Palliative care: new way  to offer old-fashioned care

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Posted: January 14, 2013

The Winchester Star

Dr. Jack Wright (left), a physician with Palliative Medicine Consultants, talks with Lynn Gray, vice president of patient and family support services with Blue Ridge Hospice, about a patient in their care.
Penny Ritter, licensed practical nurse, takes a blood pressure reading of palliative care patient, Kevin. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

Winchester — Some patients with continuing medical conditions require painkillers. Some need antidepressants. Others benefit from physical therapy sessions.

Patients who suffer from long-term…



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