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Dr. Boleslav Kosharskyy MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
(718) 920-7246; (718) 920-4316

Dr. Boleslav Kosharskyy's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Kosharskyy is a graduate of Free University of Berlin. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kosharskyy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Kosharskyy is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Intervention Pain Medicine., Treatment of the chronic back pain, headaches, abdominal and pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Naum Shaparin MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
(718) 862-8849; (718) 920-7246

Dr. Naum Shaparin is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Shaparin is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Research interests include non-opioid therapies for chronic non-malignant pain, cancer pain, ... (Read more)

Nicole Suzanne Nevadunsky MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Gynecologic Oncology
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
(718) 920-4794; (718) 920-2122

Dr. Nicole Nevadunsky is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and gynecologic oncology. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In Dr. Nevadunsky's practice, she is particularly interested in cancer. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive care of women with uterine, cervical, and vulvar cancers. Interests include minimally ... (Read more)

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Dr. Veronica Patricia Carullo MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
(718) 920-7246; (718) 920-4316

Dr. Veronica Carullo practices pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine in Bronx, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Carullo is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus and Medicaid insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Carullo (or staff) speaks Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness)
7901 Broadway; # D1-24
Elmhurst, NY
(718) 334-4000

Dr. Earl Smith is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance: Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness)
1650 Grand Concourse; Milstein 7F
Bronx, NY
(718) 960-1261; (718) 518-5660

Dr. Joseph Sacco's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine; he sees patients in Bronx, NY. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Sacco speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Obstetrics & Gynecology
1650 Grand Concourse; Room 5th Floor
Bronx, NY
(718) 239-8383; (212) 604-2512

Dr. George Mussalli is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Mussalli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mussalli honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Mussalli is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System, North Central Bronx Hospital, and Mount Sinai Health System.

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Karina Gritsenko MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
(718) 920-4316; (718) 920-7246

Dr. Karina Gritsenko works as an anesthesiologist in Bronx, NY. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Gritsenko is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Pain Medicine, Non-malignant Pain, Cancer Pain, Axial Pain, Regional Anesthesiology, ... (Read more)

Nagashree Seetharamu MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hematology (Blood Disorders)
6254 97th Place; #2C
Flushing, NY
(718) 595-1400

Dr. Nagashree Seetharamu's specialty is hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Seetharamu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Chinese (Mandarin), and Sign Language. She is affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. She graduated from Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences. She trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Dr. Isabella Park DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Family Medicine
8900 Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica, NY
(718) 206-6914; (718) 206-6919

Dr. Isabella Park's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Park is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Vytra, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
25107 Elkmont Avenue
Bellerose, NY
(718) 347-5409; (718) 470-7000

Dr. Davinder Kumar is an internist in Bellerose, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Kumar attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. He accepts Vytra, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Franklin Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
930 E Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY
(718) 530-5267; (718) 861-2420

Dr. Xiaoguang Liu works as a rehabilitation physician. He is a graduate of Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness)
320 E Shore Road; 4C
Great Neck, NY
(516) 902-0270; (516) 932-5276

Dr. Shahryar Elihu is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult cardiology. Dr. Elihu accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), General Internal Medicine
7520 Astoria Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY
(718) 921-7900; (718) 888-6960

Dr. Michael Eric Mencias' specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and general internal medicine. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Mencias is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness)
65-45 Saunders Street; 6F
Rego Park, NY

Dr. Lourdes Merlo is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Rego Park, NY. She is a graduate of the University of the Andes School of Medicine. Dr. Merlo (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Obstetrics & Gynecology
3754 75th Street
Flushing, NY
(718) 531-6969; (718) 429-8777

Dr. Salomon Epstein is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish.

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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.
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