Labul certified in hospice and palliative medicine

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FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Larry Labul recently received subspecialty board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Labul, an internal medicine physician who is employed as a hospitalist, started working at Franklin Memorial Hospital in 2005. He cares for patients during a hospital stay; his patients include those who are admitted without a physician, those whose physician lives in an outlying area, or patients whose physician may only have an office-based practice.

Dr. Larry Labul

Hospice and palliative medicine is a subspecialty designed to recognize excellence among physicians who are specialists in the care of seriously ill patients with a life-limiting illness. The field of hospice and palliative medicine is based on expanding scientific knowledge about symptom control when cure is not possible, and about appropriate care during the last months of life.

To become certified in the subspecialty of hospice and palliative medicine, a physician must be board-certified in a primary specialty, meet additional educational criteria, as well as demonstrate clinical competence in the care of terminally ill patients and pass the certification exam.

Dr. Labul completed his medical degree at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Biddeford, Maine. In 2000, Dr. Labul completed a three-year internal medicine residency at United States Health Services Hospital in Johnson City, New York. Dr. Labul has been a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2001.

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