We will lead you to a frontier where health unleashes your company’s full potential.

We understand the struggles that Canadian workers experience in navigating our healthcare system. They must overcome several challenges in accessing care, maintaining their health, and balancing their lives. These challenges affect your group insurance premiums and your bottom-line.

Your workforce is sicker than you think.

2 out of 5 Canadian workers aged 18 to 34 have one chronic disease
3 out of 5 Canadian workers aged 18 to 64 have one chronic disease
4 out of 5 Canadian workers will eventually develop one chronic disease

The health issues affecting your workforce.

Ringside MD has the solution. We diagnose, treat, and manage these conditions and more.

Disease Prevalence

Across Ontario

10.2% type 2 diabetes
21.8% with pre-diabetes
19.9% high blood pressure
10% asthma

Across Canada

20% mental health and addiction
13.4% insomnia
30% shingles
8.3% migraines

The waiting game.

Healthcare in Canada is universally covered but is not universally accessible. 57% of Ontarians wait 2 or more days to see a family doctor*. Each appointment takes on average 2 - 3 hours, much of which is spent in travel and waiting rooms. Patients often require multiple visits to address a single health concern.

The Canadian Fraser Institute reports Canadians wait an average of 10.6 weeks from seeing a specialist to treatment. That doesn’t include the wait times to see a family doctor and the time it takes to be referred to a specialist.

Ringside MD removes barriers to accessing a family doctor. We offer a single point of contact for healthcare services.

Source – *2016 Annual Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario

How illness and disability impacts your bottom line.

Nobody wants to be sick at home.

ABSENTEEISM: BURDEN OF ILLNESS

9,300 - 11,100 days of absenteeism per year in a company of 1,000

4000 - 6000
doctors visits
502 - 1683
days lost to diabetes
4200
days lost to headaches
480
days lost to depression
584
days lost to insomnia

Presenteeism: Employees regularly come to work when sick. They are clocked-in but checked-out.

PRESENTEEISM: BURDEN OF ILLNESS

57,500 days of lost productivity per year in a company of 1,000

4000 - 6000
colds and flus
590 employees
with 1 chronic disease
199 employees
with hypertension
83 employees
with depression
134 employees
with insomnia

Annual group insurance premium increases are driven by prescription drugs.

Health and Wellness products have limited success in controlling these costs.

The Xerox 2016 Canadian Health Care Trend Survey Results showed increases in group insurance health claim costs to be greater than 11% annually. This trend is expected to continue and the impact is compounded year-after-year. A rise in claims means increases in premiums for the employer and employee.

Even the best wellness products are limited in their scope and usefulness. They do not integrate well with our healthcare system. Ultimately, your employees are referred back to their Family Doctor off site.

We are your family doctor.

Wellness products offered by Canadian companies (by revenue)

Canadian companies are spending revenue on fragmented wellness programs to boost productivity and to lower expenses . Ironically, only a small portion is disease screening, which is both the largest detriment to productivity and the largest cost driver.

Sourced from: IBIS World, Corporate Wellness Services in Canada. October 2016.

A healthcare solution for today and tomorrow.

On-site access to high quality care so you can be at your best. Our model is comprehensive: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and disease management.

Forget fragmented wellness products. Get results with our solution

Ringside MD treats short-term and long-term health issues

Disease Management Programs (Benefits are realized in shorter term)

TREAT
PREVENT
Heart attack
Heart disease
Amputation
Diabetes
Pneumonia
Emphysema
Time

Lifestyle Management Programs (Benefits are realized in longer term)

Pre-diabetes
Poor eating habits
Cancer
Smoking
Hypertension
Lack of exercise
Time

Sourced from: RAND Corporation, 2014. Do Workplace Wellness Programs Save Employers Money?

Ringside MD offers short and long-term benefits by:

Slowing disease progression

Reducing exacerbations of chronic disease

Protecting patients from unnecessary investigations and treatment

Let’s have a conversation about unlocking the potential of your workforce.