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We found 9 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Humana near Marietta, GA.

Dr. Samina Aftab Choudhry, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
677 Church Street; Building 310
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Samina Choudhry is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Choudhry is in-network for Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, Humana Bronze, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Choudhry's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Christina Jia-Sheng Chen, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
677 Church Street; 310 Building
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Christina Chen's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Chen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Anjali Parmar Grandhige, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
677 Church Street; 310 Building
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Anjali Grandhige's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Grandhige is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Jonathan Tsung Ming Hsu, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
677 Church Street; Building 310
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Tsung Hsu's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Hsu speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Pamela Gordon, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
677 Church Street Ne; 310 Building
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Pamela Gordon practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon honors. She studied medicine at The University of Manchester School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at St. John's Hospital.

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Dr. Melissa Melissa Mahoney, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Whitcher Street Ne; Suite 160
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Melissa Schepp is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Schepp's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Victor Manuel Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
475 Dickson Avenue
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Victor Alvarez practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarez takes. He graduated from Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alvarez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Parin Manilal Chheda, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
677 Church Street Ne
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Parin Chheda practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine in Marietta, GA, Hiram, GA, and Austell, GA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Chheda's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2329 Luther Terrace
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Anthony Ekwenchi practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Marietta, GA. Dr. Ekwenchi studied medicine at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ekwenchi average 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.