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We found 4 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Bronze Compass 6500 near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Pallavi Kumar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3400 Spruce Street; Penn Tower, Suite 1218
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pallavi Kumar is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and palliative care. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Kumar is conversant in Tamil.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Palliative Care, Lung Cancer

Dr. Joshua Adam Jones, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Trc 2 West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Jones' areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. He has a special interest in cancer pain, metastatic cancer, and bone cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Jones honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Cancer Pain, Metastatic Cancer

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
3401 Civic Center Boulevard; Division of Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eileen Rhee's specialties are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and pediatric critical care. Her professional affiliations include Seattle Children's and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Rhee completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Amy Trowbridge is a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Trowbridge is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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.