800-767-4965Our mission is to enable people to live with dignity and hope while coping with loss and terminal illness.
Dear Fellow Physician:
Allow me to thank you for the countless hours and effort you put into caring for your patients. I am reminded daily by your patients of what a wonderful job you are doing. My hope is that when your patient reaches the end of life, we at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will be able to help you in caring for your patient and their family. Please look on us as the best tool you have to assist you in caring for your patients at the end of life.
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Remember that I will be glad to help in the evaluation of your patient at the referral or after they are admitted. I am happy to assist in consultations for pain and symptom management, evaluation of hospice appropriateness, or areas of decision-making and ethics. This can be done in the hospital or at the patient's home, before or after admission to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
How do you talk with the patient and family about all this?
Most of the time, the patient and family are relieved that someone has finally acknowledged the seriousness of their condition.
As the hassle-factors in so many areas of medicine seem to multiply daily, please consider Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice one place where you can decrease many of the day-to-day hassles and allow yourself to focus on what you do best - provide outstanding medical care to your patients and their families.
Gerard S. Brungardt, MD, FACP
Email Dr. Brungardt
(316) 219-1758 (Office)
For additional information regarding palliative and supportive care, hospice, or bioethics, please visit Dr. Brungardt's website at http://www.brungardtmd.com/about/.