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Our Palliative Care Team

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care provides comfort and communication for seriously ill patients by relieving or soothing symptoms of a disease or disorder while maintaining the highest possible quality of life.

Palliative care is for people of any age, at any stage of illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic, or life threatening.

In the clinic, you will have a 60-minute appointment with a Mission Heritage Medical Group hospitalist, specializing in Palliative medicine. The doctor will discuss your condition, treatment plan and address any concerns.

For additional information about Palliative Care, please go to:

Center to Advance Palliative Care: WWW.CAPC.ORG

Palliative Care Quality Network: WWW.PCQN.ORG

Palliative Care Screening

  1. Do you have a life-limiting illness?
  • Cancer
  • Dementia or neurological disorders (e.g.: stoke, Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS)
  • Advanced heart failure (congestive heart failure, severe coronary artery disease)
  • Chronic lung disease (oxygen dependence, tracheotomy dependence, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, end-stage asthma)
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • End-stage liver disease
  1. Do you have any of the following unmet Palliative Care needs?
  • Frequent visits (e or more ED visits or hospital admissions in the past six months)
  • Uncontrolled symptoms (e.g.: pain, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression)
  • Functional decline (e.g.: loss of mobility, frequent falls, difficulty with cooking, cleaning, bathing or showering)
  • Uncertainty about navigating complex medical problems
  • Caregiver distress

If you have identified that you suffer from more than one of the items listed above, please fill out the form below and one of our medical staff will be in contact with you to see if Palliative Care is right for you.

Please email below or call our office today for additional information: (949) 365-2387

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Palliative Care

  • 26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 170
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • (949) 366-2387

Meet Our Doctors

Ajit S. Ahluwalia MD (949) 364-6000
Hospice/Palliative Medicine
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Office :
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy, #315
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Madeline L. Leong MD (949) 365-2387
Hospice/Palliative Medicine (Board Certified)

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Office :
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Michael Monge MD (949) 364-6000
Hospice/Palliative Medicine
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Office :
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy
Suite 315
Mission Viejo, CA 92691