We found 11 hospice and palliative medicine specialists near Albuquerque, NM.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
904 Las Lomas Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Mark Wesselman's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS).

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Dr. Bridget N Fahy-Chandon, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1 University of New Mexico; Unm Cancer Center Department of Surgery Msc07 4025
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Bridget Fahy's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Fahy is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
904 Las Lomas Road Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Irene San Roman practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. San Roman takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics
1101 Medical Arts Avenue Ne; Building #2
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Frank Ralls' medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and sleep medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
8100 Constitution Place Ne; Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Nancy Guinn's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine; she sees patients in Albuquerque, NM. On average, patients gave Dr. Guinn a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Surgery
8300 Constitution Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Jayne McCormick practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from Albany Medical College.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 Camino De Salud Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Esme Finlay works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Finlay takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
8100 Constitution Place Ne; Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Carlos Hernandez-Torres specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine and practices in Albuquerque, NM. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico; Msc10 5550 Palliative Medicine Dept Internal
Albuquerque, NM
 

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Emergency Medicine
1115 Central Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. H. Maas works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and emergency medicine specialist. Dr. Maas studied medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5820 Bellamah Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

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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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