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We found 5 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Anis A Ansari, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1948 E Hebron Parkway; Suite 110, Building 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Anis Ansari is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Carrollton, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. His areas of expertise include menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Ansari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Amenorrhea, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Mackey, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
7415 Las Colinas Boulevard; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackey attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
14655 Preston Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Strickland works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Strickland is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4325 N Josey Lane; Professional Plaza 3, Suite 300
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Rachenetta Stimage's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and obstetrics & gynecology. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stimage graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
4343 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Brieanna Nation-Howard, who practices in Carrollton, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Nation-Howard is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nation-Howard honors. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.