We found 12 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Samvel Hmayakyan, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
1133 S Central Avenue; Suite 1
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Samvel Hmayakyan practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hmayakyan is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Yerevan State Medical University and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hmayakyan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian.

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Dr. Carin Van Zyl, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
1200 North State Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Carin Van Zyl's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and emergency medicine. She practices in Los Angeles, CA. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Van Zyl has a special interest in palliative care. She accepts Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Van Zyl include: Values in Action Award for Service with a Sense of Urgency, City of Hope; Board of Trustees Scholarship Award for 4.0 GPA in medical school; and Graduated first out of 182 from Chicago Medical School. Dr. Van Zyl (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Van Zyl is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care

Dr. Gustavo Alberto Alza Sr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
5224 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gustavo Alza, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Alza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Alza completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Hospice, Mood Disorders

Dr. Debra Sue Lotstein, MD, MPH
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #170
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Debra Lotstein is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Lotstein is especially interested in hospice (end-of-life care). She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hospice

Dr. Ilanit Brook, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms 54
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ilanit Brook is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. Her clinical interests encompass palliative care and alternative medicine. Dr. Brook is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Brook's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Alternative Medicine

Dr. Alexander James Madonis, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Madonis is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist in San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Madonis's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Polish. Dr. Madonis's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, General Care, Hospice

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2020 Zonal Avenue; Ird 622
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Vishva Lakshman is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Lakshman's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She speaks Kannada. Dr. Lakshman is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, General Care, Hospice

Dr. Khurram Jehangir Jehangir Khan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Khurram Khan specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and surgery. Dr. Khan takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Dow Medical College.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2707 S Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bassett Brown is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practitioner. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Persian. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Patty Wu is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wu graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Aaron Storms specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Storms is conversant in Spanish. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2707 S Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mehrangiz Cadry is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practitioner in Los Angeles, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cadry is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Cadry (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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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.
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