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We found 6 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO 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's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Her areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and palliative care. Dr. Kumar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is conversant in Tamil. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Steven Craig Lewis, DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
857 Montgomery Avenue
Narberth, PA
 

Dr. Steven Lewis practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Narberth, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lewis at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. His professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Lewis is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Dr. Jones attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise consist of cancer pain, metastatic cancer, and bone cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

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

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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 works as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist and pediatric critical care specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Seattle Children's and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Rhee is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Adam Jerome Tyson, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Ground, Ste B-11
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Adam Tyson specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine and practices in Paoli, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Tyson attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.