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We found 4 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Coventry HSA near Morgantown, WV.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
9160 Hospital Drive; Box
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Hugh Palmer is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer honors. Dr. Palmer attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1195 H.s.c. North, Box 9022; Department of Internal Medicine
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Carl Grey's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Grey honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1160 Van Voorhis Road
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Rajeev Winfred, who practices in Morgantown, WV, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winfred studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1198 Health Sciences North; Po Box 9022
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Joshua Dower practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Morgantown, WV. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of 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.