Patrick Carey, MD
Palliative Care, Geriatrics
Dr. Carey began his medical practice serving the Amish community around Holmes County, Ohio for four years as a physician member of the National Health Service Corps 1987-1991. He maintained a private practice of office and hospital Internal Medicine with a particular interest in Geriatrics for the next 15 years in Cleveland, Ohio.
He became full time medical director for Open Arms Hospice and McCall Hospice House of Greenville in 2008.
"Filling a need for expert physician care as part of a team effort to relieve physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering in previously underserved terminal care patients motivated my choice of full time participation as a Hospice Medical Director," Dr. Carey says. "The opportunity this work has provided for personal spiritual growth was something that I had not fully anticipated. Intellectually, I continue to find satisfaction in lessening patients' and families’ distress through explanation of physical processes which occur toward the end of life and by judiciously using and simplifying the medicines required to treat their distress."
In 2015, Dr. Carey was honored as the recipient of the annual St. Luke Award, given by the health system staff to a physician who exemplifies the Bon Secours mission of being "good help to those in need, especially those who are poor and dying."
The Ohio State University
Internship and Residency
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Places of Care
- Hospital Affiliations
Open Arms Hospice