Conway, Arkansas – October 2019 – Darren Freeman, M.D., HMDC Medical Director at Hospice Home Care in Conway, was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified Credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Freeman was recognized for his commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.
The rapid growth of the aging population and increase in regulations is creating a great need for trained and certified hospice physicians. Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance improvement, engagement in interdisciplinary group (IDG) activities, and the palliation of distressing patient symptoms. Professional certification to their career, dedication to patient and family care, and the sustainability of the hospice organization and industry. HMDC designation is granted for six years and is renewed through continued validation of knowledge and re-assessment.
Dr. Freeman is a Family Practice Specialist in Conway and a Medical Director for Hospice Home Care. He attended and graduated from the University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine in 2008, having over 11 years of diverse experience, he is affiliated with several hospitals in Central Arkansas.
The Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB) seeks to increase the standard of hospice care through physician certification.The HMDCB serves as an independent, non-profit certifying body to administer a certification program for hospice medical directors and other physicians who provide hospice care for patients. The mission of HMDCB is to relieve suffering and improve quality of life by promoting the excellence and professional competency of hospice medical directors. For more information, visit www.hmdcb.org.