Palliative Care

Spectrum Health Medical Group palliative care physicians and advanced practice providers work to relieve pain and improve comfort and quality of life for patients with advanced or life-limiting conditions. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, social workers, clergy and others works together to provide high-quality, coordinated care. We help manage many symptoms, including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, sleep problems and side effects from treatments. Spectrum Health Palliative Care is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program.

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Services Provided

  • Expert treatment of pain and other symptoms for optimal relief
  • Discussion of treatment options and patient-centered goals of care
  • Emotional support for the patient and family
  • Care coordination with patient’s health care providers and specialty teams

With a patient-centered approach to care, our team helps ease transitions between care settings, integrates pain and symptom control into all stages of treatment, and helps decrease the length of hospital and intensive care stays.