Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is pleased to introduce our Medical Directors, Dr. Robert Brouillard and Dr. Laura Knobel. Together, they bring over 30 years of experience in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.
Our Medical Directors along with Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s hospice care team work closely with a patient’s trusted health care provider, ensuring that our joint focus remains on making the end-of-life process as painless and stress-free as possible. This benefits both the patient as well as his or her loved ones. Available for home visits and consults, they are passionate about providing the most compassionate care and improving our patients’ quality of life and preserving their dignity as they navigate the difficult end-of-life journey.
Drs. Brouillard and Knobel are dedicated to furthering our mission of giving comfort, honor and dignity for end-of-life patients and their families.
Robert Brouillard, MD
Dr. Brouillard graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS. He received his MD from New Jersey College of Medicine and did a rotating Internship, Internal Medicine Residence and Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After 10 years at Walter Reed, he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant Colonel and went into private practice of Oncology in San Diego, California. He spent
4 years as an Associate Medical Director at San Diego Hospice before retiring in 2007. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. He is the father of five children and proud to be working with Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.
Laura Knobel, MD
Dr. Knobel graduated Cum Laude from Bates College in Lewiston Maine with a BS in Biology and Cum Laude from Boston University School of Medicine where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She did her residency in the Brown University Program in Family Medicine in Pawtucket, RI.
Dr. Knobel is Board Certified in Family Medicine and trained to take care of patients of all ages. She has a particular interest in Women’s Health and Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Knobel runs a Direct Primary Care Practice, where for a small monthly fee she will provide your primary care. The DPC model allows the physician to spend more time with the patient providing high quality, comprehensive, compassionate care. Dr. Knobel enjoys developing a personal relationship with her patients which allows her to provide more individualized care.
Dr. Knobel and her husband Peter moved to the Lowcountry from Massachusetts in 2014. They are avid football, baseball and golf fans and enjoy cooking and kayaking in their free time.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Gary Thomas