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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 (490 providers)
  2. Aetna (463 providers)
  3. BlueCross BlueShield (419 providers)
  4. Humana Health (330 providers)
  5. Multiplan PHCS (272 providers)
  6. Medicare (254 providers)
  7. Coventry (250 providers)
  8. Medicaid (228 providers)
  9. Anthem (186 providers)
  10. Humana (182 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. 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:815
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:23.2 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. New York
  2. California
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Florida
  5. Texas
  6. Ohio
  7. Massachusetts
  8. North Carolina
  9. Illinois
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Virginia
  12. Michigan
  13. Indiana
  14. Arizona
  15. Kentucky
  16. Colorado
  17. Washington
  18. Minnesota
  19. Oregon
  20. Tennessee
  21. Maryland
  22. Connecticut
  23. Georgia
  24. New Hampshire
  25. New Jersey
  26. South Carolina
  27. Missouri
  28. Arkansas
  29. Iowa
  30. Oklahoma
  31. Hawaii
  32. District of Columbia
  33. Maine
  34. Louisiana
  35. Alabama
  36. Utah
  37. Rhode Island
  38. West Virginia
  39. New Mexico
  40. Vermont
  41. South Dakota
  42. Nevada
  43. Nebraska
  44. Delaware
  45. Alaska
  46. Montana
  47. Kansas
  48. Idaho
  49. Mississippi
  50. Puerto Rico

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