We found 6 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Humana Premier near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
5430 Nw 33rd Avenue; Suite 106, Primary Office
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ilana Newman's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Newman studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Newman is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
1815 Griffin Road; Suite 410, Primary Office
Dania Beach, FL
 

Dr. Tatyana Goldin specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine and practices in Hialeah, FL, Dania, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is conversant in Russian. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Goldin is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Goldin completed a residency program at Palmetto General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Neil Miransky, DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
500 Se 17th Street; Suite 301
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Neil Miransky is a Fort Lauderdale, FL physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. Dr. Miransky honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Broward Health and a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Miransky attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Pamela Marie Sutton, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
1600 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Sutton's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. She practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. Dr. Sutton studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
5430 Nw 33rd Avenue; Suite 106
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Bekic is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practitioner in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bekic speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4725 N Federal Highway
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Thompson, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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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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