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, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Brett Simpson 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 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. Brett also enjoys helping her patients to reduce physical pains that are impacting their quality of life. She offers trigger point injections, neural therapy, and therapeutic botox. Dr. Brett also offers aesthetic botox and filler treatments in her practice, working with her patient’s natural beauty. Dr. Brett 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
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Nicola Bennett 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 Dr. Nicola 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 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 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 (Botox), dermal fillers, Belkyra™ and holds prescriptive authority in BC.

Dr. Kay Wong, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Kay Wong 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 certified 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. Kay is certified in IV therapy, acupuncture, cosmetic botulism toxin (Botox), dermal fillers, Belkyra™ and holds prescriptive authority in BC.

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Dr. Felicia Deo, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Felicia Deo 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 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 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 gained a Bachelor of Science, with specialization in cell and molecular biology and a Minor in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Dr. Felicia is certified in IV therapy, prescriptive authority, Acupuncture, Cosmetic Botulinum toxin, as a Birth Doula, and in Health and Fitness.

Dr. Erica Kubanek, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

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 naturopathic doctor Dr. 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, Dr. 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 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.

Sarah McGuire, R.Ac.
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, tuina and cupping.

Marly Hill, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

Marly 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 Marly 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 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 utilizes all of her skills to create a unique treatment plan for each client that comes her way!