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
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Tuch's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Tuch is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes 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, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Englert graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Hospice

Dr. Amanda Asmita Wilson, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Amanda Wilson is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Salvat's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women'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.