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Palliative Care

Palliative care improves quality of life

Ellis Medicine offers a palliative care program for patients with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses that focuses on relieving pain and improving quality of life.

The palliative care program can help patients and their families deal with:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Coordination of care, including home care and Hospice
  • Treatment decision-making
  • Emotional and spiritual support

Palliative care is provided during any phase of an illness, including active treatment such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Ellis' compassionate palliative care team is led by program medical director George Giokas, M.D., and includes doctors, nurses, case managers (social workers), nutrition experts, pharmacists and pastoral care staff. The team strives to help patients live each day as comfortably and well as possible.

For more information about Ellis’ palliative care program, please call 518.243.3330.