“When I leave a patient’s room, I want to feel that I’ve done all that I could for that person.”
Dr. Abraham works primarily in palliative care and also does some hospitalist work.
While hospitalist care involves treating any hospitalized patients, palliative care treats patients who are nearing the end of their lives or have serious medical illness. Hospice care is a part of palliative care.
“Palliative care involves helping patients and families during a difficult time,” Dr. Abraham said. “It’s about supporting the patient and their family in a holistic manner taking into account the physical, emotional, spiritual and social dimensions of care in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.”
Dr. Abraham was exposed to palliative care while training in England for four years where he completed his MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians), after earning his medical degree in India.
He completed an internal medicine residency as well as a palliative care fellowship, in Marshfield.
Dr. Abraham and his wife, Reena, have a son and two daughters. He enjoys traveling, music, painting and involvement with spiritual and social ministries in the community.