Our Team

The Regency Park Family Practice Team

Masking is still required in Regency Park Family Practice. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Our walk-in clinic is now available by pre-scheduled appointment only. This is a change resulting from the pandemic. We will continue offering this option to our community. Please call 902-407-6100 to book an appointment.

Please note, should you not attend a scheduled appointment with a Duty doctor and do not provide 24 hours notice of cancellation, you may be charged for the visit and/or may not be permitted to schedule appointments with our Duty doctor in the future.

There are currently no closures affecting our clinic.

If you have a medical concern after-hours, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency department.

Dear Patients,

It is with regret that I am writing to inform you that I will be leaving Regency Park Family Practice effective April 9, 2023.
I am aware that for many this will come with some level of shock and stress. Please know that I have not made this decision lightly. I will be available for appointments until my departure. Efforts are being made by the clinic to recruit a new Family Physician to take my place.
Regency Park Family Practice has excellent duty clinic staff, and also offers specialized Well Baby clinics for patients without family doctors. In addition, there are Well Women’s clinics and Prenatal care that provides access to our entire community. I would encourage patients to use these services. This keeps your chart central and consistent until my position is filled or you have found care with another provider. We will notify patients by way of posted notice, message on our answering machine and on our website when my position has been filled.
Please also remember you can call 811 to both, add your name to the wait list for a family medical provider and also at any time to speak with a registered nurse regarding urgent health concerns.
It has been my privilege to provide your care and I do regret any inconvenience that my leaving should cause.
Stay Healthy! Stay Safe!
Sincerely yours,

Dr. Orane Richards MD

Family Practice Team

Dr. Baldeep Bains

Dr. Baldeep Bains

Dr. Baldeep Bains

Dr. Baldeep Bains is an ex British Military doctor of 16 years who moved to Halifax in 2019. He graduated from University of Dundee in Scotland in 1999. Upon completing his internship, he spent 3 years in active duties as a military Medical Officer within conflict and non-conflict zones.

Between 2004 and 2008, he completed Basic Surgical Training and attained Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. However, a change of heart resulted in Dr. Bains re-training to become a General Practitioner, subsequently attaining Membership to the Royal College of General Practitioner United Kingdom in Dec 2009.

In 2012, he completed his training in Aviation Medicine with King’s College London and assumed a position as a lecturer at the Centre of Aviation Medicine, Royal Air Force Henlow. In 2014, he completed his training in Occupational Medicine with University of Manchester and was appointed as the Principle Medical Officer at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton until his retirement from the military in Jul 2015. Upon retirement, he worked as a corporate General Practitioner in the City of London until he migrated to Canada in 2019.

Apart from providing running his family practice, he has a special interest in Minor Surgery and currently offers a range of services which are privately funded. Additionally, Dr. Bains is a certified Aviation Medical Examiner with Transport Canada. Please feel free to contact the staff at Regency Park Family Practice for any further questions on these additional services.

Dr. Kola Oyebanji

Dr. Kola Oyebanji

Dr. Kola Oyebanji


Dr. Adam Rostis

Dr. Adam Rostis

Dr. Adam Rostis

Adam Rostis is a family physician who completed his residency at Dalhousie University. He is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. He is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. He has a PhD in Management from St. Mary’s University, and a Master’s in Development Economics from Dalhousie University.

He has worked as a delegate with the International Federation of the Red Cross in Zimbabwe, and has also worked as Senior Policy Advisor for the Nova Scotia government in the Emergency Management Office.

Dr. Rostis practices general family medicine, and also does joint injection treatment for osteoarthritis, bursitis and other joint conditions. In addition, he has experience with long term care and geriatric patients in the care of the elderly and with dementia. He enjoys teaching medical students and residents as part of his practice.

NP Alex Biskup

NP Alex Biskup

NP Alex Biskup

Alexandra Biskup is our Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner who has worked at Regency Park since 2018. Alex obtained her Master’s in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner degree from Queen’s University in 2017.

She has background nursing experience working in Labour and Delivery, a Postpartum clinic, as well as in a Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care program in Ontario. She worked as an NP in long-term care until moving to Nova Scotia. Alex has a special interest in women’s health, and she accepts referrals for IUD insertions. Her practice is currently full.

Dr. Patricia Beresford

Dr. Mary Hanna

Nurse Daralyn

Specialty Services Team

Dr. Peter Brennan

Dr. Cathy Connell

Dr. Amy Gillis

Dr. Leisha Hawker

Dr. Zita Jack

Dr. Evan Merrick

Dr. Ryan Normore

Dr. Ruth Pacis

Dr. Angela Poirier

Dr. William Wood

Administrative Professionals Team