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

Dr. Jennifer Reidy's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Before performing her residency at Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Reidy attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Reidy has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha.; Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.; and Lamb Award for Humanitarianism in Medicne.. In addition to English, Dr. Reidy speaks Spanish. She 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 Espinal's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. Dr. Bloise Espinal has received the following distinction: Best teacher resident. He is affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Bloise Espinal is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Aragon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Aragon is professionally affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital. She is not accepting 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 is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Nowak takes Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Pamela Marron works as a physiatrist, hospice and palliative medicine specialist, and emergency medicine specialist in Methuen, MA. He honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. Marron graduated from Harvard Medical School. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Edward O'Neil practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), occupational medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Methuen, MA. Dr. O'Neil honors Medicaid insurance. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Family Hospital. Dr. O'Neil has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kristina Conner is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family medicine physician. She honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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.
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