We’ve carefully selected a team of aesthetic specialists with scores of skin wisdom and a knack for making you feel pampered and polished—all you have to do is sit back and relax.
Dr. Bri Budlovsky
Dr. Brianne Budlovsky, known to her loyal patients as Dr. Bri, is a specialist Emergency Medicine Physician practicing Aesthetic Medicine at Philosophy MD.
Dr. Bri received her Bachelor of Science with Honours from McGill University, and her MD from UBC Vancouver. She completed her specialty in Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She obtained a degree in Medical Education from the University of Dundee in Scotland, and is a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Having worked in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals, she is an accomplished proceduralist with a gentle touch. As an academic physician, her priorities are safety, integrity, and conservative treatment.
A lifelong artist, she founded BeeBeeBisous, a custom art and stationery design studio, in 2015. She has an eye trained for symmetry and subtlety and will collaborate with you to restore, enhance and maintain your inherent beauty.
Dr. Matt Carere
As a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC and an established Emergency Physician at the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals, Dr. Matt Carere prides himself on team work and diligence in all facets of patient care and medical education. He is appreciated by his colleagues and patients for his gentle bedside manner and his sensitive approach to medicine.
Dr. Carere earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii where he attended on an athletic scholarship. He earned his Medical Degree with Honours from University College Cork in Ireland, and completed both his Family Practice Residency and Fellowship in Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa in Ontario.
Through his studies, he developed a keen interest in medical education and mentorship, resolving to develop, execute and maintain specialized simulation training programs in both Ottawa and Victoria, as well as mentoring medical residents. He was recently awarded the UBC Resident Emergency Teaching Award for excellence in physician education.
A hobby craftsman, Dr. Carere has been training in aesthetic medicine over several years and is now focusing his attention, skill set and passions on his cosmetic practice, and investing into the community he is so proud to call home.
Dr. Stephanie Bentzon
Dr. Steph Bentzon (MD, CCFP) is a family physician practicing sclerotherapy (a non-surgical injectable treatment for spider veins) at Philosophy MD.
Dr. Bentzon studied biology at McGill University and The University of Victoria, and went on to receive her MD at The University of British Columbia. She completed her Family Practice Residency in Victoria, and continues to work in clinical outpatient and hospital settings. She was trained in sclerotherapy by industry experts and takes great pride in her practice.
Dr. Bentzon is an artist (and not just when it comes to the treatment of spider veins), with a focus on acrylic painting and portraiture, and this eye for detail extends to her clinical work. As patients will quickly learn, she is enthusiastic and warm… traits she shares with her sister, Dr. Bri! Talk about a talented family!
Danielle HarasymowExecutive Administrator Get to know Danielle Harasymow
Martine VincentPatient Coordinator Get to know Martine Vincent
Tierney LandelsMedical Aesthetician Get to know Tierney Landels
Cierra TottenhamAesthetic Nurse Get to know Cierra Tottenham
Danielle is a certified medical office assistant with 10 years of experience in the administrative field. Her professional passions include anticipating needs, managing day to day workflow, and interpersonal communication. Danielle loves building rapport with patients and helping them feel cared for, which makes her perfectly suited for her role as Office Administrator at Philosophy MD.
Danielle originally hails from the small town of Haliburton, Ontario, where she developed a love for nature, animals, and the simple things in life. Over the years, she has tried her hands at a variety of vocations (including working at an art gallery, as an adoptions officer at the Oakville Humane Society, and even owning and operating her own cafe), and has lived in a variety of places (including Oakville, Etobicoke, and Banff). In 2002, she moved to Victoria where she now lives with her husband, two amazing children, and her Abyssinian cats.
Danielle is a bookworm who loves fine art, photography, scary movies, and roller coasters, though she hates surprises in general. When she’s not hard at work at Philosophy MD, you’ll likely find her hiking, enjoying the abundant nature that the island has to offer, or baking gluten free goodies (her mother used to own a bakery in Tory Hill, Ontario called The Gingerbread House, so she comes by it honestly). The way to her heart is coffee, chocolate, and animals.
Martine comes to Philosophy MD with over 5 years of experience in the spa and cosmetic industry. She originally studied Business and Spanish in University, and even moved to Ecuador for a time to learn to speak Spanish fluently.
Martine loves working with her patients at Philosophy MD to help them reach their skincare goals. She believes that knowledge is power, and is passionate about educating individuals on the treatments and skincare available to them, and discovering what might help each of them achieve their healthiest complexion. She believes that focusing on skin health and quality should be the number one goal, and that there’s nothing wrong with investing in treatments to help you look and feel your best.
Martine has never had a pet, but would love to have a Husky or a Miniature Bernedoodle one day. When she’s not helping patients build individualized treatment plans at Philosophy MD, you’ll likely find her spending time with her friends, at a local happy hour, or at the beach.
Martine’s favourite skincare products? SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, Blemish + Age Defense, and ZO Skin Health Complexion Clearing Pads.
Tierney is a certified medical aesthetician and skincare expert. Trained in several medical aesthetic devices, she brings many years of cosmetic experience to her role as Medical Aesthetician at Philosophy MD.
The decision to become a medical aesthetician came very naturally to Tierney, thanks to a longstanding fascination with the beauty and skincare industry. She recognized the value of proper skincare from a young age, and knew this passion would lead her to a career that never felt like work. Leaving her hometown of Campbell River to attend Aesthetic School in Saskatoon was the single best career decision she’s ever made. Tierney is so thankful to have the opportunity to share her passion for skincare, and to continue to educate herself and her clients at Philosophy MD.
When she’s not helping patients achieve healthy, glowing skin, you’ll likely find her being creative with her newfound love for pottery, exploring the outdoors of beautiful British Columbia, or spending time with her family, friends, and her kitty Earl. She also loves relaxing, and you may even catch her napping!
Cierra has been a Registered Nurse since 2018 and obtained a Critical Care Nursing Specialty in 2020. Prior to joining the Philosophy MD team as an Aesthetic Nurse, Cierra worked in the intensive care unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Cierra has always had a passion for skincare, and the confidence aesthetic medicine has given her is something she wants to share with others. When you schedule a treatment with her, you can expect to be won over by her attention to detail, strong assessment skills, and her positive attitude (be warned, it’s contagious!).
When she’s not at the clinic empowering patients with self-confidence, you can find Cierra on local hiking trails or lounging at home with her partner and her dog (probably with a bag of chips).
Cierra’s current favourite skincare product? The ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Eye Serum.