Hospice and palliative care physicians committed to the expert medical management and interdisciplinary team practice that underlies hospice and palliative care connect here to discuss clinical best practice and participate in discussions around issues relevant to their practice.

Visit the Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Community Page now to see the latest discussion posts, chat schedule and archive of past chats and resources available in the community library.

Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Steering Committee

Physician/Advanced Practice Community Leader
Dr. Bernice M Burkarth, FAAHPM,HMDC,MD
Chief Medical Officer
Merrimack Valley Hospice – Lawrence, MA

Steven J. Baumrucker, MD, FAAFP
Medical Director, Palliative Medicine
Wellmont Health System – Palliative Medicine Associates – Kingsport, TN

Dr. Michael Nisco, MBA,MD
Vitas Healthcare Medical Director
Vitas – Milpitas, CA

David Parks, MD
Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Programs
Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Edgewood, KY

Dr. Amjad Riar, MD
Kindred Healthcare – Ashburn, VA

Dr. Linda Lee Tavel
Medical Director Hospice
Accentcare, Inc – Dallas, TX