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Located in North Oshawa, Qureshy Foot & Orthotic Clinic is a family-owned business, started by lead chiropodists Zunara Qureshy, and her husband Nabeel Qureshi in November 2021.
The clinic has a team of professionals who are passionate about making your feet feel fabulous. From aching arches to pesky bunions, they've got the remedy for all your foot woes.
Establishing their footing in Oshawa
When she moved to Oshawa with her husband Nabeel Qureshi in 2018, the couple was surprised at the lack of services available for chiropody.
“We felt like these services weren’t really provided in nearby areas. The few services that were provided were run by older clinics that didn’t really appeal to the new generation or demographic moving into the neighbourhood,” she said.
Supporting a small family-owned business
“We’ve been able to track the data on where our patients are coming from. Many have come from friends and family referrals. There are also a lot of people who see our sign in the plaza and come into the clinic to ask us questions,” said Nabeel.
They’ve also received a lot of positive feedback from their patients, who really like the idea of the clinic running as a small business.
“Our patients always tell us how much they appreciate that the clinic started as a family business by a wife and husband duo,” Nabeel continues. “They’re also surprised when they find out that my wife is the owner because it makes them feel really special to be treated directly by the person who owns the clinic.”
Nabeel says that their patients value that connection with their chiropodist. It shows that the clinic isn’t only interested in providing a service to them, but that they truly care about their patients as people.
Their Moneris Story
When the clinic first opened, Nabeel and the team opted to go with Moneris to process payments. He recalled having a simple and pleasant onboarding experience. Their equipment was sent directly to the clinic, and the device itself was straightforward to set up.
Later they upgraded their device to Moneris Go, which was both wireless and had a 4G/LTE connection, so they wouldn’t be impacted by power outages and could take payments online by simply logging into the Moneris Go portal.
What’s next for Qureshy Foot & Orthotic Clinic?
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