Mercy Clinic Palliative Care - David C. Pratt Cancer Center

607 S. New Ballas Road
Suite 3300
St. Louis, MO 63141
Fax: (314) 251-4173
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays and Fridays: 1 - 4 p.m.
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Mercy Palliative Care offers supportive care that eases pain and stress for people with serious illnesses. It combines traditional medical therapies with treatment for emotional, social and spiritual needs. Our Palliative Care team improves the quality of life for both patients and their families. The Palliative Care team at David C. Pratt Cancer Center is available to help our cancer patients who are receiving outpatient care on the Mercy Hospital campus in St. Louis.

What can you expect from palliative care?

  • Improved management of pain and symptoms (e.g., fatigue, shortness of breath)
  • Spiritual care that respects your cultural beliefs
  • Ongoing communication and care coordination
  • Help reviewing your goals for care, including advance planning when appropriate
  • Emotional support

What is Palliative Care?

Our Providers

John D. Descher, FNP, Mercy
Mercy Clinic
Gail A. Hurt, NP, Mercy
Mercy Clinic
Michelle Z. Schultz, MD, Mercy
Hospice and Palliative Care
Mercy Clinic