Whidbey General Hospital
James D. Livermore, MD

James D. Livermore MD

James Livermore, MD, has 30 years of experience and was one of the first orthopedic surgeons to practice on Whidbey Island. He is part of a team that is on call 24/7 to provide emergency surgery at Whidbey General for patients who have suffered trauma. He serves on the hospital’s Trauma Committee, which evaluates incidents treated at Whidbey General to ensure that the trauma care provided meets the highest standards. He stresses patient education and works closely with patients to evaluate all options, ranging from conservative treatment to surgery. Dr. Livermore joined our medical staff in 1982.

Whidbey Orthopedic Surgeons

80 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 770

Coupeville , WA  98239
Office Phone: 360-678-4424 or 360-321-1226

Patient Care Philosophy

  • Work closely with patients to accomplish desired goals.
  • Educate patients about their injury or condition, including strategies on preventing similar or related problems in the future.
  • Explain in simple terms the potential risks and benefits of applicable treatments.
  • Provide patients with all treatment options, ranging from conservative to surgical care.

Scope of Care

  • Total hip and knee replacements
  • Fracture care
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Trigger finger


  • Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, 1977

Internship & Residency

  • University of Oregon


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

James D. Livermore, MD


“BEST experience I ever had in a hospital. Five star all the way.”

James D. Livermore, MD

Everyone at Whidbey General focuses on achieving the best possible patient outcomes. Read comments from our patients about the care they received. Want to share your own testimonial? Email myhospital@whidbeygen.org.