We found 19 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 specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and pain medicine. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Zhukovsky is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jewish General Hospital for residency. Dr. Zhukovsky has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and pediatric critical care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madden honors. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Madden attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

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

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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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Houston, TX. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. Dr. Berg has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berg studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Kimberson Tanco is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Tanco studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His medical residency was performed at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. 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.

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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 specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Hajjar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. Dr. Hajjar is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Allergies

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 physician who specializes 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. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. De La Cruz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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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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). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Azhar attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and King Edward Medical University for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Azhar include: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Chief Medical Resident, Lutheran Medical Center, New York; and Intern of the Year, Lutheran Medical Center, New York. Dr. Azhar is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Michael Fisch is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, pain doctor, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Fisch accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. He has received the following distinction: Honorary fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Medicine Fellowship. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family medicine physician. She is especially interested in pain management. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ferrer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferrer's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Ferrer attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Hospice

Dr. Renee Jardon Flores, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Renee Flores is a general practitioner, hospice and palliative medicine specialist, and geriatrician in Houston, TX. Dr. Flores's clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. For her residency, Dr. Flores trained at St. Mary's Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Hospice

Dr. Shobha S Rao, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 5.120
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shobha Rao specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Houston, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school and subsequently trained at Polyclinic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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Dr. Jared Rubenstein, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
6651 Main Street; Suite E.415.33
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jared Rubenstein, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubenstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
5656 Kelley Street; #1mc15001
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherry Lemley is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lemley accepts. Dr. Lemley studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lemley is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, 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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