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We found 5 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Phoenix, AZ.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
202 E Earll Drive; Suite 360
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. A. Villamor practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Villamor's education and training includes medical school at Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine and residency at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
625 N. 6th Street
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Kerry Tobias is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. Dr. Tobias accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Tressia M Shaw, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1919 E Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Tressia Shaw works as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Shaw graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Her clinical interests encompass hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, General Care, Hospice

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
350 W Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Jay Patel is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Before completing his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
901 E Willetta Street; 1st Floor and 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Allison Perrin specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Phoenix, AZ and Sun City, AZ. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Perrin graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Maricopa Medical Center. She is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Health.

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What is Hospice and Palliative Medicine?

Palliative care refers to any medical care that focuses on treating a patient’s symptoms, such as pain, rather than directly addressing the underlying disease. Hospice care is a specific kind of palliative care that aims to make patients more comfortable at the end of their lives. Although hospice care and palliative care are two distinct medical specialties with their own definitions, they are very closely related to each other. Palliative care can technically be used at any stage of life; however when most people use the term palliative care, they are referring to hospice care -- making a terminally ill patient more comfortable when there is nothing more that medicine can do to treat their illness.

Hospice medicine is professional medical care for patients in the last 6 months or less of their lives. The aim of hospice is to provide quality of life rather than quantity and to make the patient and family as comfortable and supported as possible as they prepare for the natural process of death.

Hospice care is provided wherever the patient lives, whether that is at the patient’s home, in a nursing home, in a hospital, or in some cases a center run by the hospice. Care is provided by a team of professionals, which usually includes:
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Therapists or counselors
  • Chaplains, pastors, priests, imams, or other clergy
  • Volunteers, who help with day-to-day tasks

Hospice care provides medical care, treatments and medications, services such as physical therapy, equipment such as wheelchairs, community and religious connections, and emotional support.

Death can be a difficult event, and hospice aims to help tend to the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients at this time. After death, hospice often continues to support the family through the logistics of the funeral and any religious services as well as their grief process.