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Mid Coast Launches Specialty Care for Those with Serious Illness

When a serious illness is diagnosed, patients and providers can feel comforted knowing that an extra layer of support is available right from the start.

Part of Mid Coast Medical Group, Mid Coast Palliative Care opened October 1, offering comprehensive palliative care available in an office setting.

Palliative care provides additional support for patients and their families as they navigate the complexities of serious illness. Regardless of the patient’s age or stage of illness, the team of specialists provide supportive care focused on what matters most to the patients.

Carl DeMars, MD, heads the new practice. Dr. DeMars earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, followed by a residency at Maine Medical Center, Portland. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, as well as Hospice and Palliative Care.

Margaret Gardiner, FNP, and Kirsten Skorpen, LMSW, work together with Dr. DeMars and a team of nurses and other specialists to provide care both in the office setting, as well as for patients of Mid Coast Hospital.

Mid Coast Hospital began its palliative care program in 2000 to care for patients in the hospital setting. With the addition of the new outpatient practice, caregivers can now provide supportive care earlier after the diagnosis, working in tandem with other medical specialists to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family and provide patients with relief from symptoms and stress associated with their diagnosis.

Services offered by Mid Coast Palliative Care include pain management associated with serious illness, emotional and psychological support, spiritual care, and stress management, as well as treatment of symptoms related to cancer, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), kidney disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and other serious illness.

Learn more at www.midcoasthealth.com/mcmg/specialty-care/palliative-care, or by calling (207) 373-6125.

More Info

Mid Coast Palliative Care

Offerings: Specialized care and support for people with serious illness, including pain management, emotional and psychological support, spiritual care, and stress management.

81 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1150
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 373-6125

More Info

Mid Coast Palliative Care

Offerings: Specialized care and support for people with serious illness, including pain management, emotional and psychological support, spiritual care, and stress management.

81 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1150
Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 373-6125

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