Shana Fogarty, MD

Medical Director
WhidbeyHealth Hospice

I have been in practice for nearly 20 years and have a broad range of experience. I have always had a special interest in end-of-life care. I learned early on in my career how important it is to be comfortable having difficult conversations with patients. I became a hospice physician in 2011 and achieved board certification in 2012.

Additionally, I have 15 years’ experience as an inpatient medicine physician. More recently, I have gained experience in post-acute telemedicine, which focuses on our communities’ most vulnerable members in skilled nursing facilities and those who are homebound. While it may seem these areas of medicine don’t connect, I find they intersect very frequently, and I am able to do a better job caring for patients if I keep my knowledge base broad.

Patient Care Philosophy
  • Communication is the most important part of the practice of medicine.
  • Patients deserve to understand their bodies, their disease process and the treatment options available.
  • I pride myself on educating people, so they are empowered to make the decision that best meet their goals of care.
Scope of Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Post-acute Telemedicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Combined Science: Santa Clara University
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine


  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise ID
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine


In her free time, Dr. Fogarty enjoys travel, indoor gardening, recreational reading and spending time with her family.