Piedmont Cancer Institute Adds Palliative Care
In order to provide comprehensive care to our patients, PCI has added a Palliative care provider to our patient support resources. Palliative care is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering among people with serious, complex, and often terminal illnesses. Palliative care is provided by specially trained physicians or specialists that work together with a patient's other doctors to provide another layer of support. It can be provided along with curative treatments.
Dr. Joshua Jackson is a dual board-certified physician specializing in Supportive Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Specialties in Palliative Medicine. Fellowship trained in Palliative Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital with focused training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Dr. Jackson is affiliated with Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and in private practice with the Supportive Medicine Specialists, residing part time at PCI.
He is passionate about providing person-centered care and improving the quality of life of people receiving cancer treatments or living with other serious illnesses.
Dr. Jackson will see patients at our Atlanta location every other Monday, either in-person or virtually. Ask your oncologist if you are interested in Palliative care.