Meet Our Team
We look forward to working with you
All of our staff are dedicated to providing you with the best care. We look forward to working with you and helping in any way we can
Dr Meghan Guy MD CCFP
Dr. Meghan Guy grew up in Calgary and attended medical school at the University of Calgary, graduatingin 2009. She completed her family medicine residency in Kelowna. She practiced rural family medicine asa locum in several communities in British Columbia and Northern Canada before joining the practice atthe Golden Medical Clinic as a permanent physician in 2016. Dr. Guy has a family practice and is also amember of Golden Maternity's team, providing prenatal, labour and delivery, and postpartum care. Shehas a special interest in women's health and family planning and has done extra training in this area inCalgary and Vancouver. Dr. Guy has a wonderful little boy and enjoys spending time with her family inour beautiful surrounding mountains and lakes in her spare time.
Dr Jessica Chiles MD CCFP
Jessica grew up in Prince George and attended university and medical school at UBC. She completed
residency in the Rural Family Practice program which sent her to various locations around the province
before making Golden her home in 2012. She has enjoyed raising their two daughters with her husband Dr. Adam Watchorn in such a supportive community.
Dr. Chiles provides emergency, maternity, palliative and inpatient care. She also has a special interest in
gender affirming care and medical education. Her focus has always been on full service family practice
with the goal of providing excellent care to people in rural areas. She has been involved with various
projects and committees with the Divisions of Family Practice, Doctors of BC, Shared Care Committee,
and Primary Care Network with the goal of improving rural healthcare.
She enjoys spending as much of her spare time as possible with her children. When they aren't interested in playing with her, she enjoys running, skiing, reading and attempting to garden and raise chickens.
Dr Christy Trafananko - "Dr T". MD CCFP OSS
Even though I was born and raised in a small town in Saskatchewan, I always felt called to “mountainliving”. I completed medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, and then entered a rural familymedicine residency in southern Manitoba. I developed a love and passion for women’s health andobstetrics which prompted me to complete extra training in Winnipeg to broaden my skills in obstetricsand perform caesarean sections. I started my medical practice near my hometown, but the call tomountains was strong. I started working in Golden in November of 2020 as a locum – and absolutely fellin love with this community and am now happy to call Golden my “home”. In my free time – I can be foundoutside, biking or hiking with friends, snowboarding in the winter, or in the gym! I love to travel the worldand connect with family and friends over a fancy dinner and glass of wine.
Dr Allison Clare MD CCFP
Dr. Allison Clare was born and raised in Calgary, AB. She moved to Edmonton to attend undergrad and medical school and then onto Red Deer to complete her rural family medicine residency. She has been practicing rural family medicine since she graduated in 2013 initially in Alberta but then started out as a locum in Golden until she got a permanent position in 2017. Dr. Clare has a full scope family practice that includes clinic, emergency, obstetrics, inpatient care and long term care. She is interested in all aspects of rural family medicine and really enjoys the variety of practice. She is a physician representative for Golden on the Division of Family Practice’s Regional Physician Representative Committee. Dr. Clare and her husband Will have called Golden home for 9 years. They always wanted to live in asmall mountain town and Golden has been a great place to live, recreate and raise their family! Will is aski and hiking guide, they have 2 young sons. Their boys keep them busy with skiing, biking, hiking, camping and general adventuring.
Dr Celine Akyurekli MD CCFP
Dr Jennifer Woolsey MD CCFP
Dr Douglas Page, MD CCFP FPA
Dr. Page was born in the East Kootenays and feels lucky to be living and working in Golden, BC, surrounded by his energetic family, an amazing community, and the great outdoors.
Doug studied Biology at the University of Victoria, where he graduated in 2006. He graduated medicine at Queen's University in 2010, and completed his Family Medicine Residency Training through UBC in 2012. He has worked as a full service family physician since in places like Lake Louise, across rural BC, and in New Zealand until returning to Vancouver for additional training in Anesthesiology in 2018. He has clinical faculty teaching appointments at UBC as well as the University of Calgary and enjoys teaching medical students and residents. As a member of the Golden Medical Clinic, Dr. Page provides primary care at the clinic for all ages and backgrounds, as well as providing hospital Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Inpatient care, and Interventional pain services.
Dr Bruce McKnight MD CCFP FPA
Dr Adam Watchorn MD CCFP (EM)
Dr Ian Roger MD CCFP
Dr Ian Rodger is originally from Calgary, Alberta. He completed medical school at the University of Alberta in 2016 before doing a family medicine residency in Calgary. He practiced in Hinton, Alberta and the Northwest Territories before the mountains lured him to the great town of Golden BC. He is currently on a one-year leave in Vancouver undertaking a second residency in anesthesia and will return to Golden in summer 2023 to continue practicing family medicine, emergency medicine, and anesthesia at theGolden District Hospital. Dr Rodger enjoys teaching and often has medical students with him at his practice. He loves to mountain bike and ski in his spare time.
Dr Joyce Totten
Dr. Joyce Totton was born in the Maritimes in New Brunswick and attended pharmacy school at Dalhousie University. She moved to Toronto to complete her General Pediatrics residency, and then went on to complete her PharmD with the University of Colorado, completing rotations in Mental Health and Primary Care. After finishing in 2011, she went on to complete her midwifery school at Laurentian University and her new registration year in the Niagara region of Ontario. She has practiced both pharmacy and midwifery in urban and rural locations across Canada, including Thunder Bay, Chatham, Prince George, Golden, and Halifax.
Joyce shares maternity care as a midwife on a collaborative team with six family physicians, sharing on call and clinic time to provide prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care to pregnant persons in a variety of settings. She also holds a Certificate in Traditional Environmental Knowledge from the University of Northern British Columbia and in Project Management from the University of British Columbia. She enjoys participating in maternity care projects locally and provincially, as a leader and a member. Throughout her careers, she has taught nursing, medical, pharmacy and midwifery students in a variety of formats, including sessional, semesters, guest lecturer, and clinical placements for all levels of students from undergraduate to residents. She currently is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Midwifery at Mount Royal University. She also assists with teaching emergency skills in the ALARM and NRP course
offerings. Joyce has a daughter and in spare time, they enjoy running, camping, paddle boarding, biking, skiing and
being generally active in and around Golden.
Dr Trina Larson-Soles
Dr Nick Tan
Dr Virginia Clark
Dr Matt Siray
Dr JG Descoteaux MD FRCSC
Born and raised in the Ottawa/Gatineau region, Dr DesCôteaux obtained an MD degree from University
of Ottawa in 1985. Following surgical specialty training he obtained a masters degree in medical
education and completed a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery. He then established an academic career
at the University of Calgary where he stayed until 2009. Seeking a change of pace and an expansion of
his skills he moved to Golden in the same year. He has since provided a broad range of surgical services
in an attempt to improve access for the local community. His experiences in both rural and urban medical
care have brought valuable insights in and appreciation for the needs of our residents.