BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, Brevard’s longest serving not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider has recently expanded its medical staff with the addition of two new physicians, Vanessa Gallegos, MD, and Dianne Knight, MD.
“We are thrilled to have these two highly-regarded Hospice and Palliative Care physician specialists joining our team,” said Lauren Loftis, MD, Chief Medical Officer of St. Francis Reflections. “In addition to their outstanding credentials and experience, they bring a strong desire to help fulfill our mission of uplifting lives by caring for our neighbors in Brevard. They are both committed to highly personalized care for our patients and their families as they work in concert with our interdisciplinary care teams to reflect life, love and compassion in all that we do,” added Loftis.
Vanessa Gallegos, MD
Dr. Gallegos came to Brevard County from Bismarck, ND where she worked as a Palliative Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at Mid Dakota Clinic. Dr. Gallegos is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and board eligible in Hospice and Palliative medicine. She is a graduate of Tufts University and earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Gallegos completed her residency at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and her Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Gallegos has authored numerous publications and has served as a presenting physician speaker at medical conferences throughout the United States. She is an active member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dianne Knight, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
Dr. Knight has a tenured medical career spanning more than thirty-five years focusing on Pediatrics and Pediatric Palliative Care, including her former role as medical director and hospice physician with Cornerstone Hospice.
Dr. Knight is dual board certified in Pediatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and earned her medical degree from University of Miami, Miller School for Medicine in Miami. Dr. Knight completed her residency in pediatrics at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Knight holds professional association memberships in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology.
St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care was founded in 1977 and licensed in 1990. It is Brevard’s longest-serving, not for profit, independent, interfaith provider of hospice care, palliative care, and grief support services. For more information about St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, please visit our Website: ReflectionsLSC.org and follow us on Facebook.
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