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What Does a Palliative Doctor Do?

Pain and Symptom Relief

If you have a serious illness, you may have pain from the illness or from your medical treatments or both. You also may have other uncomfortable or alarming symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, constipation, and depression or anxiety. Perhaps you are comfortable now, but fear that pain or other symptoms will get out of control as your illness progresses.

You should know that there is almost always something that can be done to diminish pain and other serious, but common, symptoms and there are many ways to improve your quality of life.

As palliative doctors, we believe strongly that:

  • You should not have to suffer.
  • You should not have to fear unmanageable pain or other symptoms.
  • We are experts at relieving pain and symptoms while promoting quality of life and at developing a treatment plan that will work best for you.