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We found 6 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Miramar, 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
3700 Washington Street; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lewis works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult hematologist, and adult oncologist in Hollywood, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Turin Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Lewis completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital. 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 North 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Meister works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, pediatric hematologist, and pediatric oncologist in Hollywood, FL and Miramar, FL. Patients gave Dr. Meister an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldin takes. She obtained her medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Goldin speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Palmetto General Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Other, Internal Medicine
3700 Executive Way
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kanner is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. Dr. Kanner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kanner (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Susan Alisanski practices pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. Dr. Alisanski takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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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.