Capital Caring provides excellent pain relief and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and compassion to families across the region, both in your home and in our state-of-the-art facility. Our health professionals – including more than 20 staff doctors – deliver some of the best care in the United States.
The Adler Center Hospice Facility
Capital Caring is proud to announce the opening of its 50,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, short-term palliative care and hospice facility in Loudoun County.
The Adler Center is the first of its kind, combining the most advanced short-term palliative care on an outpatient basis, as well as “Hospice at Home” and a 21-bed, in-house hospice facility where patient services are offered in a comfortable, home-like setting.
The diagnosis of an advanced illness is not the end; it is the beginning of a new phase of life. Our care-giving services focus on retaining the highest quality-of-life in the time remaining and the many options that are still available for patients and their families.
Dr. Michael Byas-Smith, Medical Director
Dr. Michael Byas-Smith is the medical director for Capital Caring at the Adler Center for Caring, a Pain and Palliative Care Center that provides care for patients who have any kind of advanced disease process, particularly pain management.
Education and Training
Dr. Byas-Smith received his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He completed an internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a residency in anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in pain research at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Byas-Smith is board certified in anesthesiology, pain management and pain medicine.
Dr. Michael Byas-Smith has been in practice at Adler Center for Caring since 2014. Prior to that, he was the director of Cancer Pain Prevention and Management Clinic at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Byas-Smith has research interests in understanding mechanisms of opioid tolerance, neuropathic pain development, pain perception and tolerance and drug dependency. Also, developing methods to advance efficacy and reliability of anesthesia techniques.
Honors and Awards
Among his many academic honors, Dr. Byas-Smith was awarded the Raymond Zbick Award at the University of Illinois College of Medicine for outstanding performance as a medical student in anesthesiology. He has served several academic appointments at institutions such as Emory University School of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
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Capital Caring General Information
Capital Caring helps patients and loved ones make the most of every moment together by offering coordinated care, comfort and dignity to those living with serious illness.
For 35 years, we have helped over 75,000 families cope with advanced illness by providing excellent pain relief and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and compassion to families across the region. Our health professionals – including more than 20 staff doctors – deliver some of the best care in the United States.
Anyone who needs help can access Capital Caring’s care navigation, palliative care (pain and symptom management), Point of Hope counseling, and hospice services, regardless of their ability to pay. Learn more by calling 855-571-5700 or visiting www.capitalcaring.org.