How Does Hospice Work With My Doctor?

The hospice team works directly with the patient’s doctor to provide optimum medical care.

Often times your physician is the first to mention the possibility of hospice care. Some physicians hesitate to bring up hospice because they sincerely want to preserve hope for a cure. Frequently, they will continue to pursue treatment because they think that’s what the patient and family want. When a doctor does mention hospice care, he or she is simply presenting an option for comfort, which in many cases may actually lengthen life by increasing the quality of the time remaining. It is important that you and your doctor talk openly and share the same goals for maintaining quality of life.

If you, or a loved one or friend, have any further questions about hospice care, call our Intake Line at 1-800-692-4442. Our trained and compassionate staff will be happy to answer all your questions.

Feel free to come by our beautiful campus and tour our facility at any time. We will take time to show you around the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House, introduce you to our staff, and answer any questions you may have.

You can see the answers to more common questions about Hospice, Hospice Care, and SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House on our website’s FAQ Page – Click Here Now!


  1. Ginger Smith on May 18, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    My friend Gurney Hayes is a resident there as if today..Your place looks very nice and Reading about your staff I’m sure he will be in good hands…You see he is very very special to a lot of us and having the best care for him is of the utmost importance.He is funny,charming,a true Southern gentleman,speaks his mind,very intelligent,a good ole country boy and he has touched a lot of lives and made our days a lot brighter…Well you’ll see?Please pamper him..He’s worth it…We, his friends love him…Ginger Smith❤