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

Dr. Jennifer Reidy specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine and practices in Worcester, MA and Lawrence, MA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Reidy attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lawrence Family Medicine Residency for residency. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha.; Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.; and Lamb Award for Humanitarianism in Medicne.. Dr. Reidy welcomes 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 hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Dr. Bloise honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. He has received the distinction of Best teacher resident. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital. 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 is a Lawrence, MA physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Aragon is professionally affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Joanne Nowak is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She takes Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Nowak's residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Nowak offers interpreting services for her patients. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Pamela Marron is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and emergency medicine specialist in Methuen, MA. He accepts Medicaid insurance. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. 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 specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), occupational medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He takes Medicaid insurance. Dr. O'Neil is affiliated with Holy Family Hospital. Dr. O'Neil welcomes new patients.

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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.