Hospice Home Care (HHC) is pleased to welcome Ted Faro, D.O. as the newest Associate Medical Director working with the Hot Springs Branch Office. Dr. Faro joins Jeffrey Bordelon, M.D. and Randy Hill, M.D. in providing medical support for patients across parts of an eight county region in west central Arkansas.
Dr. Ted Faro says that he believes the biggest difference between hospice and clinic practice is the perspective. “It changes everything, hospice is about the person not the process. There is more compassion, more living, and no more limits. We do the most for everybody every time.” Dr. Faro has over 25 years of experience in medicine and currently practices at the Hollywood Avenue Family Clinic in Hot Springs. He completed his medical training in 1996 at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, and then finished his residency at Michigan State University.
He and his family moved to Hot Springs from Avondale, Arizona in 2016. Dr. Faro is on the medical staff of National Park Medical Center. The HHC nurses and staff in Hot Springs praise Dr. Faro for his quick responses and kind nature, “he is so sweet to his patients and ready to respond quickly to anyone in need of services on short notice. Dr. Faro is a good fit for Hospice Home Care.”
Dr. Jeffrey Bordelon is affiliated with CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, specializing in Internal Medicine, he is a dedicated in-patient physician (Hospitalist). In a recent interview, Dr. Bordelon spoke about his feelings toward hospice as comfort care, “hospice is about appreciating life. I just want my patients to live, without pain and suffering. We want to celebrate life every day with our patients.” The HHC nurses and staff have known ‘Dr. B’ for several years and describe him as, “one who goes out of his way to make patients feel special. Several of his patients have turned 100 years old.”
Dr. Bordelon is prepared to go the extra mile for his patients in all areas of life, not just at the end. Those who know him best say, “Dr. B often laughs with patients as he meets with them in their home, he feels laughter is good medicine too.” Graduating with honors in 1997, Dr. Bordelon received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. With more than 22 years of diverse experiences working in medicine, Dr. Bordelon is a strong advocate for hospice care for patients who qualify.
Dr. Randy Hill is a Hot Springs native with a large following of dedicated clinic patients, family, friends and co-workers who adore him. In recent years, he has also become well known for his “Southern Krunk BBQ”. He turns into a BBQ guru-chef in his spare time, cooking for competition, family and friends, and the annual staff picnic for his Hot Springs HHC family. In a quote from a local publication, Dr. Hill explains that competition cooking is “not about trophies, it’s more about life experiences.”
This bit of philosophy says a lot about how Dr. Hill approaches his work with hospice patients. In a recent interview, Hill said, “I’m fortunate to be working in hospice. Things have changed a lot over the years and I now see my job as helping patients and families understand what hospice is not. Hospice is not about giving up, it offers hope”, and a full range of medical care including; routine home care, continuous care, inpatient and respite care. Dr. Hill says, “It’s about the quality of life. Take care of the patient’s pain, and treat them the same way you would treat your family and friends.” Dr. Hill joined CHI-St. Vincent Medical Group in 2014.
Our HHC physicians consistently receive high praise from nurses and staff, “Our docs set the bar exceptionally high for compassionate care. Each physician brings a life-time of medical care experiences and comfort care knowledge to our patients and their families. They are exceptionally caring people.”