Family Physicians


Dr. Matthew Ward

Trained in Calgary and Kingston, Dr. Ward returns to his hometown of Victoria where he operates a full-time family practice. His clinic interests are in complex care and geriatric medicine. He is the Medical Director of Eagle Creek; Clinical Instructor for the Department of Family Medicine, University of British Columbia; and a member of the Executive for the Victoria Medical Society. He currently runs and operates the Victoria Botox Clinic.


Dr. Spencer Cleave

Dr. Cleave is a family physician, hospitalist and the founder and Physician Lead of the High-Complexity Care Team: a team-based patient medical home for patients with highly-complex medical needs based at Eagle Creek. Dr. Cleave trained in medical school at UBC's Vancouver Campus followed by family medicine residency in the Victoria program. He has worked as a rural family physician in a variety of remote settings throughout western Canada and the North. Dr. Cleave has also practiced as a rural emergency physician, critical care associate and most recently a hospitalist physician at Victoria General Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son and maintaining a career as a professional musician in Victoria. 


Dr. Micah Simcoff

Dr. Simcoff has enjoyed practicing family medicine including maternity care for over 15 years. He completed his medical degree and residency at the University of Manitoba. He practiced in Selkirk, Manitoba before moving to Victoria in 2008. In his spare time,

Dr. Simcoff loves spending time with his family, kayaking, and enjoying the great



Dr. Chelsie Velikovsky

Originally from Victoria BC, Dr. Velikovsky returns after completing her training in the United States. She has a full-scope family practice at Eagle Creek. 


Dr. George Zabakolas

Originally from New York, Dr. Zabakolas operates a full-time family practice at Eagle Creek. 


Dr. Galina Turpin

Dr. Turpin has been practicing in Victoria for the last 7 years. She operates a full-scope family practice at Eagle Creek Medical Clinic.