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Palliative Care & Supportive Care Outpatient Services

NYU Langone’s palliative care and supportive care teams offer symptom relief and emotional support as you recover after a hospital stay or receive care for a chronic condition.

Resources are available through the following programs based at our hospitals in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and on Long Island.

Supportive Care for People with Cancer

For cancer-specific care, please contact the supportive oncology team at Perlmutter Cancer Center. They provide cancer pain management and relief of common symptoms, including shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, anxiety, and stress related to cancer and its treatments. Our team provides personalized, goal-oriented care in conjunction with your oncologist and assists with cancer treatment decisions as appropriate. Please ask your treating oncologist for a referral or call 212-731-5857 for more information.

Outpatient Supportive and Palliative Care in Manhattan

We also provide the following outpatient programs, which are based in Manhattan.

Palliative Care for People with Kidney Disease

The Kidney CARES (Comprehensive Advanced Renal Disease and End Stage Kidney Disease Support) Program provides palliative care for people living with kidney disease. We address symptoms common to patients with kidney disease, such as pain, itching, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. We assist with planning for the future, dialysis decision-making, conservative management of kidney disease, and care coordination.

Our program is led by Dr. Jennifer S. Scherer, who has expertise in palliative care and nephrology. For more information about Kidney CARES, please call 212-263-0705 or email jennifer.scherer@nyulangone.org.

Palliative Care for People with Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

At the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, our supportive care physician, Dr. Yijie Xu, addresses common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including depression, anxiety, and difficulty swallowing. She also works closely with your neurologist to clarify treatment goals and assist with planning for the future. Please speak with your neurologist at the Fresco Institute for a referral.

Supportive Care for People with Heart, Lung, Liver, and Neurologic Diseases

Our providers focus on improving quality of life for people with heart, lung, liver, and non-Parkinson’s neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, by treating symptoms such as shortness of breath, pain, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. We provide guidance in advance care planning and complex decision-making, and work with people being evaluated for organ transplant at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute. For more information about our services, please contact Dr. Joseph Lowy at 212-263-6202.

Supportive Care for People with Dementia

Supportive care for people with dementia is available through the Pearl I. Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment.

Outpatient Supportive and Palliative Care on Long Island

At NYU Langone Palliative Medicine Associates—Mineola, we provide specialized outpatient programs for people with cancer or advanced disease affecting the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Our team—which includes board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and registered nurses—has advanced training in palliative medicine and collaborates with your primary physician and other specialists to understand your goals for care and treatment.

Supportive Care for People with Heart Disease

Our team provides care for people with heart conditions, including congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease. We help manage shortness of breath, pain, anxiety, fatigue, and other symptoms. Our team also provides support for you and your family, with care plans and community resources to optimize quality of life, and treatment priorities, including finding the right cardiac device.

Supportive Care for People with Kidney Disease

We provide a personalized plan to help reduce the physical and emotional effects of advanced kidney disease, including depression, insomnia, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, numbness, shortness of breath, and tingling. Supportive kidney care may be helpful, whether or not dialysis is part of your treatment plan—our expert team can also assist with dialysis decision-making, care coordination, emotional support for you and your family, and advance care planning

Supportive Care for People with Cancer

Supportive oncology care is designed for people receiving treatment for symptomatic cancers to maximize their quality of life. Our specialists provide relief from appetite loss, constipation, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, pain, shortness of breath, and weight loss. We collaborate with your oncologist to provide compassionate and goal-oriented care for you and your family at any stage of treatment.

Supportive Care for People with Lung Disease

We offer a tailored care plan for people with advanced lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. Our team consults with your pulmonologist to help treat anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, weight loss, and other symptoms. We also provide social and emotional support for you and your family throughout your treatment.