Your StrategicHealth Team
Dr. Cheng, MD is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Connect Health. He is trained in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine (CCFP(EM)), and he has earned a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University.
Dr. Cheng uses an integrative and functional medicine approach to treat chronic diseases including cardiovascular, metabolic, hormonal, food/en-vironmental allergies and autoimmune conditions.
He believes that health is our most valuable asset and is defined by vitality and not merely the absence of disease. Dr. Cheng believes in the innate capacity for the body to heal and the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit.
His areas of interest include personalized medicine, the emerging tech-nologies of genomics, the microbiome, botanical medicine, healthy aging and mind-body medicine.
Dr. Cheng continues to practice Emergency Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital and is part of the Research + Development Team at Providence Health whose goal is to look for innovative solutions to health care. He is passionate about furthering the cause of integrative medicine through practice, education and research. His goal is to help improve not only the health and wellness of individuals but also of the whole community ecosystem.
Dr. Riskin, MD is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Connect Health. He obtained his Bachelor of Sciences (BSc), Medical Doctorate (MD) and Family Medicine Residency at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Riskin completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona. Dr Riskin is certified by the Institute for Functional Medi-cine and has completed additional training with A4M (anti-aging medicine) and Cell Surgical Network (Stem Cell therapy). While at UBC, he founded the non-profit student group, Alternative and Integrative Medical Society (AIMS), to cre-ate academic learning opportunities for students. Dr. Riskin currently practices functional and precision medicine at Connect Health as well as emergency medicine in the hospital setting.
He is passionate about combining cutting edge early detection strategies with a personalized approach to optimizing healthspan, performance and longevity. Dr. Riskin empowers his patients to increase their resilience while ultimately enjoying happier, more productive lives. He has a keen interest in biohacking, regenerative medicine, stem cells, brain health, healthy aging, exercise and musculo-skeletal health, wearable sensors, and molecular diagnostics including genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and the microbiome. Dr. Riskin cherishes time spent with his wife and three young children - the ultimate motivation for a youthful aging strategy!
Your Success Support Team
Supporting medical Drs. Cheng and Riskin in helping to advance the success of your Healthspan Protocol, we have carefully assembled a team of professional practitioners who’ve dedicated their careers to im-proving their patients’ health and wellness. While each is a passionate leader in their field, the synergy created by our integrative care model is our unique difference. We invite you to come meet us and to experience it for yourself.
Helena Bianchi, MA, RHC, RHNC
Mikaela Viljoen, RN
Nikki Laframboise, HBA
Client Care Concierge
Ying Wang, BsPharm, RPH