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 (8) and Neva (6).
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.
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.