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Palliative Care Faq


What is palliative care?

Palliative medicine is a specialty focused on relieving the symptoms that often accompany a serious illness or condition, providing the best possible quality of life for you and your loved ones. Our palliative medicine specialists help you to understand available treatment options, establish goals of care and anticipate future needs.

Is palliative care the same as hospice care?

Palliative care brings comfort from at any stage of illness, offering relief while curative treatments are being pursued. Hospice care is specifically designed for individuals who have limited life expectancy and no longer benefit from curative measures.

What is a palliative medicine physician?

Our professionals have special training and expertise in relieving pain and other symptoms caused by illness and medical treatments. We help you manage your symptoms and guide you in making a plan for living well, based on your needs and goals