The Path to Creating a New Model of Comprehensive Palliative Care

Episode 2 – October 13, 2022

Guest: Dr. Michael Frankenthaler

In healthcare today, collaboration and alignment among providers, hospitals and payers often get short-changed, even when it’s in the best interests of the patient. This is especially true in the commonly misunderstood field of palliative care, where Dr. Michael Frankenthaler is working to bring greater understanding, communication, and efficiency to the full spectrum of palliative care. Dr. Frankenthaler, a critical-care, ICU-trained physician who moved into palliative care a decade ago, says he sees this transition as being rooted in his efforts to “bring common sense back to medicine.” His ideas center upon ways to “normalize the variability and uncertainty of serious disease” for patients and their families, as he discusses here. Dr. Frakenthaler is the Chief of Palliative Medicine NYCHealth+Hospitals/Jacobi and North Central Bronx Hospitals.

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