About Us

The people that make Timely Medical Alternatives a success come from a wide range of backgrounds including business, medical and science backgrounds. All of us at Timely Medical Alternatives believe in fast, efficient private health care to help those stuck on the public health care waiting lists.


Rick Baker

  • Biography


    RBakerRichard was born in Vancouver’s St. Paul’s hospital and graduated with honors from the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. He has worked for such well known companies as Procter and Gamble (Toronto), Merrill Lynch, Baker Lovick B.B.D.O. and J. Walter Thompson.

    Since founding Timely Medical Alternatives in 2003, Richard has become one of the leading spokespeople for reform of our current monopolistic healthcare system. As such, he is often called upon for media interviews and speaking engagements throughout North America. Timely Medical Alternatives has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, the Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, the National Post, the Montreal Gazette, the Vancouver Sun, and the Vancouver Province among others.

    Richard has been interviewed by TV and radio stations in every major Canadian market as well as in Chicago, New York City, and Pittsburg. He was recently featured on the ABC-TV network news program “20/20”, moderated by John Stossell.

Christian Baker

  • Biography

    Alex Ashley Fin 2013-2013 10 15-0064Christian was born in a Group Health hospital in Washington state and holds both American & Canadian citizenship. Christian is the head of our diagnostic & ambulatory surgery department for our Canadian division. He has been with Timely Medical Alternatives since 2006 and has helped hundreds of Canadians gain fast access to urgent & sometimes life-saving surgeries. As such, he works closely with facilities in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New York, Montana, Arizona, & Oklahoma.