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We found 9 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. Anthereca Edmerson Edmerson, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 238, The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Anthereca Lane is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lane trained at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lane is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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Dr. Anumeha Gupta, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Anumeha Gupta is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Gupta is especially interested in palliative care and gastrointestinal cancer. She is in-network for Tufts Health Plan, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. Dr. Gupta has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Palliative Care

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Rajiv Verma is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Verma graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In his practice, Dr. Verma focuses on general care. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Verma's professional affiliations include Cincinnati VA Medical Center and Chillicothe VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Douglas Ronald Smucker, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2139 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Douglas Smucker is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Smucker's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Naveena Nelson is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Cincinnati, OH. She graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Nelson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Lalitha Parameswaran works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parameswaran takes. Dr. Parameswaran studied medicine at Osmania Medical College.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8622 Winton Road; Suite B
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Manish Srivastava's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Srivastava accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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Dr. Philip Morgan Diller, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2123 Auburn Avenue; Suite 235, The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Philip Diller is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practice physician. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diller attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
3333 Burnet Avenue; Mlc 2001, Department of Anesthesia
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Hillary Flint's area of specialization is pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flint graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.