A Palliative Care Specialist
Dr. Kirstin LeSage specializes in palliative care. She offers specialized health care for people living with serious illnesses.
These illnesses often affect a patient’s quality of life. In palliative medicine, Dr. LeSage and her team work together with the patient’s other doctors to help address the symptoms and stress associated with a serious illness diagnosis. Palliative care is based on need, not prognosis.
Dr. LeSage offers symptom management for:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Physical, psychosocial and spiritual causes of pain
- Shortness of breath
She helps patients with a variety of conditions, including:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Congestive heart failure
- Disorders of the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic systems
- Kidney disease
- Parkinson’s disease
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