We found 24 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Donna Saltzburg Zhukovsky, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1414
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donna Zhukovsky is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and pain specialist in Houston, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Zhukovsky attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Her distinctions include: Nominated, Texas Business Women Award; Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and (The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Institutional Awards Committee). Dr. Zhukovsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Kevin Madden, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Madden's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and pediatric critical care. He practices in Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Madden is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Madden takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jill Ann Jarrell, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
6701 Fannin Street; # Ccc1540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jill Jarrell's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Her clinical interests encompass palliative care and academic medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Jarrell graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Academic Medicine, Palliative Care

Dr. Ali M Haider, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Haider practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Haider studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. He has received the following distinction: Best Poster Presentation, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Annual Research Day.

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Dr. Shalini Dalal, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shalini Dalal's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Dalal is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Prince George's Hospital Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Apple Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Angelique N Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Angelique Wong is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She works in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Wong takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land.

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Dr. Stacey L Berg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1102 Bates; Suite 1550.06
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stacey Berg is a specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. Dr. Berg's clinical interests include cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Linh My Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; #2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Linh Nguyen is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She works in Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. Dr. Nguyen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Hospice

Dr. Donald H Mahoney Jr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Mahoney's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. He has a special interest in platelet disorders, leukemia, and sickle cell disease. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahoney graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Dr. Kimberson C Tanco, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberson Tanco's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Tanco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Magna Cum Laude - Doctor of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas; the University of Santo Tomas Scholar, University of Santo Tomas; and Magna Cum Laude - BS Biology Accelerated, University of Santo Tomas. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Joud M Hajjar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joud Hajjar is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Hajjar's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Hajjar obtained Dr. Hajjar's medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed Dr. Hajjar's residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hajjar honors.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. Ahsan Azhar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ahsan Azhar's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Azhar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. His residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Chief Medical Resident, Lutheran Medical Center, New York; and Intern of the Year, Lutheran Medical Center, New York. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Maxine Grace Jaucian De La Cruz, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maxine De La Cruz is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. De La Cruz graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. De La Cruz include: Scholarship Pen Award, University of the Philippines MSPS; Young Investigator Award, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer; and Outstanding Intern in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology, Phillippine General Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Medical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 462
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Fisch works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, pain doctor, and medical oncologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Fisch attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Fisch has received professional recognition including the following: Honorary fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Medicine Fellowship. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ana Leech is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. Dr. Leech's clinical interests encompass hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Leech completed her residency training at Memorial Hermann. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Hospice

Dr. Jeanette G Ferrer, DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
6565 Fannin Street; Suite 584
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeanette Ferrer practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests encompass pain management. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ferrer is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Ferrer trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferrer honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Hospice

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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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