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We found 6 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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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 hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist. She speaks Tamil. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and palliative care. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kumar attended Duke University School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Lewis average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Lewis 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Lewis has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4190 City Avenue, Division of Geriatrics; Suite 315
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Galluzzi practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Galluzzi graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Galluzzi's professional affiliations include Lankenau Medical Center and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Her practice is open to 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 is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Dr. Jones is especially interested in cancer pain, metastatic cancer, and bone cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include 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, Pediatric Critical Care
3401 Civic Center Boulevard; Division of Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eileen Rhee is a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist and pediatric critical care specialist. Dr. Rhee is affiliated with Seattle Children's and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Rhee attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Amy Trowbridge works as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trowbridge honors. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Trowbridge is 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.