Core Values and List of Physicians
The Horizon Family Medicine team of physicians and staff all share in the following core values. Our goal is to provide an excellent clinical patient experience with top quality individual and family healthcare services.
Integrity and Trust
Integrity and trust are the foundation of who we are and the service we provide our patients.
Excellence in Patient Care and Service
Top quality, timely, and personable patient care is essential. Team members will strive to place the patient’s needs first and provide exceptional medical expertise and service.
Professionalism, respect and compassion are always a focus for our team in dealing with our patients. Team members will demonstrate a commitment to protecting the patient’s privacy and ensure the clinic environment experience is extraordinary.
Dr. Katherine Atchison MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. Atchison was born and raised on a farm in southwest Saskatchewan. She graduated from medical school in Saskatoon (University of Saskatchewan) then completed a Family Medicine residency program at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. She practiced in a small rural community in Montana for 3 years before moving to Red Deer in 1997, where she has been practicing since that time. As well as a full time family practice, Katherine is on the Sexual Assault Response Team. Katherine is married, has two sons and enjoys doing crafts, reading and gardening.
Dr. Raymond Comeau BMSc, MD, CCFP
Dr. Comeau graduated from University of Alberta in 1980 with MD, BMSc. He is a CCFP certified family physician with an interest in dermatology, infectious diseases and emergency medicine. Dr. Comeau and his wife Deryl have traveled to or worked in over 78 different countries and are associated with several overseas aide organizations.
Dr. Mark Darby MD, MSc, CCFP
Dr. Darby was raised in a rural community west of Innisfail, Alberta. He attended the University of Calgary for his undergraduate degree in Biology, his Masters Degree in Neuroscience and for his Medical Degree, graduating in 2002. He did a Rural Family Medicine Residency through the University of Alberta, training primarily in the Red Deer region. He has been practicing Family Medicine in Red Deer now for 6 years.
Dr. Brian Dembinski BSc, MD, CCFP
Dr. Dembinski was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta with an undergraduate degree in Pharmacology, followed by a Doctor of Medicine Degree. He completed his medical residency training in Family Medicine through the University of Calgary, where he worked primarily from his home base in Medicine Hat and surrounding towns. Since completing residency he has locumed in Southern Alberta and has recently made his home in Red Deer.
Dr. Emily Devereaux BSc, MD, CCFP
Dr. Devereaux was raised in Red Deer, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Biological Sciences and then followed up by completing her Doctor of Medicine there. She returned to Red Deer for her medical residency through the Rural Alberta North Family Medicine Program through the University of Alberta. She is excited for the opportunity to start practicing family medicine in her home town starting in late summer 2011.
Dr. Lauralee Dukeshire BSc, MD, CCFP
Dr. Dukeshire was born in Kingston, Ontario and lived in ten different towns across four provinces before coming to Lacombe, Alberta as a teenager. She completed a Bachelor’s of Science at Canadian University College in Lacombe and her Medical Degree at the University of Alberta. From there, she completed a family medicine residency through Alberta Rural Family Medicine North - University of Alberta in 2006 and has been practising Family Medicine in the Red Deer area since.
Dr. John Ellis BSc, MD
Dr. Ellis was raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing high school, he spent some time in the military before completing a Bachelor's of Science and Medical Degree at Stellenbosch University. He practised medicine in Cape Town, doing family practice and Emergency Medicine. He arrived in Canada, working first in Saskatchewan before coming to Alberta. He has a strong interest in exercise as a preventative in modifiable diseases. Dr. Ellis has been practicing medicine in Red Deer for 11 years, with a focus on maternity care. He is excited to have joined the Horizon Team in March 2014.
Dr. Bradley Greig MD, CCFP
Dr. Mandy Hyde BSc, MD, CCFP
Dr. Hyde was raised in Lacombe, Alberta. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology from Canadian University College in Lacombe and then attended the University of Alberta to gain her medical degree in 2002. She completed her medical residency through the Rural Alberta North Family Medicine Program based in Red Deer in 2004. She has been practicing family medicine in the Red Deer area since completing her training. She has a special interest in maternity care.
Dr. Kerri Johnstone BSc, MD, CCFP
Dr. Johnstone was raised in Red Deer, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Calgary with an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. She completed her medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She then moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta for medical residency, through the Rural Family Medicine Program at the University of Calgary. She is excited to be back in Red Deer and starting Family Practice.
Dr. John Julyan-Gudgeon MSc, MD
Dr. John Julyan-Gudgeon completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Calgary and has been in Alberta ever since. He holds a Masters Degree in Neuroscience and graduated from University of Alberta's medical school and Family Medicine residency program in 2006. He has served as a physician for the Canadian Forces between 2006 and 2010. Now, he and his family call Red Deer their home.
Dr. Chauntille Munchinsky MD, CCFP
Dr. Munchinsky was raised in Medicine Hat and completed her undergraduate education at the Medicine Hat College and the University of Alberta. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Calgary in 2005 before moving to Chilliwack, BC to complete her family medicine residency through the University of British Columbia. Dr. Munchinsky is a CCFP-certified physician with a special interest in maternity care. She has been practicing in Red Deer since 2007.
Dr. Sereyrath Ngeth M.Sc, M.D, CCFP
Dr. Ngeth grew up in Red Deer and attended Red Deer College before transferring to the University of Alberta. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and went on to complete a Master’s degree before entering medical school. He graduated from medical school in 2009 and completed his rural family medicine training in Medicine Hat through the Rural Alberta South Program. After completion of his training, he worked in the rural towns of Alberta as a locuming physician. He is now a permanent physician practicing primarily out of Sylvan Lake.
Dr. Nav Rattan BSc, DPM, MD, CCFP-SEM, Dip Sport Medicine
Dr. Rattan was raised in Red Deer, graduated from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School and then attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton for his undergraduate Science Degree. He then went to San Francisco and Chicago to study Podiatric Medicine and Foot Surgery. Following that, he attended Medical School at the University of Calgary and completed training in Family Medicine in Edmonton. He has been practising medicine in Red Deer for the past 23 years focusing on Family Medicine, Sport Medicine, and providing consulting work in Athletic Injury, Foot Disorders, Foot Surgery, and Vasectomy Surgery.
Dr. Marci Wilson BSc, MD, CCFP
Dr. Wilson grew up in Southern Ontario and completed a Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Waterloo, graduate studies in Audiology, and in 2002 her Medical Degree at McMaster University. She completed a Rural Family Medicine Residency through the University of Alberta in 2004 and has been practising Family Medicine in the Red Deer area since.
Martin Penninga Business Manager
Martin was raised in Kelowna, BC and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Trinity Western University in 1995. Following graduation until 2004, he held administrative, management and finance positions at TWU, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the University of Calgary. Prior to his role at Horizon, he co-owned and operated a local retail business and managed the largest family medical clinic in Central Alberta. Since 2011 when Horizon Family Medicine opened, he has managed the business operations of the clinic as well as worked in a consultant role as a POSP (Physician Office Systems Program) Peer Leader.