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Palliative Care Medical Consultations

Palliative Care Buffalo offers medical consults and collaborates with the patient’s existing medical team. We serve patients of all ages with serious illness, as well as elderly patients with advanced, progressive diseases.

Where are Palliative Care Consults provided?

Why should I request a consult?

Benefit to Patients

Palliative Care Buffalo’s physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and chaplains provide:

  • Comprehensive pain and symptom management
  • Communication to help understand issues related to prognosis and coordination of care options
  • Practical and emotional support for patients and families
  • Support for re-evaluation of care and difficult decision-making

Benefit to Patients’ Family/Caregiver

  • Identify and clarify the patient’s goals of care
  • Assist with Advance Directives or Healthcare Proxy
  • Provide caregiving guidance to the family
  • Educate patient and family about disease progression

Benefit to Physicians

  • Experts in managing complex physical and emotional symptoms
  • Reduce stress with team approach to patient-centric care
  • Save time by allowing us to handle family meetings and patient/family counseling
  • Help in developing and supporting goals of care, DNR orders and treatment requests
  • Coordination across all care settings
  • Increased patient, family and caregiver satisfaction


How much does a medical consult cost?

Nothing − a Palliative Care Medical Consult is free

Who can call for a consult?

You physician, nurse practitioner or other healthcare provider

Questions?

Contact us for a free Palliative Care Medical Consult:

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Palliative Care Buffalo complies with the Palliative Care Information Act

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"I have learned things about my health that I did not know before
as a result of this program."

~ Raymond Gibbons,
SMP & Home Connections patient

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