Ann M. Hoff, MD, specializes in Palliative Medicine, a program of specialized medical care for people with serious and life-limiting illnesses. As a physician fellowship trained and board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she leads a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and other specialists, who work with the patient’s other doctors to focus on providing relief from the stress and symptoms associated with the serious or life-limiting illness. The primary aim of Palliative Medicine is to improve quality of life for patients and their families. A Bismarck native, Dr. Hoff received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester. She was a member of Trinity’s Emergency/Trauma team for six years before leaving in 2015 to complete her palliative fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She’s a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
An emergency medicine physician receives training to care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. While not providing long-term or continuing care, they diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake various interventions to stabilize patients.
Palliative Medicine is a program of specialized medical care for people with serious and life-limiting illnesses.