The story of MedRecords, our story, begins with Dr. Clarence Fernandes. There is a chance that you knew him – either personally or professionally as he was a well-respected doctor of 40 years. He cared for over 6,000 active patients in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. One would be correct in thinking that is high as it is nearly triple what a typical practice maintains. He was a force for good that instilled that sense of good in his family and community.
Despite getting older, retirement was something that remained far from Dr. Fernandes’ mind. He was doing good work, so he had no intention of slowing down and thought it was too early to plan for retirement and the eventual closing of his practice. Unfortunately, he passed unexpectedly, and while his funeral was standing room only with seemingly the entirety of Maple Ridge turning out to mourn, the decisions regarding what would happen to his practice, along with the 6,000 records within, had not been made in advance. These decisions would ultimately fall to the estate of Dr. Fernandes and eventually to his son, Aiden Fernandes – the founder of MedRecords.