Originally from Winnipeg, Dr. April left Canada after high school to complete her Bachelor of Science on an athletic scholarship at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. She earned her 4 year doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Arizona in 2010. During her clinical training years, Dr. April had the opportunity to do extra training rotations in pain management, integrative oncology, endocrinology, women’s health, and psychiatry.
Dr. April continued her post-grad primary care training in an integrative clinic in Seattle, WA where she saw all variety of acute and chronic illness with emphasis on women’s health, weight loss, thyroid, adrenal, and sex-hormone imbalance, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, GI disorders, cancer, autoimmune conditions and chronic fatigue.
She uses nutrition, supplements, injection therapies, IV therapies, physical medicine, pharmaceuticals, homeopathy, and others in her ‘toolbox’ of treatment strategies.
When it comes to her patients, Dr. April’s philosophy is to warmly welcome them as they are, and journey with them toward their health goals.
Dr. Navi Rattan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctorate. He completed his Residency training in Family Medicine and has received Neuromodulator and Dermal filler training from the Medical Art Academy. He is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, College of Family Physician's of Canada and Doctors of British Columbia. Dr. Rattan is able to provide minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to enhance patient satisfaction with their appearance in a natural way. He is excited about aesthetic medicine and looks forward to working with you.
Dr. Monica Michel is a Canadian and U.S. Trained family physician with a special interest and training in aesthetics. She received her aesthetic training in New Jersey by the American academy of aesthetic medicine. Currently she has a specialized interest in skin care as well as Botox and filler injections.
Dr. Sereena Uppal attended Simon Fraser University where she studied Biology and Kinesiology. Upon graduation, she pursued her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, OR.
She spent the first 7 years of her career providing care for patients at Peninsula Village Chiropractic in South Surrey. Since then, Dr. Uppal has been providing locum service for area chiropractors who have had to take a temporary leave of absence from their practice. As a result, she has had the opportunity to treat patients in many settings and with different treatment styles. Through these experiences she has gained an appreciation for a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, so she is excited to join the team at Sereno Wellness.
Along with core chiropractic curriculum, Sereena has continued to build her knowledge and treatment skills through the Active Release Treatment (ART) seminars, which focus on addressing muscle tension and scar tissue. She believes that a combination of soft tissue therapy, chiropractic manipulations, and rehabilitative exercises are most effective to maximize patient recovery. She addresses spinal complaints and numerous other conditions including: tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and ankle injuries, sciatica, shoulder pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and headaches. She also utilizes cold laser therapy for those seeking an alternative type of therapy to expedite pain relief and healing. Currently, she is in the process of partnering with an orthotic company, to help meet the needs of patients who require customized shoe inserts to alleviate pain or help with postural misalignment.
Jennifer Deng received her medical degree from the Medical University of Tianjin in China in 1985. She has practiced both Western and Traditional Chinese medicine, with 13 years of experience working as a pediatrician, clinical researcher, and instructor in her home country. Deng is a Certified Thermographic Technician in Canada, earning her certification as a thermal imaging technician through the International Academy of Clinical Thermology in 2006. She is also trained in the use of cold-laser therapy to accelerates pain relief and healing. In 2008, she received her master’s degree in auricular medicine in 2008. Additionally she has experience and training in Chinese acupressure massage, acupuncture, nutrition, supplements, and pharmacology in Canada.
Margo is a highly respected and skilled Aesthetic Nurse Injector and Injection Trainer in the Aesthetic Industry. She has been trained by and has trained some of the best Injectors across Western Canada. Having trained in almost all the aesthetic clinics in Western Canada, Margo has a thorough understanding of all things aesthetics and is extremely knowledgeable re best practices - both clinically and artistically. She is also one of the Founders of The Medical Art Academy where she trains MDs and RNs Basic Certification and Advanced Training Courses in the application of Botox and Fillers.
As a result, you can be confident in her injection techniques, knowledge base and exposure to best practices for optimal outcomes. Her style is “less is more” and her goal is to restore ones natural beauty to create radiance from the inside out.
Margo received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UBC and post graduate training in Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia PA under the direction of Dr Judith Beck. She obtained her Coaching Certification from the Coaches Training Institute and a degree in Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics, Sedona.
Her passion is to provide insight and resources, so that people can move forward and achieve change – be it in their skin, their outlook, their relationships or their entire lives!!
Deesha is not a new face to the Sereno/South Surrey Medical Clinic family, You may of seen her before as she works as one of our busy RN's with the South Surrey Medical Clinic. Graduating in 1996 as a Registered Nurse from University of the Fraser Valley, she comes to us with many years of Surgical nursing experience and has recently completed her Allergan certified Botox training under the lead of Dr. Martin Braun.