CMT Spotlight (Listen) Meet Dr. Sherika Newman, Innovating in “Palliative Concierge Care”
By Michael Tetreault
We recently sat down with Dr. Sherika Newman.
This is a uniquely different topic that we’re talking about today. More specifically, we’re discussing Palliative Care in the practice and healthcare space of Concierge Medicine.
According to the WHO, an estimated 40 million people are in need of palliative care each year, 78% of them people live in low- and middle-income countries. Worldwide, only about 14% of people who need palliative care currently receive it. … Early palliative care reduces unnecessary hospital admissions and the use of health services.
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients (adults and children) and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. It prevents and relieves suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual.
Dr. Sherika Newman is the physician every patient deserves. With a gentle spirit and a listening ear, she pours love into every patient experience. For Dr. Newman, palliative care is not just a practice; it’s a calling.
After attending Nova Southeastern College of Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL, she completed her Family Medicine residency in 2008. In 2009, she finished her Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Broward Health.
Since then, Dr. Newman has played a leading role in both inpatient and outpatient palliative medicine including operating her own private practice from 2009-2011, leading the Lee Memorial Hospital Q-Life Palliative Medicine Program from 2011 until 2014 and managing at Emory University as the Palliative Site Director of Emory Saint Joseph Hospital until July 2017. Her experience has earned her the recognition to serve as a national leader in palliative care.
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In 2012, Dr. Newman was a nominee for the Robert Wood Johnson Leadership Award. She has also left her mark on the Florida Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Therapy (POLST).
With Dr. Newman, you get more than just a physician; she has a heart for the people. She is a public speaker who uses local and regional platforms to educate communities on Palliative Care including an appearance on ABC affiliate WZVN in Fort Myers, where she spoke openly about compassionate care.
With Doctors In The Family, Dr. Newman offers patients a double dose of compassion and experience. Practicing alongside her colleague, Michelle Evans, the two bring nearly two decades of success to family medicine. Dr. Newman gives patients the personal touch providing an intimate restorative experience. “It’s about our family caring for your family,” she said.
The care Dr. Newman provides is unforgettable. She brings patients peace and comfort during the most difficult times of their lives. She not only heals; she delivers.
To connect with Dr. Newman and the practice, Doctor in the Family …
Doctor in the Family
35 Collier Road NW #185
Atlanta, GA 30309
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