Coquille Valley Hospital is fortunate to have the surgical talents of. Dr. Gregory Saunders who relocated to us from Lincoln City, & Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr Saunders was a member of the Armed Forces and received a scholarship from the Air Force, attending medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California.
He also trained at Pontiac General Hospital, Pontiac Michigan, which he completed his general surgery residency training in 1990. Continuing in the footsteps of his parents, he spent 10 years in Nigeria, where he was instrumental in establishing an internship and residency program.
He is the father of three sons and one daughter, one daughter-in-law and two grandsons and has been married to Kathy for more than 30 years. Needless to say, his family, faith and missionary medical support is first of foremost, but he and his wife have a second love, Preventive/Lifestyle Medicine. CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project), allows the Saunders to counsel patients with an aim toward helping them make better lifestyle choices and thereby reduce their risk factors for the lifestyle related diseases that have become predominant in our society.
The CHIP Program is designed to teach you how to eat right, exercise properly, and reduce your meat intake, teaching you and I that less, not more, is necessary to achieve optimal health. For more information, please ask your doctor to give you a referral or contact Dr. Saunders directly.
Coquille Medical Clinic, 790 E. 5th Coquille, OR 97423