Dr. Laith Mahdi
Dr. Laith Mahdi, DO, CCFP is a native of the Pittsburgh area and has called Toronto his home for most of life. He is an osteopathic and family physician who advocates for a transparent patient-centered approach towards care. As a “DO” vs a traditional “MD” he places a holistic care model as central to his care. Working towards patient care using a team based approach that actively involves the patient and members of multiple disciplines both inside and outside the traditional medical model to achieve maximal quality of life. As a result he places mental and social health as equally important to good physical health. Aside from a holistic approach towards care, as an osteopathic physician, he is able to use hands-on manipulative techniques to treat common physical ailments using his hands.
He is a strong advocate for the use of lifestyle changes as central to treating many acute and chronic medical conditions. Believing that disease is not necessarily an inevitability but as our body’s way to tell us that we are upholding an unhealthy lifestyle. Presenting an opportunity for us to consider making some serious lifestyle changes for the better. As a result, “reaching for the prescription pad” should always be the last resort where the benefits outweigh the risks. Making that decision together with the patient based on the best evidence that will likely lead to the best outcomes.
Dr. Mahdi has various clinical areas of passion, including the non-medication approach towards chronic non-cancer pain, transgender medicine, mental health, emergency medicine, sports medicine, public health, disaster relief medicine, women’s health and tropical medicine.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, camping, hiking, traveling, dogs, medical volunteering overseas, hot yoga and reading.
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Certification Examination in Family Medicine, College of Family Physicians of Canada
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
- Transgender Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
- Emergency Medicine
- Women’s Health
- Mental Health
- Public Health
- Research/Academic Medicine
- Canadian Medical Association
- Canadian Medical Protective Association
- Ontario Medical Association
- Canadian College of Family Physicians