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We found 12 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Child Health Plus near Bronx, NY.

Dr. Allen Dominic Andrade, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Allen Andrade is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Andrade (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Allen Carrington Hutcheson, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
 

Dr. Allen Hutcheson works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practitioner. Dr. Hutcheson accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Hutcheson (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Hutcheson is professionally affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

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Dr. Elizabeth Jane Hackett, MPH, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Chuang is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Chuang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Albanian. Dr. Chuang is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Dr. Joanna Beth Sheinfeld, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
17 East 102 Street; Floor 6th Floor Room West Tower
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joanna Sheinfeld practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests encompass pressure ulcers (bedsores), alzheimer's disease, and memory loss. Dr. Sheinfeld is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, Memory Loss, Pressure Ulcers, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Rose Milagros Guilbe, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Rose Guilbe's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. She practices in Bronx, NY. Dr. Guilbe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Khmer. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. She graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Floor 7
New York, NY
 

Dr. Keith Pasichow's specialties are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. He practices in New York, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Pasichow accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pasichow (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pasichow's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Practice, Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
729 Pelham Parkway N
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. David Marshak works as a general practitioner, anesthesiologist, and hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Dr. Marshak is conversant in Spanish. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Serife Eti works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practice physician. In addition to English, Dr. Eti (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Eti is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. She graduated from Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. She honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kathryn Scharbach, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1621 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Kathryn Scharbach specializes in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Scharbach is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Scharbach (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
1650 Grand Concourse; Milstein 7f
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Sacco is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practitioner. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sacco attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
4139 Wickham Avenue; Ground Floor
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Pauline Heslop's specialty is pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heslop studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Fordham Plaza; Suite 1000
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Alejandra Villalobos, who practices in Bronx, NY, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villalobos accepts. She graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Villalobos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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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.