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What does Palliative Medicine do?

What does Palliative Medicine do?

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Palliative Medicine: Focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living […]

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What is a Primary Care Physician?

What is a Primary Care Physician?

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Primary care is that care provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern (the “undifferentiated” patient) not limited by problem origin (biological, behavioral, or social), organ system, or diagnosis. Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, […]

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