Many people want to change the healthcare patient experience for the better, but the how and when remains illusive. Our journey in launching Essential Clinic was a long and windy one. Our team was initially involved in creating clinical decision software to streamline clinics (SnapDx). From that experience we saw that most traditional clinics are not ready yet to to adopt technology in a transformative way. So we decided to start our own clinic. Essential Clinic is built from the ground-up with our own vision of how evidence-based guidelines and workflow automation should be used to deliver healthcare. We hope the end result is happier patients and providers. It’s working so far, and more is yet to come!
Rahul Mehta, MD
Staff PhysicianDr. Mehta is our primary care physician, specialist in internal medicine, and licensed pharmacist. He earned his pharmacy and medical degrees from the University of Alberta, subsequently completing his residency at the University of Calgary. In addition to his CPSA accreditation, he is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada.
Business DevelopmentSachin is a Harvard MBA graduate and entrepreneur. In 2012, Sachin co-founded food delivery startup DeliveryTown which after 2 years was acquired by JustEat. He previously held Sales and Marketing positions at GE & Microsoft. He graduated with an M. Eng. from the University of Waterloo and a B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Mehvash Qureshi, NP
Nurse PractitionerMehvash Qureshi is our Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 and her Master of Nursing from the University of Alberta in 2012. She has practiced in various settings including primary care, internal medicine, research and critical care.
Software DeveloperChris Kinzel is a software developer with experience developing clinical decision support systems and an interest in machine learning. He studies computer science at the University of Calgary.
Tarn Athwal, MD
Primary Care PhysicianDr. Tarn Athwal is a member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians and accredited by the CPSA. Dr. Athwal is passionate about improving patient care with prior experience in Alberta Health Services quality improvement projects and currently sits as a member of the Patient & Family Centred Care Committee for Rockyview General Hospital.
Aravind Ganesh, MD
Medical AdvisorDr Aravind Ganesh is a neurology resident-physician at the University of Calgary. In 2014, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship through which he completed his DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia. Dr. Ganesh is passionate about new modes of healthcare delivery and is a regular writer for the Calgary Herald on healthcare and technology.
Michael Braganza, MD
Staff PhysicianDr. Micheal Braganza is a specialist in internal medicine and respirology. He is also a recipient of the CSCN Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the University of Calgary. Dr. Braganza earned his medical degree from McGill University, subsequently completing his residency at the University of Calgary. He is accredited by the CPSA and a fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada.
Omer Chaudhary, MD
Staff PhysicianDr. Chaudhary is our family doctor licensed and based in Ontario. He has more than 10 years experience of medical practice. He is dedicated to grant his patients access to online healthcare. Passionate about technology, it’s with great interest that he joins Essential Clinic’s team of physicians.
EngineeringHisham’s an expert in healthcare software and has built many products relied on by patients and doctors alike for medical decision making. He’s a founder of award-winning SnapDx and Pixineers Inc. Previously he worked at Amazon and Microsoft as PM & SDE. Hisham has a Systems Design Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.
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