Whidbey General Hospital
John A. Sherman, MD

John A. Sherman MD

John Sherman, MD, joined Whidbey General’s medical staff in 2004. He has a rich background in emergency medicine and practiced at more than 10 rural hospitals around the country before his arrival on Whidbey Island. Dr. Sherman is board certified in emergency medicine and practices exclusively in the hospital’s Emergency Department. He has served on the hospital’s Peer Review Committee, which evaluates patient care and helps ensure that high standards are maintained throughout the hospital. Dr. Sherman supports societal efforts to improve public health and safety and to broaden access to basic health care.

Whidbey General Hospital

Emergency Department
101 N. Main Street

Coupeville , WA  98239
Office Phone: 360-678-5151 or 360-321-5151

Patient Care Philosophy

  • Embrace patient welfare as my primary professional responsibility.
  • Work cooperatively with others who care for, and about, emergency patients.
  • Respect the rights and protect the interests of my patients; treat everyone fairly.
  • Act as a responsible steward of health care resources entrusted to me.
  • Study continually to maintain the knowledge and skills to provide high quality care.

Scope of Care

  • Initial evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients of any age who require expeditious medical, surgical or psychiatric care for unforeseen illness or injury
  • Assessment, stabilization and coordination of care for patients who require transport to another hospital for more specialized care
  • Collaboration with primary care physicians, hospitalists and specialists to manage the patients who come to the Emergency Department to assure continuity of care


  • Medical School: Brown Medical School, 1990

Internship & Residency

  • Michigan State University, College of Medicine


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine

John A. Sherman, MD

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

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