Our services are billed to Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance companies. Any co-pays for physician visits are billed to the patient. Palliative Care Cleveland County is a division of Hospice Cleveland County,a not for profit organization serving patients regardless of ability to pay.

We must have an order from the attending physician, but our team will coordinate contacting physician to initiate services. A referral is as simple as calling Palliative Medicine Consultants at 704-487-4678.


Robert M. Smith, MD, MBA
Karen Brady, RN, BSN – Director of Palliative Care
Brittany Lail, FNP, NP-C – Nurse Practitioner
Eric Parker, FNP, NP-C – Nurse Practitioner
Margaret Towery, SW – Palliative Care Support
Kathy Forbes – Patient Accounts Representative