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#173 Hospice & Palliative Care – Dr Laura Patel

#173 Hospice & Palliative Care - Dr Laura Patel

The Not Old Better Show, Interview Series:

We’ve got another great show today, and once again, this is an important one.

Today’s show is important for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s a very personal story, one that I’ve lived, so to speak, with my own family.  I’ve talked about this to you, my audience, once before, and I’ll talk about it just briefly today, telling our family’s personal story of hospice care, before we speak with Dr. Laura Patel.

Dr. Patel, whom we’ll hear from in just a bit is a hospice and palliative medicine physician.  We discuss palliative care, and we discuss hospice, which as you all know, I’m grateful for, and a big fan of the hospice approach to hospice patients and their families.  I don’t normally do this, but I want to play a bit of my “pre-interview” conversation with Dr. Patel, to set the stage for our full interview.  Let me just jump in, mid-conversation here, and you’ll hear what I’m talking about in terms of my respect, trust and fondness in, and for, hospice.

by way of introduction, Dr. Patel is a medical director, and Chief Medical Officer of Transitions LifeCare, and was named The Association for Home and Hospice Care “Physician of the Year.”  Dr. Patel writes frequently on the subject of hospice, palliative care, and speaks passionately about what is needed for patients, hospice, and nonhospice, and is a strong physician’s voice about well being as the ultimate goal in medicine.

Enjoy.

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