Village Health Clinic was founded by Dr. Brian Gluvic and Dr. Trang Duong, a husband and wife team who provide integrated health care, the blending of science-based natural medicine and conventional medical therapeutics.
Dr. Brian Gluvic
Dr. Brian Gluvic is a Naturopathic Physician at the Village Health Clinic, where he provides family medical care with an emphasis on dietary and nutritional therapies, lifestyle counseling and natural medicines. He completed a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and medical degree at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and received additional training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. He has also received additional training in physical/sports medicine and incorporates exercise therapies, acupuncture, and injection therapies such as trigger point injection and prolotherapy into his approach to chronic pain. He is board certified in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine and prolotherapy.
Dr. Gluvic is an adjunct professor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where he teaches Pediatrics. He has received extensive training in Naturopathic pediatrics and frequently lectures on children’s health topics.
Away from the clinic, Dr. Gluvic is a dad, a mountain biker, a skier-turned-snowboarder-turned-skier, a gardener, and an amatuer astronomer.
Dr. Trang Duong
Dr. Duong received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with Honors at the University of California in Santa Cruz. She accomplished her medical training at Bastyr University and the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Washington, where she received her degree in Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery.
Dr. Duong has also completed the Breastfeeding Counselor Certification Program through Douglas College in New Westminster. In 2002, she traveled to the Vanuatu to deliver babies in a high-risk centre.
Dr. Duong currently maintains a family practice at the Village Health Clinic in Surrey with an emphasis in Midwifery and Women’s health. Her hospital privileges include Peace Arch Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital. Dr. Duong is a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Division of Midwifery, Department of Family Practice.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Duong is a mom, a hot yoga addict, and a gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free home cook.
Dr. Duong is a member of the College of Midwives of British Columbia, Midwives Association of British Columbia, and Canadian Association of Midwives.
Both Dr. Gluvic and Dr. Duong are members of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia, British Columbia Naturopathic Association, and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Pamela Smith
Dr. Smith completed her Bachelor’s degree from Thompson River University in Biology and Psychology with the goal of becoming a Naturopathic Physician in mind. She then completed the four year intensive naturpathic medical program at Boucher Institute for Naturpathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC.
She has a strong passion for working with families which has been strengthened through many experiences treating underserved populations in both Canada and abroad in countries such as Europe, Central America, and India. Here, she was required to truly examine the root cause of many diseases and patient concerns using minimal resources. This helped her to understand the value and power of treating the cause using first line naturopathic treatments and how far compassion and empathy go to assisting people with their journey back to health.
Dr. Smith uses a variety of modalities in her family medical practice including: acupuncture, herbal medicine, physical medicine, clinical nutrition, and IV therapy. She also has pursued extra training in naturopathic pediatric & obstetrical care, trained as a naturopathic doula, and has her pharmaceutical prescriptive authority. Dr. Pam is focused on living a balanced and preventative lifestyle and supporting her patients in doing the same. In her spare time, Dr. Pam enjoys being in the outdoors, including skiing, snowboarding and camping. She also likes to go for walks near the ocean or in the forest, hockey games, and relaxing with her husband.
Kelly Mawson, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Kelly Mawson is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. As a full time Registered Massage Therapist, Kelly has been providing effective massage therapy for over 4 years. Kelly’s practice includes treatments for both acute and chronic injuries, arthritis, headaches, muscular pain and detoxification of tissues. She provides therapy for anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress management as well as pre- and post-natal massage.
She utilizes massage therapy techniques such as Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, stretching, hydrotherapy, homecare techniques, and patient education. Through massage therapy Kelly has had the privilege of assisting with a patient’s natural course of healing.
Kelly is currently accepting new patients. RMT’s are covered by most extended medical plans, so be sure to refer all your friends, family, colleagues, and patients.
Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Adrienne Briscoe received her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Sales and Marketing from the University of British Columbia. She has 15 plus years of experience in the corporate world ranging from sales, marketing and project management.
Her working experience has opened her eyes to the effects of stress and poor dietary, exercise and overall health habits, which lead her to become an advocate of a balanced, healthy lifestyle. While searching to improve her own health and consulting with Dr. Gluvic, she tried her first colonic. She became an instant believer in this detoxification treatment and wanted to help others on their journey to health.
Since completing her Colon Hydrotherapy course in 2008 from Prime Vitality School of Colon Hydrotherapy she has been practicing at the Village Health Clinic.
To schedule an appointment with a member of our team, please contact us.