Careers With St. Joseph Health

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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Gary A. Johanson, MD

  • Hospice and Palliative Care
Additional Language Spoken
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Network
Palliative Care
500 Doyle Park Drive
Suite G04
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Palliative Care
500 Doyle Park Drive
Suite G04
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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(707) 573-8984
(707) 573-0982

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Hospice and Palliative Care
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      UC San Francisco
    • Internship
      Community Hospital of Sonoma County
    • Residency
      Community Hospital of Sonoma County
    • College
      UC Davis
    Areas of Interest
    Hospice/Palliative Medicine
  • Biography



    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 since 2000.

    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.

    Family Practice Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine