Meet our Hospice Physician Team

Group of physicians outside hospital.

At Community Healthcare of Texas, our physicians are a vital part of the hospice team. Physicians provide guidance and medical oversight in the care of patients living with a life-limiting disease. Some primary care providers or specialty physicians may choose to follow their patients’ care while the patient is on our hospice service. Others defer primary/attending physician care to the hospice physician. If the hospice physician serves as the attending physician, a patient may continue to see their PCP or specialist for care not related to the hospice diagnosis.

If the primary care physician or specialist chooses to continue as the patient’s attending physician, they are jointly responsible with the Community Healthcare of Texas interdisciplinary team in establishing, reviewing and updating the patient’s plan of care.

In order for hospice care to be provided, Community Healthcare of Texas must obtain an order for hospice assessment and treatment as well as a certification that, based on the physician’s clinical expertise, the patient’s prognosis is for a life expectancy of six months or less if the terminal illness runs its normal course.

Our hospice physicians offer a wide range of specialties and experience. Our physician team members (by location) are:

Community Healthcare of Texas – Fort Worth

  • Karen Godfrey, M.D., Chief Medical Director, Family Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Kimberly Ward, M.D., Internal Medicine
  • Maria Asprilla, D.O., Internal Medicine
  • David Troutman, M.D., Internal Medicine
  • Kacie Osenga, M.D., Pediatric Palliative Medicine
  • Michelle Beeson, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Community Healthcare of Texas Hospice House Downtown in James L. West Alzheimer’s Facility

  • Justin Chan, M.D., Assistant Chief Medical Director
  • Janet Lieto, D.O., Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine 

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital

  • Joseph Austin, M.D., Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
  • Jack Gilbey, M.D., Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
  • Tony Su, M.D., Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

Community Healthcare of Texas – Dallas

  • Justin Chan, M.D., Assistant Chief Medical Director

Community Healthcare of Texas – Cleburne

  • Erik Furman, M.D., Family Medicine
  • John Daramola, M.D., Family Medicine

Community Healthcare of Texas Hospice House at Texas Health Huguley

  • Jason Seiden, M.D., Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
  • David Troutman, M.D., Internal Medicine

Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence in Waco

  • Michael Jahrmarkt, M.D., Family Medicine
  • Joshua Wesley, M.D., Family Medicine
  • Christopher Vera, D.O., Family Medicine

Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence in Mexia

  • Joseph R. Berger, D.O., Family Medicine
  •  Dileep Bhateley, M.D., Family Medicine
  • Jerry W. Simmons, M.D., Family Medicine

Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence in Whitney

  • Randall Henderson, D.O., Family Medicine
  • Jeremy Seely, M.D., Family Medicine