James Hunter Groninger, MD| Hospice And Palliative Care | MedStar Health

James Hunter Groninger, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Hospice And Palliative Care

Languages: English

(202) 291-0386

About me

Dr. Groninger serves as Director of the Section of Palliative Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. He also serves as Program Director for the MedStar Health/Washington Hospital Center hospice and palliative medicine fellowship program. Prior to joining MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Groninger was a staff clinician in the Pain and Palliative Care Service at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, where he also directed their physician fellowship program. After completing his medical degree and training in internal medicine at the University of Virginia, Dr. Groninger completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Capital Hospice. Dr. Groninger is also a Master Facilitator with the Education for Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Program at Northwestern University and Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Virginia. His research interests include palliative care delivery in cardiovascular medicine, innovative symptom management strategies, word choice in complex communication, and the medical humanities.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Cancer Pain
  • Death And Dying
  • Life Limiting Illness
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Terminal Illness
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Procedures I perform

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Advance Directives Discussion
  • Artificial Nutrition And Hydration Discussion
  • Code Status Discussion And Documentation
  • Curative To Palliative Care Transition
  • End Of Life Decision Making
  • Goals Of Care Discussion
  • Molst Discussion And Documentation
  • Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care For Advance Illness Symptoms
  • Palliative Care For Cancer Symptoms
  • Palliative Care For Symptom Management
  • Palliative Care For Treatment Side Effects
  • Palliative Care For Wound Management
  • Palliative Care Management Of Anxiety
  • Palliative Care Management Of Chronic Pain
  • Palliative Care Management Of Delirium
  • Palliative Care Management Of Depression
  • Palliative Care Management Of Dyspnea
  • Palliative Care Management Of Fatigue
  • Palliative Care Management Of Intestinal Obstruction
  • Palliative Care Management Of Nausea And Vomiting
  • Palliative Care Management Of Pain
  • Patient And Family End Of Life Care Support
  • Patient And Family Palliative Care Support
  • Post Hospitalization Hospice And Palliative Care
  • Quality Of Life Discussion And Management
  • Spiritual And Psychological Support
  • Treatment Appropriateness Discussion
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 2A-68
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7445

Fax 202-291-0386

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Education

Fellowship Program: Capital Hospice (2006)

Residency Program: University of Virginia Hospitals (2005)

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (2002)