- Lamar, MO 64759800 W. 12th Street
Primary Services:Hospice Care
If you or someone you love has a life-limiting illness, we know you're facing difficult and emotional decisions. Call us or use the contact form on this page for answers, information or simply to talk about hospice care. We're here to help you with well-informed decisions.
- Pain and symptom management centered on your goals
- Medical beds, medications, equipment and supplies
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- 24/7 local on-call nurses
- Bereavement support
- Light housekeeping
- Medical social services
- Spiritual care and support
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
Hospice is a fully covered Medicare benefit.
Coverage includes nurses, other caregivers, medicines, supplies and equipment, with no out-of-pocket expenses for the hospice diagnosis.
Managing Clinical Director
Debra Herndon, is Managing Clinical Director for 5 hospice locations in MO and KS. She is Graduate of the University of Arkansas. Debra has worked for Hospice Compassus since 2003. She has worked at Cox Health Systems, in clinical education for 20 years and has worked for St. Jude’s Research Hospital prior to hospice. She is the former nurse manager/ultrasound tech with Options Pregnancy Clinic in Branson, MO.
Director of Clinical Services
Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be part of a volunteer team helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
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Dr. Eric Von Holten, DO graduated from A.T. Still, University of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. He is AOA certified in Internal Medicine and was certified in Hospice Palliative Care in 2014. He is a Freeman Hospital physician liaison for hospice Compassus patients needing general inpatient care.
Dr. John Alden DO, is Board certified in Family Practice and Hospice Palliative Care, he graduated 1986 from Midwestern University/ Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dr. Alden practices Family Medicine at the Med One Clinic, Barton County Hospital in Lamar Missouri. Dr. Alden is Medical Director for three Hospice Compassus locations- Joplin, and Lamar in Missouri and Hospice Compassus in Pittsburg KS. He has worked as Medical Director since 2009.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Anisa Hassan MD, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology and is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care.
Dr. Hassan graduated (1976) from Dow Medical College, Karachi. She did her residencies at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital – Internal Medicine, and Roswell Park Cancer Institution – Oncology. She received the Four States 2015 Patients’ Choice Award which is the honor bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients. She is an active member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine. She was Medical Director for the Hospice Compassus Joplin team and has been an Associate Medical Director focused on the Quality Assurance Program for 3 years.