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Physician/Advanced Practice Practitioner

Physician/Advanced Practice Practitioner Section Leader
Bernice Burkarth, MD, HMDC
Treasure Coast Hospice 
Stuart, FL
bburkarth@tchospice.org

Section Projects

  • Hospice Care:  A Physician’s Guide
  • Newline articles of relevance to hospice physicians
  • NHPCO Audio-conferences
  • Educational Content development for NHPCO national conferences

Section Activities:

  • Meet in-person at NHPCO’s Clinical Team Conference and Management and Leadership Conference
  • Click here to see this Section’s My.NHPCO activities

Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Section Steering Committee

Steven J. Baumrucker, MD FAAFP, Medical Director, Palliative Medicine
Wellmont Health System - Palliative Medicine Associates - Kingsport, TN
hospicedoc@charter.net

Dr. Gail Austin Cooney , MD CMD FAAHPM - CMO Access
Hospice of Palm Beach and Broward Counties, A Division of Trustbridge - West Palm Beach, FL
gcooney@trustbridge.com

Robert Crook, FACP, Physician
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home - Fort Wayne, IN
robertcrook@vnhh.org

Glenn M. Panzer, MD, CMD, Chief Medical Officer
The Elizabeth Hospice - Escondido, CA
glenn.panzer@ehospice.org

David Parks, MD, Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Programs
Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Edgewood, KY
David.Parks@stelizabeth.com

Dr. Amjad Riar, MD
Kindred Healthcare - Ashburn, VA
Amjad.riar@gentiva.com

For more information, contact the Section Leader.