Longtime pediatrician Robert Wagner, MD, has held many leadership roles at Whidbey General since joining our medical staff in 1989. He is our current Chief of Credentials, a committee that evaluates the competencies of hospital physicians. Dr. Wagner's practice has evolved from addressing injury and illness as they occur to embracing prevention-based models of care. Dr. Wagner, the only pediatrician practicing on South Whidbey, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), which indicates his ongoing commitment to professional education and health care advocacy for children.
South Whidbey Pediatrics
1690 E. Layton
P.O. Box 8
360-331-1314 or 360-678-6848
Patient Care Philosophy
Practice preventive care models based on vaccination, injury prevention and early assessment of risk.
Integrate clinical care with evidence-based public health models.
Incorporate findings from evolving areas of clinical and sociological research in pediatric medicine, such as obesity, video screen usage and stress.
Scope of Care
General pediatrics from birth to age 21
Acute care for illness or injury
Initial assessment of chronic signs and symptoms with referral to appropriate specialists and integration and management of services among these specialists
Sports medicine and injury prevention
General care and referral for behavioral and mental health conditions such as ADD, anxiety, autism, depression and adjustment disorders
Vaccination programs integrated with state, national and county health authorities
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1976
Internship & Residency
Internship: Emanuel Hospital & Health Center
Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine
Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics