My career thus far can be defined as one that serves others with an open heart and open mind. I have worked in various positions over the years in the senior industry, mental health field, and United States military. Here at United Hospice, I have had the privilege of functioning in various roles, such as that of a Social Worker, Clinical Liaison, and Outreach Coordinator. Each position offered me exposure to the intricacies involved in providing exceptional quality care at every level. With a background in mental health, I have tailored my education and training to the aging process and grief to better understand the population we serve. I am honored now to serve as the Administrator at United Hospice and look forward to continuing my journey of helping others. We welcome you to our team, where we treat your family as ours!
Director of Business Development
Joe has been in the hospice industry for the past 10 years working his way up from a CNA to a Respiratory therapist in his clinical career and has been in Hospice marketing for the last 4 years. His passion is serving others and making sure that his patients receive the highest quality care. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and traveling across the country.
I feel honored and blessed to be a hospice nurse. I found my calling a few years ago, and hospice has been my heart ever since. I love being able to meet my patient at their comfort level and walk them through some their hardest moments. The most rewarding part of my career is being able to help my patients transition with dignity and respect. As the Clinical Director with United Hospice, I have the privilege of supporting my team to ensure the best outcomes for both patients and staff.
Clinical Resource Nurse
I am blessed to have taken my nursing career full circle, experiencing a multitude of births as a Labor and Delivery Nurse, and now heading into my thirteenth year in hospice, having the absolute privilege of assisting patients to have comfort and peace through the dying process. I am dedicated to servant leadership and find joy in mentoring others in realizing their full potential. I am honored to be working alongside a team dedicated to providing compassionate end-of-life care, while striving for excellence in serving others.
Dr. Wolfson is from Tucson, AZ. He attended UCLA, then began his medical school journey at the University of AZ School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Banner University and Phoenix Veteran’s Administration Internal Medicine Program, which is his specialty. His enjoyment of photography, music, and swimming seem to be the perfect balance to offset his busy work schedule.
Dr. Wolfson chose to be a part of United Hospice and Palliative Care of Arizona because he believes in the integrative approach with the hospice team to address the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and their family during their end-of-life journey. He finds it rewarding to help patients and their families deal with serious and challenging health issues during this very emotional time. He is an educator, working closely with the hospice team to reduce patient pain and suffering by offering evidence-based, patient-centered educational opportunities during their Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meetings.
Dr. Wolfson strives to help patients maintain their dignity and grace during each phase of their illness, maximizing each patient’s ability to enjoy their family and friends.
Dr. Shah is a board-certified neurologist with specialty fellowship training in Movement Disorders. He is an Arizona native who grew up in the Ahwatukee area and completed undergraduate studies at Arizona State University. Afterwards, he traveled to New York to pursue medical school at NYMC followed by a residency in Neurology at UC Davis in Sacramento, CA. After residency, he had a passion to pursue further training in Movement Disorders and had the opportunity to return home to Phoenix where he completed his fellowship at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s center at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Shah serves on the board of directors for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America and is also one of the pioneers of the DBS/Parkinson’s specialty center in the East Valley as well as the East Valley NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) Clinic. Dr. Shah lives in the Ahwatukee region and enjoys exercising, sports, and traveling in his spare time.
Dr. Wilson is an internal medicine specialist serving those here in the valley. He graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University in 2016.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Kapur is a board-certified family physician who enjoys helping a variety of patients across his specialty. He works primarily as an outpatient physician and has been engaged with hospice services with end-of-life care since his residency training. He completed his training at Madigan Army Medical Center in 2014 and was Active Duty in the Army for seven years. He has practiced medicine in Washington, Alaska, Hawai’i, and Arizona. In his time off, he enjoys baking, cooking, reading, and spending time with his family.
Associate Medical Director
After moving from India at the age of 12, I spent my adolescence in Chicago, IL. Being a sibling of a special-needs child, who has greatly benefited from quality health care, I realized what difference a great doctor can make. My interest in medicine was sparked after my volunteering at a hospital at a young age. I completed my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I spent my junior year of undergrad studying abroad at Newcastle University, England. I then moved to Arizona to attend Midwestern University AZCOM for the DO program. I married my husband in 2015 and we fell in love with Arizona and decided to make Phoenix our home. I am very fortunate to have had my Internal Medicine training at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Arizona, as I was able to see a diverse population and pathology, with focus on the elderly patient. I have been able to appreciate the challenges of practicing in a healthcare environment in a rural area.
I enjoy traveling, trying new foods, spending time with my family and friends, and my two beautiful dogs!
Francis Hinsberg, DO
Associate Medical Director
Francis Hinsberg DO has worked as a hospitalist physician for the past 21 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI in 2002. He has extensive experience educating residents, interns and students and has been a faculty member at MSU, as well as Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is licensed and has practiced in several states including Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Arizona. He is board certified in Internal Medicine by AOBIM, and has years of experience in taking care of hospitalized patients dealing with palliative and hospice care. He currently resides in Surprise, Arizona with his family.