Whidbey General Hospital

Meet Our Team

Partnering with Cancer Centers throughout the Puget Sound

Medical oncology services at Whidbey General are provided by the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership, which formed in 2007. The partnership brings together the Everett Clinic, the Providence Everett Medical Center, the Northwest Radiation Oncology Associates and Western Washington Medical Group.

Three board-certified medical oncologists treat cancer patients at Whidbey General's Medical Ambulatory Care (MAC) clinic. They are Dr. Mark Coughenour (Mondays), Dr. Wendy Wang (Tuesdays) and Dr. Peter Jiang (Wednesdays).

Mark Coughenour, MD
Dr. Mark CoughenourBoard-certified medical oncologist Dr. Mark Coughenour began working with Whidbey General Medical Ambulatory Care in 1992 has cared for hundreds of cancer patients here in the last 20 years. Dr. Coughenour treats patients with all types of cancer and is particularly interested in the management of breast and genitourinary cancers. He sees himself as partnering with cancer patients and works closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical specialists to provide the best possible treatment outcomes.
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Wendy Wang, MD, PhD
Dr. Wendy WangDr. Wendy Wang has been treating patients at Whidbey General since 2008. A board-certified medical oncologist, Dr. Wang is a member of our Cancer Committee, where she helps determine the stage of a patient’s cancer and then establish treatment plans based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines. Dr. Wang has a particular interest in the management of hematologic malignancies and breast cancers. She also participates in clinical trials designed to improve cancer treatment strategies.
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Peter Jiang, MD, PhD
Dr. Peter JiangBoard-certified Dr. Peter Jiang was recognized as one of the best medical oncologists in the Puget Sound region in 2011 and 2012 by Seattle Magazine. Dr. Jiang, who has cared for patients at Whidbey General for 10 years, treats all types of cancer and has a particular interest in gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Puget Sound Oncology Consortium and has published extensively in hematology/oncology.
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Questions about care or symptoms should be directed to the MAC clinic instead of to your oncologist's office in Everett. Most of your questions can be answered by the nurses at Whidbey General. If needed, the nurse will call the oncologist for additional instructions and orders.

Ongoing communication occurs between the MAC clinic and local primary care providers, specialists and Emergency Department staff to help ensure you receive seamless, coordinated treatment across the health care spectrum.

The Cancer Program team at Whidbey General brings many years of experience across numerous disciplines to support you during your cancer journey.

Every nurse who treats cancer patients at Whidbey General is certified in chemotherapy administration. Our interdisciplinary cancer care team includes 10 oncology-certified nurses as well as staff trained in cancer navigation, nutrition, acupuncture, music therapy, diabetes care, wound-ostomy-continence, tobacco cessation, rehabilitation services and home health care.

We provide chemotherapy Monday through Friday at the MAC clinic. Outpatient care related to cancer treatment includes chemotherapy administration, IV antibiotics, hydration, blood draws and blood and blood product administration. Radiation services are coordinated with nearby providers. Read more about services we provide or call us at 360-678-7624 or 360-321-5173.

 


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Outstanding Quality

Dr. John Hoyt, Dr. Amy Picco (seated) and Renee Yanke, ARNP, serve on the Whidbey General Cancer Committee. The Commission on Cancer reaccredited our cancer care program in 2012 with the maximum eight commendations. Very few hospitals achieve this distinction. We also received the commission's annual Outstanding Achievement Award, an honor shared in 2012 by only 79 hospitals in the country and one other hospital in Washington. Read more about this prestigious award.

Testimonials

"All of you shine with love and caring!— the doctors, nurses, clerical staff and others we’ve encountered and are blessed to have met. Why we’re here is not our choice, but we couldn’t think of a better place to go through this journey. We are so grateful." Read more comments about our Cancer Program.

 

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Annual Reports

Read about milestones, goals and treatment data from the Cancer Program at Whidbey General.

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