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We found 12 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Medicaid near Fairfax, VA.

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

Dr. Loren Friedman specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine and practices in Arlington, VA and Fairfax, VA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. Awards and/or distinctions he 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. In addition to English, Dr. Friedman speaks Spanish. Dr. Friedman's professional affiliations include Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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

Dr. James Muir's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult oncology. Dr. Muir graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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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's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Heintz offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Heintz accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her distinctions include: Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine and Top Doctor, Northern Virginia magazine.

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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). Dr. Groninger accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Groninger attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Virginia. Dr. Groninger is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Cecilia Chukwu is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. Dr. Chukwu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Civista Medical Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. William Anderson works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Fairfax, VA and Richmond, VA. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Parham, and Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital.

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Dr. Jacklyn Akua Nkrumah, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3300 Gallows Road; Department of Medicine
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Jacklyn Nkrumah specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care). She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Nkrumah studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Nkrumah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Akan. Dr. Nkrumah is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Dr. Winnie E Suen, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
10530 Rosehaven Street; 100
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Winnie Suen is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Suen is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Suen is affiliated with Banner Health and Inova. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Corrine Lahti's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and emergency medicine; she sees patients in Alexandria, VA, Burke, VA, and Falls Church, VA. She is affiliated with Civista Medical Center. Dr. Lahti accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Lahti attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school.

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

Dr. Matthew Kestenbaum's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Kestenbaum attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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 specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and psychiatry. She accepts Medicaid insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. O'Rourke attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. O'Rourke 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.