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Palliative Care

FMC Palliative Care focuses on improving the quality of life for patients living with serious illnesses.

The focus is on:

  • Relieving physical pain and symptoms

  • Helping with difficult decision making

  • Providing emotional support

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  • Greater than 6 months prognosis

  • Undergoing curative treatment

  • Any stage of disease

  • May be accessing skilled long term care days


  • Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants

  • Physicians



Office Number - 806.350.7717

Fax Number - 806.576.2734

  • Less than 6 months prognosis

  • Excludes curative treatment

  • Increases quality of life

  • Pain and symptom management

  • Caregiver support

  • Emotional and Spiritual Support


  • Hospice Team

  • RNs, LVNs, Home Health Aides, Spiritual Caregivers, Social Workers, Volunteers

  • Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

  • Pharmacy

  • Medical Equipment

  • 24-hour support

Benefits of Palliative Care

  • FMC Palliative Care is home based. We visit patients and their families wherever they are, including private homes or facilities, such as assisted living and nursing homes

  • Helping prevent repeated hospital stays and ER visits

  • Helping patients understand their illness and care options

  • Educating about medications, diet, and lifestyle changes

  • Making the patient comfortable by alleviating anxiety, physical pain, and symptoms

  • Supporting coordinated care in partnership with the patient’s physician

  • Considering all needs: medical, physical, emotional, and spiritual

  • Reducing family stress

  • Bringing comfort and peace

  • Alleviating suffering

Diagnoses include
(but are not limited to):

  • Cancer

  • Congestive heart failure

  • COPD

  • Kidney failure

  • Liver failure

  • Neurological Disease (ALS, CVA, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia)

Patients may also be experiencing the following:

  • Pain or discomfort

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Lack of appetite

  • Nausea

Current Providers

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