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We found 6 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Kara E Bischoff, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1701 Divisadero Street; Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kara Bischoff is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bischoff honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Thomas Telfer Reid, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
533 Parnassus Avenue; Box 0131, Suite C-109
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Reid's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Reid is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Brook Anne Calton, MS, BA, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
400 Parnassus Avenue; A405
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brook Calton practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Calton is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Dr. Bruce L Miller Jr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Miller's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Miller takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for his residency.

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Dr. Sameera Rana, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
521 Parnassus Avenue; Suite C-126
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sameera Rana's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Rana's training includes a residency program at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Rana is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1825 Fourth Street; 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jori Bogetz is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bogetz takes. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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.