Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, GA

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Why We Are Special > Our Medical Staff

Hospice of the Golden Isles is proud to offer the highest quality medical care in our community.

Dr. ShanerDr. John Shaner, Medical Director

In 2010, Dr. Shaner joined the HGI staff as our full-time Medical Director.  With over 25 years’ experience and double board certification in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Shaner is uniquely qualified to offer expert care to our patients. In fact, he is the only physician in the five counties we serve with a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification.

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 the past seven 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.

We are pleased to have two full time physicians serving under the direction of our Medical Director.

Dr. Scott Clay, MD, Staff Physician

Dr. CheongDr. Abraham Cheong, MD, Staff Physician

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