Palliative Medicine of Acadiana

Welcome to Palliative Medicine of Acadiana


Supporting individuals to LIVE their best life through symptom management!

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Provides real-time communication between the patient and the provider

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Addresses the social determinants of the patient and the caregiver

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Understands the healthcare system, how to navigate serious illness and service providers

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Palliative Medicine of Acadiana is specialized medical care focused on symptom relief, and the stressors that often accompany a serious illness.


The goal of palliative care is to improve tha patient's overall quality of life. Palliative care can help you carry on with daily life; improve your ability to go through medical treatments; and help match your treatment choices to your goals.

 

Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with chronic, serious illnesses. Palliative Care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness - whatever the diagnosis.

The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative Care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists who work with the patient's existing doctors.

Palliative Medicine of Acadiana is an extra layer of support that can provide information, guidance and support for complex situations and decisions. Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.

Supports people holistically: medically, physically, emotionally and socially
Evaluates situation from multiple angles for best possible treatment
Helps coordinate patient's care and navigates a complex medical system
Palliative consultations and treatments are often covered by insurance

When is Palliative Care appropriate?