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Our Approach

At WestPAR, we work closely with our Clients to ensure their needs are fully identified and clearly articulated. A sound strategic approach is developed in concert with the Client and if needed, in concert with other eastern based consultancies, to ensure continuity of messaging.  Our project management and quality work empowers us to follow through on delivering the results our Clients expect. We pride ourselves on Client satisfaction and are adept at adjusting to the market needs as they develop.

Meet the Team

After 6 years as a Senior Consultant at The JBL Group, it became increasingly evident that there has been a critical gap in how small and medium sized Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Companies engage with Payers in Western Canada. WestPAR was started to serve these Clients in building sound strategies to address the Reimbursement and Market Access challenges that are unique to the Western Provinces, while retaining the Client's ability to access eastern based market access consultancies to engage Ontario, Quebec and CADTH.

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Stephen Filbey

Founder and Executive Consultant

Stephen is the founder and Principal Consultant at WestPAR Consultancy. He is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and related industries.

Stephen has been working throughout the western provinces for over 27 years during which he launched more than 6 first-in-class pharmaceuticals, ran a successful continuing medical education consultancy and over the 10 most recent years, advised clients in achieving successful Reimbursement, Market Access and Policy outcomes.

He has guided more than 40 organization in devising, developing and implementing Reimbursement Strategies throughout Western Canada, addressing rare disease, oncology and non-oncology files and advising extensively on Biosimilars. He has successfully negotiated multiple agreements with BC PharmaCare, BC Cancer Agency, Alberta Health, Saskatchewan Pharmaceutical Services Unit and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

Stephen holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Windsor and has completed a Continuing Medical Education & Needs Assessment Internship through the department of CME at the University of Calgary.