Dr. Eastman is a specialist in the field of palliative care. Palliative care patients are forced to face changes in treatment, social changes, financial burdens, relationship issues, ultimately – disease progression.
Dr. Katie Eastman helps patients and families navigate through the complex medical systems by supporting them in making the best decisions for their unique needs. Aware of the tools being used in decision-making as they face changes in treatment, social changes, financial burdens, relationship issues, disease progression etc. This further ensures that patients and their families receive optimal, efficient supportive care.
Dr. Katie also had personal experience of being a caregiver with legal decision-making responsibilities. She helps individual and families locate attorneys and financial planners and assist them with how to become prepared for their possible end-of-life.
Palliative care is…
A specialty which provides care focused on the needs of people who are living with serious, often chronic or life-threatening conditions providing support for the practical, emotional and spiritual issues they may face.
Any patient suffering from a serious, life-limiting condition who at any point from the time of their diagnosis needs assistance in any physical, emotional, spiritual and practical areas of their lives that may impact their overall ability to cope with their medical diagnosis.