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We found 11 hospice and palliative medicine specialists near Albuquerque, NM.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
904 Las Lomas Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Mark Wesselman's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Wesselman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 Camino De Salud Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Esme Finlay works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
3222 Camilo Lane Nw
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Nancy Guinn's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Guinn attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
904 Las Lomas Road Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Irene San Roman is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. San Roman attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. San Roman is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1100 Central Avenue Se; 4th Floor
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. David Yu is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Yu is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Surgery
8300 Constitution Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Jayne McCormick's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and surgery. Dr. McCormick takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
8100 Constitution Place Ne; Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Carlos Hernandez-Torres practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. Dr. Hernandez-Torres attended medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Emergency Medicine
1115 Central Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. H. Maas specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and emergency medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
5820 Bellamah Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Tamara Goodman is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
Msc10 5550 Palliative Medicine Dept Internal; 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
 

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1100 Central Avenue Se
Albuquerque, NM
 

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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.