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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
360 Merrimack Street
Lawrence, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Reidy works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family medicine physician. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Reidy's training includes a residency program at Lawrence Family Medicine Residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Alpha Omega Alpha.; Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.; and Lamb Award for Humanitarianism in Medicne.. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Reidy's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1 General Street; P.o Box 189
Lawrence, MA
 

Dr. Rafael Bloise is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Bloise is professionally affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. He has received the distinction of Best teacher resident. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1 General Street
Lawrence, MA
 

Dr. Katherine Aragon's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is professionally affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Aragon accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
360 Merrimack Street; Building 9
Lawrence, MA
 

Dr. Joanne Nowak's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Nowak honors Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, Aetna, and more. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Emergency Medicine
70 East Street
Methuen, MA
 

Dr. Pamela Marron is a Methuen, MA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and emergency medicine. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He takes Medicaid insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marron's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Occupational Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Emergency Medicine
70 East Street
Methuen, MA
 

Dr. Edward O'Neil is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), occupational medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist in Methuen, MA. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Family Hospital. He honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. O'Neil is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
1 General Street
Lawrence, MA
 

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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.