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We found 12 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Lexington, KY.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2312 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Salli Whisman's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1401 Harrodsburg Road; Ste C-205
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Katrina Nickels is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Lexington, KY. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nickels graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
151 N. Eagle Creek Drive; #320
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Marguerite Mueller practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Mueller graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2312 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Todd Cote works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practitioner. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Cote is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2407 Members Way
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Kimberly Bell practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Lexington, KY. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell honors.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2416 Regency Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Christopher Lyon is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Lyon is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
740 South Limestone
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Gerald Klim is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Klim is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2312 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. C. Goss specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and practices in Lexington, KY. He attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goss takes.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2312 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Natalie Houghton works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Lexington, KY. She is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
800 Rose Street; Mn470
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Lindsay Ragsdale's specialty is pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Vernon Brewer's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine; he sees patients in Lexington, KY. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2312 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Jennifer Skorupa works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family medicine physician in Lexington, KY. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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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.