A Focus on Prevention

At Preventous, we look at medicine differently. The physicians at Preventous focus on preventing you from becoming ill. They spend time getting to know you and your medical condition, then work as part of your team to develop a plan that will help you achieve peak health. They pride themselves on being Calgary doctors who care, for today and for tomorrow.

Dr. Rohan Bissoondath – Medical Director

Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Rohan Bissoondath has been practicing medicine since 1997. He has worked in various disciplines of medicine including Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

Rohan Bissoondath

At the University of Calgary, Dr. Bissoondath completed a residency in Family Medicine in 2004.

Dr. Bissoondath’s practice of medicine is based on combining current medical evidence with his well-developed clinical acumen. He brings a caring and compassionate attitude to each patient encounter.

Early in his study of medicine in Calgary, Dr. Bissoondath began to appreciate the value of keeping people healthy. Now, after years of treating patients after they have fallen ill, he has set his focus on a proactive approach to health.

As Medical Director of Preventous Collaborative Health, Dr. Bissoondath directs the medical portion of the initial health assessment. He subsequently contributes to the development, implementation and ongoing management of each client’s health plan.

Dr. Bissoondath’s previous experience included various urgent care centres and rural emergency departments within the Calgary Health Region. His interests extend to overall health and fitness with a strong emphasis on healthy eating and regular physical activity.

Dr. Sarb Grewal – Family Physician

A resident of Calgary since 1997, Dr. Sarb Grewal received his medical degree in 1984 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Since that time, he has accumulated vast experience in various fields of medicine.

Dr. Sarb Grewal

Dr. Grewal received post-graduate training in Family Medicine and Anesthesia in London, England. He has practiced family medicine in Canada since 1988, including several years of emergency medicine in the USA.

Dr. Grewal is active within the Calgary Health Region. His previous work included medical and obstetric care at the Foothills Hospital and urgent care at the Sheldon Chumir Centre. During the past 10 years, he has been a member of numerous health boards and committees, contributing to the evolution of health care in Calgary. Dr. Grewal joined Preventous in 2009 and he brings years of medical experience, compassion and knowledge.

His medical practice is focused on disease prevention and developing individual health goals, with special attention to a balance of both physical and psychological well-being.

As a member of the health care team at Preventous, Dr. Grewal is involved in the medical portion of the initial health assessment. He subsequently contributes to the development, implementation and ongoing management of each client’s health plan.

Dr. Grewal’s interests outside of work include a balance between married family life with three busy children, a pursuit of personal fitness and the challenge of golf!

Dr. Heather Taylor – Family Physician

Dr. Heather Taylor joined Preventous in 2010. She obtained her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 2003, and then travelled to New Brunswick to complete a Rural Family Medicine residency through Dalhousie University in 2005.

Dr. Heather Taylor

Following her residency, Dr. Taylor undertook additional post-graduate training with a Low Risk Obstetrical Fellowship through the University of Toronto. She also has a Kinesiology degree from Simon Fraser University.

Bringing enthusiasm and a varied knowledge base to her practice at Preventous, Dr. Taylor is focused on preventive health care and wellness.

She strives to personalize and optimize each individual’s health care goals. As a member of the health care team at Preventous, Dr. Taylor is involved in the medical portion of the initial health assessment. She subsequently contributes to the development, implementation and ongoing management of each client’s health plan.

Dr. Taylor’s interests outside of work include the pursuit of personal fitness, hiking and travel.

Dr. Aaron Woodard – Family Physician

Dr. Woodard joined Preventous in 2011. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of Calgary in 1996 after finishing undergraduate and medical school at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Aaron Woodard

After his residency, Dr. Woodard worked in a variety of positions in family practice and emergency medicine in Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Zealand. He also sailed, and worked on, the high seas in the South Pacific and Alaska as a physician with Norwegian Cruise Lines.

In 2000, Dr. Woodard returned to Calgary where he was employed at the 8th and 8th Health Centre.

Urgent care is important to Dr. Woodard. He has sat on a number of committees related to urgent care delivery throughout the health region.

An avid curler, Dr. Woodard won the Canadian Medical Curling Championship in 2004. He also enjoys playing hockey and skiing in the winter and hiking and golfing in the summer.

Dr. Maya Grover – Family Physician

Dr. Grover obtained her medical degree in Vancouver at the UBC school of medicine. Prior to this, she obtained an oceanography degree from UBC.

Maya Grover

Born and raised in Calgary, she returned home to do her residency training through the University of Calgary residency program, obtaining her fellowship in Family Medicine.

Dr. Grover continues a family tradition of medicine as her father, Dr. Sunder Grover, was an esteemed surgeon in Calgary having practiced for 40 years.

During her medical training, Dr. Grover worked overseas doing work along the Burma border in Thailand and India, providing healthcare to refugees, as well as working in South Africa treating high risk populations of HIV.

Dr. Grover values an open and empathetic exchange with her patients. She stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle leading to longterm health benefits and brings a very current and pragmatic approach to her medical treatment.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Grover is an avid runner and cyclist and enjoys travel.

Dr. Johnny Wong – Family Physician

as a relatively new physician in his field, Dr. Wong is familiar with the innovations and ever-changing guidelines in healthcare, an edge that allows him to provide a fresh and dynamic approach to modern medicine.

Johnny Wong

Dr. Wong has a special interest in mindfulness therapy and believes it is a vital component to staying present in our hectic lives. He adopts a holistic approach to health that incorporates the three domains of happy living: a balanced mind, body, and spirit – a principle he endorses for himself, as well as his patients. He knows how easy it is to get caught up with surviving, and not allocate enough time for enjoying life; this is why he strives to form meaningful connections with patients and assist them in making healthy choices to build fulfilling lives, a trait that aligns perfectly with the core values of Preventous.

After spending most of his life in Vancouver, studying pharmacy and completing his medical degree at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Johnny Wong moved to Calgary to escape the bottomless rain and complete his Family Medicine residency at the University of Calgary.

When he’s not working, you can find Dr. Wong spoiling his dog and cat, travelling, topping personal records at the gym, indulging in local eateries, and following the science of well-being.