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Why Get a
Palliative Care Medical Consultation?

Medical Consultation can be beneficial in helping to answer some of those difficult -to-understand medical concepts, test results, diagnoses and/or treatment options.  A Palliative Care Consultation is a vital part of any medical consult. Palliative care focuses on symptom management. We help do the thing that other specialties do not.  We focus on YOU (not only your "diagnosis") and helping you to FEEL BETTER; have less pain, sleep better, increase your appetite, decrease nausea, decrease anxiety and stress. 

Why book a
Palliative Care Consultation with
CGS Physician Services?

At CGS Physician Services, LLC,  we understand that doctor visits and medical consultations can become quite a financial and physical burden.  They are sometimes not covered by insurance and often involve travel and other expenses which can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.  And this search for help and answers happens at a critical time when you may not be feeling your best. 

We at CGS Physician Services, LLC strive  to provide our services at an affordable rate without compromising on quality.  For an introductory rate of $120 our team of experienced, board certified medical professionals are ready and dedicated to helping you get the answers you need to make the best health care decisions at a time when it matters the most.

Who are the people that seek palliative care?

Anyone with a medical diagnosis, new or established. Our in-house expert is 

Dr. Charlene Shaw.  She is a board certified Geriatrician and Hospice and Palliative care specialist. As such, she is especially able to assist our vulnerable and aging loved ones.  These would be people who reside in senior care communities, assisted living facilities, people with debilitating conditions (or medical conditions of most kind) and her passion, those who are considering or have been admitted into hospice.

​What are some of the questions other people have for palliative care specialists?

What is palliative care?

What kind of symptoms do you help manage?

Can you help manage my symptom burden?

I don't like the thought of hospice, but what should I know about it?

When should I think about signing up for hospice?

Is hospice and palliative care the same thing?

How do I know if I qualify for either hospice or palliative care?  

How can I manage my care, symptoms and goals while living in a senior community or long term care  facility

How can I manage my symptoms while receiving hospice care?

Can nursing home patients also have hospice care?

How do I know if my loved one is getting the appropriate care in their nursing home?  

Benefits and Outcomes
Palliative Care Medical Consultations


A new diagnosis (or an already established diagnosis) can be life-changing. Conditions like cancer, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Crohn's, ALS (Lou Gerig's Disease), chronic pain, epilepsy, glaucoma musculoskeletal disorders,  autoimmune diseases and any terminal diagnosis can be complex, and treatment plans can vary. A palliative care consultation can help you focus on not only the treatment plan, but on feeling better and possibly enjoying a greater quality of life. You can have the confidence you need to move forward.


Typically, getting a palliative care consultation will involve a review of your medical records and a conversation with you about your symptoms, diagnosis and current plan of care.  At CGS Physician Services, we can offer an alternate treatment option that may make the difference between being alive and LIVING!

One of the biggest benefits of a medical consultation is that you’ll be able to talk with a doctor who is board certified and recognized by their peers as an expert in the field. Their expertise can be invaluable in helping you understand your diagnosis, what to expect and what's next.


There is a lot to be said about getting a fresh perspective on your treatment options. While there are standard treatments for any condition, there may be other options that your local physician is not aware of or able to recommend. A palliative care medical consultation can help you learn about other available ways to help you so that you can make the best decision for your care.  Remember, as a palliative care specialist, there will be special emphasis on treating your symptoms to get you feeling better.


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