Lifestyle

How Which Doctor Is Helping Us Take Charge Of Our Health (Win!)

September 8, 2020

No surprise here: health is top of mind for many Canadians these days, present company included. In fact, as we head into fall, and with people going virtual in all aspects of their lives, it feels more important to us than ever to feel empowered to take charge of our own and our family’s well-being via tools that connect us with just the right practitioners and treatments, exactly when we need them—and a new online health-care marketplace called Which Doctor is proving to be a huge help, making it easy to access the care and services we normally would have been able to enjoy in person.

Which Doctor, co-founded in Canada by friends and entrepreneurs Fred Leitz and Eric Halstrom, is a newly launched digital-alternative health and wellness platform that connects people with certified healing practitioners from across the country—and around the globe—in person and online. From reikists in Vancouver to counsellors in Calgary to acupuncturists in Winnipeg to masseuses in Toronto to meditation masters in Montreal, Which Doctor, one of the world’s largest virtual marketplaces, offers diverse and unique healing options—more than 1,600 practitioners and 4,500 treatments (and counting)! Plus, it’s easy to connect: the site’s integrated keyword search tool makes it a cinch to find the right practitioners and doctors based on your specific needs.

Plus, in addition to supporting those in search of wellness and healing services, the Which Doctor platform offers practitioners a unique opportunity to market their services and businesses, while accessing a new client base from around the world by booking virtual therapies and counselling services.

And here’s the best part: while interest in alternative medicine and therapies continues to grow, most services remain uncovered by insurance companies. Which Doctor allows users the opportunity to access significant savings through optional yearly memberships. For $240 per year, members receive 20 per cent off all bookings as well as early access to special events, promotions and more. (Of course, patients have the option to book without a membership as well.)

Want to get started with Which Doctor? We’re offering a special promo code to Vita Daily readers for a one-year free membership, giving you access to monthly free wellness events, membership perks, 20 per cent off all bookings for the year and more. Just head to the memberships tab , choose Premium and enter VITA1YR at checkout. —Vita Daily

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Win! A $909 Which Doctor Prize Pack!

We have a winner! Congratulations Parker M of Vancouver, B.C., who will receive a $909 prize pack including a $240 Which Doctor membership and a $669 128 GB Apple iPhone SE (use it to connect with your next health practitioner via Which Doctor)!

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  1. Christine G.

    September 9th, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I miss hugging and hanging out with my friends!

    @c_gbrdo

  2. Amber olak

    September 9th, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Going to the movie theatres

    Instagram handle – amber_olak

  3. Deanna Petrie

    September 9th, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I miss international travel the most! @deanna.petrie

  4. Erica

    September 9th, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Dinner with friends
    @ericafelbel

  5. @thaatgirlshan

    September 9th, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    I Definately miss taking my kids to play centres and having play dates! I miss going to the movies!!

  6. September Dee

    September 9th, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! I miss going to the theater and concerts and more recently the CNE. I also miss celeqbrating birthdays with friends. Looking forward to a day when it will be safe for all of us to get together again.

    Jaxxerama on Instagram

  7. Deborah C

    September 9th, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Watching my kids play baseball and birthday gatherings
    @wishbig13

  8. J. Tam

    September 9th, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I’m missing the simple joy of going to the movies! 🎥 🍿

  9. J. Tam

    September 9th, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I’m missing the simple joy of going to the movies! 🎥 🍿
    IG: jcont1234

  10. Anika Wong

    September 9th, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    I miss going to carnivals and festivals! I miss sugar donuts and prizes and games. @_ahneeka

  11. Rob Paprocki

    September 9th, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I miss dining out

    IG @robpaprocki

  12. Jocelyn Paprocki

    September 9th, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    I miss taking the kids to play gyms

    IG @jocelynpaprocki

  13. MyAn Pacholkow

    September 9th, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    I miss hot yoga!

    @coralstring

  14. Bonnie Leung

    September 9th, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I’m missing social gatherings.

  15. Jocelyn

    September 9th, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I miss going to church every Sunday!! (Insta: @gimmepho)

  16. Christine

    September 9th, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I miss my time with my girlfriends. Lunch, shopping, petis, dinner. Movies. Didn’t matter what we we’re doing as long as we were together laughing and loving each other 💖🤗😘

  17. Winnie Tong-Luo

    September 9th, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I miss going to the movie theatres!
    @sweetsweetpapaya

  18. Florence Cochrane

    September 9th, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    I miss getting out to the movies. @fossie55

  19. Grace S.

    September 9th, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    I said I missed visiting with grown family. @saskatoonmom

  20. LILLIAN BROWN

    September 9th, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    I am missing going to the movies, it was our favourite Date Night. on ig@lillianmb23

  21. Melinda

    September 9th, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    I miss concerts. @jollygirl555

  22. Amanda Masters

    September 9th, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    I miss dancing and singing my heart out at concerts with my husband. He’s a blast!
    @amanda.l.masters

  23. Helen Cichon

    September 9th, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    I’m so missing having my hair done. I haven’t visited my salon since before Covid and, I haven’t quite mustered the courage to go. It’s too bad because it always made me feel so good. As an essential worker, having to deal with the public has been extraordinarily stressful and this would be at least one thing that would lift my spirits. All I know is, when I finally go, it’ll be a day long adventure. Can’t wait! @lynniebemindful

  24. Sara Alfred

    September 10th, 2020 at 12:11 am

    A good night out with the girls dancing!! @sara.marie.a

  25. An Hunter

    September 10th, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Missing brunching with friends. Feeling so cut off 😞 @buppybishop

  26. Olivia Clow

    September 10th, 2020 at 12:36 am

    I miss my sister but it will be a long time before i will get to see her until covid 19 is over . clowolivia2

  27. Jill MacAulay

    September 10th, 2020 at 2:39 am

    I miss going out to restaurants with my parents. We usually go out once a week together and haven’t been out since March. IG – jillmacaulay8883

  28. Ashley

    September 10th, 2020 at 2:46 am

    I miss concerts! @from.the.coast

  29. Tanya CI

    September 10th, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Tea/coffee at friend’s homes

    hopalong15

  30. Jammie

    September 10th, 2020 at 5:55 am

    I miss going to the theatres 🍿🎞📽 IG handle @jammie604

  31. Veronica

    September 10th, 2020 at 6:10 am

    I miss performing flamenco dance at popular venues such as the PNE and granville island !

    @_veronicahernandez

  32. Dasia

    September 10th, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Visiting my grandmother and my uncle, both high risk. I would give anything to spend christmas dinner with them and brighten up their day! Would love to have dinner again with them 🙂 @dasiawild

  33. Debbie Bashford

    September 10th, 2020 at 10:26 am

    I miss the bbq, campfire gatherings @skeetersden

  34. Carrie-Lynn

    September 10th, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    I miss volunteering in the kids classes. I miss celebrating their birthdays with all their friends. I miss taking them to restaurants and fun play places. Thanks for the amazing contest!

  35. Erika R.

    September 10th, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I miss concerts – thanks for the generous contest & chance to win!!
    Instagram: @exclusivelyerika

  36. Treen Goodwin

    September 10th, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    I miss going to the movies and my grand children!! @treen39

  37. Bonnie C

    September 11th, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Missing my live concerts I love

    bonita10_5 Insta

  38. Carole D

    September 11th, 2020 at 1:33 am

    I miss Aquafit the most! @carolecraftycorner

  39. Lauren C

    September 11th, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    I really miss taking my toddler to play dates and drop centres

    @sungoddess345

  40. Helen C

    September 11th, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Visiting friends

  41. Marilyn Kaluza Massoud

    September 11th, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Spending time with my grandkids & going to the beach. IG @mmsittie

  42. Dave Mc

    September 11th, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    So very much missing in person concerts. Love my live music. @daveDranged

  43. Remy Dhillon

    September 11th, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    I miss concerts and music festivals @remymamcita

  44. Tara

    September 11th, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    I miss going to the movies, theme parks and zumba classes… @triedbytara

  45. tracy k

    September 11th, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I miss having dinner parties with my friends

  46. Jennifer Parsons

    September 11th, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    I miss playing volleyball and going to the pub with my team mates/friends after our weekly games. Our league is on a indefinite hiatus. @ontheroadalot

  47. Deanna Bolton

    September 11th, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Other in-person activities I’am missing is going to live country concerts with my girlfriends! 🙁 IG @bolt_on5

  48. Yung

    September 11th, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Having the extended family for celebrations
    @lyungcr

  49. Danielle Booth

    September 11th, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    I miss going to dinner and a movie!

    IG: dan_e_bee78

  50. Diana

    September 12th, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Aimlessly walking around grocery stores
    @baobreezy

  51. Monique L.S.

    September 12th, 2020 at 2:26 am

    I miss getting to the gym for a swim. IG @minty_mo2020

  52. l p

    September 12th, 2020 at 3:34 am

    sharing meals with friends/family thanks.
    IG: @leepcat5

  53. Gloria

    September 12th, 2020 at 4:28 am

    I miss dining in at restaurants, going to the library, community centre as well as concerts and public events

  54. Suzie B

    September 12th, 2020 at 11:24 am

    I miss the cultural festivals we’d have here in my city every summer
    Sbabij IG

  55. Tabby72

    September 12th, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I miss sitting down to a nice restaurant meal with friends.

  56. Patricia Yarascavitch

    September 12th, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    I miss going to my local museums and art galleries.

  57. Trisha Pedros

    September 12th, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    I am missing everything that was post COVID! I have not been to lunch since or had a pedi or my hair done! No road trips. It has been the biggest challenge to not see my family in different parts of Canada. So sad. What a great tool! Too bad insurance is not usable with it as I have a good plan!! Good Luck & stay safe beautiful people.

  58. Trisha Pedros

    September 12th, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Oops pre-COVID 😂 my typo was totally wishful thinking I guess!!

  59. Ming

    September 12th, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Missing our in-person choir practices
    @squirmer03

  60. kcfp5

    September 13th, 2020 at 12:02 am

    missing working out with my friends.
    IG: @kcfp5

  61. Kelsey G

    September 13th, 2020 at 12:20 am

    I’m missing getting together with friends!

    IG: Kelseymg27

  62. Darko Milicevic

    September 13th, 2020 at 1:17 am

    I miss watching live soccer games.

  63. ANNA NGO

    September 13th, 2020 at 3:58 am

    I miss coffee time with my friends.

  64. Maky

    September 13th, 2020 at 4:01 am

    I miss getting massages.

    @when_we_play

  65. Cara

    September 13th, 2020 at 6:09 am

    I miss attending live concerts! Seeing my favourite artists perform while singing along with a crowd and being in the moment is something that I can’t wait to experience again! @lucky_cdub

  66. Rebecca

    September 13th, 2020 at 7:09 am

    I miss going to the gym @rebeccamytong

  67. Donnie Ball

    September 13th, 2020 at 9:46 am

    I miss 2019

    @datdemdar

  68. Lindsay Steeves

    September 13th, 2020 at 10:37 am

    I miss going to the movies

    IG: @shinytoylynz

  69. Sharon Thurston

    September 13th, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Missing family gatherings and visits with grandchildren in other provinces

  70. Marie L D M

    September 13th, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    I miss the concerts with family! minnieface

  71. J Cabral

    September 13th, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    I miss concerts. @jotogo2005

  72. Kate

    September 13th, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I miss travelling to see my out of state friends!
    @kates_next_adventure

  73. Peter Sewerniuk

    September 13th, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I miss going to carnivals and festivals

  74. Shellie Clark

    September 13th, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    I miss being with friends and family

  75. Lisa D.T.

    September 13th, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Heal your way with our 1612 Practitioners – selected the O free plan. I wish I had 10% of what your participants suffer from – miss – all I can say, the buses are spacy. The shopping is more private. I do not miss the hustle bustling but I do miss people from the Western neighborhood.

  76. Donna Doyle

    September 13th, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    I miss the freedom to be with people.

  77. Shirley Earle

    September 13th, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    I miss meeting up with friends for dinner and catching up in person! @searle_7811

  78. Christine Campbell

    September 13th, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    I miss hugging and I miss the people I have lost this year. 3 Friends. Family are doing well. But its sad times.

  79. Joanne McManaman

    September 13th, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    I miss feeling safe when I go to the stores, the anxiety is always high

  80. Hal Jenner

    September 13th, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    I miss meeting friends for coffee

  81. Stephanie Moore

    September 13th, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Going out to lunch with friends

  82. Rita Duff

    September 13th, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    I miss concerts and traveling !

  83. John Soltis

    September 13th, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Sept 13 / 2020. I miss dining out with family and friends!

  84. John Soltis

    September 13th, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    I miss dining out with family and friends the most!

  85. Shelley Jeglic

    September 13th, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I miss visiting my father-in-law with the whole family, he’s in a long-term care home with visitor restrictions. @primrose_partyof6

  86. tricia hosking

    September 13th, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    I am really missing swimming in the community centre pool – I live in Elora Ontario

  87. Iris Nixon

    September 13th, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I miss family BBQs with friends. @muckymoo2

  88. jeannine glen

    September 13th, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    dinner with family and friends @bingofreak II

  89. Jody Charlton

    September 13th, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I am really missing eating out! But I am willing to wait! @memnock_jch

  90. Arron Klapprat

    September 13th, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    I miss going to the movies. @kingofpeg

  91. Dal Legault

    September 13th, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    going to movies

  92. Kaisha

    September 13th, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I miss seeing my family who live out of country @katelynnb87

  93. Michelle

    September 13th, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    I miss seeing my family often @michellehughes933

  94. Nicole C

    September 13th, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I miss going to live concerts & travelling since I have recently retired … IG 9nickyc

  95. weelkes

    September 13th, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    missing travel to see family. thx
    IG @weelkesr

  96. Meg S

    September 13th, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    I miss Out of town trips! @meg_250

  97. Sandra J Lebeau

    September 13th, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I miss parties

  98. Elaine Beierbach

    September 13th, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    I miss traveling

  99. Shannon

    September 13th, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    I miss travelling to visit loved ones and running races and triathlons! @hargreaves.shannon

  100. Leeanne C

    September 14th, 2020 at 12:35 am

    What I miss the most would be live concerts and spending time with my family during the special occassions such as thanksgiving and Christmas coming up.

  101. Leeanne C

    September 14th, 2020 at 12:45 am

    What I miss the most would be live concerts and spending time with my family during the special occassions such as thanksgiving and Christmas coming up.
    Sorry reposting forgot instagram name
    IG shenac

  102. Tara Fillion

    September 14th, 2020 at 12:46 am

    I miss my sports teams and all the activities we did on and off the field/ice!!! @crazeeTbird

  103. Alana LeSueur

    September 14th, 2020 at 4:00 am

    @Diamondchick60 … I am missing not only some very close friends that I used to have weekly lunches with but also I am horribly missing my visits with my 92 year old mother. I have only seen her once since Christmas day 2019.

  104. Luzy

    September 14th, 2020 at 4:04 am

    @luzyguntersmith

    I miss my parents, sister and friends hugs😍😍😍 the laughter, touch and our luncheons together.

  105. Sarah W

    September 14th, 2020 at 6:19 am

    I miss travelling to see friends and family!

  106. Louise Lormestoir

    September 14th, 2020 at 6:45 am

    I miss going to the movies and gathering with friends and family @bella_loulou1

  107. Jeff Marchen

    September 14th, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Still nervous for dinner out.

  108. Doug Benner

    September 14th, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    I miss my seeing my parents who live in the US. My Mothers desperately misses spending time with her grandson

  109. Cindy

    September 14th, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Along with doctors visits, I’m really missing out on social gatherings/play dates for the kids. They miss their friends so much. ~Burnaby, BC.
    @C__i__n__d__y__

  110. Anne

    September 14th, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I miss going to My Dr office for me and my children. Now the doors are locked and can’t get an appointment sooner.
    @mylovemylifemyhappiness

  111. Deanna King

    September 14th, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Travelling @deannabyrne

  112. Andre Taillefer

    September 14th, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    I miss hugging and hanging out with my friends!

  113. Kelsey

    September 14th, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    I absolutely miss seeing my son in his classroom, in his brand new school that they built this year as well as volunteering there when I feel well. Its heartbreaking that im missing so much right now when my son is so young as they group up way too fast.

    @kelx44

  114. Tiesha Dorleans

    September 14th, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    I miss going to the restaurant with family @SweetTD93

  115. Kay

    September 15th, 2020 at 12:37 am

    I miss coffee with the girls @kay_abbott13

  116. Jason Kinnin

    September 15th, 2020 at 2:36 am

    visiting family @taylor.nicole.k

  117. Barbara

    September 15th, 2020 at 3:08 am

    I miss dinner parties with friends.

  118. Shell Smith

    September 15th, 2020 at 3:30 am

    I miss family and restaurants and travel!

  119. laurel k

    September 15th, 2020 at 10:57 am

    I miss traveling and enjoying the odd back door bbq with more than 4 friends @tomgirlbc

  120. Janine A

    September 15th, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    i am missing hugging my grandma and being able to visit in her apartment instead of outside, we will have to get creative once winter comes! I entered on instagram under @jane3163

  121. shawn k

    September 15th, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    missing working out with my friends.

  122. Theresa Bruce

    September 15th, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    @canadiandigitalnomad – my answer was Missing Festivals and events. It was a great way to meet new people, and now with COVID, there are no events, no festivals, and the pandemic no one wants to meet new people outside of their bubble.

  123. Chris Finn

    September 15th, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I miss just hanging out with people, shaking hands, friendly hugs. Sigh.

  124. Lizzy Chow

    September 15th, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Indoor sports for sure, I’ve been so inactive lately !

    @lizchowers

  125. Lizzy Chow

    September 15th, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Indoor sports for sure, I’ve been so inactive lately !

    @lizchowers

  126. Sarah

    September 15th, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    I miss taking my toddler to the library for dance parties and storytime. @momma.of.b

  127. Stephanie LaPlante

    September 15th, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I most miss music festivals and meeting new people.

  128. Stephanie LaPlante

    September 15th, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    I most miss music festivals and meeting new people.
    @stephy905

  129. Micheline

    September 15th, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    I miss hanging out with friends.
    @winniehook4

  130. Bettina

    September 16th, 2020 at 12:25 am

    I miss going for coffee with my friends!
    @ngbettina

  131. Sean Ash

    September 16th, 2020 at 1:25 am

    I miss music festivals and going to concerts with friends . @adiehardjetsfan

  132. Colleen Rose

    September 16th, 2020 at 1:41 am

    I miss my book club a lot @shoelessjoegirl

  133. Lorna May

    September 16th, 2020 at 1:48 am

    I miss going to the movies we would go every week @agardeninggrandma65

  134. Eniko Gaspar

    September 16th, 2020 at 3:29 am

    i miss going to Santana’s concert, the EX, Wonderland list goes on and on

  135. Denise M

    September 16th, 2020 at 3:43 am

    I miss having games night with friends
    @dremccrea

  136. Allison Matz

    September 16th, 2020 at 3:51 am

    I miss group work out classes @amatz8711

  137. Scott Yu

    September 16th, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Miss traveling for sure!

    @youseehow

  138. Lorra

    September 16th, 2020 at 10:43 am

    I love attending concerts and plays, so I miss that the most. Thanks

    @bromley9090

  139. Julia M

    September 16th, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I miss being able to high five coworkers and travelling!

  140. Shelley

    September 16th, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    I miss travelling to go see my Grandchildren

  141. Tiesha Dorleans

    September 16th, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I miss traveling and going to the movies. @SweetTD93

  142. Jenn

    September 16th, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    I am a big sports fan so I miss watching and attending games with family and friends. (IG: jennierinnn)

  143. Yen Tam

    September 16th, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    I’m missing social gatherings.
    @yft77

  144. Ray Franklin

    September 17th, 2020 at 1:11 am

    I miss then movies and going to the opera with my wife . IG = @aboutmycommunity

  145. Rae Davenport

    September 17th, 2020 at 2:04 am

    I miss international travel the most!

    Atastroleostar

  146. Kellie Walsh

    September 17th, 2020 at 2:07 am

    I miss playing cards with my friends. @kellietoby

  147. Alayne L

    September 17th, 2020 at 2:11 am

    I suffer from chronic pain and this platform really interests me! Thank you for a well written post and an amazing giveaway!

    I definitely miss being with friends and family who are not in the “bubble”. Thanks again!

    @mamalangs5

  148. Memo Aldashor

    September 17th, 2020 at 3:39 am

    I really missed travelling! @aldashor

  149. Eileen

    September 17th, 2020 at 4:00 am

    I miss getting together with my friends. @livinginbc

  150. Heidi c

    September 17th, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Every summer, my girls and I visit my mum in Montreal and this year was the first year in over ten that we missed our trip. That, plus our regular weekly family dinner and movie out, have definitely been a lit of a oss.
    @heidicr

  151. Nicole Graham

    September 17th, 2020 at 10:57 am

    I miss seeing my friends for coffee. This app looks wonderful. It would save so much time. I’m definitely interested in it.
    @nicolthe_pickle

  152. Jenn L

    September 17th, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    I miss my weekly breakfast with my friends.

    @mama_just_winging_it

  153. Janice E Cournoyer

    September 17th, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    I miss my grandchildren who live in another province

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