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We found 40 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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology in Boston, MA. 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. These areas are among Dr. Abrahm's clinical interests: hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Phi Beta Kappa, .. Dr. Abrahm is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her practice is open to 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. Dr. Goldstein (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Goldstein is especially interested in palliative care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Goldstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He has an open panel.

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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 is a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist, pediatric hematologist, and pediatric oncologist in Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolfe include cancer, palliative care, and blood disorders. Dr. Wolfe is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Dr. Wolfe has received professional recognition including the following: 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He works in Boston, MA and Needham, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Lane has a special interest in behavioral medicine and extended care facilities. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Lane obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Cambridge Hospital. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Solomon Peer Award. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in palliative care. Dr. Liaw's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liaw's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Liaw attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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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. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer, palliative care, and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Ullrich's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ullrich's training includes a residency program at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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, she 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 is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Brandoff offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lahey Clinic. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandoff accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Brandoff has received include 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Outpatient Care, Palliative Care

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

Dr. Kathleen Lee is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee completed her residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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

Dr. Mary Buss' medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Buss is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. She has received the following distinctions: 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 is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Eva Chittenden, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chittenden include medical education. She accepts 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 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chittenden (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chittenden is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes 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's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Jacobsen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jacobsen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Edward Michna sees patients in Boston, MA and Chestnut Hill, MA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Michna is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michna is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Michna attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Brien include women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. O'Brien has received professional recognition including the following: McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. O'Brien (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Brien welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. John Halporn is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Halporn graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: pain management and palliative care. He accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Halporn is affiliated with Faulkner Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Pain Management

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Founders 6 Palliative Care Service
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Krakauer works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family medicine practitioner. Dr. Krakauer has indicated that his clinical interests include general care, palliative care, and global health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Krakauer is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Krakauer (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Clinical interests: Global Health, Palliative Care, General Care

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Founders Building 606
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lorie Smith is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include palliative care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care

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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.