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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 (752 providers)
  2. Aetna (645 providers)
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (592 providers)
  4. UnitedHealthcare (548 providers)
  5. Humana Health (468 providers)
  6. Multiplan PHCS (388 providers)
  7. Medicare (385 providers)
  8. Coventry Health Care (361 providers)
  9. Medicaid (353 providers)
  10. Choice Care Network (273 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. Chicago, IL
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Columbus, OH
  5. Indianapolis, IN


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists on Doctor.com:1819
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:24.5 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialists:32/80
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. Illinois
  8. Michigan
  9. North Carolina
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Washington
  12. Massachusetts
  13. Georgia
  14. Indiana
  15. Arizona
  16. Oregon
  17. Minnesota
  18. Colorado
  19. Virginia
  20. Missouri
  21. Maryland
  22. South Carolina
  23. Kentucky
  24. Tennessee
  25. New Jersey
  26. Utah
  27. Connecticut
  28. New Hampshire
  29. Louisiana
  30. Iowa
  31. Arkansas
  32. Rhode Island
  33. Oklahoma
  34. District of Columbia
  35. Maine
  36. Hawaii
  37. Alabama
  38. West Virginia
  39. Kansas
  40. Nevada
  41. New Mexico
  42. South Dakota
  43. Delaware
  44. Vermont
  45. Montana
  46. Nebraska
  47. Mississippi
  48. Alaska
  49. Idaho
  50. Puerto Rico
  51. North Dakota
  52. Wyoming

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