Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Monica Jacobus
Monica Jacobus, MD, brings a wealth of knowledge and varied experiences to the Island Surgeons team. Her general surgical practice includes breast surgery, endocrine surgery, basic and complex laparoscopy, and acute care and trauma surgery. American Board Certified in General Surgery, Jacobus uses her experience to help people and to educate them about their health. She believes that to fully help her patients, she must first carefully listen to them.
In an interview, Jacobus shared with us a little about herself, including what she loves about Island Health and her favorite health tip.
What do you want patients to know about you?
I bring a renewed sense of open communication to my patients and their plans of care, which in turn helps them feel more comfortable with understanding their options before undergoing a surgical procedure or treatment.
What are some of your hobbies?
My family and I love to be outdoors. We enjoy nature hikes around Washington Park hunting for mushrooms, fish and shells; biking in our neighborhood; and, on lazy days, building with Legos, and making arts and crafts.
Why did you choose Island Health?
I love the culture at Island Health! My co-workers and partners are excellent, and as a community hospital, the focus on the health of our community is in Island Health’s DNA.
Do you have a favorite health tip?
I love to talk about the importance of fiber! Fiber is very important for digestive and bowel health—issues I see a lot as a general surgeon, things like anal fissures, hemorrhoids and abdominal pain.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacobus, call 360.293.5142.
Published on May 11, 2023