We found 7 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr Jerry Lee Barker Jr MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Plaza Level
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Jerry Barker is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Barker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Barker completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr Morvarid Rezaie DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1650 West Rosedale Street; Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Rezaie is conversant in Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Rezaie include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rezaie has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Alvin Mathe is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Mathe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Janet Lieto specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lieto is affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
1400 8th Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 550
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Shawnta Pittman-Hobbs is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Pittman-Hobbs is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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J Steven Welch DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. J. Welch is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family practitioner. He is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Welch attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Welch honors.

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Todd D Pearson MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Todd Pearson works as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Pearson is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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