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EMBRACE Lifestyle Program

For Stroke Prevention & Optimal Brain Care

This service is available for patients in Ontario.

About EMBRACE Program

Stroke prevention and optimal brain care through this clinic goes beyond best practice guidelines. We carefully address each patients’ unique needs, while meeting patients where they are, allowing time for small steps moving towards sustainable goals. These preventive strategies are built around lifestyle medicine pillars.

The EMBRACE Lifestyle program is designed around evidence-based strategies for optimal brain care and stroke prevention, specifically for those who already had experienced stroke or have been diagnosed with stroke related conditions (e.g. vascular dementia). This program is empowered by the latest science and evidence-based research achieved throughout multidisciplinary work around the world.

The EMBRACE Lifestyle Program offers care and treatment plans for patients looking to optimize:

  • Stroke/TIA prevention (primary or secondary)
  • Vascular brain aging prevention
  • Brain care for better brain health
  • Women’s brain health during midlife

About Dr. Pikula

Dr. Aleksandra Pikula is a clinician and researcher in vascular neurology with 20 years of professional experience. As an internationally recognized leader in cerebrovascular brain health, her expertise and clinical research focuses on stroke prevention and improving vascular brain care during midlife, with a special interest in women’s brain health. Dr. Pikula has dedicated her clinical research to the development of innovative care models for stroke prevention and optimal brain care, based on a scalable solution to the pandemic of age-related brain disease.

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" Think brain health because brain health matters - it begins with good brain care "

- Aleksandra Pikula MD, DipABPN, DipABLM

Why Use Rocket Doctor?

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Skip The Waiting Room

No travel or sitting in the waiting room, exposing you, your child and other to potential infection. With a referral, you can arrange an appointment at a time that suits you from the comfort of home.

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Discreet and Secure Care

Virtual care through Rocket Doctor is 100% secure, discreet and confidential. Receive the care you need in an environment of your choice via secure video or phone conversation. The choice is yours.

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Peace of mind. Care without the stress

Our patient care team will take care of you from the first click. We’ll walk you through the process and find an appointment time that suits you. You’ll receive reminders prior to the appointment. That’s another thing off your mind!

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Why Virtual Care?

Virtual care allows patients to have a remote appointment with a healthcare provider through their smartphone, tablet, computer or other internet-enabled device.

 

Patients have long suffered the burden of long waiting times, large distances to travel, lack of available specialists, potential exposure to infection in waiting rooms and the need to take significant time out of their busy lives for an appointment with the healthcare provider.

 

Virtual care brings accessibility, convenience and safety to a meeting with the healthcare provider.

"Virtual care is here to stay! It allows us to empower patients beyond the walls of a single office. It allows us to care for patients at their homes and teach them about self-managing strategies. ”

Dr. Aleksandra Pikula

Schedule an Appointment with EMBRACE Program

Request a referral for an appointment with EMBRACE Program for stroke prevention & optimal brain care.

With a referral from your primary care provider through Rocket Doctor

You can schedule a primary care appointment through Rocket Doctor and ask your provider to refer you to EMBRACE Program.

Click the button below to schedule a primary care appointment through Rocket Doctor.

With a referral from a primary care provider

You can request an appointment with EMBRACE Program by speaking  to your primary care provider and asking for a referral.

Please ask your doctor to fax their referral to: 647-696-8973

alternatively, your provider can submit a referral request using the below form.

This form is for primary care providers only

Which Province Are You Located In?

Ontario

British Columbia

Alberta

Choose your care

Primary Care Appointment with a Doctor

Connect with a doctor in British Columbia for a primary care consultation. Through Rocket Doctor’s platform, you can see and speak to the doctor virtually, just like you’re in the clinic.

 

The doctor can assess symptoms or concerns through a video or audio visit in order to diagnose, prescribe medication, handle refills, write lab requisitions, order imaging, refer to a specialist and more.

Appointments:
FREE with BC Health Card

Mental Health Counselling (Mental Health Nurse)

Struggling with low mood? Unable to sleep? Experiencing a challenging time in life? Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or burnt out?

 

Book an appointment virtually or via phone with a mental health professional. Registered mental health nurses provide counselling and comprehensive care. Chat with a trusted medical professional and receive tailored support to start feeling like yourself again.

Appointments: $80
(60 Minute Consultation)

Primary Care Appointment with a Doctor

Primary Care Appointment with a Doctor

Connect with a doctor in British Columbia for a primary care consultation. Through Rocket Doctor’s platform, you can see and speak to the doctor virtually, just like you’re in the clinic.

 

The doctor can assess symptoms or concerns through a video or audio visit in order to diagnose, prescribe medication, handle refills, write lab requisitions, order imaging, refer to a specialist and more.

Appointments:
FREE with BC Health Card

Mental Health Counselling (Registered Mental Health Nurse)

Mental Health Counselling (Mental Health Nurse)

Struggling with low mood? Unable to sleep? Experiencing a challenging time in life? Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or burnt out?

 

Book an appointment virtually or via phone with a mental health professional. Registered mental health nurses provide counselling and comprehensive care. Chat with a trusted medical professional and receive tailored support to start feeling like yourself again.

Appointments: $80
(60 Minute Consultation)

Choose your care

Primary Care Appointment with a Doctor

Connect with a doctor in Alberta for a primary care consultation. Through Rocket Doctor’s platform, you can see and speak to the doctor virtually, just like you’re in the clinic.

 

The doctor can assess symptoms or concerns through a video or audio visit in order to diagnose, prescribe medication, handle refills, write lab requisitions, order imaging, refer to a specialist and more.

Appointments:
FREE with Alberta Health Card

Ontario

Do you have a valid/unexpired OHIP card?

Ontario

Do you have a referral?

If you do not have a referral and would like to book an appointment with our General Medicine providers please

If you have a referral that has already been faxed to Rocket Doctor and would like to follow up on its status.

Please Call
1 867 670 2273

If you have a referral for any of the below available specializations.

  • Allergy / Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Family + Lactation Consulting
  • General Surgery
  • STI
  • Genetics
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine for Stroke Neurology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Nephrologist
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Respirology

Please Fax
1 647 696 8973

Mental Health Counselling
(Registered Mental Health Nurse)

Accepted plans that cover this service include:

  • Medavie Blue Cross – VAC (Veterans Affairs Canada), RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Polic), the CAF (Canadian Armed Forces), and IRCCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada)
  • NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits) – Government of Canada program providing mental health counselling benefits ofr Indigenous (First Nations) and Inuit peoples.
  •  Canada Life – (responsible for claims under the PSHCP – The Public Service Health Care Plan)

In some cases you may be required to pay for your appointment and then submit a claim for reimbursement, for more details, please contact your provider.

Live Text Chat with a Doctor

Get the answers to your healthcare concerns from a licensed Ontario physician in real-time.

 

Connect with a doctor and chat in real-time via live text chat. Choose a time and connect with a doctor who can diagnose, prescribe medication, handle refills, write lab requisitions, order imaging, and more.

Appointments: $65

Live Video Call with a Physician Assistant

Connect with a qualified Physician Assistant through live video call from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

 

Schedule your video medical consultation at a time that works for you. Rest assured, you’re in good hands. Our dedicated Physician Assistants are highly trained, and all cases are reviewed by a fully licensed Ontario doctor.

Appointments: $65

Substance Use Services Clinic

Rocket Doctor’s Substance Use Service is dedicated to providing support, resource, and advice to individuals struggling with substance use. Our service is tailored to give individuals the freedom to seek help in a safe, secure and confidential environment.

 

If you or someone you know is dealing with substance use issues, we are here to help.

Substance Use Services appointments are completely free with OHIP

Live Text Chat with a Doctor

Get the answers to your healthcare concerns from a licensed Ontario physician in real-time.

 

Connect with a doctor and chat in real-time via live text chat. Choose a time and connect with a doctor who can diagnose, prescribe medication, handle refills, write lab requisitions, order imaging, and more. 

Appointments: $55

Live Video Call with a Physician Assistant

Connect with a qualified Physician Assistant through live video call from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

 

Schedule your video medical consultation at a time that works for you. Rest assured, you’re in good hands. Our dedicated Physician Assistants are highly trained, and all cases are reviewed by a fully licensed Ontario doctor.

Appointments: $65

Live Video Call with a Doctor

Connect with a Doctor via live video call from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

As a result of changes made by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ontario Ministry of Health, there are a very limited number of doctors providing appointments that are free of charge for OHIP-covered patients on Rocket Doctor.

Appointment wait times are expected to be significantly longer on this service, compared to our other virtual care services.

Appointments: $0 with OHIP

Substance Use Services Clinic

Rocket Doctor’s Substance Use Service is dedicated to providing support, resource, and advice to individuals struggling with substance use. Our service is tailored to give individuals the freedom to seek help in a safe, secure and confidential environment.

 

If you or someone you know is dealing with substance use issues, we are here to help.

Substance Use Services appointments are completely free with OHIP

Live Text Chat with a Doctor

Live Text Chat with a Doctor

Get the answers to your healthcare concerns from a licensed Ontario physician in real-time.

 

Connect with a doctor and chat in real-time via live text chat. Choose a time and connect with a doctor who can diagnose, prescribe medication, handle refills, write lab requisitions, order imaging, and more.

Appointments: $55

Live Video Call with a Physician Assistant

Live Video Call with a Physician Assistant

Connect with a qualified Physician Assistant through live video call from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

 

Schedule your video medical consultation at a time that works for you. Rest assured, you’re in good hands. Our dedicated Physician Assistants are highly trained, and all cases are reviewed by a fully licensed Ontario doctor.

Appointments: $65

Substance Use Services Clinic

Substance Use Services Clinic

Rocket Doctor’s Substance Use Service is dedicated to providing support, resource, and advice to individuals struggling with substance use. Our service is tailored to give individuals the freedom to seek help in a safe, secure and confidential environment.

 

If you or someone you know is dealing with substance use issues, we are here to help.

Substance Use Services appointments are completely free with OHIP

Live Video Call with a Doctor

Live Video Call with a Doctor

Connect with a Doctor via live video call from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

As a result of changes made by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ontario Ministry of Health, there are a very limited number of doctors providing appointments that are free of charge for OHIP-covered patients on Rocket Doctor.

Appointment wait times are expected to be significantly longer on this service, compared to our other virtual care services.

Appointments: $0 with OHIP

Live Video Call with a Doctor

Connect with a Doctor via live video call from your smart phone, tablet or computer.

As a result of changes made by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ontario Ministry of Health, there are a very limited number of doctors providing appointments that are free of charge for OHIP-covered patients on Rocket Doctor.

 

Appointment wait times are expected to be significantly longer on this service, compared to our other virtual care services.

Appointments: $0 with OHIP

Book an Appointment

Please fill in your details and you will be added to the waiting list for an appointment completely covered by OHIP.

Due to high demand and limited physician availability for this service, wait times are likely to be significant longer than our other virtual care services. Patients will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please do not call our support team for an update on your appointment. Our Patient Care team will contact you as soon as your appointment is ready to be scheduled.

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