We found 10 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Medicaid near Fairfax, VA.

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Dr. Loren L Friedman, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Loren Friedman is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practice physician in Fairfax, VA and Arlington, VA. Dr. Friedman has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Friedman has received include End of Life Care Physician Support Grant, Prince Charitable Trusts; Roxane Scholars Cleveland Clinic Palliative Care Program, Roxane Pharmaceuticals; and Haynes Rice Community Service Award, District of Columbia Hospital Association. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology
2900 Telestar Court
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. James Muir practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult oncology in Falls Church, VA. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Muir performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Jessica Sutherland Heintz, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
3300 Gallows Road; Department of Medicine
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Jessica Heintz is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist in Falls Church, VA. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Heintz include: Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine and Top Doctor, Northern Virginia magazine. Dr. Heintz offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Other, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
9901 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Cecilia Chukwu practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Chukwu studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Civista Medical Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2900 Telestar Court
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. James Groninger's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Groninger attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Groninger completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Groninger has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Virginia. His professional affiliations include Washington Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2900 Telestar Court
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. William Anderson is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Parham, and Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Emergency Medicine
9725 Burke View Court
Burke, VA
 

Dr. Corrine Lahti is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and emergency medicine. Dr. Lahti graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Civista Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Jacklyn Nkrumah's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Manassas, VA and Falls Church, VA. Dr. Nkrumah takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Nkrumah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. She is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2900 Telestar Court
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Natalie Kontakos practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. She is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kontakos attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Queen's University, Ontario for residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry
2900 Telestar Court
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Mary O'Rourke is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and psychiatrist. She takes Medicaid insurance. Dr. O'Rourke studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is affiliated with Washington Hospital Center.

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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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