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Dr. Mel Borins

Dr. Mel Borins

Dr. Mel Borins is a family physician who has lectured on health and healing in Canada, the United States, Asia and New Zealand.

Dr. Mel Borins is the author of Go Away Just for the Health of It and An Apple a Day: A Holistic Health Primer and A Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why. He has also written hundreds of articles featured in many respected medical journals, including Postgraduate Medical JournalCanadian Family PhysicianCanadian Medical Association Journal, and New Zealand Family Physician. He has written extensively on stress management, psychotherapy, acupuncture, traditional healing, herbs and complementary medicine. 

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Borins is on staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto. He is a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Borins received the Theratree Award from the Medical Psychotherapy Association for his outstanding contribution to the education of physicians in the field of psychotherapy. He also received an award for Excellence in Continuing Education from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in recognition of his contributions to the professional development program. 

Speaking topics

Mental health/addictions


Family medicine




Languages spoken


Presentation titles

Laughter is the best medicine
Vacations are good for your health
Dealing with burnout
Grief counselling

Dr. Mel Borins