Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness with a focus on improving quality of life for both patients and their loved ones. Palliative care is provided in a team approach by specially-trained doctors, nurses and other health care providers who work closely with the patient’s current doctors and offer an extra layer of support from the time a serious illness is diagnosed. Palliative Care specialists focus on providing relief from burdensome symptoms such as pain, trouble breathing, nausea, constipation, weakness, depression and anxiety and difficulty sleeping that may occur with serious illness. Palliative Care specialists discuss what they can expect in the future and ensure that the care patients receive matches their goals and priorities.
Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.
Cornerstone’s team of Palliative Care providers are working in several Central Florida Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Contact Cornerstone Palliative Care today if you or your loved one may benefit from a consultation.
Palliative Care Providers
Dr. Molly Burges
Dr. Marwa El-Menshawi (Geriatrics)
Dr. Carol Gardner
Dr. Ajit V. Hansalia
Dr. Felipe Collazo-Pagan
Dr. Michael Shapiro,
Dr. Issa Jason Zeidan
Wendy Cuomo, Practice Manager