Robert Tearse MD

WhidbeyHealth Sleep Care
Robert Tearse MD


Dr. Robert Tearse began his practice as a sleep medicine specialist at WhidbeyHealth Sleep Care Goldie Road in November 2016.

Tearse, formerly of Emerald Sleep Disorders Center in Eugene, Oregon, worked as a sleep care specialist in Eugene for 34 years.

Tearse also worked as a neurologist in 1982, but became interested in sleep disorders and, in 1990, helped create the Sleep Disorders Center at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, serving as its initial medical director.   

Tearse is a member of the American Association of Sleep Medicine, American Medical Association and Oregon Medical Association.

WhidbeyHealth Sleep Care is a department of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.

Patient Care Philosophy

  • Encourage patient participation as the key to successful sleep treatment.
  • Seek to understand patient’s sleep issues in order to find the optimal solution for each patient.
  • Reveal patient's choices that allow them the best quality of life while awake. 

Scope of Care

  • Diagnosis of common sleep disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs, shift work sleep disorder and narcolepsy.
  • In-lab and home sleep testing
  • OSA treatments including cpap, dental appliances and surgery


  • Medical School:  University of California, Davis

Internship & Residency

  • Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis


  • Certified by the American Board of Sleep Disorders Medicine
  • Certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
1300 NE Goldie Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277