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Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care? Palliative Care is a medical specialty that treats anyone living with a life-threatening serious illness and works to improve the quality of life for the patient - and the patient’s family - at any stage in the disease process. Both inpatient and outpatient care are provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists such as social workers, counselors, and pastoral care. These providers work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative Care uses a variety of medications and techniques to help patients whether they choose to pursue aggressive care or otherwise.

Examples of diagnoses that Palliative Care treats:

  • End stage renal disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Severe heart failure
  • COPD/emphysema
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Severe dementia
  • ALS/Parkinson’s

*Palliative Care does not treat Chronic pain or Primary psychiatric diagnoses.

To request a referral, please call us at 603-663-4023.