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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 (475 providers)
  2. Aetna (452 providers)
  3. BlueCross BlueShield (405 providers)
  4. United Health Care (318 providers)
  5. Humana Health (315 providers)
  6. Multiplan PHCS (258 providers)
  7. Medicare (243 providers)
  8. Coventry (240 providers)
  9. Medicaid (217 providers)
  10. Anthem (180 providers)

States with the most Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Texas
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. North Carolina

Cities with the most Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:

  1. New York, NY
  2. San Diego, CA
  3. Rochester, NY
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Los Angeles, CA


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists on Doctor.com:783
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:22 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:37/80
Average Overall User Rating for Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:4 (out of 5)

Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists by State

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

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