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We found 13 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Coventry Gold near Cleveland, OH.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Ruth Lagman's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer supportive care, hospice (end-of-life care), and cancer. Dr. Lagman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, she completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Cancer Supportive Care, Chemotherapy, Palliative Care, Cancer, Constipation, Hospice, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terence Lee Gutgsell, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Terence Gutgsell's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He is especially interested in hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and fatigue. Dr. Gutgsell is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Gutgsell has received distinctions including Hospice Champion Award, Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care; Jack Trevey Community Service Award, Lexington Medical Society, Lexington, Ky.; and Pride in the Profession Award, American Medical Association. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Clinical Trials, Palliative Care, Cancer, Hospice, Fatigue, Anorexia, Symptoms

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code C21
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Harold Goforth is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), interventional pain medicine, and geriatric psychiatry. He works in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Goforth's clinical interests encompass palliative care, headache, and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Goforth attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Goforth is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Clinical interests: Amputation, Pain, Headache, Weight Loss, Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Addictions, Anorexia

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
9500 Euclid Avenue/r35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Armida Parala is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Cleveland, OH. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parala include cancer, cancer pain, and fatigue. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Parala graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then she performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Parala's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Cancer Pain, Chemotherapy, Palliative Care, Cancer, Pain Management, Constipation, Fatigue, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; #s35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Sree Battu is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist in Cleveland, OH. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Battu studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Battu is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Chirag Patel is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Patel's clinical interests include cancer supportive care, cancer, and outpatient care. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Outpatient Care, Cancer Pain, Cancer Supportive Care, Neuropathy, Palliative Care, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Gupta, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code T 34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mona Gupta is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at Huron Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and parkinson's disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Her distinctions include: Caregiver Celebrations Appreciation Award (Core Value: Patient Recognition); Scholarship for Futures Program, AMDA Annual; and Presidential Poster Session, AGS Annual Scientific. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Parkinson's Disease, Cancer Pain, Liver Disease, Dementia, Palliative Care, End-Stage Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mellar Pilgrim Davis, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9500 Euclid Avenue T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mellar Davis' medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and adult hematology. Before performing his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Dr. Davis attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis accepts. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Geisinger.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
9500 Euclid Avenue; Rk30
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Ethel Smith is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, family medicine physician, and geriatrician in Cleveland, OH and Independence, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include hospice (end-of-life care), parkinson's disease, and aging. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Chronic Illness, Hospice, Aging, Osteoarthritis, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Ave T-34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Kathleen Neuendorf is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). In Dr. Neuendorf's practice, she is particularly interested in cancer, fatigue, and palliative care. She is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Neuendorf studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Neuendorf completed a residency program at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy, Palliative Care, Cancer, Fatigue, Anorexia, Symptoms

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code R35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Bassam Estfan specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and chemotherapy. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Estfan honors. Dr. Estfan graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Estfan trained at Monmouth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Tumor, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Cleveland Clinic, T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Cory Chevalier's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Chevalier is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency.

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Dr. Joshua Everett Smith, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; R35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Joshua Smith, who practices in Cleveland, OH, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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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.