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

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goforth include palliative care, headache, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Goforth is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Goforth average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Terence Gutgsell, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Mayfield Heights, OH, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Gutgsell is especially interested in hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and fatigue. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He 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. Dr. Gutgsell 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

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 specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include hospice (end-of-life care), cancer, and parkinson's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College, she performed her residency at Huron Hospital. Her distinctions include: Caregiver Celebrations Appreciation Award (Core Value: Patient Recognition); Scholarship for Futures Program, AMDA Annual; and Presidential Poster Session, AGS Annual Scientific. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and 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)

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

Dr. Chirag Patel, who practices in New Philadelphia, OH and Cleveland, OH, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include cancer supportive care, cancer, and outpatient care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Patel is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Armida Parala is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Cleveland, OH. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parala include cancer, cancer pain, and fatigue. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parala accepts. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, she completed her residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Parala is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Sree Battu practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Cleveland, OH. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Battu accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Battu attended St. George's University School of Medicine.

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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). She practices in Cleveland, OH and Independence, OH. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise consist of hospice (end-of-life care), parkinson's disease, and aging. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Smith trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Bassam Estfan practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Cleveland, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Estfan is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Estfan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Monmouth Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Laura Shoemaker's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Her areas of expertise include general care and palliative care. Dr. Shoemaker accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, General Care

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

Dr. Kathleen Neuendorf's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is especially interested in cancer, fatigue, and palliative care. Dr. Neuendorf takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Dr. Neuendorf is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9500 Euclid Avenue T34
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mellar Davis is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult hematologist, and adult oncologist. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Geisinger.

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

Dr. Cory Chevalier is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Chevalier performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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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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