• Focused on your quality of life during serious illness

    Supportive Care Medicine is specialized care designed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life during serious illness. Your Supportive Care team may include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other professionals as required for your unique circumstances. Depending on your needs, your Supportive Care team may also include experienced clinicians with backgrounds in emergency medicine, family medicine, functional medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics or holistic care.

    The team works with your primary care physician or treating physician to develop a personalized, family-centered treatment plan based on your values, hopes and goals. Your treatment plan can involve:

    • Education about your illness and what to expect
    • Communication and decision-making assistance
    • A comprehensive approach to care for the mind, body and spirit
    • Support for coping and a safe haven to explore emotional issues
    • Management of illness symptoms or treatment of side effects
    • Complementary care techniques such as guided imagery, Reiki, meditation and Healing Touch

    Dedicated support for you and your family

  • Make an Appointment

    (845) 431-5699

    TTY/Accessibility:
    (800) 421-1220

Over the course of your illness, your Supportive Care Medicine team will bring strength, support and comfort to you and your family. Research has shown that patients receiving early supportive care reported better quality of life, less depression and, in some cases, longer survival.

Supportive Care Medicine is available at every stage of illness, from the time of diagnosis through treatment completion. Services are offered at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care for any patient with a serious illness, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Neurologic disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Dementia
  • HIV/AIDS

Call us to get the supportive care you deserve

If you are a Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) patient, ask your physician or nurse practitioner for a referral.  If you have questions, or if you are not a HQMP patient, call (845) 431-5699 to learn more.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, at:

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Dyson Center for Cancer Care
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 431-5699

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