We found 22 hospice and palliative medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

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Dr Ali Haider MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Ali Haider's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Haider accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. He has received the following distinction: Best Poster Presentation, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Annual Research Day. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Kevin Madden MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Kevin Madden, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and pediatric critical care. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Madden honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. Dr. Madden is conversant in Spanish.

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Donna S Zhukovsky MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Donna Zhukovsky works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and pain specialist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Zhukovsky attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jewish General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zhukovsky include: Nominated, Texas Business Women Award; Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and (The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Institutional Awards Committee). She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Angelique Wong MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Angelique Wong's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Wong attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Jill Ann Jarrell MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6701 Fannin Street; # Ccc1540
Houston, TX

Dr. Jill Jarrell's specialty is pediatric hospice and palliative medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: medical education, palliative care, and academic medicine. Dr. Jarrell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Jarrell attended Emory University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Academic Medicine, Palliative Care, Medical Education

Dr Linh My Thi Nguyen MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; #2900
Houston, TX

Dr. Linh Nguyen is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. Dr. Nguyen has a special interest in hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and UT Physicians. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Hospice

Stacey Berg MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1102 Bates; Suite 1550.06
Houston, TX

Dr. Stacey Berg sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Berg include cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Kimberson Tanco MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Kimberson Tanco practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Tanco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tanco has received include Magna Cum Laude - Doctor of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas; the University of Santo Tomas Scholar, University of Santo Tomas; and Magna Cum Laude - BS Biology Accelerated, University of Santo Tomas.

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Dr Maxine Grace Jaucian De La Cruz MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Maxine De La Cruz's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De La Cruz honors. Dr. De La Cruz studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. De La Cruz has received professional recognition including the following: Scholarship Pen Award, University of the Philippines MSPS; Young Investigator Award, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer; and Outstanding Intern in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology, Phillippine General Hospital.

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Dr Ahsan Azhar MD FACP
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Ahsan Azhar is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Azhar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. His residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Chief Medical Resident, Lutheran Medical Center, New York; and Intern of the Year, Lutheran Medical Center, New York. Dr. Azhar is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Shalini Dalal MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Shalini Dalal is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Dalal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Armed Forces Medical College and then she performed her residency at Prince George's Hospital Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Apple Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr Frank Xavier Placencia MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neonatology
6621 Fannin Street; Mc Wt 6-104
Houston, TX

Dr. Frank Placencia is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and neonatology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), CHI St. Luke's Health, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Dr. Placencia graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Ana Leech is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. Dr. Leech is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and UT Physicians. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Hermann for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Hospice

Renee Jardon Flores MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Renee Flores' areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Flores include hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. She is affiliated with UT Physicians Preop Clinic - Texas Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She trained at St. Mary's Hospital for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Hospice

Dr Jeanette Ferrer DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
5656 Kelley Street; Lbj Internal Medicine- Palliative Med Ut Annex 121
Houston, TX

Dr. Jeanette Ferrer is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and family medicine physician. Dr. Ferrer's areas of clinical interest consist of hospice (end-of-life care) and pain management. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferrer accepts. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Hospice

Ebony Beaudoin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX

Dr. Ebony Williams works as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. Her professional affiliations include UT Physicians Pediatric Specialists at Texas Medical Center and UT Physicians Pediatric Primary Care at Texas Medical Center. Dr. Williams graduated from Meharry Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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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