We found 14 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near West Hollywood, CA.

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Dr. Brian Davis Madden, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
2143 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Brian Madden's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Madden attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Madden include general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Madden a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Madden takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Madden welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Shahram D Yazdani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, General Pediatrics
10833 Le Conte Avenue; 12-441 Mdcc
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sharam Yazdani's areas of specialization are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Yazdani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Neerhoot UCLA Department of Pediatrics Award for Excellence and Contribution to medical education. Dr. Yazdani welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Lonnie Kaye Zeltzer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 Med Plaza; Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer works as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist, pediatric anesthesiologist, and interventional pain specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zeltzer's clinical interests encompass pain management. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Zeltzer has received the following distinction: American Pain Society Honors UCLA's Pediatric Pain Program with Excellence in Pain Management Award. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Zeltzer is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1700 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Babak Roozrokh is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roozrokh takes. Dr. Roozrokh is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8700 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Angeles works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in West Hollywood, CA. Dr. Angeles honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He speaks Filipino.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care
200 Ucla Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Julianne Harrison sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. Her medical specialties are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care. Dr. Harrison is especially interested in pain management. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Harrison attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard
La, CA
 

Dr. Eve Makoff specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Makoff studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Becker 220
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Rosen specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1171 S Robertson Boulevard; Suite #242
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Shahriar Jarchi is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Jarchi studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Room 5512
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Brenda Hermogeno specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in West Hollywood, CA. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Hermogeno is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Becker Building Suite B224
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Naureen Khan is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of the University of Malta Medical School. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Becker Building, Room B-224
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Azadeh Dashti's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Dashti honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Suite B220
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Neha Darrah is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Becker Building, Suite B-220
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Poole works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and hospitalist in West Hollywood, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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