December 15, 2020 – Palliative care physician Patricia Jacobs, M.D., has joined the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Jacobs provides care that addresses a cancer patient’s physical symptoms as well as the numerous emotional, psychological and social stressors of undergoing cancer treatment. Her goal is to help patients achieve the best results and daily quality of life.
“We’d like to welcome Dr. Jacobs to the Lynn Cancer Institute,” said Louise Morrell, M.D., medical director of Lynn Cancer Institute. “Her background in internal medicine, combined with fellowship training in palliative care, will make her a wonderful asset to our patients and team.”
Dr. Jacobs joins the Lynn Cancer Institute from UCLA Medical Center, where she completed a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. She is board-certified in internal medicine and previously worked in internal medicine before pursuing a subspecialty in palliative care.
She currently serves as an affiliate faculty member at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Previously, Dr. Jacobs served as an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for more than 15 years. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She recently co-authored a chapter in the medical textbook “Pain Care Essentials and Innovations.”
Dr. Jacobs earned her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She completed an internal medicine residency and a hospice and palliative care fellowship at UCLA Medical Center.
She will see patients at the Lynn Cancer Institute, Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion located at 701 NW 13th Street Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
About Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute
The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute is one of the largest cancer centers in South Florida and is accredited as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons. The Lynn Cancer Institute treats more than 4,000 patients each year in facilities such as the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, the state-of-the-art cancer center. While traditional cancer treatment requires patients to travel from physician to physician and manage their own scheduling, the Sandler Pavilion centralizes services in one location. This simplifies the entire process for patients, from diagnosis and treatment, to
Wellness and Survivorship programs and allows patients to focus on one thing — recovery.
More than 20 oncology physicians and a full complement of oncology professionals are on staff to serve the patients at the Lynn Cancer Institute. Patients receive treatment and services from specialists in genetics, surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology and imaging. In addition, staff includes research nurses, who improve patient access to clinical trials and the most advanced forms of treatment.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is supported by philanthropy to strengthen its mission to deliver the highest quality patient care, satisfaction and safety. If you would like to learn more about supporting the mission of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, visit our website at donate.brrh.com.