We found 4 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1535 near Tampa, FL.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Tuch is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Tuch is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's residency program. He 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 is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Amanda Wilson practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Tampa, FL. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Wilson studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wilson trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Wilson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kerry Lee Englert, DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
7171 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Englert is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He works in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Englert is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency.

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Clinical interests: Hospice

Dr. Michelle Leon Salvat, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms3075
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Salvat's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Salvat 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.

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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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