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VIDEO – Empower Clinics $CBDT and MedX Health $MDX #Teledermatology Pilot Will Detect Melanoma And Save Lives From Early Skin Cancer Detection $DMTK $ $ $DOCRF $ $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:23 PM on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

To understand the power of this Pilot program between Empower Clinics and MedX Health, you simply have to read the following … don’t gasp.  

“With only about 500 dermatologists available to serve over 37 million Canadians, the wait times to see a specialist in-person can be anywhere from five months to one year,” said Mike Druhan, President, Dermatology Services, MedX Health Corp. “The COVID-19 pandemic has nearly doubled the average wait period. We know that early detection of melanoma greatly increases the patient’s survival rate and reduces the cost to the health-care system. Partnering with Empower allows us to dramatically grow our patient base, and ultimately save more lives.”  

On March 10, 2021 Empower Clinics and MedX Health announced … MedX Health Corp. and Empower Clinics Inc. to Pilot World-Class Teledermatology Screening Platform at Select Ontario Integrated Health Centres.

If at first you thought this was only about pimples and dry skin, nobody could blame you.  But the fact of the matter is that over 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year and more than 5,000 of these are melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Unfortunately, due to the shocking shortage of dermatologists in Canada, many people are discovering melanomas too late and either dying or going through excruciating late-stage treatments that could have been treated by simple removal months earlier.

Empower Clinics in the midst of a national clinic rollout strategy that includes a partnership with Rexall to integrate health care centres right into some of their locations.  MedX Health, is in the midst of a global rollout with deals already signed in Brazil, Netherlands and Mexico … but not right in its backyard here in Canada.

Together the two companies are a powerful force and, if all goes well with the pilot over the next 4 months, will save untold lives by giving easy and fast access to Canadians who can complete a virtual dermatological assessment by a certified dermatologist within just 72 hours.  

How is that for a game changer?

Watch this great interview with Empower CEO Steve McAuley and MedX Health President of Dermatological Services, Mike Druhan.

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