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Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.

  • Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support.
  • Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis.
  • This care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.

Meet Our Team

Long Beach Medical Center:

(562) 933-7158

  • Marshall Gillette, MD
  • Lydia Iwasaki, AGNP-C
  • Elisha Martin, AGACNP-BC
  • Alexis Samudia, LCSW
  • Mary Cartusciello, MDiv
  • Michael Bacon, MDiv
Todd Cancer Institute:

(562) 933-1877

  • Marshall, Gillette, MD
  • Beth Quisorio, RN
  • Holly Adams, LCSW
  • Sofia Karim, LCSW
  • Sara Lamar-Sterling, MDiv, BCC

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