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We found 41 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Medicaid near Jamaica Plain, MA.

Dr. Janet Lee Abrahm, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Janet Abrahm is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing her residency at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Abrahm attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Abrahm has indicated that her clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Phi Beta Kappa, .. Dr. Abrahm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Hospice

Dr. Richard Daniel Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Goldstein's medical specialty is pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Goldstein (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include palliative care. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Goldstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Goldstein is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care

Dr. Joanne Wolfe, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Joanne Wolfe's medical specialty is pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Dr. Wolfe's areas of expertise include cancer, palliative care, and blood disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolfe accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wolfe include: American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award; Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award, American Cancer Society; and Excellence in Scientific Research, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Wolfe is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Palliative Care, Cancer

Dr. Richard S Lane, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Lane practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Lane's clinical interests include behavioral medicine and extended care facilities. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Cambridge Hospital. He has received the distinction of Solomon Peer Award. In addition to English, Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Behavioral Medicine, Training, Extended Care Facilities

Dr. Shih Ning Liaw, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Shih-Ning Liaw is a specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Liaw's clinical interests encompass palliative care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care

Dr. Christina K Ullrich, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christina Ullrich is a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer, palliative care, and bone marrow transplant. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Ullrich is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. Dr. Ullrich's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. She has received the following distinctions: National Pallative Care Research Center Career Development Award.; National Pallative Care Leadership Forum (Junior Faculty Participant).; and Master in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, .. In addition to English, Dr. Ullrich speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Palliative Care, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Cancer

Dr. Douglas Evan Brandoff, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Douglas Brandoff's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brandoff is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Gubernatorial Appointment, Massachusetts Opioid Drug Formulary Commission; Clinical Mentoring Award, Clinical Faculty Council, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Pain Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Brandoff offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Outpatient Care, Palliative Care

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
850 Boylston Street; Suite 320
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Edward Michna practices anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Michna is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michna is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Michna welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mary Buss practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology in Boston, MA. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Buss's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has received distinctions including Rabkin Medical Edcuation Fellowship and Thomas O'Toole Award for Outstanding Work for Underserved Populations. She is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Founders 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eva Chittenden works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Boston, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Chittenden (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include medical education. Dr. Chittenden is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittenden honors. Dr. Chittenden's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Medical Education

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Juliet Jacobsen, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Jacobsen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Sanjeet Narang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sanjeet Narang is a specialist in anesthesiology and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Narang trained at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Narang is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit S; Founders 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Karen O'Brien's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In her practice, Dr. O'Brien focuses on women's health issues. Dr. O'Brien is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. O'Brien (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Brien is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues

Dr. Kathleen Anne Lee, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kathleen Lee is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 7
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Dias is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Dias takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dias's office for an appointment.

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Dr. W. Vincent Perrelli, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
355 Waverly Oaks Road; Suite #125
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. W. Vincent Perrelli is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perrelli accepts. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency. Dr. Perrelli has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). He is open to new patients.

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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.