Sahar Whelan graduated from the University of Toronto in 1988 with a BScPhm, and immediately successfully attained her Clinical Master’s in Pharmacy in 1990. She has since owned her own Retail Pharmacy; worked as a Pharmacist/Manager for almost every Canadian Retail Chain, private and mail order pharmacies; and community hospitals such as York Central and Scarborough General. For the past 15 years, Sahar has worked with LTC facilities, CCAC’s, hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other health care practitioners as an Infusion Pharmacist consultant, and Director for various Pediatric and Adult homecare programs.
Her background experiences include training/evaluating other health professionals on infusion pumps and medical/infusion supplies. In 2004, she had consulted for the RNAO publication, “Assessment and Device Selection for Vascular Access” and quickly gained an interest in Best Practice in Nursing and started to combine it with the art of Pharmacy infusion.
She partnered up with one of her colleagues and they joined forces to produce a Retail and Infusion Pharmacy that includes expertise in sterile and non-sterile compounding (Concord Specialty Pharmacy). Sahar continues to service CCAC Clients and ODSP (Ontario Disability Program) patients across Ontario and nationally using new, innovative and cost-effective technologies.
Sahar and her business partner focus on the individuality of patients and customize all therapies providing programs and pricing optimizing outcomes and minimizing hospital ER visits while keeping costs to our healthcare system minimal. Sahar is a patient advocate and continues to put PATIENTS FIRST to reduce stress and help improve health outcomes.