Can a hospice patient still see their primary care doctor?

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Mom's PCD put her on hospice last week but their RN said she can't be seen by him anymore except for other related ailments. My siblings are going nuts, saying that's not what they said at evaluation.I told my siblings to call Hospice and find out. Mom has an appointment with PCD on Thursday, shouldn't he know what Hospice does? I feel in the middle of a blowup, help with advice please.

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The hospice doctor took over my husband's care, but I was told that consultations with his primary physician were OK. While they were trying to figure out which of his MANY medications to discontinue they did consult PCP about a few of them. But I would not have wanted to take him into see his PCP -- one of the benefits of hospice, in my mind, is an end to all the difficult running around to see care providers. Hospice comes to you. And I was extremely glad to have them there!

Is Mom's appointment on Thursday for something that hospice can't treat? Is the appointment likely to result in increased comfort in this final part of her life journey? Is it stressful or relatively easy for Mom to get to the clinic? Those are the kinds of questions that perhaps you and your siblings should discuss.
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in my experience with home health/hospice...was for injury recovery not hospice side but was group just diff ailment.. they had to get orders all the time from the GP...med changes new orders etc... don't know if all are the same but that was ours!
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I checked online and found our medicare will pay for PCD to treat anything not related to mom's uterine cancer. It depends on if Mom wants to still see PCD.
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i disagree with lsmiami,
my mom is on hospice and still under the care of her primary gp as it should be. hospice has ulterior motives like upping the level of care in their own or sister facilities to make more profit. never trust a faith based slimeball, they lie and actually believe their own lies.
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No. The hospice physician takes over and only provides comfort care.
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