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

Dr. Howard Stanley Tuch, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2 Tampa General Circle; Suite 6084, Usf Division of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Tuch's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Tuch 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. His practice is open to 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 specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Before completing his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Englert attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Englert is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salvat is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Amanda Wilson is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She works in Tampa, FL. She 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. Dr. Wilson attended medical school at St. George's University School of 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.