Physician Care

Our doctor has specialized training in symptom control and palliative care. He leads the medical team and will be at your clinic appointments to assess your condition and approve any changes to your care. We focus on a holistic approach, and take additional time during your appointments to address your concerns and questions.

Pain and Symptom Management

Palliative care focuses on symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and depression. Our treatment helps you gain the strength to carry on with daily life and improves your ability to tolerate medical treatments. It also helps you have more control over your care by improving your understanding of your choices for treatment. 

Social Work Services

Social workers serve as a link between you, the healthcare system, and the community, and can help identify appropriate resources for your specific needs. Our social worker is highly skilled and can provide short-term counseling, as well as arrange family meetings and counsel patients and families. 

Spiritual Support

Our chaplain has specialized training in palliative care. A chaplain is available to offer compassion and presence, listen to your concerns, address any spiritual or religious concerns you may face, and help you reflect on your journey. Our chaplain is trained to counsel patients and their family regardless of faith or tradition. In addition, our chaplain is able to assist you with issues such as grief, stress, anxiety, trauma, hope, and sharing your story.

Bereavement Services

Grief can accompany any major life change and is a normal reaction to any type of loss. Our social worker and chaplain are available to help provide support so you can cope with feelings of grief.

End of Life Planning

Conversations about, and decisions regarding, a person’s wishes towards the end of their life are best made well before a crisis happens. These discussions can be facilitated during appointments in clinic. Often patients bring family members along to these visits.

An Advance Directive allows you to thoughtfully consider and make specific written instructions for your future health care if you were ever no longer able to speak for yourself. This allows your voice to be heard and relieves family members of the burden of making difficult decisions without having to question what your wishes.