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

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 medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and general internal medicine. Dr. Madden is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Madden focuses on general care. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Madden highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Madden's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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's medical specialty is pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Zeltzer average 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Zeltzer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Zeltzer performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She has received the following distinction: American Pain Society Honors UCLA's Pediatric Pain Program with Excellence in Pain Management Award. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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 practices pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and general pediatrics in Los Angeles, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Yazdani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yazdani include: Southern California Super Doctors and Neerhoot UCLA Department of Pediatrics Award for Excellence and Contribution to medical education. Dr. Yazdani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Yazdani is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Babak Roozrokh's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Roozrokh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jarchi accepts. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Jarchi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Eve Makoff's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Angeles is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). He works in West Hollywood, CA. Dr. Angeles is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angeles takes. He speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Bradley Rosen works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 specializes in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. Her clinical interests encompass pain management. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Harrison studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Harrison trained at Maimonides Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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 is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Dashti studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Brenda Hermogeno works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in West Hollywood, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and adult pulmonology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended medical school at the University of Malta Medical School.

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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 specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Darrah takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She graduated from 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as 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.