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Physician/Advanced Practice Practitioner

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

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

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

Robert Crook, FACP, Physician
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home - Fort Wayne, IN

Glenn M. Panzer, MD, CMD, Chief Medical Officer
The Elizabeth Hospice - Escondido, 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

For more information, contact the Section Leader.