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The Center for Palliative Care Team, which consists of professionals from various specialties, offers consultation for controlling persistent pain and treatment of symptoms including fatigue, weakness, nausea and vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, depression, shortness of breath as well as psychological issues associated with life-limiting or advanced disease.

The team works together to ensure each patient receives the most appropriate, personalized care available.

The Palliative Medicine Care Team

Ellin Gafford,MD

Ellin Gafford, MD
Medical Director



Huma Ansari, MD


Pina Patel, MD

Sandra Pedraza, MD

Robert Taylor, MD


Stephanie Abel, PharmD



 Mary Bickley, CNP


 Jennifer Browning, CNP

Beth Clark, CNP

Sarah Everhart, ACNP


Kim Frier, CNP, ACHPN

Kim Frier, CNP, ACHPN






Doreen Fast 

 Doreen Fast
Administrative Assistant

 Brittany Fox
Administrative Assistant

Monica Scranton
Division Administrator

 Elaine Vorwerk
Program Coordinator