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We found 4 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Hollywood, FL.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Other
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 330
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Reynolds is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include pain management and palliative care. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Reynolds attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Pain Management

Dr. Mark Steven Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Memorial Regional Cancer Center
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lewis sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Turin Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lewis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Meister is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Meister average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meister takes. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Meister include: Voted Best Doctor in US News and World Report; Recipient of the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Award; and Nomination to National Residency Review Committee. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Tatyana Goldin, DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
1815 Griffin Road; Suite 410
Dania Beach, FL
 

Dr. Tatyana Goldin practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine in Hialeah, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Dania, FL. She speaks Russian. Dr. Goldin's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Palmetto General Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Palmetto General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.