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Shelley Rice MD


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PeaceHealth employed provider
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Biography

We were pleased to welcome Shelley Rice, MD, to the PeaceHealth Medical Group Palliative Care & Hospice team of providers in 2020. She comes to PeaceHealth from Duke University Health System, where she practiced as a Palliative Care Physician at Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

In clinical practice, Dr. Rice supports patients and their families to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for those experiencing serious illness. Her healing approach includes help with complex medical decision making, establishing care goals, relief from symptoms and stress, discussing treatment options and improving patient wellbeing. “I enjoy working with patients and families to identify what matters most to them and clarify medical expectations for possible treatment courses to create a customized plan,” she said. Dr. Rice practices collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team that includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chaplains and social workers.

“I practice to help people with serious illness live their lives as fully as possible," she said.

Dr. Rice is married with two adult children: a daughter who is a preschool teacher and a son who is in culinary school. Her husband is trained as a Buddhist chaplain.

Outside of the clinic, you’ll find her in the garden or on a hiking trail.

Education
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Specialty: Other, Not Listed
  • Duke University Medical Center
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Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup Washington
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Coordinated Care Washington
  • First Choice Health Network
  • First Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Humana
  • Medicaid Washington
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multiplan Network
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Provider Network of America
  • Regence - Oregon & Washington
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • United Healthcare
  • Washington State Labor & Industries
Privileged Facilities
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
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Whatcom Hospice 2800 Douglas Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-733-5877 Fax: 360-788-6884

Shelley Rice, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

We were pleased to welcome Shelley Rice, MD, to the PeaceHealth Medical Group Palliative Care & Hospice team of providers in 2020. She comes to PeaceHealth from Duke University Health System, where she practiced as a Palliative Care Physician at Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

In clinical practice, Dr. Rice supports patients and their families to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for those experiencing serious illness. Her healing approach includes help with complex medical decision making, establishing care goals, relief from symptoms and stress, discussing treatment options and improving patient wellbeing. “I enjoy working with patients and families to identify what matters most to them and clarify medical expectations for possible treatment courses to create a customized plan,” she said. Dr. Rice practices collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team that includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chaplains and social workers.

“I practice to help people with serious illness live their lives as fully as possible," she said.

Dr. Rice is married with two adult children: a daughter who is a preschool teacher and a son who is in culinary school. Her husband is trained as a Buddhist chaplain.

Outside of the clinic, you’ll find her in the garden or on a hiking trail.

Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Specialty: Other, Not Listed
  • Duke University Medical Center

Where I See Patients

Cancer Services Bellingham
3301 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225

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