Chronic illness patients have a new ally in the fight to feel better

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Patients suffering from chronic health issues have a new ally in the fight to feel better.

Midland Care has opened a new Palliative Care Clinic at 200 SW Frazier Circle. The clinic is designed to help patients and their families who are experiencing serious, chronic health issues.

“We focus on patient goals, we take the time to listen to patients and sit and actually hear their story,” said Dorothy Kurtz, coordinator, Palliative Care.

Palliative Care is specialized medical care to help patients of all ages with relief of pain and other symptoms like shortness of breath, nausea, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, exhaustion, loss of appetite or spiritual or emotional concerns.

“This isn’t just a one-time thing,” said Kurtz. “Patients can come to us as often as they need to and we stay involved in their care. We journey along with them to whatever their goal is.”

Kurtz says that an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and chaplains are available to provide a wide range of services to support patients.

The new clinic features a medical exam room, two consultation rooms and working space for the Palliative Care team. The clinic plans to grow with demand.

Palliative Care is covered by Medicare Part B and most other insurance providers.

If you would like to learn more about services you can call the clinic at 1-800-491-3691.