What We Do
The Palliative Medicine Service is here as an extra layer of
support to you and your family when you are living with illness that is serious. Our team provides comprehensive care that focuses
on quality of life and reducing suffering at any stage of illness--at the same
time as curative treatment--and regardless of prognosis.
Serious illness may include: cancer, heart disease, lung
disease, kidney disease, dementia, ALS or multiple sclerosis.
Palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life by
focusing on prevention and relief of suffering through detailed treatment of
pain and other problems—physical, emotional and spiritual.
Our services include:
- Expert management to relieve pain and other
symptoms without having to give up curative treatment
- Practical advice and information for you and
- Help in identifying the goals for care and expectation for
- Support and counseling to help cope with the
changes illness brings to daily life
- Coordination and communication between you, your
family and your medical team to maximize your treatment and care options
- Assistance with planning for the future focused
on financial support and completing advanced directives.
Services vary depending on patient and family preferences.
Patients who are cared for by palliative medicine teams
typically have fewer emergency room visits, shorter hospital stays and better
results from medical care. They also have higher levels of satisfaction with
their entire healthcare experience.
How to Make an
Call: (914) 848-8029
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We are located in the Yonkers and Rye WESTMED offices.
Each patient is seen for an initial evaluation in the office
by either our social worker or nurse practitioner. Initial appointments are approximately 45
minutes and follow-up appointments vary in time, location and frequency depending
upon your needs.
As part of your medical care, our services are covered by
Why We Are Different
- We partner with you
and your doctors to help you be more successful with your treatments and
life with serious illness. We focus on
- We spend time getting
to know you and how serious illness affects your life.
- We offer practical
advice and aim to help you through treatment and transitions between the
office, hospital, and community and rehabilitation facilities.
- We layer in our
services and support to help you maintain your quality of life across your