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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Glen David Digwood, D.O., has recently joined Geisinger Northeast as the medical director of palliative care. In his role, Dr. Digwood will lead a team of two physicians, two nurse practitioners and one physician assistant, overseeing palliative care programs at both Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre. 
Palliative care focuses on relieving pain and other symptoms for seriously ill patients, with the goal of providing best quality of life. Unlike hospice care, palliative care begins while a patient is undergoing active treatments for a medical illness, regardless of stage of the disease or the patient's age. Geisinger's palliative care team provides care to patients at their home, in the hospital, or in inpatient short or long-term care facilities, as well as coordinates care with other providers to support the overall comfort and well-being of the patient and their loved ones. 
Board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, as well as internal medicine, Dr. Digwood earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed an internal medicine residency at Scranton-Temple Residency Program, and a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York. Prior to joining Geisinger Northeast, Dr. Digwood served as director of hospital medicine at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Currently, Dr. Digwood serves as assistant professor of medicine at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Dr. Digwood is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Digwood or another palliative care specialist, please call 570-703-7351.

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