About Pat Bomba, MD, MACP, FRCP

Pat Bomba, MD, MACP, FRCP

Pat Bomba, MD, MACP, FRCP

Pat Bomba, MD, MACP, FRCP vice president and medical director, geriatrics at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, hails from a small coal mining town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but has lived in Rochester since she did her residency at the University of Rochester. Board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, Bomba is married, lives in Pittsford, and has two grown children, her daughter the doctor and her son the attorney. She devotes her current work in memory of her son who died on December 31, 2019. She enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, entertaining, but most of all spending time with her family, especially grandchildren Madison and Henry. She is a passionate social entrepreneur who leads New York’s MOLST and eMOLST programs.

Posts by Pat Bomba, MD, MACP, FRCP

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COVID-19 Crisis Reveals The Importance Of eMOLST

Most people who are near the end of life lack the ability to make their own decisions about the life-sustaining medical treatments they wish to receive or avoid. For patients with advanced illness and frailty, the most important means of ensuring their preferences are honored is to have a properly completed and accurate electronic version…Read More »

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Advance care planning is more important than ever

The COVID-19 pandemic is shedding new light on the often-abstract concept of advance care planning. Advance care planning is where individuals document what matters most to them, and then select the right health care agent to make decisions on their behalf if they are unable to speak for themselves. During this pandemic, many people have…Read More »

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No Pie Until You Tell Me How You Want To Die

Our family’s unique Thanksgiving tradition has little to do with food or football. It has everything to do with our values, beliefs, and goals. After we finish our turkey, and after the dishes are cleared, we talk about how we want to die. “No pumpkin pie until you tell me how you want to die!”…Read More »