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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 Cancer Patients

For cancer-specific care, please contact the supportive care 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, we address common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, including depression, anxiety, and gait imbalances. We also work closely with your neurologist to clarify treatment goals and assist with planning for the future. Please talk to 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.