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. Erica Kubanek, ND
Naturopathic Doctor – Director of IV Services
Dr. Erica Kubanek, ND 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 naturopathic doctor Dr. Erica Kubanek, ND 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, Dr. Erica Kubanek, ND 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 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. Felicia Deo, ND
Naturopathic Doctor – IV Manager
Dr. Felicia Deo, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor who is passionate about empowering women in all avenues of life, from pre-conception and fertility to diminishing discomfort during menopause. She believes that every person deserves to find the best versions of themselves. As a young adult she competed in high level athletics where she made the connection between how the foods we eat can result in better outcomes, not only in sport but in day-to-day life. Dr. Felicia Deo, ND has developed a special interest in fertility and pre-natal support, hormone balance, digestive health as well as supporting women in positive healthy aging and skin health. Dr. Felicia Deo, ND incorporates tools of assessment and treatments in her practice such as diagnostic testing, physical exams, herbal medicine, nutritional counselling, acupuncture, and aesthetics. Prior to pursuing a Naturopathic Degree, Dr. Felicia Deo, ND gained a Bachelor of Science, with specialization in cell and molecular biology and a Minor in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Dr. Felicia Deo, ND is certified in IV therapy, prescriptive authority, Acupuncture, Cosmetic Botulinum toxin, as a Birth Doula, and in Health and Fitness.
Dr. Brett Simpson, ND
Dr. Brett Simpson, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor who knows the hard work it takes to live, work, and play in a beautiful city like Vancouver. She understands how busy lifestyles and stress can impact several aspects of our wellbeing, and she focuses on supporting her patients in maintaining a healthy balance. 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. Dr. Brett Simpson, ND 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. She also uses physical exams including PAP exams, and orthopedic testing as part of her assessments. Dr. Brett Simpson, ND also enjoys helping her patients to reduce physical pains that are impacting their quality of life. She offers trigger point injections, neural therapy, prolotherapy and therapeutic botox. Dr. Brett Simpson, ND also offers aesthetic botox and dermal fillers, EmpowerRF and Morpheus8 treatments in her practice, working with her patient’s natural beauty. Dr. Brett Simpson, ND creates treatment plans that are sustainable, support individual goals, and allow her patients to make the most of their lives in this beautiful city.
Dr. Nicola Bennett, ND
Dr. Nicola Bennett, ND is a naturopathic doctor and an avid yoga practitioner and teacher. Her keen 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 Dr. Nicola Bennett, ND had always wanted to be a medical 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. Dr. Nicola Bennett, ND decided to pursue another four years of school at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where she completed her Doctorate. After graduating in 2017, she began practicing at the IV Health Centre, where she has been ever since. Dr. Nicola Bennett, ND has a special interest in women’s health and subtle aesthetic injections, including Morpheus8 treatments. As part of her Women’s health treatments Dr. Nicola Bennett, ND offers PAP testing and EmpowerRF treatments. She loves to help her patients feel better both on the inside and out. She especially enjoys treating fatigue, thyroid and hormonal imbalances, menstrual irregularities and menopause. Dr. Nicola Bennett, ND is certified in IV therapy, acupuncture, cosmetic botulism toxin (Botox), therapeutic botulinum toxin, aesthetic platelet rich plasma, dermal fillers, mesotherapy, and holds prescriptive authority in BC.
Dr. Kay Wong, ND
Dr. Kay Wong, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor with a focus in digestion, hormones, and skin health. Prior to pursuing a career in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Kay Wong, ND 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 Wong, ND offers diagnostic tests, physical exams, Women’s Wellness including PAPs, breast exams and EmpowerRF treatments, herbal medicine, acupuncture, chelation, Morpheus8 treatments and spinal adjustments. Dr. Kay Wong, ND 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 certified to prescribe pharmaceutical medication and uses the advantages of modern medicine while prioritizing natural approaches when possible. Dr. Kay Wong, ND 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 Wong, ND is here to help simplify and guide you through your journey to health. Dr. Kay Wong, ND is certified in IV therapy, acupuncture, cosmetic botulism toxin (Botox), dermal fillers and holds prescriptive authority in BC.
Sarah McGuire, R.Ac.
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. Her clients experience a compassionate and effective treatment which utilizes traditional acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, five element acupuncture, acutonics, tuina and cupping. Sarah, R.Ac. also offers microneedling, facial acupuncture and Morpheus8 treatments as part of her practice.
Marly Hill, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Marly Hill, RMT began her journey as a massage therapist in 2008 and has been expanding her knowledge and experience in her practice ever since. From a very young age she has had an interest in the healing arts and today her passion is helping clients gain a better understanding of their own bodies. Over the years, she has gained vast knowledge and experience working alongside Psychologists who treat clients struggling with stress-related physical and emotional disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Marly Hill, RMT continues to upgrade her abilities by expanding her knowledge and skills through various continuing education courses related to massage therapy, allowing her to treat clients with diverse health complaints. Marly Hill, RMT utilizes all of her skills to create a unique treatment plan for each client that comes her way!
Book in before Decemeber 23 2022, as Marly will be expecting her first little one and going on Maternity Leave!