Dr. Maysoon Raouf

Dr. Maysoon Raouf
Dr. Maysoon Raouf Elmvale Optometry
1910 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, ON K1G 1A4

I qualified and trained as an Ophthalmologist in the UK and my past work experience was in that field. When I immigrated to Canada, I qualified as an Optometrist to gain quicker access to work in a closely related field. I have now been working as an Optometrist in Canada for 5 years, first as an associate for a couple of years and then in February 2012, I opened my own practice from scratch. I had no experience in business management in Canada and minimal dispensing experience.The first year of business was rough even though I had some business consulting. My stress level was enormous, I was working 6 days a week, more than 10 hours a day, couldn’t pay my bills most of the time and I hated every minute of it.

In January 2013, I spoke to Janice Wheeler of AMI on Skype and did a free practice assessment. She helped me see a light at the end of the tunnel and that there was hope of making the business successful. I knew I had the clinical skills to treat any patient, but there was much more to running the practice than I had realized.

Since then, I was walked through the valuable AMI courses and had their one-on-one consulting. We discussed everything from hiring staff, to staff replacement, to my work schedule, to planning my clinic’s future, and much more.

Now my clinic is a profitable practice, I am working fewer hours and more efficiently. I feel I now know every little thing in my practice (almost) and can monitor my stats efficiently, all thanks to the gorgeous AMI people who helped me through this.

Dr. Maysoon Raouf, Optometrist