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Palliative Care


MaineGeneral Medical Center's Palliative Care Program focuses on helping to make patients in a hospital setting as comfortable as possible by addressing issues causing physical or emotional pain or suffering.

Our goals are to improve the quality of life of seriously ill people and to support them and their families during and after treatment.

While hospice focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting patients with a life expectancy of months, palliative care may help at any time during a patient's illness, starting at their diagnosis.

MaineGeneral Health also provides palliative care services on an outpatient basis through MaineGeneral HomeCare & Hospice


  • Advanced directives/POLST guidance
  • Care collaboration
  • Community education programs
  • Complex symptom management
  • Management of care transitions
  • Multi-disciplinary team

Our Professional Team

At MaineGeneral, palliative care is provided by a team of professionals - a medical director, nurses, physicians, chaplains, case managers, pharmacists and others - who meet with patients and families to assess their needs and goals. 

Robert Dohner, DO
 Special interests:
   Promote quality of life and satisfaction with medical providers through patient
   centered care
   Oncology-related services
   Outpatient consutation and follow-up

Billing and Insurance Information

Palliative care is covered by Medicare, MaineCare and most private insurance companies. Insurance also covers most medications and therapies. If you have a question about coverage, please contact your insurance provider. 


Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

To learn more about MaineGeneral's Palliative Care services, please call
(207) 621-8890. Information about the program is also available through:

Spiritual Care Services
  • Augusta: (207) 626-1269
Care Management
  • Augusta: (207) 626-1284

Contact Us

Alfond Center for Health

35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 621-8890
Fax: (207) 621-6410