Meet Dr. Jackie

Jackie Yaeger, MD has been a board-certified family physician for 30 years with additional sub-specialty certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine for over 10 years. Dr. Yaeger is passionate about providing excellent palliative medical care for people as they approach the end of their lives. She believes that dying is as much a spiritual event as it is a medical one and that care must address physical, emotional and spiritual suffering.


  • BA (Biology) St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • MD University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • Residency in Family Medicine University of Wisconsin, Wausau, WI‚Äč

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Spiritual Training

  • Mindfulness for End-of-Life Practitioners, Metta Institute, San Rafael, CA
  • End-of-Life Doula Sacred Passage Guide Certification, Conscious Dying Institute, Boulder, CO
  • Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation, Christine Center, Willard, WI

Recent Professional Experience

  • Palliative Care Physician and Hospice Medical Director, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI 2009-2017
  • Private Practice, La Crosse, WI: Home Visit Doctor, LLC 2017-2019
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