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An internal medicine physician with special knowledge and skills to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to maximize quality of life while addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family throughout the course of the disease, through the dying process, and beyond for the family. This specialist has expertise in the assessment of patients with advanced disease; the relief of distressing symptoms; the coordination of interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care in diverse venues; the use of specialized care systems including hospice; the management of the imminently dying patient; and legal and ethical decision making in end-of-life care.

Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist Statistics on Doctor.com

Top 10 Insurances Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists accept:

  1. Cigna (842 providers)
  2. Aetna (800 providers)
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (734 providers)
  4. Humana Health (571 providers)
  5. UnitedHealthcare (555 providers)
  6. Multiplan PHCS (491 providers)
  7. Medicare (472 providers)
  8. Coventry Health Care (454 providers)
  9. Medicaid (418 providers)
  10. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (332 providers)

States with the most Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Texas
  4. Florida
  5. Pennsylvania

Cities with the most Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Houston, TX


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists on Doctor.com:2733
Percentage of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:100%
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:25.7 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:31/80
Average Overall User Rating for Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:4 (out of 5)

Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists by State

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Texas
  4. Florida
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Ohio
  7. Illinois
  8. North Carolina
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Virginia
  11. Michigan
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Georgia
  14. Washington
  15. Arizona
  16. Minnesota
  17. Colorado
  18. Missouri
  19. Maryland
  20. Indiana
  21. South Carolina
  22. Oregon
  23. New Jersey
  24. Tennessee
  25. Connecticut
  26. Kentucky
  27. District of Columbia
  28. New Hampshire
  29. Utah
  30. Rhode Island
  31. Arkansas
  32. Iowa
  33. Louisiana
  34. Maine
  35. Hawaii
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Alabama
  38. Nevada
  39. Kansas
  40. Nebraska
  41. West Virginia
  42. New Mexico
  43. South Dakota
  44. Mississippi
  45. Idaho
  46. Montana
  47. Delaware
  48. Alaska
  49. Vermont
  50. Puerto Rico
  51. North Dakota
  52. Wyoming

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