CAMP HILL, Pa. – Geisinger Holy Spirit now offers palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Arlene Bobonich, M.D., and Kelly McCormack, D.N.P., offer compassionate care to patients and families facing the physical and psychological challenges of serious illnesses.
Palliative care providers assist with emotional and spiritual support for patients and families, provide information to help patients and families make healthcare decisions, make referrals for home care services, and assist with symptom relief. Palliative medicine is designed to improve the quality of life for patients as well as their families or caregivers.
“Palliative and supportive medicine is not hospice care,” said Dr. Bobonich. “It is a service that complements, but does not replace, treatment of the patient’s condition. Palliative medicine may be offered at any time to help with symptoms, like pain, nausea, or fatigue for seriously ill patients.”
To make an appointment at the Palliative Care clinic located at the Medical Arts Building, 890 Poplar Church Road, Suite 100, in Camp Hill, call 717-972-4217.
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