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Richard Payne speaking at podium
Remembering Richard Payne, MD
Posted on 02/21/2019

When the internationally esteemed neurologist, oncologist, and palliative care specialist Dr. Richard Payne died January 3, 2019 at the age of 67, the fields of medicine and religion lost “a generous, thoughtful, and insightful colleague.”…

Headshot of Kate Lally, MD
The Gift of a Difficult Conversation
By Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts News Service , 01/14/2019

The new year is a time to think about the future — which, experts say, makes it the perfect opportunity for one special conversation: a talk about advanced illness and end-of-life care for your loved…