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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 physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abrahm include hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Abrahm has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Phi Beta Kappa, .. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Boston, MA. His clinical interests include palliative care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Children's Hospital Boston for his residency. Dr. Goldstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Goldstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting 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 areas of specialization are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolfe include cancer, palliative care, and blood disorders. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Wolfe completed a residency program at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Dr. Wolfe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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 welcomes 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's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Lane's clinical interests encompass behavioral medicine and extended care facilities. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cambridge Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Solomon Peer Award. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Boston, MA. In Dr. Liaw's practice, he is particularly interested in palliative care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Liaw trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Liaw has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer, palliative care, and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Ullrich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Ullrich's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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, .. Dr. Ullrich is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandoff takes. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he 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. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Brandoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is open to new 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 is an anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine specialist. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michna honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Michna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He 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 sees patients in Boston, MA. Her medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Buss is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Rabkin Medical Edcuation Fellowship and Thomas O'Toole Award for Outstanding Work for Underserved Populations. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Buss has an open panel.

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

Dr. Eva Chittenden is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in medical education. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Chittenden attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chittenden (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chittenden is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chittenden's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jacobsen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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 practices anesthesiology and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Boston, MA. After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Narang accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is accepting 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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Boston, MA. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Brien include women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received the distinction of McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. O'Brien (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. O'Brien is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed 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' medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Dias trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dias accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received the distinction of Board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Dias is affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. John David Halporn, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
450 Brookline Avenue; Dana - 2, Popc
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Halporn's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). His clinical interests encompass pain management and palliative care. He accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Halporn is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Faulkner Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Pain Management

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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.