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Online diagnosis and prescriptions for medical conditions

Doctors on Maple can diagnose many common medical conditions and provide treatment, including issuing prescriptions as necessary. Meet some of our Canadian-licensed doctors.

Treatable conditions

Mental health

Our doctors are available to provide advice and treatment for common mental health conditions.

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Women’s/men’s health

Doctors can advise on family planning and treat conditions, including urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.

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What our doctors can do for you

Medical advice

Can’t find a family doctor or walk-in clinic that’s open 24 hours? Maple connects you with a Canadian- licensed family doctor online 24/7 so you can ask a doctor for medical advice or get the help you need without having to go to an after-hours clinic.

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Our doctors are legitimate, Canadian-licensed family or emergency medicine practitioners passionate about delivering outstanding healthcare. Chat with a doctor online in Canada today via secure text messaging, audio, or video.


Doctors can give you a prescription at their discretion, based on your consultation, without needing a walk-in clinic.

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Prescriptions on Maple are digital, and we send them to the pharmacy of your choice for fulfillment.

We can even have them delivered to your door in most cases, at no additional cost to you.

Medical notes

Doctors can provide sick notes for school or work for short absences, so you can focus on resting instead of sitting in a waiting room.

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They can also provide notes for many situations, such as a note for a chiropractor or registered massage therapist visit.

Lab work

Doctors on Maple can order lab work, such as blood tests, if they deem it medically appropriate.

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Doctors can issue lab requisitions directly through the Maple platform for all kinds of common health issues, including testing iron levels, sexual health concerns, and more.

Diagnostic imaging requisitions, such as ultrasounds and x-rays, are also available. Please note that we’re not able to guarantee that the doctor will order any specific tests, as this is left to their medical discretion.

What our doctors can’t do

Medical emergencies

Virtual care is not meant for emergencies. In an emergency, please call 911 or go to the ER.

Some examples include:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Major trauma
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
Controlled medications

Our doctors cannot prescribe narcotics.

Some examples include:

  • Narcotics, such as oxycodone, sold under brand names such as Percocet and OxyContin
  • Benzodiazepines, such as Lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan and others
  • Stimulant medications to treat ADHD such as brand names Ritalin, Adderall, and Vyvanse
Disability & school forms

We can't fill out WSIB or school absence forms.

These forms tend to be complex and require an in-person doctor visit.

Backdated sick notes

Sick notes cannot be backdated beyond one week.

Sick notes for absences greater than a week cannot be provided, either.

Meet some of our doctors

Our physicians are Canadian-licensed and practice family or emergency medicine right here in Canada.

Michael Verbora
Family Physician
Dr. Michael Verbora

Dr. Verbora practices family medicine in Toronto, and specializes in student health. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Windsor, his Masters of Business Administration from Odette School of ...

Gita Kruger
Family & Urgent Care
Dr. Gita Kruger

Dr. Gita Kruger is a practicing family medicine and urgent care physician in Calgary, Alberta. Her pre-medical education includes Masters of Science (MSc) degrees in both Audiology and Speech Pathology from Syracuse University ...

Garth Slysz
Family Physician
Dr. Garth Slysz

Dr. Slysz has practiced as a family physician in Charlottetown in PEI for 26 years. Throughout that time he has cared for his patients in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has taught family medicine residents and medical studen ...

Aleksandra Ferenc
Family Physician
Dr. Aleksandra Ferenc

Dr. Ferenc is a practicing family physician in Mississauga, who speaks both English and Polish. She received her Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and her Doctor of Medicine from Jagiellonian University Medical Colle ...

Eric Fonberg
Family & ER Physician
Dr. Eric Fonberg

Dr. Fonberg is a family and emergency physician with more than 30 years of experience practicing primary care and hospital based medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Western University, and his Master of Public He ...

Mark D’Souza
ER Physician
Dr. Mark D’Souza

Dr. D’Souza is a practicing emergency room physician in Toronto, with extensive experience in both adult and paediatric medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts & Science from McMaster University, and his Doctor of Medic ...

Shafik Dharamshi
ER Physician
Dr. Shafik Dharamshi

Dr. Dharamshi has been a staff physician in the emergency departments of the Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System for the past 27 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, and h ...

Marni Brooks
Family Physician
Dr. Marni Brooks

Dr. Brooks is a practicing family physician in Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University where she wrote her thesis in the area of paediatric pain. Dr. Brooks completed both a Master of Social W ...

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