Physicians

Dr. John Shaner - Chief Medical Officer

Dr. John Shaner is employed as Hospice of the Golden Isles full-time Physician Chief Medical Officer. Double-board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Shaner brings more than 29 years of experience to the hospice staff. This broad-based experience includes 26 years of working directly in nursing homes and senior care centers as their medical director and attending physician.

Dr. Shaner was Board Certified in Geriatrics from 1994-2004 but did not recertify in order to pursue Hospice and Palliative Medicine Boards. He is conversant in the nursing care regulations and how they interface with hospice for optimal care and compliance, and he is committed to providing comfort and symptom management for patients to increase the quality of their lives.

Before coming to the Golden Isles, Dr. Shaner served as the Medical Director for Hospice and Palliative Care of Genesis HealthCare System in Zanesville, Ohio. He has also served as a hospital inpatient Palliative Care consultant for several years and was the President of the Medical Staff for the Genesis HealthCare System from 2007-2008. In addition, he was a partner in an Internal Medicine Practice and served as the director or as an attending physician in a variety of positions in the long term care and rehabilitation industry.

Dr. Shaner is currently a professional speaker with the Novartis Speakers Bureau and on the topics of Hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. He is a Certified Trainer with EPEC (Education in Palliative and End of Life Care -- formerly Education for Physicians in End of Life Care) and has delivered more than 40 presentations in this capacity.

Dr. Abraham Cheong

Board-certified medical oncologist Abraham Cheong, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and his fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Cheong is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Oncology. He believes in educating and encouraging his patients to take an active role in the development of their treatment plans.

Dr. Scott Clay

Dr. Scott Clay received his undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary and his medical degree from Temple University. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Lancaster General Hospital.

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912.265.4735 | toll free at 866.275.6801
1692 Glynco Parkway | Brunswick, GA 31525
501(c)(3) non-profit organization | License #GA063007H
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Copyright ©2017 Hospice of the Golden Isles.
All rights reserved.