Hospice Physician for Heart ‘n Home Hospice, Dr. Billy Galligar, M.D., was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. He was recognized for his commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry. Galligar is 1 of 4 physicians in Idaho who have earned the HMDC credential.
Galligar is an Idaho native and grew up in the Treasure Valley. He originally started working at Heart ‘n Home in 2006 after serving four years in the Marine Corps. He attended medical school at University of Washington with an emphasis on rural and primary care training. He attended family medicine residency in Boise and completed a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship in San Diego at UCSD/Scripps.
The Hospice Medical Director Certification Board serves as an independent, not-for-profit certifying body to administer a certification program for hospice medical directors and other physicians who provide hospice care for patients. The mission of HMDCB is to relieve suffering and improve quality of life by promoting the excellence and professional competency of hospice medical directors.