Optum Palliative and Hospice Care is a CHAP-accredited hospice provider, bringing clinical excellence and compassionate care to patients and their loved ones facing serious illness. Hospice care is delivered where patients live by our provider-led, interdisciplinary team, who helps reduce suffering for the patient and loved ones.
In addition, Optum provides palliative care consultations. specialized care that supplements curative therapies. This care is designed to help address symptoms and pain, while also ensure the care you receive is the care you want. With palliative care consultations, you get the right care at the right time to help you carry on with your everyday life.
Optum partners with Baptist Health System to make palliative care an integral part of Baptists’ patient programs at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital. Northeast Baptist Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. This palliative program focuses on advancing care for those facing serious illness, helping improve quality of life while reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
Optum is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you believe a patient or loved one is ready for our care services. please call 210-684-3900.
Optum provides community-based bereavement services to help grieving families and loved ones find peace and comfort. Through our services, bereaved loved ones can receive information and resources to help support them through their grief or choose to participate in our grief support groups. To learn more, contact us .
With varied life experiences, individual strengths and unique personalities, volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team, serving as inspiration to patients, families and staff. In return, many people who volunteer with Optum Palliative and Hospice Care find it brings meaning and purpose to their lives.
To learn about our volunteer opportunities, contact us .
5859 Farinon Drive, Suite 150, San Antonio, TX 78249
Here are some of the many compassionate and talented individuals on our care team.
Mario Barrios, Executive Director
Dr. Justo Cisneros, Medical Director
Dr. Wesam Aziz, Associate Medical Director, Palliative Care
Dr. Rosemary Chacko, Associate Medical Director, Palliative Care
Dr. Paul Garcia, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Ben Getter, Associate Medical Director, Palliative Care
Dr. Joseph Gonzales, Associate Medical Director
Modesta Garcia-Atwater, DNP, Nurse Practitioner, Hospice Care
Erin Perez, APRN, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care
Jodi Sacks, PhD, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care
Alicia Hysaw, RN, CHPN, Clinical Services Manager
Shelly DeCock, RN, BSN, CHPN, Clinical Services Manager
Teresa Myers, RN, BSN, CHPN, Clinical Services Manager
Dara Clow, Sales Manager
Maribell Turner-Gutierrez, Account Manager
Ryan Matthews, Account Manager
Tracy Pohlen, Operations Supervisor
Wayne McEwen, Bereavement Coordinator
Janet Garza, Volunteer Coordinator/WHV Coordinator