Palliative Care

The healthcare industry in America is so focused on pathology, surgery and pharmacology — on what doctors “do” to patients — that it often overlooks the values of the human beings it’s supposed to care for.

Dr. Timothy Ihrig, Chief Medical Officer at Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care, explains the benefits of a different approach, one that fosters a patient’s overall quality of life and navigates serious illness from diagnosis to death with dignity and compassion.

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