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Medical Advisory Services

Medical Advisory Services

With over 100 years of collective Occupational Health and Safety expertise, Medcan’s Medical Advisory Services (MAS) team of physicians is the foundation of our suite of services.

Whether you are looking to access your own dedicated Chief Medical Officer, improve employee mental well-being, or bring enterprise level wellness education to your employees, our MAS team is ready to support you.

Discover how our Medical Advisory Services team can improve the health, safety, and well-being of your people today.

Services Provided

Your all-in-one suite of advisory services to optimize employee health, safety, and wellness.

CMO (Chief Medical Officer) in-a-Box

Your dedicated Chief Medical Officer will provide guidance on strategic planning, occupational health and safety, risk management, pandemic response planning, benefits analysis and design, travel medicine, accommodations, and advice on specific employee files of concern. We will work with you to develop policies and procedures as it relates to illness and injury, mental health and workplace stress, substance abuse, disability management, and returning to work. Additionally, we will assist in designing and managing corporate plans and initiatives including but not limited to executive health, disability, wellness, mental health, critical illness management, and complex disease management.

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Return to Worksite and In Person Events

We’ll help bring your team back to the worksite safely and assist with planning for upcoming gatherings and events. Our team of experts will assist you with policy development and review, site readiness walkthroughs, vaccine and mask exemption adjudication, 1-1 consultations for the vaccine hesitant, a vaccine education course with certification, employee vaccination certificate processing and review, and screening and COVID-19 testing (PCR, RAT, Antibody).

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Mental Health Advisory

Your dedicated Chief Mental Health Officer will provide guidance on mental health strategic planning, benefits analysis and design and wellness programming. With expertise in organizational psychology and consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies, we bring a deep understanding of how workplace stressors affect personal health and well-being. We will guide you on mental health and wellness strategic planning, assist with policies, procedures, and protocols, and deliver employee training and education.

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Employee Education

Our Medical and Wellness experts deliver engaging and informative board and leadership presentations and employee webinars. The board and leadership presentations serve to keep your board and/or executive team up to date on the latest perspectives and future outlooks to guide decision making. The employee webinars cover a range of topics across our content catalogue.

Some example webinars:

  • Keeping you Healthy and Safe Upon Your Return to the Workplace
  • Making Sense of Nutrition Advice: What to eat for your best health
  • How do we develop and maintain motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle long into the future?
  • Exercise and reducing sedentary behavior: Are they the same thing?
  • The psychological impact of mandatory/return-to-work policies on employee engagement and culture
  • The Future of Business Travel
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Testing and Nursing

To meet your COVID-19 testing needs, we offer all common certified COVID-19 tests to assist in keeping your workplace safe – choices include Rapid Antigen tests, corporate PCR tests, and at-home test kits (Rapid Antigen or PCR). Additionally, use Medcan’s award winning Safe at Work screening app designed to help curb the spread of the virus.

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Research and Communications

We provide regular research updates, primers and tailored research to meet your needs from a global to local perspective. We provide support and participation in both internal and external communications efforts. Examples include town halls, wellness and/or health and safety tip sheets, media and other campaigns.

Our Team

Medical Advisory Services Team

Dr. Peter Nord

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Medical Consultant
Past CMO at Unity Health Toronto, and past CMO for Providence Healthcare, Assistant
Professor at the University of Toronto, co-founded the Institute of Sports Medicine and Human Performance, founder of Stillbrook Accessible Retirement Residences, Inc., led the development of Virginia’s first HMO, as Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Dr. Jason Abrams

Associate Medical Director and Senior Medical Consultant
Family medicine and emergency medicine physician in the Greater Toronto area and practiced in walk-in clinics in the community. Independent Medical Examiner for Section 44 assessments under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, and a lower back expert physician examiner for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Dr. Alain Sotto

Associate Medical Director and Senior Medical Consultant
Occupational Medical Consultant for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Boeing, Pratt and Whitney, Bombardier, and CN. Chief Physician, Wellness Division, for Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Appointed as an examiner for the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine and appointed by an Order in Council in the Ontario Parliament as Investigative Coroner for York Region.

Dr. Aisha Khatib

Associate Medical Director and Senior Medical Consultant
Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family & Community Medicine. Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital with experience leading the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital as well as other corporate vaccination clinics.

Matthew Burnstein

Dr. Matthew Burnstein, BSc, MD, MRO, MICFP

Associate Medical Director and Senior Medical Consultant of the Medical Advisory Services Team
Dr. Burnstein has practiced family and occupational medicine for over 35 years. He has served as the Director of Occupational Health and Wellness for numerous employers and insurers including the Province of Nova Scotia, the Capital District Health Authority, Canada Post Corporation (Atlantic Division) and Bell Aliant (Chief Medical Officer). He has been certified as an Independent Medical Examiner, Medical Review Officer and is the Past President of the Occupational and Environmental Association of Maritimes. He serves as an adviser to companies in the legal, insurance and mining industries and is frequently asked to lecture on disability management and workplace wellness.

Employee Wellness – Clinical Experts

Leslie Beck, RD

Clinical Director of Food and Nutrition at Medcan
Leslie Beck is a registered dietitian and the Director of Food and Nutrition at Medcan where she works one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their diet-related health goals. She is recognized by the media as an authority on nutrition and food issues. She writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail and is a best-selling author of 12 books on health and nutrition. Leslie is also a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada.

David Macklin, MD

Clinical Director of Weight Management
David A. Macklin is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and a University of Toronto trained family physician. David has committed his career to the prevention and treatment of obesity; has for 16 years directed multidisciplinary, evidence based – behavioral weight management programs. He is the Medical Director of the Weight Management Program at the Medcan Clinic. He is also the Medical Director the Weight Management Program at the Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital High Risk/Special Pregnancy BMI unit. He is a Science Committee member at Obesity Canada (OC).

Dr. Jack Muskat

Clinical Director of Mental Health at Medcan
Organizational psychologist with significant consulting experience working with Fortune 500 companies. His clinical practice focuses on issues relating stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as interpersonal relationships. He offers a deep understanding of how workplace stressors affect personal health and well-being and provides clients with insights and tools to better function both at home and work. Dr. Muskat received his Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto, and is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.