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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 (669 providers)
  2. Aetna (635 providers)
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (571 providers)
  4. Humana Health (461 providers)
  5. UnitedHealthcare (457 providers)
  6. Multiplan PHCS (385 providers)
  7. Medicare (372 providers)
  8. Coventry Health Care (350 providers)
  9. Medicaid (331 providers)
  10. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (269 providers)

States with the most Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:

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

Cities with the most Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Portland, OR
  3. Columbus, OH
  4. Rochester, NY
  5. Madison, WI


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists on Doctor.com:1444
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:23.5 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:33/80
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. Pennsylvania
  4. Florida
  5. Texas
  6. Ohio
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Michigan
  9. North Carolina
  10. Illinois
  11. Massachusetts
  12. Oregon
  13. Minnesota
  14. Georgia
  15. Indiana
  16. Washington
  17. Arizona
  18. Virginia
  19. Colorado
  20. South Carolina
  21. Maryland
  22. Tennessee
  23. Missouri
  24. New Jersey
  25. Utah
  26. Kentucky
  27. Connecticut
  28. New Hampshire
  29. Louisiana
  30. Arkansas
  31. Iowa
  32. District of Columbia
  33. Maine
  34. Hawaii
  35. Oklahoma
  36. West Virginia
  37. Rhode Island
  38. Kansas
  39. Vermont
  40. New Mexico
  41. Alabama
  42. Nevada
  43. South Dakota
  44. Delaware
  45. Alaska
  46. Montana
  47. Nebraska
  48. Idaho
  49. Mississippi
  50. Wyoming
  51. Puerto Rico

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