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VIDEO Doctor cycles across Pa. to raise awareness of hospice care

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VIDEO Doctor cycles across Pa. to raise awareness of hospice care

Join local dignitaries and members of the indian american community for the event.

Well dealing with a terminal illness can be overwhelming and hard to talk about that one local doctor wants to encourage people to talk more about hospice and palliative care.

So we strapping on a bike helmet wfmz is jackie ferris explains.

>>i'm talking to us hospice patients about the importance of time.

And when dealing with a terminal illness.

The lack of it.

>>we have an opportunity to.

Make them help them feel better physically.

We have the opportunity to help them to define what's really meaningful and important for them.

>>it's a conversation facts are says more people should be having much earlier.

This is going to stretch my comfort zone and a number of levels.

>>so he's doing something about it figured in all guy riding his bicycle around the state would get somebody is the tension for the month of september factor will be cycling across the state of pennsylvania from one saint luke's university health network facility to another.

>>sometimes on the hill as you start to wonder why am i doing this.

>>at every stop raising awareness of hospice and palliative care and how to help patients and their families he was an angel for sure to of kate mcnally's family members were baxter's patients.

But now he says she's glad baxter is taking this conversation on the road.

>>you're sort of it with your with 10 knowing what to do for your loved one.

So it's nice to have someone come in and kind of take that so that you can be with your left on facts are says in the end.

>>thats




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