Whidbey General Hospital
Jerald  G. Sanders, MD

Jerald G. Sanders MD

Jerald Sanders, MD, became the full-time medical director of Hospice of Whidbey General in January 2016.

Dr. Sanders has been affiliated with Whidbey General Hospital since 1985. Following medical school at the University of Washington and residency at Naval Hospital Charleston, S.C., he did five years of active duty with the Navy at Whidbey Naval Hospital. He and a partner then opened an office in Oak Harbor, where he had an active clinical practice as a family physician for 30 years.

Dr. Sanders was instrumental in advocating for full-time emergency room physicians at Whidbey General, as well as participating in development of the hospitalist program.

During the past 10 years he has pursued training in end-of-life medical care, completed post graduate education in palliative care and obtained certification as Hospice Medical Director.

Dr. Sanders has been actively involved in development of the hospice program at Whidbey General and served as medical director since official certification by Medicare in October 2014. His primary interests are education of community and medical staff regarding end-of-life care and choices.  He believes all patients deserve compassionate, high-quality care from beginning to end.

Hospice of Whidbey General

202 N. Main St.

Coupeville , WA  98239
Office Phone: 360-914-5635

Patient Care Philosophy

  • Provide a comprehensive approach to patient healthcare with compassion and understanding.
  • Understand and meet patient needs.

Scope of Care

  • Supporting patients and families with comprehensive expertise in the management of physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
  • All aspects of end-of-life care


  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, 1977

Internship & Residency

  • Naval Regional Medical Center at Charleston


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Jerald  G. Sanders, MD

I was made comfortable by all staff.
They were attentive, cheerful and efficient.

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