Physicians are a core part of the hospice team and their may be several assigned to each person. It is the patients and families right to designate a primary care physician for hospice. Once the patient or family has elected the hospice benefit and assigned their doctor or a hospice physician our medical director will also be assigned to the care team to ensure a doctor is available 24/7. When needed hospice will send hospice and palliative care physicians to your home to ensure quality care and continuity. When needed physicians specializing in wound care, g-tubes, podiatry are also available to perform specific procedures and provide consultation to ensure the best care.