers. Outside of managing the business, Valerie conducts all consultations and assists Dr. Copeland with client preparation for cosmetic injections.

Marilyn Shivdisani, Client Services and Booking
Marilyn is the friendly voice you hear when you call us during regular business hours. She joined MD Aesthetics in 2005. With over 25 years of experience in Customer Service, 15 years of that within the aesthetics industry, she is knowledgeable, professional and dedicated to maintaining the best experience for our clients.

Megan Flynn, Client Services and Booking
Megan is the newest member of our team, a recent graduate of Medical Administration.  She is a wonderful addition to our team. Is excellent with Customers, a quick learner and will always go out of her way to ensure our clients have a positive experience.

Dianne Price, Medical Aesthetician
Dianne joined MD Aesthetics in August 2008 adding invaluable knowledge and experience to the team. For the past 7 years she has focused her full-time career in the Medical Aesthetic & Laser industry. She has worked with several laser technologies, performed a variety of cosmetic procedures and can also include the highly responsible position of Training to her accolades. Diane’s experience includes Laser Hair Removal, Photo-Rejuvenation, Chemical Peels, Facials, Collagen Therapy, Ultherapy and Liposonix. 

Heddy Chanko, Aesthetician & Client Care
Heddy joined MD Aesthetics in 2011. She comes to us with 25 years of experience in aesthetics;  She brings to the team, overwhelming industry experience and a great sense of joy taking care of customers. Heddy has worked with multiple laser platforms and her experience includes, Photo Rejuvenation, laser hair removal, collagen therapy, mesotherapy, peels , skin boosting and facials. 

Shirley Spina, Medical Receptionist
Shirley is our full time medical receptionist for Dr. Copeland’s Family Practice, Anderson Medical Center. She has been with Dr. Copeland for over 20 years and has been a great support to the MD Aesthetics business since its inception. You will often find Shirley helping out with the phones, booking appointments, assisting clients with product. Her professionalism, sincere concern for people, and dedication to our medical practice and medical cosmetic practice is evident in the way she manages clients and their needs.