The Cherry Why:

Get a $500 credit added to your account when you sign up before December 31st, 2023.

You’ve worked hard to care for others; we've partnered with Pinder Wealth Management because this team will care about you. Cherry Health recommends Pinder Wealth Management because:

The team provides software combined with exceptionally knowledgeable professionals in billing and claims, finances, and overall business support to help you achieve better results and have a thriving clinic!

As physicians, we are in the best position to optimize our own compensation and keep the power of billing in our hands. We’ve partnered with Dr. Bill to bring you a solution which enables you to remain in the drivers seat without giving up the security of professional rejection and error correction support.

Dr. Bill makes it easy for you to find the right codes, submit claims and maximize your earnings. Try the Dr.Bill Comprehensive Plan risk-free with a $150 credit*, no credit card required.

Cherry partners with innovators and leaders in the industries that intersect and impact healthcare professionals.

As such, we have aligned with Top 1% Alberta Realtor Derek Timmons and his team at Maverick Group. The standard of care Derek and team provide, from first home ownership to multiple investment property direction, is unmatched.

Derek and his team can provide Canada-wide trends and information while specializing in the Alberta market. If you are considering a move to or within Alberta, give them a call. They've got you covered if you need a referral for a great agent or insights across Canada!

Satori Health is changing how healthcare is delivered by addressing the root causes of the system’s dysfunction; practitioner burnout, siloed expertise and reactive care.

By assigning patients a Health Plan Coordinator (HPC) - responsible for providing them with guidance, continued connection and proactive support – they are greatly improving the patient experience.

Cherry Health has partnered with Ava to bring you a hyper-modern EMR system that is both better and more economical than your current provider.

As clinicians we spend much of our day writing or reviewing patient chart information so any deficiencies in speed, function or cost get multiplied across our whole team. After far too much wasted time and resources, two Albertan physicians, Dr Forseth and Dr Henschke, took matters into their own hands to create a next generation EMR that is guaranteed to improve your team’s efficiency while reducing your operating costs.

They understand physicians

Their qualifications and knowledge are of the highest level in the industry

Ask the team any question anytime with no obligations, for free— they understand that finance can be intimidating

Pinder Wealth Management

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Testimonial

“Mitch Mastel is an efficient and knowledgeable financial advisor. He is honest and wants to best for his clients. He uses strong fundamentals to structure portfolios tailored to your risk tolerance. He knows the health care industry well and can effectively support physicians in growing their wealth. He is easy to work with as he has an affable personality. He is confident with his decision making and has a strong track record of market returns.”

Dr. V

Family Doctor, Medicine Hat

Testimonial

“Outstanding knowledge base. Excellent communication and reviews.

Fabulous service from Mitch and the entire Pinder wealth management team. Exceeding expectations!"

Dr. D

Family Physician, Medicine Hat

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Wealth Management for Physicians

Take control of your finances with a team that understands physicians!

As a physician, your financial plan should reflect your financial goals, aspirations, time-frame and risk tolerance. Pinder Wealth Management offers a customized investment program and transforms your current success into a plan designed to move you toward the future you envision.

Automatically generate medical notes:

1. Select a Template
Choose from our diverse range of medical templates to fit your specific case or specialty.

2. Add medical context
Generate your notes from a live-patient conversation or from entering your medical case details.

3. Talk back for additional notes
Engage in conversations with Scribeberry to chain additional notes, letters and referrals.

Our Services

Anxiety & Depression

Postpartum Concerns

Anger, Stress & Greif

Obesity, Eating Disorders, Weight Management

ADHD, OCD, Phobias

Motivation & Self-Esteem

Reap the benefits of our collaborative network

OUTBOUND PATIENT CALLS
Calling patients with recalls and messages as per physician requests.

FAX MANAGEMENT
Ensure that each fax is promptly uploaded to patient’s chart for quick access.

ANSWERING INCOMING CALLS
Answering patients calls, scheduling appointments, and/or sending messages through current EMR to appropriate office staff.

PREVENTATIVE CARE
Assisting your practice to assure patients don’t miss important appointments.

REFERRAL BOOKING
Our reception team will contact every new referral received within the same business day.

Physician Testimonials

"They are always checking in with us to make sure we are happy and to see if they can do anything to enhance their services. With the growing population, this service is a MUST. Our office would highly recommend MD Agility."

Family Physician

"Thanks to MD Agility’s guidance and
detailed monthly reporting we have made many key improvements to our office. We would recommend the service to all our colleagues."

Cardiologist

"Calls are answered promptly, professionally, and the quality assurance aspect is outstanding! If an issue arises, they are very quick to rectify the situation. We would highly recommend MD Agility."

Family Practice

Reap the benefits of our collaborative network

Less Admin Work
With the addition of new internal support roles, you can spend less time on admin work and more time focusing on your patient's needs.

More Patient Services
Your patients will benefit from being able to access a wide range of specialists and services through our collaborative network.

Financial Benefits
Our unique compensation structure allows physicians to improve their earnings while also improving the care their patients receive.

Happier and Healthier Staff
Our healthcare model will benefit your staff by equally distributing tasks, meaning they should never feel overburdened with their work.

Our Programs

Claims Concierge

Minimize errors, maximize reimbursement, in less time

Clients retain 15% - 30%++ more revenue, net of our fees

Concierge service helps ensure highest and best use of your time

Payment Processing

Accept payments from all major credit cards, integrated and easy

Designed to maximize value and clarity for every size of medical business

From block fees to paywalls, and 3rd party billing, our processing solutions integrate and help

Cash Concierge

Receive cash just 48 hours after claims batch upload

Automates calculations and payments for clinics and groups of all sizes

Improve utilization, attract younger and more doctors in dynamic financial situations

Clarity Concierge

Integrates with all Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

See overhead, reconciliation, and OHIP error tracking in real time

See complex care, diabetic and other annual visit statistics

Take the Physicians First Financial Challenge

There's NO risk taking the PFF Challenge: All you need to do is sign up and give us access to your claims account and history.

Give Our Claims and Clarity Concierge services 6 months, and in that time we'll help you improve your practice revenue by more than our fees, guaranteed. If we don't make you more than we charge, we'll refund the difference... you won't be out one dollar.

So, if you're looking to turn around your practice, level up your practice, or take it all to the next level, we're your all-upside partner.

Financial Planning: What’s Stopping You From Getting Started? | Episode 1

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Physician Testimonials

"Physicians First Financial helped us recover revenue that we didn't even know we were missing. The process was easy and efficient, and the results were remarkable. We would recommend their services to any medical practice looking to improve their financial health."

Dr. A
Ottawa

"The new format with payments in strict chronological order is a vast improvement on the previous [service], much easier to reconcile."

DR. W
 London, Ontario

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

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Meet the Birdie Break founders

Melanie Swerdan
Co-Founder - Director of Creative & Sitter Recruitment
Melanie is an entrepreneurial-minded problem solver, dedicated to ingenuity and creative thinking.  After a serendipitous brainstorming session at the Edmonton Folk Fest with her close friends Cressida and Amber, the concept for Birdie Break developed wings. Birdie was created to "give parents a break," connecting families and sitters beyond traditional avenues. She feels it's quite remarkable how mobile apps have the ability to bring people together, create a sharing culture, and conveniently fulfill a wide range of needs. 

Melanie serves as Director of Creative & Recruitment, having developed roots among artistic pursuits including photography, costume design, camera operating and restaurant development.   She is an established music photographer shooting for the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Elle King, Kygo, Matt Mays, City & Colour, LP, Portugal the Man, The Kooks and The Heavy to name a few.  In the last 3 years she’s also co-conceptualized and co-designed a couple restaurants in Edmonton, Alberta – El Cortez Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar and Have Mercy Table + Bar.

Melanie is a buoyant, fun, and nurturing auntie.  Having previously been a nanny herself, her standards for recruitment are high!

She hopes Birdie will positively touch many lives - sitters, parents and the most special of all, the little ones!

Cressida Raffin
Co-Founder - CEO
As a busy mom to two boys and an entrepreneur, Cressida fully understands the importance of having access to high-quality childcare and recognizes it as a challenge for so many parents. Whether childcare is needed in order to work from home uninterrupted, to reconnect with her husband and friends or just for some solo time, the ability to trust the providers she uses is paramount in helping her find some semblance of balance in her life!  She is passionate about Birdie being the solution to this problem for other parents in the same conundrum and is committed to working hard in order to make it a service that people can rely on to help them with their childcare needs.

Cressida has spent the last 10+ years in the marketing and event coordination world after having graduated with her Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She is happiest when she finds projects that blend her business acumen with her creative soul and entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition to her scholarly education, she has also spent years traveling and living abroad which provided her with a unique perspective on life and helped foster another type of understanding and passion for the world. This blend of career and exploration has solidified her belief in the importance of balance in life as the path to happiness and fulfillment. Something that she hopes Birdie will offer to all parents out there who need

Hear From Our Members

"Before Charting Champions, it was common for me to chart for 2 hours after my work-day. It was also common for me to bring charting home at the end of my work-week. Most days, now, my charting is done in the moment. I finish the chart before I go to the next patient. I still get lots of interruptions, but I feel comfortable finishing my chart before acting on most requests."

Dr. Jessica Valentine
Family Medicine

"My life before Charting Champions, I was spending more hours at work or home charting, more time spent making decisions and ruminating about past decisions. Now, I make decisions more confidently. I have practiced and overcome the discomfort of charting "perfectly" and am now able to chart as soon as possible, in real time as possible, and keep seeing patients, with a clearer and more present mind."

Dr. JC
 ER Physician, USA

" to starting the program, I felt that my work life was always just on the brink of being out of control. I felt that I didn't have enough time for my home life. After joining the program, I feel more organized at work with a plan for most days. I am closing most of my charts at the end of each visit, and all shortly after the end of each clinic. I still find my inbox to be a challenge, and I struggle to keep on top of emails and academic work. I do still wish to have more time to spend with my family."

Dr. J
Endocrinologist, Edmonton, Alberta, CA

"Before the program, I was living in a state of dread…. I couldn’t be fully present to my family or myself outside of work. Now, I can put boundaries around me to protect my time and my charting and I can be flexible…. Without judging myself! Even changing to telemedicine, I’m still learning how to finish the various inboxes and slack messages."

Dr Ely Bueno
Family Physician, USA

We Address 3 Major Problems

We are Dedicated to Staying at the Forefront of Medical Advancements, Continuously Investing in Training, Technology, and Research.

Our Vision

To establish the largest network of clinics across Canada, allowing every Canadian the basic human right, of the ability to visit their own doctor whenever they need to, regardless of their location.

Our Mission

To provide every Canadian with a doctor to call their own, allowing all Canadians to take full advantage of early detection, as well as the latest advancements in technology and treatment, so they can lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Meet the Team

"At Canadian Medical Clinics, we have created the most lucrative means of compensating our physicians. Combined with our unmatched profit-sharing retirement program, there is no better place for a physician to call home."

Vern Peterson

VP Recruitment & Acquisitions

Canadian medical doctors may sign up for a free membership on our site. The Need for Managing People’s Mental and Physical Health is Critical. Our Health Professionals Directory Can Help. Expand your network of Canadian health professionals, so that you can easily refer your patients to others.

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Members

150+

Areas of Expertise

50+

Professional Designations

Save Time
Our clients have seen up to 40% reduction in administrative time

Increase Revenue
Arya users have reported that they can see 5-10 extra patients per day

Decrease Cost
Save up to 50% per month on your EHR cost by switching to Arya

NEW!

Arya AI Co-Pilot, Powered by Osler.

Stop working in your EMR and get your EMR working for you.

Transcribe an entire patient encounters

Generate SOAP note or a consult letter

Eliminate the need to take notes, forever

Physician Testimonials

"I use Arya across all of my clinics and different health care settings; on my laptop in the GIM clinic and on the hospital computers in the HIV clinic. From getting my lab results to entering my dictations, Arya is so easy to use.”

Dr. Iain Mackie
Internist and Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia

“Arya has been a great addition to my clinic; it is extremely intuitive, user friendly, and customizable. In particular I love the ability to build forms, customize note templates, and seamlessly fax during patient interactions. EMR support has been outstanding and the support team at Arya are always adding new features to improve the user and patient experience.”

Dr. Christopher Stone
New Brunswick Physician

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Highlights of Your Practice at Harrison

Physicians can look forward to a nicely balanced practice with a focus on prediction, prevention, and early detection. Harrison offers:

Exceptional compensation (with moving allowance)

No overhead costs

High staff-to-physician ratio

State-of-the-art equipment

Beautiful facilities with in-house laboratory

In-house technology development

Support and training on new tools and technology

Balanced lifestyle (4-day work week option)

Unparalleled professional satisfaction

Advanced, Collaborative Care

Harrison Healthcare operates primary care centres that offer personalized, service-focused healthcare delivered by a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

In addition to the family physician team, we are fully integrated and work closely with Harrison’s nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, mental health professionals, lab technicians and others.

We practice true collaboration—not co-location. Assessment and care protocols are guided by the latest thinking in evidence-based medical science. Together, we are dedicated to personalizing our clients’ healthcare plans, preventing disease, and detecting potential health issues at the earliest stage when treatment is most effective.

Contact Harrison Healthcare

Physician Testimonials

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Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Real Estate Services

We provide the full package for buying or selling your home as your local real estate agent

1

Goals: We’re excited to meet you! Tell us what your plans for buying or selling in Calgary & Airdrie look like.

2

Viewings: Leave it to us to research, arrange and organize your viewings so you can focus on other things.

3

Negotiation: This is the difference between a good deal and a great deal. We’ll get you the best rates.

4

Inspection: Our home inspectors survey every inch so your home for perfection. Leave no stone unturned.

5

Legal: We have the professional lawyers you need to guide you through all the paperwork.

6

Mortgages: Our skilled mortgage advisers offer advice and financing that works for you.

7

Insurance: Life gets busy, especially around a move or sale. Our trusted insurers give you peace of mind.

Spotlight Listings

1502, 2400 Ravenswood View SE

$259,900.00

The Zen at Ravenswood is the perfect backdrop for this tasteful condo.

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1502, 2400 Ravenswood View SE

$259,900.00

The Zen at Ravenswood is the perfect backdrop for this tasteful condo.

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1502, 2400 Ravenswood View SE

$259,900.00

The Zen at Ravenswood is the perfect backdrop for this tasteful condo.

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Physician Testimonials

“Excellent Service. Derek you are just incredible at your job. Thank you for all your help. You made this transition a lot more easy with your guidance and help on every little thing. Thank you!”

L Srednuas
5 Star Google Review - 7/10/23

“Derek has been exceptional in understanding our needs and providing objective guidance and expertise during the house buying process. The team has been with us every step of the journey and have gone out of their way to ensure that we secured our first home in Canada.”

Gareth Ackroyd
5 Star Google Review - 5/14/2023

“Jamie was wonderful. She sold our condo in 3 days. We had multiple offers! She walked us through everything. Answer any and all questions we had. Made signing papers seemless and so simple. 100% would recommend you ask for Jamie, if you're looking to sell your home.”

K.Le. Schlief
5 Star Google Review - 5/14/2023

“Derek was extremely pleasant and very professional to work with. He was quick to answer any questions we had and was able to calm our fears and nervousness. He came in in with a excellent strategy that helped sell our home in a very short period of time for a price we were happy with. It was a pleasure working with him.”

David Mofford
5 Star Google Review -6/28/2023

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Say goodbye to tedious note-taking and hello to more quality patient care🔥

Thanks to our AI-Powered Digital Scribe Assistant, you can:

Save time with accurate notes generated in seconds in aclinician’s personal writing style

Get started easily with the simple and intuitive web-based interface

Use it alongside your EMR of choice (EMR integrations)

Stay secure with robust medical data privacy & security compliance

Physician Testimonials

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Guaranteed Hourly Rate
Practice without the burden of overhead costs and administrative responsibilities!

Work/Life Balance
Clinic hours are 7:30am-4:00pm (7.5-hour workday) Monday-Friday and there are no evening, weekend or on-call responsibilities. 

Unique Patient Population
Work with a patient population of military service members who are generally healthy and motivated.

<48 Hour Responses
Decrease patient wait times from months to hours.

Earn Money
It is 100% free to get started and you actually earn $34 every time you use the platform (03.01R).

Accurate Assessments
Augment your consults by uploading photos from your phone or with our free digital otoscope.

Access More Than A Dozen Medical and Surgical Specialist Services

Analyze and optimize
cash flow

Identify debt management strategies

Investment advice & education

Get advice for risk management
& insurance

Collaborate with your accounting and legal advisors

Understand and optimize tax efficiency

Accelerate retirement
planning

Plan for the future with estate and legacy planning

Assurance & AccountingConsultingCorporate FinanceEnterprise RiskForensicsSuccessionValuations

Introducing SMARTPro

SMARTPro is uniquely designed to help professional practices self-assess their current state and develop a roadmap for the years ahead.

Emergency planning

Financial planning

Strategy and practice planning

Practice efficiencies

Technology assessment

Cloud accounting and bookkeeping

Tax review

Estate planning

Human resource consulting

Save Time
Smarter, faster, easier, better – we’ve modernized medical billing to eliminate time-consuming paperwork, code lookups and manual data entry.

Bill More Accurately
Built-in features prevent common rejections while code and premium alerts help ensure you get paid for more of the work that you do.

Get Expert Support
Seasoned billing specialists help you select all codes that apply whenever you’re in doubt as well as fix and resubmit rejected claims on our Comprehensive Plan.

A better, more responsive company

All the tools at a single price

No contract term or export fees

100+
Clinics

with over 600
family physicians

1 Million
Patient Charts

imported from all
major vendors

300%
Growth

in 2022

Physician Founders in Healthcare Innovation

Watch the episode below.

Hear What Clinics Using Ava Have to Say

"Ava is exactly what I had been looking for. Imagine an EMR designed for doctors by doctors who know what we do all day! The migration process was smooth and the ease with which all the doctors learnt how to use the system made switching easy."

Urfi Sulaiman
Care Market Mall and Care Sage Hill

“Ava is a special platform with strong leadership throughout. I speak for our entire administrative team and group of specialists in saying AVA is a must have for top tier EMR for any clinic looking to succeed within the future of medicine."

Eric Blum
Sleep & Wake Clinic

We were previously using a separate service for secure patient messaging and online appointment bookings. Ava integrated all of these features into a single platform, and made it easy to migrate a decade’s worth of patient records into their platform. We wouldn’t hesitate to switch to Ava again."

Dr. Mike Kapusta
Family Doctor - Charles Clark Health Clinic

Schedule an Intro with Ava

2024 is bringing…

15+
Speakers

Keynote talks and workshops led by best-selling authors and experts, sharing the latest and greatest.

25+
Vendors

Shop and explore our bustling exhibit hall, open throughout Friday and Saturday.

1,500+
Physicians

With both social and mentorship-focused events, there’s lots of time to connect with fellow physicians.

Actionable + inspiration content

A mix of both personal a professional topics, including:

Self-love is Not an Indulgence: It's a Necessity

PaRx A Prescription for Patient and Planetary Health

IDEA: Approaches to address accessibility in EDI to center people with disabilities

5 Pivotal Ways to Shift Family Dynamics

Resilience, Mental Health, and the Power of Going First

What if always helping our kids is hurting them?

Grey-Area Drinking

The Future of Health(care)

Listen Like You Mean It

Added bonuses

In addition, participants will also receive:

Option to add a full day of workshops, with Premium (3-day) or Essential (2-day) packages for in-person attendees (limited number of premium packages remaining!)

Access to the recorded keynote talks to view anything you miss live for three months

Opportunity for in-person attendees to attend morning optional activities, including a workout, meditation, and self-defense sessions

A conference welcome box of curated goodies, shipped to your home before the conference

Physician Testimonials

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Our Referral Process

Referral Status: accepting new patients (updated: July 2023).

Ask your family doctor to fax us a completed Referral form. Our referral form can be found HERE.

Once we receive your referral form, we will contact you to book  a screening interview.

Once the screening interview is completed and your referral has been accepted, you will be placed on our waitlist.

Why Choose Mortgage Connection?

Savings
We regularly get our clients lower interest rates and better payment terms than our competitors. The more money you save, the more you can put towards making your new house a home.

Experience
Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of Canadians buy their first home. We’ll leverage our experience to ensure your experience is as simple and stress-free as possible.

Loyalty
We’re on your team. Period. Where You Matter isn’t just a tagline, it’s the cornerstone for everything we do. We value you and the opportunity to work with you. We’re all about saving you money now and in the future.

Our Residential Mortgage Application Process

Step 1: Mortgage Pre-Approval
Pre-approval gives you and your realtor more defined search parameters; you’ll know what you should be looking for and what kind of interest rate to expect. This should help you build a budget, and protect you if interest rates increase while you’re house hunting.

Step 2: Offers & Negotiations
Once you’ve found the right home, your realtor springs into action. This is where Mortgage Connection turns your pre-approval into an approval. We’ll help you select the right mortgage option and get all paperwork approved and signed off.

Step 3: Closing the Deal
Your real estate lawyer will take your down payment, register mortgage charges on title, request mortgage funds, disburse funds to the seller’s lawyer and change ownership of the property over to you!

Our Simplified Commercial Mortgage Process

Step 1: Request Documents & Information
Documents and Information is requested from you via email, with an outline of timeline and an approximation of costs that can be expected for your commercial mortgage request.

Step 2: Terms Sheets are Presented to You
Term sheet(s) and/or an overview of options are presented to You.

Step 3: Due Diligence Reports are Ordered
Due diligence reports are ordered and lender application fees are paid. This is typically your first cost outlay, relating to your financing request.

Step 4: Final Commitment Letter
Final commitment letter is received and funding is completed. We are paid our broker fee at this very last stage of the process (upon funding).

Meet the Team

Discretionary Portfolio Management

As discretionary portfolio managers, we actively manage your portfolio in accordance with your IPS, making investment decisions on your behalf. This allows you to focus on your profession and family, while we ensure your financial portfolio is on the right trajectory and aligning with your goals. The value of our service lies in this freedom - we offer you the opportunity to devote your time to your medical practice and loved ones, confident in the knowledge your financial future is in trusted hands.

As physicians, you are well aware of the importance of providing a fiduciary standard of care to your patients. Similarly, at Moraine Wealth Advisory, we operate under the fiduciary standard when working with our clients. This means that we have a legal and ethical obligation to act in your best interests at all times. This is in contrast to the suitability standard of care, which is followed by many other financial advisors.

Under this standard, advisors are only required to recommend products that are suitable for their clients' needs, but not necessarily in their best interests. This can lead to conflicts of interest and potentially harmful investment decisions.

By choosing Moraine Wealth Advisory as your trusted financial partner, you can have peace of mind knowing that we always have your best interests at heart. We are committed to providing transparent and unbiased advice, putting your needs first in all aspects of our services. 

Trust

Our advice and recommendations are always made with our client's interests first.

Communication & Reporting

Connect with other rural physicians for sucess.

We Are Investors

It's important to us that we have alignment with our clients, as a result we invest in the same strategies that we recommend.

Integrity

We are driven by honesty and a strong moral compass.

Meet the Team

Sean Wilson B.Mgt, CIM, CFP
Owner Moraine Financial Group Ltd
Sean’s love of finance started at the University of Lethbridge where he majored in finance and accounting. He spent the first three years of his career working with a Big Four accounting firm in the private business group, after which he made the switch to finance. Sean’s first experience working in finance was as an equity research associate with UBS Securities. With two years of equity research experience, he decided to seek out the opportunity to become a financial advisor.

Amanda Allan
Insurance and Portfolio Administrator
Amanda has an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University, and a Post-Graduate certificate in Financial Planning from Sheridan College. In the fall of 2020, Amanda relocated to Calgary from Kingston, Ontario. She completed the Harmonized Life License Qualification Program, and is now insurance licensed in Alberta. In the insurance and portfolio administrator role, Amanda loves that she is given the opportunity to help people every day. With over decade of experience to draw from, she provides exceptional client service and financial processing support.

Testimonials

"I've had the pleasure of being a client of Sean's as he's transitioned in his advisory career to founding Moraine Wealth Advisory. Sean is an honest and transparent financial partner. He truly cares about his clients (and their family, community and interests) and their net results. He also tells it like it is - you're never left guessing, and he'll carefully advise on decisions. The tools Sean uses for Financial Planning are precise, and reflect everything you need to know and understand about your investments. This includes projections for earnings, interest, capital growth, expenses, taxes, etc. As I draw near to my full retirement, I know exactly where I stand now and where I'll be in 20-30 years. The confidence Sean's 'radical care' practice provides, is second to none. It was 15 years ago, and it's even greater today."

Posted on August 22, 2023

Karey Spenst
Strategic Human Resources Leader

"Sean has been my financial advisor for over 10 years and my experience with him has been outstanding. With his extensive knowledge and personalized approach, he has helped me make important financial decisions while learning along the way. He is an excellent communicator and will always respond timely with all the information that you need. His ability to relate to everyone’s unique financial situation, understand it and put together a comprehensive plan has always given me the confidence that I can meet my financial goals. I highly recommend Sean and Moraine Wealth Advisory to anyone looking for trustworthy and knowledgeable financial advisors."

Posted on June 20, 2023

Jerin Rodriguez, CPA, CA
Tax Director

"I highly recommend Sean and his team as trustworthy and knowledgeable financial advisors. Their expert guidance and personalized approach helped me navigate complex financial decisions and achieve my financial goals with confidence. Their professionalism and integrity are unmatched, and I have no doubt that they will provide exceptional service to anyone seeking financial advice."

Posted on May 12, 2023

Barb Plicka
VP, Partner Relations at Bulletproof InfoTech

"I was introduced to Sean through a mutual friend and from our first meeting Sean was able to demonstrate his investment knowledge but also the ability to understand my needs and my risk level. With this combination of knowledge and needs assessment Sean has been able to diversify my portfolio and get me closer to attaining my goals."

Posted on October 25, 2016

Doug A.
 Sales Specialist, Managed Services

"I've been a client of Sean Wilson for a very long time. He grew my little nest egg into a very nice retirement. I would strongly recommend anyone starting out to stay for the log haul with Sean. He is very detail oriented, cares about his clients, and cares about their short and long term goals. Any company he is with has the same values and I find the people at Moraine Wealth to be of the same mindset."

Posted on May 26, 2023

Tamara Ollenberg
Business Systems Analyst, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

"My partner and I have been working with Sean Wilson for a number of years. I appreciate his transparent, informative and individualized approach. Sean has demonstrated repeatedly that he understands our goals and makes sure we feel comfortable with the plan. I would definitely recommend a meeting with Sean to explore your options and opportunities."

Posted on January 2, 2024

Alana Luft
MD, CCFP

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Why TAPTYPE?

1.
One Tool for Your Patient Intake, Triage, & Consultation Documentation.

2.
Expedite your patient intake process.

3.
Get more out of your Triage with minimal resources.

4.
Spend more time with your patient, and less time on documentation.

5.
Zero Privacy Risks.

6.
Works with any EMR.

7.
Customizable per Specialty.

8.
Easily add your clinical team with access privileges.

Meet the Team


DR. VICTOR YOUSSEF, MD.CCFP
TAPTYPE Founder and CEO
As a Canadian Family Physician and researcher, Dr. Victor found an opportunity to enhance Doctor-patient efficiency and clinical care by developing TAPTYPE with his team.


DR. THERESE IBRAHIM, MD.
Medical Content R&D Team Lead
With a Master’s in Radiology, Dr. Therese heads the TAPTYPE content team and collects and analyzes data on various conditions to develop and design healthcare improvement tools.

Physician Testimonials

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Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Join us and enjoy your member benefits while championing rural medicine

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC), established in 1992, serves as the national advocate for Canadian rural physicians. Its mission is to champion rural generalist medical care through education, collaboration, advocacy, and research. 

Let's strengthen rural medicine as a community and lead the way through connection and collaboration.

Membership Benefits:

  • Mentorship

  • Influence Advocacy

  • Networking Opportunities

  • Priority and discount registration to sessions, workshops and Rural and Remote Conference

  • Complementary subscription to the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine

  • Manual of Rural Practice access

Physician Testimonials

“What sets SRPC apart is its supportive community. Whether it's pursuing advocacy for rural healthcare professionals or overcoming barriers in healthcare, you're surrounded by like-minded individuals who encourage and energize you. This community provides a robust support system for any endeavor you undertake, fostering the drive to pursue your passion.”

JULIE SABYP
GY-1, Family Medicine University of Saskatchewan

“When you bring together groups of people from these different areas and they share their experiences and support each other, you can leverage those changes. For us in BC, it was the seed that really allowed us to nurture and grow a lot of the rural programs we have today. That was out of the work of the SRPC.”

DR. TRINA LARSON
Rural generalist physician, Golden, British Columbia

“I've been a member of the SRPC since my medical student days. Over the decade, from student to resident to physician and now a board member, what stands out is the genuine network and openness within the SRPC. This unique sense of camaraderie is unlike any other medical organization I've been a part of. It's the reason I return year after year. The chance to connect with fellow physicians, break the isolation, share stories, and learn together forms a close-knit family of rural physicians across the country.”

DR. PAUL DHILLON
 Rural family physician, Sechelt, British Columbia

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Benefits of joining our healthcare provider network.

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Looking for medical clinic space? We can help.

Rexall has helped many physicians move into new locations and premises across our network of stores.

We have existing medical clinics available.

We can build a medical clinic to specifically meet your needs.

We can also provide real estate expertise across Canada.

Looking for medical clinic space? We can help.

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Let our experts reduce the burden of closing your practice.

Your records are immediately relocated and stored safely in our secured facilities.

We ensure that patients and their new healthcare providers have access to their files upon authorization.

Our easy-to-use online system allows the healthcare provider to receive the files electronically in a compliant and efficient manner.

We work hand in hand with healthcare providers and patients until the completion of the transfer or legal lifespan of medical records.

Contact us to see if your practice qualifies for:

FREE Patient Record Storage

FREE notification to Your Patients

FREE patient Re-Location to Nearest Physician or to a Physician of their choice

CAPPED FEES for Your Patients

CHOICE of Electronic or Paper Records

Physician Testimonials

"Our family doctor closed their practice and RASCi made it quick and easy to transfer my medical record to our new family doctor. I also saved money on my medication with my complimentary RASCi prescription card."

Massoud

Improves Clinician-Patient Relationship

Tali AI accurately records essential conversations as they happen, leading to precise and comprehensive medical notes. This supports clinicians in making informed decisions with confidence. By removing the need for manual note-taking, Tali enables clinicians to focus entirely on their patients, enhancing the quality of care. The outcome is a more seamless and personalized healthcare experience for all.

Easy to Use AI-Powered Documentation

Tali AI is an easy-to-use solution that works as a Chrome extension, desktop (both Windows and Mac OS), or mobile app (both Android and iOS), enabling quick setup and start. It automatically takes notes for healthcare professionals during patient consultations and simplifies the process of updating Electronic Medical Records (EMR) afterward. One study found that Tali AI saves clinicians an average of 3.5 minutes per consultation, about 20 hours per month for a full-time clinician, on note-taking. Additionally, Tali AI’s customizable templates and seamless EMR integrations are designed to lessen the paperwork burden, reducing stress and burnout for clinicians

Fluent in Medicine

Recognizing the linguistic diversity in healthcare settings, especially in countries like Canada, Tali AI’s support for multiple languages ensures inclusivity and accessibility, making it easier for clinicians to work with patients in their preferred language. Tali AI’s advanced understanding of medical terminology across multiple languages (English, French, and Spanish) ensures that clinical notes are precise and comprehensive.

Physician Testimonials

"I can’t imagine ever going back to working without Tali. Before, if I finished at 4pm, I would be working until 5:30pm. Now I leave by 4:15pm."

Dr. Madhu Azad
Lead Physician SFHO, CPSO council, Assistant Prof. NOSM

"Tali has saved me a lot of time, which is definitely a large component, but also removing the note taking and creating aspect of this job is a huge plus."

Dr. Ron Phillipson
Family Physician

"Tali gives us back the essential ingredient of any good encounter – more time!"

Dr. Keith Thompson
MD, FCFP

How it Works:

1. Press record on the app or Chrome extension

2. Start your patient encounter

3. Finish your encounter and press stop

4. Within seconds a SOAP note is generated

5. Copy and paste into any EMR

Features:

accurately captures all essential details

support for multi-problems encounters

customize templates for SOAP notes

generate referral and patient summary documents

use the app or web browser extension

Physician Testimonials

“Since incorporating Empathia into my charting routine, I've happily said goodbye to the 'homework' I used to do at night.”

Dr. Bella Wu
ENT Department of Surgery at Richmond Hospital

"So far everything with Empathia is very easy. I am enjoying using a computer program that is actually helpful."

Dr. Tupper
Family Medicine

“I just have to tell you that I have been using this product for 3 days and I am thrilled with it. Not only is the AI allowing me to finish my charting by the time clinic ends and as a result significantly reducing work related stress, the quality of the notes it creates is phenomenal.”

Dr. Russell
Pediatrician

“Well I just want to say that I am in LOVE!!! It is 5 pm - I saw 29 patients today and I am going home with no charting to do!! This was just day 1 and I’m excited to try some consult notes..…”

Dr. Langley

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Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Meet the founders #1

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$2B

Development pipeline

$290M

Invested in developments

15

In-progress development projects

Transforming the Possibilities of Place

We turn our tenants' visions of healthcare, research, and education delivery into a sustainable reality. We secure the future performance of each asset by bringing a demonstrated track record of design excellence and building execution, benefiting from a global pipeline of development projects.

We amplify singular visions through co-locating tenants with complementary uses in precincts and campuses, building unique synergies to maximize value creation, now and into the future.

Tenant Testimonials

"Working with our Leasing Manager, we found the rental experience to be both positive and collaborative. Upon our most recent renewal in
2019, Northwest was receptive to our specific requests to improve our suite. I found they listened to our concerns, helped assess our needs and worked with us to find a balanced agreement. They have professional and experienced staff and I would consider myself a satisfied tenant."

Dr. Ilango Thirumoorthi
Family Physician, Hamilton Family Health Team

"I like working with NorthWest Healthcare Properties because they really listen to the feedback from their tenants. If I need to submit a work order, I can do so online through the work order system which is really convenient and easy to use. In general, I find NorthWest very easy to deal with, and their response time to work orders or questions and concerns is always handled in a timely manner."

Michele Boyce
Clinic Manager, Toronto Dermatology Centre

"Joining NorthWest’s Barrie Primary Care Campus is ideal for my practice to keep a lot of family medicine services centralized in one building. I think that having the [Barrie & Community] Family Health Team departments in one location provides for easier access and the ability to see several medical professionals all in the same day. I often
interact with the Family Health Team administrative offices, and having my practice in the same building allows for improved efficiencies."

Dr. Hendrey Kolesky
Family Physician, Barrie and Community Family Health Team

"Northwest was one-stop shopping for our medical office. They provided everything and everyone needed to identify an appropriate space, design, and build-out an office to our specifications. They quickly resolved any issues as they arose, even securing additional tradespeople on short notice over the holiday period. Northwest delivered on their promises — we were in our new office seeing patients earlier than expected, and on budget. Our office looks forward to continuing our relationship with Northwest."

Dr. Shaul Tarek
Family Physician, North York Family Health Team

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Become a Partner

Non-Traditional Exit Strategies

Ensure Your Employees are Protected

Retained Ownership & Autonomy

Leaving With Peace of Mind

Gain Support while maximizing your financial well-being. You can earn additional revenue by supervising the transition of your patient's care to another qualified Satori provider. Satori will help you ensure your employees continue to benefit from a healthy and supportive work environment. Options to maintain ownership and autonomy of your clinic will be provided, allowing you to share in the future growth and profitability of the business you built. Satori Health is a responsive and supportive partner that will invest in the long-term growth and sustainability of your clinic.

Testimonials

"The practitioners at Satori are changing how we deliver healthcare by collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to provide patients with a better more comprehensive health experience."

Carolyn Gratton
Nurse Practitioner

"The level of care and access the Collaborative Health Program offers my patients has been phenomenal. I could not have continued to provide the level of care my patients needed without that support."

Dr. Richa Love
Physician

“Since joining Satori, I have gone from working solo in an antiquated clinic environment providing mostly reactive care, to now working with an entire collaborative healthcare team providing proactive care for our patients, while also having my workload significantly reduced."

Dr. Sanjeeve Sockanathan
Physician

"For the sale of my clinic, I was able to customize a deal with Satori that benefited me the most given the phase of my career. I was able to continue practicing without the headaches associated with managing a clinic yet still able to share in any profits the clinic made."

Riyaan Hassen
Physician

“I have found the collaborative program so beneficial to myself and my patients, and it is so easy to work with. The Health Plan Coordinator assigned to me has been extremely supportive to my practice while providing my patients with the follow-up and education they need and deserve.”

Dr. Rasha Iessa
Physician

“Satori’s collaborative program is a refreshing new approach for working within the medical home model. The collaborative style of working with NPs and Health Plan Coordinators ensures a level of patient care excellence and safety that will not be found in a traditional doctor/patient care model.”

Dr. Jennifer Fleetcroft
Physician

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

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Meet the Alethea founders

Steven Pilz, CEO
Steven Pilz was born and raised in the Netherlands but is now living in Calgary, Alberta. The first 20 years of his career was spent working in senior management roles in the technology industry, most notably seven years with IBM Global services where he held a leadership role as Practice Leader.

2012 brought about a decision to make a switch from large corporate projects to focus on start-ups in the local innovation ecosystem in Calgary. He is a co-founder of Rainforest Alberta and has been the co-initiator of numerous Rainforest Alberta landmark projects including: Nucleus, EvolveU, PivotTech, and Platform.

Dr. Devon Livingstone, CMO
Devon is an ENT surgeon, and in addition to his Medical Degree from the University of Calgary, holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Translational Medicine from the University of Berkeley and University of California San Francisco.

Alethea began with Devon’s vision to find a better way to support diagnosis and treatment of ENT conditions. He played a central role in the development, and training, of the AI machine learning systems that are at the core of Alethea’s globally leading ENT digital diagnostic solution.

Heiko Peters, CTO/COO
Heiko brings over 20 years’ experience as a developer, project manager, consultant, and executive, involved in all aspects of the project and software development lifecycle. With this experience, and knowledge, he has led the development of Alethea’s complete SAAS eConsult and Diagnostic platform and led the expansion of our AI diagnostics solutions to include additional clinical areas.

His prior work experience includes technology consulting as Manager, Technology Consulting at PWC; VP of Software for PNI Digital Media (130+ developers); and, VP of Operations Western Canada for PQA testing.

Testimonials From Medical Professionals:

“I’ve relied on Mitch for the management of my finances and investments for numerous years. During the stressful transition from residency into practice, he helped make the transition almost seamless.

He has continued to provide advice and work with me to develop a long-term investment strategy, including my personal and corporate investments, along with investments for my children’s future. I trust him to manage my money, so I can focus on my patients and family. Most impressively, I never have to call him to see where my finances are at. Glad I found him and would highly recommend!”

Dr. M
Orthopedic Surgeon, Saskatoon

“Mitch has helped me to feel both secure and confident with my finances, allowing me to stay focused on my work and my family.

I’ve appreciated his regular check-ins & updates and his availability when I call with a question. He has helped connect me with helpful resources like an accountant for my corporation and an insurance advisor, who he works seamlessly with.

Mitch is extremely knowledgeable, qualified and above all a caring person I can trust with this extremely important aspect of my family’s livelihood.”

Dr. K
Orthopedic Surgeon, Saskatoon

“Mitch Mastel is an efficient and knowledgeable financial advisor. He is honest and wants to best for his clients. He uses strong fundamentals to structure portfolios tailored to your risk tolerance. He knows the health care industry well and can effectively support physicians in growing their wealth. He is easy to work with as he has an affable personality. He is confident with his decision making and has a strong track record of market returns.”




Dr. V
Family Doctor, Medicine Hat

“Outstanding knowledge base. Excellent communication and reviews.

Fabulous service from Mitch and the entire Pinder wealth management team. Exceeding expectations!






Dr. D
Family Physician, Medicine Hat

Working With Pinder Wealth Management:

DISCOVER 

  • Discuss your financial goals

  • Understand your priorities
  • Assess your financial position

DESIGN

  • Provide financial scenario analysis & options to consider

  • Determine most optimal asset allocation strategy
  • Organize and structure your goals (i.e.cash flow, major purchases)

DELIVER

  • Build a best-in-class portfolio to achieve your goals

  • Continuous review and communication
  • Evolve and adjust plan as needed
  • Work in partnership with other professionals as needed (i.e tax, legal, etc.)

Knowing you well is an essential part of the equation. We take the time to understand all the finer details and address them in a plan that works specifically for you.

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Meet The Team:

TYLER PINDER
MBA, CIM®

Tyler focuses on delivering and managing attractive investment solutions while placing value on trust, openness and the connection with his clients.

Tyler became interested in the world of finance by understanding the nuances of how individuals view and manage their wealth, money and life in general. After realizing that a lot of people were not getting proper financial advice, Tyler started his career at a bank owned investment firm in 2011. He works closely with clients in explaining investment strategies designed to generate income and/or improve portfolio returns, while keeping risk at acceptable levels.

Tyler enjoys time with his family, spending time outdoors skiing and hiking and reading up on the latest Stephen King.

TATE PINDER
MBA, CIM®

Tate appreciates the human aspect of business and enjoys the process of working with his clients to help achieve their financial goal.

Studying Economics in University, Tate gained an affinity for how markets functioned. He honed-in on his investing acumen while working with hedge fund and mutual fund managers at an independent firm. Tate soon realized that he had a growing desire to work with individuals rather than organizations— this ultimately drew him to private wealth.

Tate is a proud father of two active daughters and enjoys skiing, mountain biking and hiking in the mountains with his family. You can find him at the rink playing hockey or at the soccer pitch watching his girls play. He also enjoys traveling, learning Spanish and working on his golf game.

MITCH MASTEL
CPA, CFA

Mitch places high value on trust and the financial wellbeing of his clients. Having years of professional experience from his previous tenures, Mitch has a strong grasp of financial concepts that leads him to help clients achieve their version of financial freedom.

Mitch fell in love with business at a young age and achieved his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations. Growing up with a father who is a physician, Mitch gained a deep sense of understanding for the importance of quality care. He enjoys being an advisor because it brings together his passion for finance and business with his drive to help others.

Mitch's interests include: golf, skiing, watching NFL and NHL, dinner with friends, exploring Whitefish and spending quality time with family – especially his fiancé Jules, baby Vera, and of course dog Winnie (lots of dog walks).

RAYMOND JAMES LTD. | Member of Canadian Investor Protection Fund

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We match our members based on specialty with promising healthcare startups that require medical advisory. Each case is supported by our staff to reduce admin work and our members are compensated for each case. First time physician advisors are welcome!

Learn
We partner with the best angel investing education organizations and offer their programs at no cost to our members ($500+ value). Furthermore, our community is composed of like minded physicians who are always happy to help each other become sophisticated investors/advisors.

Invest
HaloHealth curates only the top <5% of vetted healthcare startup investment deals based on the collective knowledge of 380+ HaloHealth physician members that represent 30+ sub specialties as well as our team's due diligence. In 3 years, our members have invested in 40 high performing healthcare startups with 4 exits.

Hear from our Partnering Physicians

"I am a Diagnostic Radiologist with a side interest in investing.  Through the HaloHealth platform I have met physicians with a common interest.  HaloHealth provides the opportunity to learn, invest, and advise in a wide variety of vetted Healthcare start-ups.  I have been impressed by the quality of companies and have discovered the value that I can add as a physician."

Richard Levine MD
Diagnostic Radiology

Hear from our partnering physicians

"FoamaDerm is an excellent topical product and diclofenac in FoamaDerm provides great pain relief! The FoamaDerm which is the vehicle containing/transporting drugs like diclofenac, spreads very easily, is very well absorbed, and is aesthetically very pleasing. FoamaDerm is non-greasy and seems to provide more effective pain relief when compared to other drug vehicles like PLO which is greasy, sticky and typically leads to non-compliance and of course zero pain relief. Again, this is an excellent product and I have recommended it to many of my patients and their feedback has been very positive. "

Giovanni, Pharmacist
Sudbury, Ontario

"As a family physician with a Pediatric focused practice I have been using 2% Diclofenac Q in FoamaDerm for the past 2 years plus.

I have found it very effective in soft tissue injuries. I have also prescribed it for children with fractures and have been impressed by the much reduced usage of oral analgesics in these patients. It certainly is helpful in getting them to mobilize earlier.

I particularly like that the product is mostly odorless and not messy to apply. Thank you for developing such an effective and safe alternative to oral anti-inflammatory drugs and also to oral analgesics. "

Dr. W, Family Physician
Ottawa, Ontario

“The product is a clear, non-sticky and non-greasy liquid, dispensed in an elegant foam container. Anti-inflammatory, such as diclofenac and ketoprofen, can fully dissolve in it. It is extremely simple to use. There is no need to levigate or triturate. Just add and shake. I also feel reassured that my patients are getting a product that has been tested against other transdermal creams and demonstrated significantly better absorption."

Richard, Pharmacist
Edmonton, Alberta

About the Founders


Dr. Azarmi
CEO
Dr. Azarmi has PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He did his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta on nano-drug delivery. He is the Co-founder of RS Therapeutics.

Dr. Loebenberg
CSO
Dr. Loebenberg is an internationally recognized researcher in drug delivery. He is head of the Drug Development and Innovation Centre and Co-founder of RS Therapeutics.

Looking for an experienced babysitter? Find a five star one near you

We understand that time is valuable! Perhaps now more than ever as we try to navigate the different measures we must take to keep our families safe.  Birdie Break strives to provide a safe and convenient option for you!

Submit a request, review providers and book easily on the app!

Detailed Childcare Professional profiles.

Conveniently keep track of all your bookings and provider details for each booking.

Meet the Birdie Break founders

Meet the Team

Recruiter 1
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Meet the Founder

Sarah SmithHi, I'm Sarah Smith, The Charting Coach and Practicing Rural Family Physician (including ER and Inpatients). I would be delighted to help you with your charting, backlogs, inboxes, interruptions and any other aspect of your clinical day that is stopping you from being done and getting home.

You might have decided that this is just how medicine was meant to be, but change is possible, even for you. Dr. Sarah Smith has talked in front of multiple audiences and is helping hundreds of Physicians make sustainable changes.  It is possible to get home with your charts and paperwork done and I would love to help you create time for your life outside of medicine.

Why PrescribeIT?

Save time & prevent delays

A streamlined process that improves continuity of care and enables quicker responses, and less back and forth via fax and telephone.

Increase quality / avoid errors

Better communication between prescribers and pharmacists, fewer transcriptions errors, and less time spent trying to decipher handwritten prescriptions.

Safeguard patient data

PrescribeIT® safeguards patient health data from commercial use and also includes enhanced user identity through multi-factor authentication.

Get a better experience from your EMR

PrescribeIT® is the peace of mind of knowing your prescription is transmitted electronically directly from your prescriber’s electronic medical record (EMR) to your pharmacy’s management system, increasing medication safety.

Seamless Integration

Fewer Medication-related Errors

Patient Choice of Pharmacy

Physician Testimonials

"Adding PrescribeIT functionality has been a huge benefit for our practice...  streamlining prescription management helps patients, staff and Physicians. From less paper, to less faxing and scanning, to fewer sticky notes on the desk corner, to the ease of a quick refill from your computer wherever you are working that day. It also streamlines communication back to the pharmacy in the case of questions - which means fewer phone calls to interrupt the day. I wish I had added this function to our system years ago."

Dr. Richard Martin
Family Medicine Associates Grande Prairie

"PrescribeIT has undoubtedly transformed the way I manage prescriptions and renew medications. Its user-friendly interface, effortless prescription management, simplified renewal process and enhanced accessibility, make it an outstanding application. I am happy to use PrescribeIT, as it has made my work significantly easier and more convenient."

Dr. Ibrahim Shebani
New Glenwood Medical Clinic, Edmonton, Alberta

Meet the Birdie Break founders

Melanie Swerdan
Co-Founder - Director of Creative & Sitter Recruitment
Melanie is an entrepreneurial-minded problem solver, dedicated to ingenuity and creative thinking.  After a serendipitous brainstorming session at the Edmonton Folk Fest with her close friends Cressida and Amber, the concept for Birdie Break developed wings. Birdie was created to "give parents a break," connecting families and sitters beyond traditional avenues. She feels it's quite remarkable how mobile apps have the ability to bring people together, create a sharing culture, and conveniently fulfill a wide range of needs. 

Melanie serves as Director of Creative & Recruitment, having developed roots among artistic pursuits including photography, costume design, camera operating and restaurant development.   She is an established music photographer shooting for the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Elle King, Kygo, Matt Mays, City & Colour, LP, Portugal the Man, The Kooks and The Heavy to name a few.  In the last 3 years she’s also co-conceptualized and co-designed a couple restaurants in Edmonton, Alberta – El Cortez Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar and Have Mercy Table + Bar.

Melanie is a buoyant, fun, and nurturing auntie.  Having previously been a nanny herself, her standards for recruitment are high!

She hopes Birdie will positively touch many lives - sitters, parents and the most special of all, the little ones!

Cressida Raffin
Co-Founder - CEO
As a busy mom to two boys and an entrepreneur, Cressida fully understands the importance of having access to high-quality childcare and recognizes it as a challenge for so many parents. Whether childcare is needed in order to work from home uninterrupted, to reconnect with her husband and friends or just for some solo time, the ability to trust the providers she uses is paramount in helping her find some semblance of balance in her life!  She is passionate about Birdie being the solution to this problem for other parents in the same conundrum and is committed to working hard in order to make it a service that people can rely on to help them with their childcare needs.

Cressida has spent the last 10+ years in the marketing and event coordination world after having graduated with her Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She is happiest when she finds projects that blend her business acumen with her creative soul and entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition to her scholarly education, she has also spent years traveling and living abroad which provided her with a unique perspective on life and helped foster another type of understanding and passion for the world. This blend of career and exploration has solidified her belief in the importance of balance in life as the path to happiness and fulfillment. Something that she hopes Birdie will offer to all parents out there who need

Physician Testimonials

"I've been working with Calian for over 5 yrs. The fellow physicians employed have been great to work alongside. The management team is quick to communicate and offer support if needed. They also offer monthly CME draws for all healthcare professionals to participate in."

Dr. K Li
Physician

"Great physician colleagues and support staff in a collaborative and friendly work environment. Very positive interactions with the Calian team. Very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Calian all these years!"

Dr. A Zhu
 Physician

"Working as a civilian physician for DND has been so rewarding. Not only am I able to see a variety of primary care and occupational medicine, this position allows me to work with an excellent team of allied health professionals. Communication with Calian representatives has been very easy. They are responsive, professional and I can always count on their support."

Dr. L Murphy MD
Physician

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Meet the Birdie Break founders

Melanie Swerdan
Co-Founder - Director of Creative & Sitter Recruitment
Melanie is an entrepreneurial-minded problem solver, dedicated to ingenuity and creative thinking.  After a serendipitous brainstorming session at the Edmonton Folk Fest with her close friends Cressida and Amber, the concept for Birdie Break developed wings. Birdie was created to "give parents a break," connecting families and sitters beyond traditional avenues. She feels it's quite remarkable how mobile apps have the ability to bring people together, create a sharing culture, and conveniently fulfill a wide range of needs. 

Melanie serves as Director of Creative & Recruitment, having developed roots among artistic pursuits including photography, costume design, camera operating and restaurant development.   She is an established music photographer shooting for the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Elle King, Kygo, Matt Mays, City & Colour, LP, Portugal the Man, The Kooks and The Heavy to name a few.  In the last 3 years she’s also co-conceptualized and co-designed a couple restaurants in Edmonton, Alberta – El Cortez Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar and Have Mercy Table + Bar.

Melanie is a buoyant, fun, and nurturing auntie.  Having previously been a nanny herself, her standards for recruitment are high!

She hopes Birdie will positively touch many lives - sitters, parents and the most special of all, the little ones!

Cressida Raffin
Co-Founder - CEO
As a busy mom to two boys and an entrepreneur, Cressida fully understands the importance of having access to high-quality childcare and recognizes it as a challenge for so many parents. Whether childcare is needed in order to work from home uninterrupted, to reconnect with her husband and friends or just for some solo time, the ability to trust the providers she uses is paramount in helping her find some semblance of balance in her life!  She is passionate about Birdie being the solution to this problem for other parents in the same conundrum and is committed to working hard in order to make it a service that people can rely on to help them with their childcare needs.

Cressida has spent the last 10+ years in the marketing and event coordination world after having graduated with her Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She is happiest when she finds projects that blend her business acumen with her creative soul and entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition to her scholarly education, she has also spent years traveling and living abroad which provided her with a unique perspective on life and helped foster another type of understanding and passion for the world. This blend of career and exploration has solidified her belief in the importance of balance in life as the path to happiness and fulfillment. Something that she hopes Birdie will offer to all parents out there who need

Hear From Our Members

"When patients ask me to refer them to professionals with specific areas of expertise, I’m grateful that I have Refer To Me to quickly and easily find them someone."

Rebecca Bodok
Medical Doctor in Ontario

"I am often looking to build mini-teams of support for my clients. Refer To Me provides a way to easily search specific categories of help my clients might need."

Michael Walsh
Substance Use & Addictions Specialist
in British Columbia

"I often find myself at a loss when looking to connect my clients with clinicians outside of my own scope of practice. I’m glad to have a directory where I can interact with other professionals before referring clients to them."

Rozanne Israel
Speech-Language Pathologist in Ontario

"I really like the mission and inclusivity of therapists and mental health providers of all designations on the Refer To Me platform. Thank you!"

Rebecca Eames
Counsellor in British Columbia

Meet the Founder

Sara DimermanSara Dimerman is the founder of ReferToMe.ca. She is a psychologist and a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has worked with individuals, couples and families for more than 30 years. Since the pandemic began, Sara has noticed a marked increase in the number of people looking for help with their mental health needs.

Unfortunately, because her practice often can't accommodate everyone, she has to put clients on a wait list or deny service. Often she will refer out to her colleagues but many of them too have closed practices. So, she thought that if she could create a directory of healthcare professionals referring to one another as needed, people wouldn't wait as long to receive service and healthcare professionals would have an easy and effective way to find others to help their potential client or patient, rather than putting them on a long waitlist.

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