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Medical management

The Circle Home Hospice Medical Director, a physician who is Board certified in hospice and palliative care, works in partnership with the patient's primary care physician and directs the hospice team. Physician direction is a requirement of hospice care.

The Circle Home Hospice Program provides highly specialized and highly personalized care. Our Hospice Medical Director provides expertise in the latest methods of pain and symptom management, and utilizes this knowledge to ensure the patient's wishes related to symptom control are met. The Medical Director meets biweekly with the hospice team to review and update each individual patient's plan of care.

The patient's attending physician continues to manage the patient's medical needs, in collaboration with the Hospice Medical Director and hospice team. The Hospice Medical Director is often called upon to consult with other physicians regarding palliative and end-of-life care.