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Dr. Gary Johanson is a board certified family practice physician with special
qualifications in hospice and palliative care medicine. He has been practicing
palliative medicine for more than 30 years and is a founding member of
the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Johanson
has served as Medical Director for Memorial Hospice since 1999, and as
Medical Director of Palliative Care Services at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Dr. Johanson is the recipient of numerous awards including the
Sonoma County Medical Association award for Outstanding Contribution to
the Community. He was also named the
Public Health Champion for Sonoma County in 2001 for assuring quality of and access to care for Sonoma County residents
in the areas of palliative care and pain management. Dr. Johanson is the
recipient of the Balfour M. Mount award by the American Journal of Hospice
Care for the most unique and practical approach toward symptom control
of the terminally ill. His handbook has been distributed widely as a ready
reference for techniques in symptom relief for the physician treating
terminally ill patients.
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