Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:29 AM by p
LAFAYETTE, La. - Kemp Coreil, M.D., a local Internal Medicine physician and Medical Director of Hospice Compassus - Lafayette recently earned sub-specialty certification in Hospice and Palliative Care from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).
"I am committed to providing the best possible hospice and palliative care for my patients," said Dr. Coreil. "This certification is part of my ongoing effort to ensure that the care I administer meets the highest possible standards."
Dr. Coreil, a graduate of Louisiana State University Medical Center - Shreveport, specializes in Internal Medicine and Hospice Care. He completed his residency and internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee - Memphis and is board certified in Internal Medicine. A Lafayette native, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette. Currently, Dr. Coreil practices at Lafayette Internal Medicine Clinic, LLC and serves as Medical Director for Hospice Compassus - Lafayette.
Dr. Coreil's Hospice and Palliative Care certification is representative of Hospice Compassus's successful initiative to encourage all of its physicians to become sub-specialty board certified by the AAHPM.
"I am proud to work for Hospice Compassus. As the leading provider of hospice care here in Lafayette and across the U.S., this organization shares my same compassion for patients and the highest standards for quality," Dr. Coreil said.
The field of hospice and palliative medicine was recognized as a specialty practice by the American Osteopathic Association in 2007 and certification is awarded to physicians with experience in the field and who pass a comprehensive AAHPM board exam.
The AAHPM governs the practice of hospice and palliative medicine, including clinical advancements and research updates. The organization helps physicians and other healthcare providers to integrate palliative care into all healthcare and ensures that pain and symptom control, psychosocial distress, spiritual issues, and practical needs are addressed with patients and their families throughout the continuum of care.