Palliative care provides personalized treatment for people with a serious illness, which may include treatments to relieve your symptoms and help cure your condition. Dr. Bob Uslander and Rev. Liz Uslander, at Integrated MD Care in San Diego, California, offer concierge care that delivers a broad range of medical and mental health therapies. They also collaborate with specialists and providers in the community to ensure you receive holistic care for all your unique needs. To learn more about palliative care, call the office or book online to schedule a complimentary consultation.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is highly specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. The care you receive focuses on relieving your symptoms, preventing side effects, and improving the quality of life for you and your family.

Many health conditions can be treated with palliative care. A few examples include serious illnesses such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.

What type of treatment will I receive during palliative care?

The nurturing team at Integrated MD Care specializes in providing integrative and holistic palliative care. You may receive treatments such as:

  • Spiritual guidance
  • Mental health guidance
  • End-of-life counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Medication management
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Integrative therapies

 Palliative care encompasses the mental health needs of you and your family. Whether you need help with depression and anxiety or you need support talking with your family about advance planning, the Integrated MD Care team provides the full range of palliative care.

What is the difference between palliative care and hospice?

Palliative care and hospice care are both provided in any setting. The Integrated MD Care team provides palliative and hospice treatment in your home and in hospitals, nursing homes, palliative care centers, and other community-based settings.

While palliative care keeps you comfortable and offers treatments that may cure your illness, hospice care doesn’t attempt to cure or heal. 

You receive hospice care when you have a terminal illness. Throughout your time in hospice care, your treatment solely focuses on keeping you comfortable and maintaining the highest quality of life possible.

Who provides palliative care?

Integrated MD Care provides a significant portion of your palliative care. The team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, and spiritual counselors who work together with you and your family to deliver comprehensive care.

Your Integrated MD Care providers also serve as your advocates, finding the services you need and coordinating your care with other providers. As partners with a wide range of health care providers in the community, your Integrated MD Care team works together with medical specialists and integrative therapy providers who can support your palliative care.

If you need palliative care, schedule a free consultation by calling Integrated MD Care or booking online.