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We found 3 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept BlueOptions near Miramar, FL.

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Dr. Patrick Taylor Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Oncology, Other, Hematology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 330
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Reynolds practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), oncology (cancer care), and hematology (blood disorders) in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include pain management and palliative care. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds honors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Pain Management

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
37oo Washington Street; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lewis specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology and practices in Hollywood, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Turin Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lewis (or staff) is conversant in 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, Other, Internal Medicine
3700 Executive Way
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kanner is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Kanner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Kanner's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.