Dr. Donovan Kreutzer was born and raised in a town south of Johannesburg, South Africa. He received his medical training at the University of Pretoria and moved back to his hometown in Vereeniging to complete his final internship year. Donovan was one of the first South African trained doctors to do a community service year in South Africa. This was an extremely enjoyable year as he was sent to a remote outpost near the Kruger National Park in South Africa. After completing this community service year, he stayed on for a further six months in the area and then decided to travel elsewhere.
Donovan moved to Canada in 2001 to pursue a passion of fly fishing. He had heard about a job posting in Outlook, Saskatchewan, through a recruitment agency and decided this would be a perfect opportunity to balance fly fishing and his career. After working in Outlook for six weeks, he had made the decision to stay. Donovan spent three years in Outlook Saskatchewan, where he met his wife, Tara. The couple moved to Calgary in 2004 and have been living happily here ever since. Donovan’s hobbies include fly fishing, photography and snowboarding. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his two young daughters.
Within our clinic, he strives to collaborate many different spheres of medicine and accessory services and in doing so, provide comprehensive health and preventative care to our patients.
Dr. Supriya Goyal obtained her medical degree back home in India, where she specialized in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1999, Supriya made the move to Canada, first arriving in Ottawa, Ontario. After completing her residency in 2006, she moved to Calgary with her young family to work as a family physician. Dr. Goyal’s love of family and friends initially motivated her career in the medical field.
Supriya’s passion for her job, combined with her empathetic nature and keen interest in women’s health (reproductive and menopausal health in particular), allows her to continually improve the wellbeing of all her patients. Despite having years of experience in the medical world, Dr. Goyal strives to learn and expand her knowledge in order to provide the utmost care for her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys creative pursuits such as painting and sketching as well as spending time with her family.
Dr. Stephanie Dueck attended the University of Calgary following her Undergraduate studies. There she obtained her medical degree and continued on with her two-year residency program at Victoria General Hospital in Victoria, BC. Stephanie remains active and involved on a part time basis with the medical team based at Victoria General Hospital. With special interest in women’s health and pediatrics, Dr. Dueck brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the clinic allowing her to continue to improve the well-being of her patients.
Growing up in a family of engineers, Stephanie always knew her career would be in the medical field encouraged with knowledge of the cutting-edge treatment that enables the medical world to keep people healthy and happy. She’s passionate about her job and the welfare of her patients. Outside of the office, Dr. Dueck stays active playing women’s soccer and spending time with family and friends.
Joining Provital Sept 2017
Louis is a family physician relocating to Calgary in Sept 2017. Louis graduated from the university of the Free State South Africa in 1999 and moved to Canada in January 2002 to practice Medicine. For the past 15 year Louis has been practicing in a very diverse family practice in Bonny Ville, Alberta. Louis specializes in Chronic Care, Geriatric ad Palliative Care Practice, and has been an active participant in Emergency Style Medicine, Surgical assisting as well as working as a Hospitalist. Louis has a very kind and caring nature and loves helping people. Louis is excited to start at Provital and bring his expertise and diversity to the clinic to help the needs of our patients.
My Special Interests Include:
• Chronic medical conditions
• Musculo skeletal conditions
• Joint injections
• Elderly care
• Palliative care/ end of life care
Joining Provital Sept 2017
Marné was born in South Africa and graduated from the university of Free State in 1999. She moved to Canada with her husband Louis Coetzee in January 2002. She has been working for the past 15 years alongside Louis in Bonny Ville , Alberta, serving the community in a number of different areas, Including Family Practice, Women’s Health clinics, Emergency room Coverage, Minor surgery-Lumps and Bumps clinics, and Administering Chemotherapy through the community Oncology clinics. She also specialises in helping a number of patients with Chronic headaches and migraines in the form of Botox Therapy. Marne is excited about her move to Calgary and is looking forward to helping our Provital patients with their medical needs. She has a diverse skill set and a true passion for helping people.
My Special Interests Include:
• Botox therapy for Migraines
• Woman’s health
• Pessary ring fittings
• Management of Cancer patients and Chemotherapy related complications
• Chronic medical illnesses
• Minor surgery-lumps and bumps
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Dr. Aparna Taylor was raised in Northwestern Ontario, appreciating small town values and the charm of Lake Superior. She attended Lakehead University, then travelled to pursue her personal interests in yoga training and volunteering in India. Her graduate education brought her to Calgary where she attended the University of Calgary while enjoying snowboarding and backcountry camping with her friends in the Rockies. Her passion for holistic healing eventually lead her to complete her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Taylor opened a private practice in Thunder Bay, and with a personal interest supporting children with Autism or ADHD. She then also began conducting research through Lakehead University, investigating a natural intervention for children with attention difficulties.
Aparna moved back to Calgary after getting married, and appreciates being back in the Rockies with her husband and children. They enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in the summer and winter. Aparna and her husband were fortunate to experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for their honeymoon. When Aparna is not busy with her passion for yoga, work, or social activities, she is occupied with her delight for cooking, bringing her love of nature and health to nurture her family and friends with meals.
Aparna is committed to guiding her patients through individualized, integrative care and is enthusiastic about providing this care with the dynamic Provital team.
Dr. Sarah Wuest was born and raised in Alberta, completing her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta. She completed a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and went on to do an additional three-year residency in Sport Sciences. She also studied Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University and is a Certified Animal Chiropractor with the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She was a national level show jumper for 15 years and continues to be involved in the sport.
Sarah has been practicing in Calgary in a family and sports-based practice since 2008. On-going education and staying up-to-date on current medical research and literature continues to be part of her professional life. In addition to practice, she currently works in the Human Performance Lab at the University of Calgary on several ongoing projects. She also lectures at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy on Kinesiology and Research Literacy.
Sarah’s practice focuses on creating evidence-based individualized treatment plans for each of her patients and actively involves them in all their health care decisions. While she does treat back pain and headaches, much of her practice also involves treating extremities including knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders. Her treatments include a number of different techniques including chiropractic adjustments, fascial and soft tissue treatments, post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitative exercises, medical acupuncture, performance enhancement, custom orthotics, and custom knee braces.
Sarah is proud to be a member of the Provital team and have the opportunity to provide her patients with truly collaborative, multidisciplinary care. She looks forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your full potential, whether you are an elite or recreational athlete, or just simply needing devoted care for your hardworking body.
Erika is originally from Banff Alberta, and moved to Calgary in 2014. Erika obtained her Kinesiology degree with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University, during which time she volunteered at a Pedorthic clinic and immediately was drawn to the profession. Erika continued on to complete the Pedorthics program at Western University, graduating with distinction. Erika quickly became certified after completion of her diploma and is a proud member in good standing of both the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada. Erika has a broad passion for sports and their injuries, however has a strong belief in preventative health management.
Mackenzie was raised in Sylvan Lake, where she grew up on the water, boating, surfing and enjoying the sand. She moved to Calgary in 2011 to pursue bigger opportunities and experience the city lifestyle. She ended up enjoying the city life so much that she stayed! She has been working with Provital Health & Wellness since 2012. Creating strong therapeutic relationships, caring of patients’ wellbeing and compassion towards the medical field, lead her to completing her nursing degree at Bow Valley College in 2015. Now being a Nurse at Provital, she thoroughly enjoys her time spent caring for our variety of patients and creating positive lifestyle outcomes.
Out of her nurse’s uniform, Mackenzie enjoys visiting her family, hot yoga, being on the water and visiting the ocean, whenever she gets the opportunity. She often returns to Sylvan Lake to enjoy the atmosphere in which she grew up.
Lindsay is a Licensed Practical Nurse, having graduated from Bow Valley College in April 2016. She is not a stranger to post-secondary education as she explored her options through general studies at Mount Royal University and the University of Saskatchewan. Lindsay decided to become a nurse because of the impact she is able to make on the lives of those she encounters. She enjoys working in a community setting because she gets to see some of the same patients on a regular basis.
In her spare time, Lindsay loves spending time outdoors! Her and her partner often take their Goldendoodle “Piper” out to Canmore or Banff to enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. Lindsay also enjoys staying fit by attending fitness classes, spin class being her favorite!
Born in England, Trudy moved to Australia with her family as a child, though she has recently become a permanent resident of Canada and now calls Calgary home. Trudy was highly competitive during her youth, participating in a variety of sports including field hockey, surf life saving, as well as karate and soccer at a national level. Studying at the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at The University of Western Australia, Trudy completed her Bachelor degree in 1997 before going on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Exercise Rehabilitation and then her Masters Degree.
Her career progressed from junior sport instruction to becoming a gym trainer and manager, and later an Exercise Physiologist providing exercise rehabilitation to worker’s compensation clientele. Trudy went on to spend over nine years working in remote Western Australia as both a health and wellness consultant and an injury management advisor for a leading worldwide natural resource company. Trudy continues to enjoy her karate training and international travel, but now also likes hiking and snow-shoeing in the mountains.
• Health and Wellness Consultant
• Injury Management
Born and raised in Vereeniging, South Africa, Brandon has always had a strong passion for athletics and physical fitness. Competing in tennis, squash and track and field throughout his life, he has continued to maintain an active lifestyle. Graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2001, Brandon received Honours in a Bachelor of Bio Kinetics.
Avid not only about helping others improve their physical fitness, Brandon devotes much of his time in the gym maintaining his own physical strength and endurance. When his mind is not focused on fitness, he enjoys spending time with his family (including three hairless cats) and exploring his passion for helicopters.
• Strength and Endurance Training
• Athletic Performance Training
• Weight Loss
Marlee has only lived in Calgary since September of 2016. She has come to us from Nova Scotia where she was born and raised. In Antigonish, Nova Scotia, she attended St. Francis Xavier University where she completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Nutrition in 2015, as well as her internship. Her passion for nutrition began long ago as her family has instilled roots of health, fitness and wellness within her. She notes that her love of wholesome and nutritious food also played a large part in her career path decision.
When she is not at work, Marlee enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes and ideas. She also enjoys the community and being outside whenever the weather permits. Marlee is a self-proclaimed bargain hunter, spending much of her spare time in consignment or thrift stores. She was initially drawn to Provital due to the collaborative atmosphere and stands behind the diverse group of health professionals working together beneath one roof.
Kristen was born and raised in the small town of Belle River, Ontario. There she completed her 2200-hour Massage Therapy Diploma at the Canadian College of Heath Sciences & Technology in 2008. Kristen decided to make the move to Calgary in 2009, to start a new chapter in her life. She joined the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta and began working in spas, before moving on to a Sports Clinic. Kristen has been an RMT for over eight years and has enjoyed the last five years she has spent working at Provital.
Kristen likes to stay healthy by working out, attending spin class and playing with her dog, Copper. When she has time to relax, Kristen enjoys spending time out on the water; fishing and boating. In her spare time, Kristen finds herself volunteering for a variety of organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society.
David was born in Saskatchewan, but was raised in Strathmore, a small town just outside the city of Calgary. Athletics were a huge part of his upbringing leading to his passion in the physical wellness world. He participated in Boxing, Martial Arts, Soccer, and Hockey. David first thought about becoming a therapist after months of recovery due to a serious sports injury. He then knew that he wanted to help others recover from injury and maintain a healthy, physical life.
David graduated from CDI Clinical Massage Therapy with Honours in 2008 and has been practicing ever since. He gained experience volunteering at marathons, giving presentations at health fairs, and working the finish line at various races. David currently competes in distance and downhill longboard racing. When he is not on his board, he spends time camping, fishing and focusing on his other passion; music.
Brooke is originally from London, Ontario and moved to Calgary in 2003 in hopes of pursuing new adventures with her husband. Prior to her career in massage therapy she was a nursing attendant and all together has gained 15 years in the healthcare field. Brooke graduated in 2005 from the massage therapy program at Foothills College in Calgary and became a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Owning her own massage therapy business at a senior wellness centre, Brooke has gained experience with clients of all ages. She is educated in a wide range of sports injuries and proficient in treating Motor Vehicle Accident injuries.
During her time off Brooke enjoys traveling, hiking, crafts, photography, and spending time with her family and friends.
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Pre-and Post Natal Massage
• Sports Massage
• TMJ- Intraoral
Nuala was born and raised here in Calgary. Playing soccer and tennis growing up, Nuala has always pursued an active lifestyle. An unfortunate knee injury from soccer led to months of recovery for Nuala as a young adult and led to her passion in the healthcare industry. Nuala is currently a 2200 hour Registered Massage Therapist with CRMTA. She is currently attending Makami College where she will graduate from in 2017 with 3000 hours under her belt. Nuala is also in school on the weekends through Yoga Passage to attain her 200-hour yoga teaching certificate.
Nuala’s passion for natural wellness has driven her in her career path as well as everyday life.
When she is not studying, or working (which is quite rare), Nuala enjoys practicing yoga herself, reading, crafts and playing with her cat, Myles.
• TMJ- Intraoral
• Cranial Sacral Massage – Migraines and Headaches
• Shoulders and Upper Back Massage Therapy
• Relaxation Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Juliana is no stranger to the prairies. Nearly right after high school, Juliana made the decision to attend the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy where she graduated from in 2010. Juliana is a 2200 hour Registered Massage Therapist and a member of RMTA. She has been practicing massage therapy for 7 years now and enjoys all the new relationships she has created in the industry. Juliana has worked with clients of all ages, from athletic children to older adults.
In 2016, Juliana married her best friend Joel and spends most of her free time with him and their 2 dogs, Ellie and Dozer. With time off, Juliana finds enjoyment in gardening, cooking and hiking with her family. As much of her and Joel’s families live in British Columbia or Saskatchewan, she finds herself travelling Western Canada quite frequently, which she loves.
• Relaxation Massage
• Sports Massage
• Migraine and Tension Massage
• Posture Techniques through Massage Therapy
• Back Pain Massage
Courtney completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Calgary, graduate school at the University of Lethbridge and went on to register with the College of Alberta Psychologist. Courtney became fully registered in February of 2009 and since then has worked in multiple settings such as: non-profit, University, EFAP programs and for AHS in their mental health clinics. Courtney has been with Provital Health and Wellness since November of 2011 and has embraced the preventative, multi-disciplinary model of care, as they align with her values regarding patient care.
Courtney works mainly in couple and individual modalities with adolescent to geriatric age range, and continues to participate in professional development each year. Courtney works with each client to fit the approach that best suits their needs. Courtney values an open and flexible approach with each of her clients and works collaboratively with each individual to achieve what will be most successful for their counselling process.
Some of the therapies and presenting concerns Courtney has received advanced training in include:
• CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
• EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
• Emotion Focused Therapy
• Attachment Based Practice
• Mindfulness based Practice
• Self esteem/Body Image
• Relationship issues
• Life transitions
• Stress Management
Laura has been a Registered Psychologist since 2007, counselling individuals, couples, and older adolescents. She counsels clients with a range of emotional, mental, and physical health issues and has a client-centered, compassionate, and eclectic approach. Laura is a certified practitioner of Integrative Body Psychotherapy, bringing a mindful body-focused approach into her clinical practice. She also incorporates family systems & attachment theory, emotion-focused therapy, and EMDR. Laura works from a holistic model focusing on emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and children, family, and friends. She practices yoga, enjoys being in nature, has an affinity for the ocean, and loves to travel.
• Stress Management
• Relationship/Family of Origin Issues
• Grief & Loss/Life Transitions
• Personal Growth and Development
• Depression & Anxiety
• Experience of Abuse or Trauma
• Chronic Pain/Illness
• Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
• Integrative Body Psychotherapy
• Emotion-Focused Therapy
Christine holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec, 2003). She has been practicing in Alberta since 2006. She has worked for various community agencies, primarily with adults. In therapy, Christine helps clients make sense of their experience, develop new and flexible ways of responding to difficulties, learn new skills and use personal strengths effectively.
Christine is English/French bilingual and offers client services in French as required. She has been happily working with Provital clients since 2011.
• Relationship Issues
• Concerns with Weight and Eating Habits
• Life Transitions
• Grief and Loss
• Individual and Couple’s Therapy
• ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
• CBT (Cognitive-behavioural Therapy)
Karen was born in Quebec, raised in British Columbia and moved to Calgary in 2005. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of British Colombia. Karen then went on to pursue her Master of Arts in Psychology at City University’s Calgary Campus. In 2013, Karen became a Registered Psychologist and has been working with adults, adolescents, couples and families ever since. She is experienced in a variety of techniques and is currently furthering her interest in body focused therapy through Integrated Body Psychotherapy (IBP).
Karen loves to travel, having visited most of Canada, Europe and the US as well as parts of South East Asia and Africa. Karen is married with two lovely daughters (11 and 15 years old) and two dogs as well. Since becoming a mother, Karen enjoys camping, snowshoeing and long walks in Nose Hill Park with her family.
• Trained in EMD
• Narrative Therapy
• Emotion-focused Therapy
• Attachment Theory Therapy/Parenting
• Trauma and Grief/Loss
• Stress and Anxiety
• Eating Disorders
Karen was born and raised here in Calgary. She moved to Victoria, B.C where she completed two undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Child and Youth Studies at the University of Victoria. Her connections to family and friends brought her back to the prairies, where she completed her Masters in the Counselling Psychology Program at the University of Calgary. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of community agencies, providing services to families, children, adolescents, individuals, couples and groups. In 2009, Karen became fully registered as a Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
In her personal life, Karen enjoys staying active through skiing, camping and hiking. She loves music, watching old movies and weekly Italian dinners with her in-laws. She finds meaning in her relationships to her husband and two daughters, as well as family and friends. Karen is enthusiastic about her work with clients and the multidisciplinary and collaborative model offered at Provital.
• Relationship dynamics
• Children’s Therapy
• Anxiety and Insecurity
• Grief and Loss
• Emotional Development
• Attachment-based Therapy
• Narrative Therapy
• Humanistic Therapy
Born in Nairobi Kenya, and growing up in London, England, Rakhi has roots all over the world. She graduated in Business and Finance in 1993 in the UK, which allowed her to pursue a career in Business Marketing in the entertainment industry, before moving to Canada in 1996 with her husband. After arriving in Calgary, she worked for a finance company for 3 years and then left to start a family.
Rakhi is a loving mother to three beautiful children. While raising her three children she impressively continued to work part-time as an accounting administrator for various companies and organisations, as well as manage her husband’s corporation since 1997.
Rakhi can be described as a highly-organised and creative individual, with a diverse skill-set. She is passionate about healthcare and helping patients with theirs and Provital has enabled her to do so.
Melanie Quinlan was born in rural Saskatchewan but was raised in Calgary, AB. Melanie comes to us with an extensive background in administration which spans over fifteen years. During those fifteen years, Melanie has had the opportunity to work in a variety of industries that required her to adapt quickly to not only the field but the various people she would encounter. Melanie’s strong people skills enable her, in her role as Patient Care Coordinator, to make every patient welcome to our facility and part of our medical family.
Melanie is a proud mother of three. She enjoys entertaining, reading, and gardening. However, her true passion is spending time with her family and friends to build everlasting memories. Melanie thoroughly enjoys her role here at Provital and receives great satisfaction knowing she is a part of a collaborative team.
Born and raised in Edmonton, AB. Chantel always showed her incredible love for people through her friends and family. Chantel spent most of her school years competing in dance, starting with ballet when she was only 4 years old. While succeeding in her passion of dance, winning medals and trophies, Chantel managed to also stay focused on her academics. While continuing her education, Chantel showed her ambition and desire to enter the work force by starting her employment path at the early age of 15.
Extremely people oriented, Chantel’s career aspirations always surrounded Customer Service, Sales, and Administration. Chantel’s organized demeanor allows her to explore her determination and efficiency to provide the best healthcare possible to Provital’s patients. When not behind the Provital desk Chantel enjoys outdoor activities, working out, dancing, yoga and reading.
Nicole was born and raised in Fort Erie, Ontario. She moved to Calgary in 2009, where she completed her Medical Office Assistant program at Robertson College in 2014. She has since gained experience, as a MOA, with clinical and clerical in both public and collaborative medical offices.
The medical field is her career of choice to pursue as it provides her the opportunity to nurture her desire to help others, while making a positive impact every single day. As a result of this, she ensures all patients receive the highest level of care. Nicole’s sympathetic and kind nature allows for a positive initial point of contact between Provital’s patients and the collaborative care they receive.
Nicole loves to travel, with having visited most of Canada, USA, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. In her down time, she enjoys reading, exercising and hiking with her dog, Maddie.
Born and raised in Calgary, Jaime has devoted much of her life to academics and athletics. Beginning her sporting career at the early age of 4, she focused primarily on Soccer and Basketball as activities of choice. Currently enrolled at Mount Royal University in a Bachelor of Health Science and Physical Education, Jaime hopes to continue her post-secondary career in Medicine. Finding herself on the President’s Honour Roll at Mount Royal has pushed Jaime to continue pursuing a career path in either physical therapy or dermatology. Working in the past as a nanny, receptionist and server, among various other positions, her ambition for success stems from the early age of 14.
Outside of work and education, Jaime enjoys playing on a Women’s Soccer team here in Calgary as well as volunteering with organizations for disabled children. At home, she devotes most of her time to her studies, her cat, Mango, and friends and family.