What We Do


Palliative Care Consultants of Santa Barbara, Inc. (PCCSB) is a physician-owned medical group that provides several services to Santa Barbara and the Central Coast of California.

Palliative Care Physicians

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Our physicians collaborate with other disciplines and organizations to provide team based care. Most of our palliative care work is done in the hospice and hospital setting in collaboration with VNA Health and with Cottage Health System where our doctors lead interdisciplinary teams.

Primary Care and Geriatrics

Large areas of overlap exist between primary care, geriatrics, and palliative medicine. Several of our physicians practice both primary care and palliative medicine. PCCSB supports integrated care and collaboration between these important medical specialties.

Palliative Neurology

Palliative neurology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with serious neurological conditions and their families. This approach integrates the principles of palliative care, which emphasizes symptom management, psychosocial support, and communication, with the treatment of neurological diseases. Conditions we focus on include Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other types of dementia. The goal is not to cure these conditions, as many are chronic or progressive without a cure, but to provide relief from symptoms, reduce suffering, and support patients and families in making informed decisions about care.

Dementia Care Management

Dementia care management is a comprehensive approach to providing care and support for individuals with dementia. This type of care aims to enhance the quality of life for those with dementia as well as their caregivers, through personalized care plans that address the physical, psychological, emotional, and social needs of the individual.

Contact us at Palliative Care Consultants for personalized support and information regarding our services.