We found 5 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Francisco, CA.

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Miss Bruce L. Miller Jr. MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Miller's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Miller is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Ms. Kara Bischoff M.D.
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1701 Divisadero Street; Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kara Bischoff is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bischoff is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Bischoff trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. Thomas Telfer Reid M.D.
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
533 Parnassus Avenue; Box 0131, Suite C-109
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Reid is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Rochester General Hospital, Dr. Reid attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school.

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Dr. Brook Anne Calton MD, MHS
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
400 Parnassus Avenue; A405
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brook Calton is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Calton attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Calton accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
521 Parnassus Avenue; Suite C-126
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sameera Rana specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rana attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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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