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We found 12 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 area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Wesselman attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Unm Cancer Center Department of Surgery Msc07 4025; 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Bridget Fahy is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. John Liljestrand practices family medicine in Albuquerque, NM. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liljestrand is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix.

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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, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Finlay honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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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 practices in Albuquerque, NM. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Guinn is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of 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). Dr. San Roman takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. She trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. San Roman speaks 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 specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He works in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Yu studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Jayne McCormick works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and surgeon in Albuquerque, NM. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Carlos Hernandez-Torres' specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. He practices in Albuquerque, NM and Las Cruces, NM. He studied medicine 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and emergency medicine specialist. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Maas attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Tamara Goodman specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Goodman graduated from 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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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.