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.
|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)|