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

No Photo
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Ruth Lagman works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Lagman speaks Filipino. Clinical interests for Dr. Lagman include cancer supportive care, hospice (end-of-life care), and cancer. Her professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Lagman attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Terence Gutgsell specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and practices in Cleveland, OH and Mayfield Heights, OH. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and fatigue. Dr. Gutgsell takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Gutgsell has received professional recognition including the following: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Read more

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

No Photo
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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, interventional pain specialist, and geriatric psychiatrist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of palliative care, headache, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Goforth takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goforth graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
9500 Euclid Avenue/r35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Armida Parala's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Parala's areas of clinical interest consist of cancer, cancer pain, and fatigue. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parala honors. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Her training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Parala is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; #s35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Sree Battu specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Battu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Euclid Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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 hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Cleveland, OH. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and parkinson's disease. She is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Gupta trained at Huron Hospital for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gupta include: Caregiver Celebrations Appreciation Award (Core Value: Patient Recognition); Scholarship for Futures Program, AMDA Annual; and Presidential Poster Session, AGS Annual Scientific.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Chirag Patel is a rehabilitation physician and hospice and palliative medicine specialist in New Philadelphia, OH and Cleveland, OH. His clinical interests include cancer supportive care, cancer, and outpatient care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing his residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
9500 Euclid Avenue; Rk30
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Ethel Smith's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), parkinson's disease, and aging. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Smith attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9500 Euclid Avenue T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mellar Davis is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and adult hematology. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Geisinger.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Ave T-34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Kathleen Neuendorf specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Her clinical interests include cancer, fatigue, and palliative care. Her professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Neuendorf takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Neuendorf graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code R35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Bassam Estfan is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Dr. Estfan's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and chemotherapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Estfan is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Cleveland Clinic, T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Cory Chevalier works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Dr. Chevalier honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Read more
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). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Smith attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.