the IV team

the IV team

Here at the IV health centre our dedicated team of health care professionals are committed to providing all of our patients with the best possible health care. The IV team is comprised of licensed and regulated health professionals who together represent over 25 years of education, training and private practice.

Dr. Brett Simpson,
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Brett Simpson appreciates the hard work it takes to afford living in a city like Vancouver, and enjoys supporting her patients in making the most of their busy lifestyles. She works with her patients to establish health goals that will improve energy and optimize adaptation to stress, in order to better take on personal and professional goals. Brett is dedicated to getting to know her patients and understanding their state of health, which enables her to tailor health plans for each individual’s unique lifestyle. She works with her patients to optimize nutrition, balance hormones, improve immune function, and address mental and emotional stress. Dr. Simpson creates treatment plans that are sustainable, and support her patients in achieving their goals, and making the most of their lives in this beautiful city.

Dr. Nicola Bennett,
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Nicola is a Naturopathic Doctor and yoga teacher living and thriving in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Her interest in the human body and its movement brought her to UBC where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. Although Nicola had always wanted to be a doctor, she realized along the way that the conventional medical system was not for her. Yoga was the key that unlocked the door to a whole new world of Eastern philosophy and healing traditions, and she soon realized there were more paths to good health than those offered by western medicine. Nicola decided to pursue another four years of school at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where she became a Naturopathic Doctor. Her special areas of interest include women’s health, physical medicine, and medical aesthetics. She especially enjoys treating fatigue, thyroid and hormonal imbalances, menstrual irregularities and menopause. She also has a passion for treating sports and other pain related injuries. Dr. Nicola is certified in IV therapy, acupuncture, cosmetic botulism toxin, dermal fillers, and holds prescriptive authority in BC.

Dr. Kaylee Driedger,
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Kaylee Driedger is a board certified Naturopathic Physician living in Squamish BC where she takes full advantage of all the outdoor activities and landscapes right outside her doorstep. With a background in Kinesiology her passion for sports medicine and rehabilitation grew stronger while working in a Physiotherapy Clinic. During this time she developed a deeper understanding and appreciation for the human body which led her to pursue a career in Naturopathic Medicine. Her clinical focus now includes; advanced injection techniques like prolotherapy for physical pain and joint injuries, IV therapy, digestive disorders and hormonal imbalances & cosmetic medicine. Dr. Kaylee sees the tremendous value in hands on medicine and she looks forward to working with you to achieve your health and wellness goals!

Dr. Kay Wong,
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Kay is a Naturopathic Doctor with a focus in digestion, hormones, and skin health. Prior to pursuing a career in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Kay earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She finds that nutrition, when included in treatment through diet modification or IV therapy, can result in vast improvement for the patient. Other treatments and assessments that Dr. Kay offers incorporate diagnostic tests, physical exams (including paps and breast exams), herbal medicine, acupuncture, chelation, and spinal adjustments. Dr. Kay also has a very special interest in women’s health. She recognizes that a woman’s biology and healthcare needs are unique. She strongly believes that women should have a supportive health care team that empowers them to feel their best. Conditions treated include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food sensitivities, menstrual cramps or irregularities, urinary and yeast infections, thyroid conditions, acne, and eczema. She is licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical medication and uses the advantages of modern medicine while prioritizing natural approaches when possible. Dr. Kay understands that getting to a place of wellness can be complicated and frustrating and therefore she offers a safe space where you are heard and cared for. Dr. Kay is here to help simplify and guide you through your journey to health.

Dr. Erica Kubanek,
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Erica Kubanek is an experienced naturopathic doctor who has been using advanced intravenous nutrient therapies since 2012. She loves providing patients with safe and effective natural options to improve their wellbeing and elevate their daily lives. Before training to become a doctor Erica was doing her Masters in Medical Genetics at the U of A, Edmonton. She wasn’t happy being a research scientist so when she learned about Naturopathic Medicine she enrolled in the program in the Naturopathic Medicine Program in BC. Early on in practice, Erica found that her patients were struggling with a variety of health concerns of which many can be traced back to their digestion and absorption of nutrients. That led to her interest in treating digestive disorders and IV nutrient therapy. Now you can find her supervising naturopathic medical students, practicing naturopathic medicine and always on the hunt to learn more about natural medicine and how to best serve the patients that are seeking health and wellness.

Dr. Julie Cahill,
Naturopathic Physician

Everyone has the potential to feel better and be better now! Dr. Julie’s here to help you get there. Dr. Julie is a Naturopathic Doctor in Vancouver. Utilizing comprehensive health history, clinical presentation and functional lab testing her goal is to determine the root cause of health concerns. Her focus is to provide individualized attainable natural solutions for sustainable vibrant health.

Sarah McGuire,
Registered Acupuncturist

Sarah McGuire, R.Ac., knows that the free movement of qi (energy) is vital to good health. Her belief is that treating the root cause of pain or illness is the key to better health. With blockages removed and balance restored, one sees renewed possibility, leading us toward our true potential. Sarah’s clients experience a compassionate and effective treatment which utilizes traditional acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, five element acupuncture, acutonics, biopuncture, tuina and cupping.

Candace Kakowchyk,
Osteopathic Practitioner & Registered Massage Therapist

Candace artfully aligns and rebalances the body by gently working with every system, including bones, soft tissues and ligaments, the nervous system, vascular system, and various organs of the body. She works with everyone from newborns to adults, addressing a variety of health concerns ranging from headaches and low back pain to digestive problems, chronic ear infections, immune system dysfunction, anxiety and depression, and much more.