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We found 10 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. After completing medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

Dr. Esme Finlay practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practice physician in Albuquerque, NM. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Guinn is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She 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's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. San Roman accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Yu is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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

Dr. Jayne McCormick specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and surgery and practices in Albuquerque, NM. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. McCormick takes 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 specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ).

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

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

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

Dr. Tamara Goodman is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. 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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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.