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Hospice Physician Support

Heart ‘n Home has a team of Medical Directors, led by our Chief Medical Director, Paul C. Gering, M.D.  The physician support made available to our patients is a primary role of our Interdisciplinary Team. Dr. Gering has overseen end-of-life care for over 1,850 patients, managing their pain and symptoms and increasing their quality of life. Heart ‘n Home’s Medical Directors and on-staff Nurse Practitioners visit patients in their homes and at care facilities for recertification visits.

Physician support includes:

  • Certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Coordinated Care with Patient’s Physician
  • Home/Care Facility Physician Visits
  • Specialized in Palliative Care
  • Assists Primary Physician in Ensuring Patient is Comfortable
  • Palliative Care Consults for Pain and Symptom Management

Heart 'n Home has provided compassionate, quality services to many of my patients. They have been willing to deal with very difficult patients and situations in a caring manner."

-Ronald E. Carroll, M.D.

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  • Paul C. Gering, M.D.
    Chief Medical Director
  • Bryan Conklin, M.D.
    La Grande-Desigated Medical Director
  • J. Daniel Smithson, M.D.
    Baker City-Desigated Medical Director
  • Josh Leavitt, D.O.
    Caldwell-Designated Medical Director
  • Julie K. Gunther, M.D., ABHPM, FAAFP
    Meridian-Desigated Medical Director
  • Lisa Steffey, D.O.
    Bend-Designated Medical Director
  • Lisa Steffey, D.O.
    La Pine-Designated Medical Director
  • Shawna Stallcop, NP
    Nurse Pracitioner
  • Tina McGuffey, M.D., ABHPM
    Emmett-Designated Medical Director