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We found 4 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Ocala, FL.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology
3231 Sw 34th Avenue
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Mery Lossada is an Ocala, FL physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), psychiatry, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine
3320 Sw 33rd Road; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sacher specializes in anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and family medicine. Dr. Sacher is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sacher honors. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2800 Sw 41st Street
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Segismundo Pares is an Ocala, FL physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
2230 Sw 19th Avenue Road
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Rogers' areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), pain medicine, and family medicine; he sees patients in Ocala, FL. Dr. Rogers is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic 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.