Physicians & Nurse Practitioners
Dr. Coté joined the Hospice of the Bluegrass staff in 2007. He is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Since 1990, he has worked as a medical leader for both for-profit and not-for profit hospice programs, including the Connecticut Hospice, (the first hospice in the United States) where he served as Chief Medical Officer. As a hospice leader, he has served on clinical faculty at Yale, the University of Connecticut and the University of Southern California. He has written numerous articles and has made presentations at international and national hospice and palliative care conferences as well as at medical and pharmacy conferences.
Dr. Coté attended the University of San Diego for his undergraduate studies, St. Louis University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri and his post doctoral education was at the Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California.
Dr. Whisman is a 1995 graduate of the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, and completed her Family Practice residency training at the MAHEC Family Practice Residency Training Program in Asheville, NC in 1998. She joined a private Family Practice in the fall of 1998, as well as becoming an associate Medical Director for Mountain Area Hospice in Asheville, primarily managing an 18 bed inpatient hospice facility. In 2002, she became full-time Medical Director for Mountain Area Hospice and Palliative Care, managing home and inpatient hospice patients and directing the development and growth of the Palliative Care Consult services in an 800 bed hospital system in Asheville. She joined Hospice of the Bluegrass in August of 2005, as Associate Medical Director in charge of developing the physician role for the home hospice patient population. Dr. Whisman spends her time attending and consulting on homebound hospice patients, performing Palliative Care consults in the nursing home setting, and program development for home hospice services.
Kimberly Bell, MD
Amy Brin, APRN
Senior Management Staff
Todd Coté, MD
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