Pathways to Palliative Care
From Geriatrics to Palliative Care (Times Two)
Marcin Chwistek, MD FAAHPM
Anna Marissa Araw, MD HMDC, and Anna Clarissa Araw, MD HMDC, twins who are palliative care physicians, are inseparable in life and work. And as the three of us spoke on the phone in November, the day after an unusually early pre-Thanksgiving storm dumped half a foot of snow onto the Northeast, I realized my first problem: How do I tell their voices apart? As we chatted, Marissa and Clarissa took turns telling their story, and our conversation zigged and zagged from their native Philippines to New York, where they both trained, to the West Coast of the United States, where they now live and work.