Altamonte Springs, FL — VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, invites the community to “Ask the Doctor: Pain Management and Treatment Options,” a free educational event discussing; the right time to seek palliative care, how pain is managed at the end of life and the treatment options available to reduce chronic pain. The event takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at One Senior Place, 715 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32714.

Led by VITAS Medical Director Mary Busowski, M.D., FACP, the discussion will touch on symptoms to be mindful of that indicate palliative care in necessary, and facts about pain management and treatment. Dr. Busowski joined VITAS in 2015 and has more than a decade of medical experience. She received a medical degree from the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine, specializing in internal medicine. She has served on the board of many organizations including, the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter ACP Key Contact Program where she currently serves on the advisory council, the American Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served and guests are encouraged to ask questions. Space is limited to 40 participants and RSVP is required by Monday, January 9. Call Arielle Karoub at 407-949-6733 or email to reserve your space or for more information. For more information on VITAS’ services, please visit


About VITAS Healthcare

VITAS Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 44 hospice programs in 15 states (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware,  Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas,  Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. VITAS employs 12,051 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 32  inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the third quarter of 2016, VITAS reported an average daily census of 16,341. Visit