Farid Wassef is a community pharmacist who has been practice in Stouffville, Ontario since 1989. In 1993 he developed an office-based, fee for service, patient consultation practice. The consultations involve assessing a patient’s lifestyle, diet, medical history, medication profile, and laboratory data. The patient is provided with a treatment plan, which addresses optimizing pharmacotherapy, and overall health and wellness. The care is done in collaboration with the patient’s physician, healthcare team, and family.
Farid has shared his clinical expertise on how to improve public healthcare and patient outcomes as well as promote the role of pharmacists and advance the standards of pharmacy practice with various healthcare stakeholders. He has helped to develop numerous pharmacy guidance documents, educational programs, practice tools, and chronic disease management guidelines for pharmacists.
Farid has authored over 200 books, continuing education courses, and articles in peer-reviewed journals, pharmacy publications, and public health magazines. In 2003, Farid coauthored, Breaking the Age Barrier (Strategies for Optimal Health, Energy, and Longevity) that was published by Penguin. He has been invited to appear on a number of radio and television programs, which includes CBC, CTV, Global, the Health Discovery Channel, TVO, CTS, and Rogers TV concerning the public health system, health promotion and the safe and effective use of prescription, natural health products, and over-the counter medicines.
Farid has been asked to provide lectures to the public and community groups on integrative approaches to health and wellness as well as disease prevention and treatment. He has also provided live presentations to healthcare professionals, hospitals, and professional organizations across North America and Europe outlining evidence based treatment options and patient self-management strategies for various diseases and disorders.
Farid has been invited to serve on various focus groups, panels, committees, editorial and advisory boards for numerous journals, continuing education providers, professional organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and chain and independent pharmacies. He was an advisory council member for a 5 year-period at the world-renowned Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington. He also served for a 2 year period as member of the professional development committee at the Ontario Pharma