Mednow.ca is a virtual care startup revolutionizing the pharmacy experience across Canada. Mednow connects modern consumers with local pharmacies for a fast, safe, and free experience without ever having to leave their homes. Founded in 2019 by Ali Reyhany and Karim Nassar, Mednow is pairing virtual access with exceptional care giving patients access to a network of pharmacies across Canada, free at-home delivery of medications (and all pharmacy products), a specialized PillSmart system that packages prescriptions and vitamins by date and time, as well as access to telemedicine virtual care. In part due to the pandemic, Mednow is at the forefront of delivering solutions that are not only responding to present day demands, but are also leading the way to new and innovative virtual health services for the future.
Employee health is more important than ever before! Lori Casselman, President & CRO at Wello, joins Robin and Al to discuss how virtual health care services are helping Canadian businesses create and sustain a healthy workforce. They discuss how leading companies are beginning to change how they look at employee healthcare by preparing their organizations to meet the health and wellness needs of an increasingly digitally savvy work force. Creating and managing a healthy workforce helps reduce absenteeism, develops a positive corporate culture and keeps your bottom line strong.
Robin and Al are joined by Carolyne Eagan, Regional Director, Business Development at Canada’s first digital pharmacy, Pocket Pills. Their discussion covers this exciting new, full-service e-health solution – perfect for benefit providers, advisors, employers & Canadians. The company offers an accessible health care platform which instantly connects with pharmacists across the country and allows users to manage their medications online and have them delivered right to their doorstep!
In this episode, Al and Robin are joined by Dr. Sasha High, medical director of the High Metabolic Clinic, to learn a better understanding of the complexities of obesity and why employers need to consider the affects of this chronic medical condition on their workforce while offering non-judgmental support for obese employees. Dr. High discusses the difficulties that obese colleagues face and why obesity is a disease that warrants medically-supervised, compassionate treatment in order to achieve longterm health and stability.
What is the difference between a Mutual Fund and a Segregated Fund? Al and Robin speak with industry expert Scott Edgington, Regional Wealth Manager at Qualified Financial Services, about their unique features and discuss why a segregated fund might be particularly beneficial for business owners.
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Robin chats with Will Houtart about the new virtual healthcare company MAPLE, that allows you to instantly connect with Canadian doctors for medical care from your phone, tablet or computer – any time, 24/7. Learn how you and your employees can start enjoying on demand healthcare that fits your schedule and lifestyle.
What are management fees as they apply to Mutual funds and what does the average investor gain from paying these fees? Al and Robin answer many of the questions surrounding this hot topic and explain the benefits of ongoing fund management service and advice.
The podcast “Starting With One” is hosted by business partners Robin Bailey and Al McDonald, the founders of Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group. Together they believe that they enhance the lives of many, starting with one. They have been the benefactors of countless stories that started with either one phone call, one conversation, or one meeting.
With each episode they will be exploring topics that matter to you. Their goal is to provide interesting, relevant information on Canadian Healthcare, Financial & Estate Planning and Running a Business, tailored towards both business owners and HR leaders. Please share this podcast with friends and colleagues. We hope you enjoy!