Palliative Care and Advanced Illness Services
Palliative care and advanced illness services at Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center – also called Advanced Illness Consultants in Bristol – are devoted to providing specialized medical and advanced practice nursing care for patients living with progressive chronic or serious illness.
The palliative care and advanced illness teams are specially trained to provide management of pain or other uncomfortable symptoms and to improve quality of life. An interdisciplinary team model is also used to bring together services from a wide range of providers and specialists, including social workers, chaplains, speech therapists, physicians, nurses and other caregivers.
Wellmont Health System’s palliative care and advanced illness specialists can help provide patients and their families an opportunity to take a fresh look at goals, priorities and medical treatment options. The process involves a well-rounded approach to care, including assessment of and support for emotional, social and spiritual needs or suffering.
Individual and personal values are taken into consideration with any illness to assist patients in making informed decisions. Palliative care and advanced illness services complement patients’ normal medical services and can be requested at any time during an illness or its treatment.
Wellmont is focused on providing a healing environment for all patients and was the first health system in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to offer patients access to palliative care and advanced illness teams.
For more information about Wellmont’s palliative care and advanced illness services, see Palliative Care FAQ or contact Wellmont Nurse Connection at 1-877-230-NURSE.
Find a Wellmont Medical Associates palliative care practice
Patients at Wellmont Medical Associates palliative medicine practices enjoy seamless access to the full scope of medical experts and related specialties offered by Wellmont Health System.
Visit the online physician directory to search a complete list of all physicians with privileges to practice medicine in at least one Wellmont hospital or facility.