Palliative Care Providers

Our Palliative Care specialists focus on providing relief from symptoms such as pain, trouble breathing, nausea, constipation, weakness, depression and anxiety and difficulty sleeping that will likely occur with serious illness. Cornerstone's palliative care specialists will always begin the planning of care by discussing the goals and priorities of the patient and then mapping out a care plan to meet those goals. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. This type of care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided at the same time someone is receiving curative treatment. You can count on Cornerstone Palliative Care to provide you with education specific to your illness. And as part of your team, you'll have a social worker assigned to help you navigate the options you have as resources and give the patient and family the emotional support that is so vital.

Cornerstone’s team of Palliative Care providers work with several Central Florida Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Meet Our Providers

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Molly P. Burges, M.D.
M.D.- University of South Florida (USF)
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship-University of California
Outreach programs for underserved communities in the Dominican Republic.

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Douglas David. MD
Ohio University (D.O.)
Ohio State University
Board Certified-American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Board Certified-American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
Member-Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

 

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Marwa El-Menshawi, M.D.
M.D.- University of Alabama
Geriatric Fellowship and Family Medicine Residency-Florida Hospital, Orlando
Member: the Medical Honors Society.

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Carol Gardner, M.D.
M.D.-University of Florida
Board Certified- Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Internship and Residency- Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC.

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Wendy Misner, APRN
Master of Science, Nursing
Family NP-Frontier Nursing University
Master in Nursing Education/BS, Nursing-Grand Canyon University
Board Certified-AANP
Member-American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Member-Signa Theta Tau, Honor Society for Nursing


Krissy Hines-Pauly, RN S-FNB
BS, Master of Science, Nursing, Family NP-South University

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Helen Phipps, ARNP
34 years’ clinical experience
Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care,
CSU Institute for Palliative Care
Member: Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association

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Issa Jason Zeidan, M.D., MBA, MHSA
Board certified in Family Medicine.
MD- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine-Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency and Internship in Family Medicine- Wayne State University, Rochester Hills, MI.