Dr. Richard Sternberg

Dr. Sternberg is Hospice of Southwest Ohio and CareBridge Primary and Palliative Care’s current Medical Director. He specializes in pulmonary critical care and practices as our hospice & palliative physician. He has been practicing in pulmonary and critical care in Hamilton Ohio since 1993. Dr. Sternberg treats conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, allergies and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Within the last several years, Dr. Sternberg has added treating patients who are at the end of life by becoming certified as a hospice physician. His compassion for patients and families and impeccable clinical skills makes him well-suited to this role that requires hard conversations and medical expertise.

Recent Posts

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How to start a conversation about the end of life

By Dr. Richard Sternberg on Dec 19, 2019 1:40:00 PM

The ending of life is an inevitability for all living beings, but it’s never easy to part ways. It can be even harder to have a conversation about the ending of a loved one’s life. According to The Conversation Project, 90 percent of people say that talking to their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, but only 27 percent actually do. Too often, we fail to plan for this certainty and leave tough decisions to be made after a loved one has already passed away, rather than learning their true choices and wishes about how to handle their death. You don’t have to wait until the end is imminent; talking about this natural part of life and how to handle it can happen well before it’s time and put everyone’s questions and fears to rest. All you have to do is get started.

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Frequently asked questions about palliative care

By Dr. Richard Sternberg on Apr 14, 2017 11:31:01 AM

What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to medical care for people with both acute and chronic serious illness. Patients may have physical, psychological, social, or spiritual issues because of their disease or treatment. Palliative care serves to lessen pain, control symptoms and improve stress for the both the patient and family. Ultimately, the goal is improving quality of life, assisting with medical decisions and more importantly navigating the healthcare system.

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