ABOUT MOUNTAIN MATERNITY
We are a group female family physicians and midwives, working together to provide 24/7 on-call obstetrical coverage for maternity patients.
Click the photos to learn more about each of the docs!
Dr. Kelly has been a Family Physician in Squamish since 2012. She studied Medicine at the University of Ottawa and completed her residency training at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Kelly is passionate about the care of all her patients and loves the unique relationship shared between each one of them. When Dr. Kelly isn't catching babies or working in the office, she is spending time in the outdoors with her husband, Chris, and the loves of her life, Ngaire (10) and Neva (8).
Dr. Tavares has been living and catching babies in Squamish since 2003. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto, and her family practice residency from the University of British Columbia. She happily delivered her two children in Case Room #1 at Squamish General Hospital.
Dr. Kristen Siemens grew up in Prince Edward Island, and did her training at McGill, U of S, and UBC. For the past two years she has been overjoyed to call Squamish home, and is here for life! Besides delivering babies, she enjoys traveling, campfires, hiking, and trying to stay on a bike.
Dr. Illingworth did her medical school training at UBC, and her family practice residency through the St. Paul's program in Vancouver. She has made Squamish home - and worked as a full-service GP here - for the past 11 years. She spends her personal time biking, skiing, trail running or hanging out with her husband and son.
Dr Boeke originally trained in South Africa, has been practising family medicine with Obstetrics as well as GP anesthesia in Williams Lake since moving to Canada 2011. She relocated to Squamish in 2018, joining Diamond Head Medical Practice and Mountain Maternity. Favourite pass times include exploring the outdoors, meeting people from different cultures while travelling and making music with her husband. Her new addition to the family, Miriam, also loves going on adventures with their 2 dogs.
Dr. Alison Leighton grew up in the Sea to Sky. She returned to the corridor in 2017 and joined the Diamondhead Medical Clinic. She still enjoys spending time in the mountains and hanging out with her husband.
Dr. Naomi Farrell - providing antenatal and post partum care
Lydia Szymanski has been supporting childbearing families in the Sea to Sky Corridor for over 20 years, the last 10 of which have been as a midwife in Squamish. Her passion is supporting families in their transition to parenthood as well as supporting breastfeeding and chestfeeding. She is joining Mountain Maternity in November 2020 to focus on providing post-natal care to patients for the first 6 weeks after birth. When not working she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Meghanne Reburn has been working as a Registered Midwife for the past 13 years. She’s called the Sea to Sky Corridor home since 2015, after moving here from Canmore AB. She’s passionate about providing individualized, practical, patient centred care. She lives in Whistler and will be providing post-natal care for the families in Pemberton. When not working, she can be found travelling and enjoying time outside with her family, skiing, climbing, trail running and pretending she knows how to surf.
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THE BROAD STROKES
Mountain Maternity provides a new way to care for pregnant women and newborns in the sea-to-sky corridor. The group is currently accepting pregnant patients to the practice.
Each member of the maternity group is a family doctor who has a general practice in Squamish, and who has extra training or a special interest in obstetrical and newborn care. We strive to provide comprehensive, compassionate and evidence-based care for our patients.
Our patients will receive their prenatal and post-partum care from one primary care provider. There will always be a doctor on-call from the group who will attend labour and delivery. We hold privileges at Squamish General Hospital, and this will be the intended location of delivery for the majority of our patients.
Lydia (Registered Midwife) is joining Mountain Maternity in November 2020 to focus on providing post-natal care to patients for the first 6 weeks after birth.
The Postnatal Care Collaborative Pilot Project is an innovative collaboration between physicians, midwives and public health nurses aiming to provide enhanced post-natal care until around six weeks after your baby is born. Families living in Squamish and Whistler are eligible to participate. If this project is successful, the hope is that this will become the new standard of postnatal care offered to physician patients in these communities for the foreseeable future.