Andrew Daigle, MD, of Murfreesboro has earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness. One of the highest honors it can bestow on a physician is recognition as a Fellow. This elite recognition honors scholarship and dedication to the field and requires a minimum of five years of membership, participation in AAHPM activities, letters of recommendation, and board certification in hospice and palliative medicine.
"I am very honored. I know this is the result of my commitment to our field and the mentorship I received along the way," Dr. Daigle said. "I am pleased to see continued growth and acceptance of this important specialty. My entire career in medicine has been rewarding, but I have found the most fulfillment in caring exclusively for patients and families facing life-limiting conditions."
Dr. Andrew Daigle is Medical Director of the Murfreesboro in-patient facility at Alive Hospice, a nonprofit organization providing end-of-life care, grief support, and community education in Middle Tennessee. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, followed by a residency in family medicine in Greenville, South Carolina. After 17 years of medical practice, he returned for fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has been board certified in hospice and palliative medicine since 2008, when he was one of just over 1200 physicians to sit for the newly established exam in this emerging specialty. Dr. Daigle has practiced full-time in hospice and palliative medicine since 2006. He is an advocate in the field and says he enjoys teaching others about hospice care.