Talk to an experienced physician or hospice nurse to help arrange for ethical and compassionate end-of-life care consistent with Catholic teaching. Our team can answer questions about appropriate transition to hospice/palliative care vs. continuing life-sustaining treatment, help write advanced directives, answer questions about hospice care from a Catholic perspective, plan a virtual meeting with your current treating physician or nurse, answer questions about DNR, POLST, and much more.

End-of-Life Care and Hospice Providers in California

Kim Marie Reyes, M.D.
Primary Care Physician, Women's health and fertility specialist

General practice: Primary Care women and men, urgent and chronic conditions (age 13 and up), urgent care age 13 and up, palliative care, end of life discussions, planning. OB/GYN: Board certified, NFP trained, Women’s health and telehealth OB, STI's, obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, menopause, bioidentical hormones; Primary English, conversational Spanish.

David Wachs, M.D.
Family Practice Physician

Dr. Wachs sees patients of all ages for all general medical needs and behavioral health. Dr. Wachs has a special interest in infertility care and family planning as well as geriatrics and end of life care from a Catholic perspective.

Chuck R. Colas, D.O.
Family Practice Physician

Dr. Colas is a family practice physician who sees patients of all ages for all general medical needs. Dr. Colas has a special interest in palliative and end-of-life care.

Matthew Estrade, MA, MBA
Gerontologist

Matthew coaches care partners (caregivers) of persons living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias in strategies to make the best of a challenging situation. Appointments are typically for care partners so that they can speak frankly, however, they may include the person living with dementia if that is preferred. He also facilitates care partner support groups online to help them find fellowship and brainstorm solutions together. Support groups are also offered for persons living with dementia in the early stages. To Matthew, it is a privilege partnering with families to see what can be done to live life to its fullest.

Helpful Information

When you make an appointment, you will be sent a link to your online consultation room. We use ZOOM for our video consultations, and suggest downloading their app for your computer, tablet, or mobile device prior to your visit.