“To me, the most satisfying part of being a pharmacist is when you’re able to spend time with your patients. Take, for example, my patients Jean and John; they have been visiting my pharmacy for over 20 years. For me, it’s never been just about dispensing medications. Our patients are part of our pharmacy family. No matter what the issue is, they can count on our team.”
After starting his pharmacy career in a hospital, Akil realized he wanted to spend more time with his patients. In 1997, Akil opened his first Guardian pharmacy in Scarborough, Ontario.