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Services: Palliative Care

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Harbor Palliative Care is a team of specially-trained physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and administrative support staff.  The team is specialized in acute pain and symptom management, and Advance Care Planning to help patient set goals for their future that leads to a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Harbor Palliative Care –

Relieves: suffering from a serious illness

Matches: the care the patient receives and their wishes and goals

Prepares: for healthcare decisions whether now or in the future.

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Getting Started


A palliative care referral does require a physician’s order.  Please contact your healthcare provider or Harbor Palliative Care to assist you in determining program eligibility.


Call our team at 231.722.0382

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Download the Harbor Palliative Care brochure for answers to questions like ‘What is Palliative Care?’ and our approach.

More information

A Specialist’s Perspective
Gerald A. Harriman, DO, FAAHPM
As a consulting physician in this field, I am often asked, “What is Palliative Care?” Palliative Care, or Palliative Medicine, has an official, fancy paragraph-long definition leaving you with a response of “Huh? What does that mean?” Because it is difficult to define, it may be easier to compare and contrast Palliative Care to what you may already know.  Read more >

A Primary Care Perspective
Kristen K. Woods, MD
There are many stages of health in a person’s life. Most of us begin with wellness, during which prevention is the primary medical intervention. At some point, however, one or more chronic diseases usually develop. Examples of chronic disease include diabetes, congestive heart failure or even cancer. Eventually, patients reach the stage of terminal illness, which signifies the final stage of life.  Read more >

Palliative Care: YOU are a BRIDGE

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