Medical Directors


Dr. Anil Patel, MD – Blue Water Hospice and Blue Water Hospice Home Medical Director

Dr. Anil Patel has over 35 years of medical experience. His practice in Port Huron, Michigan specializes in Geriatric and Internal Medicine. Dr. Patel graduated in 1972 from the University of Mumbai / Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College. He has been the Medical Director of Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice’s Hospice service line since 1994 and the director of the Blue Water Hospice Home since its opening.

Dr. Edmund Fitzgerald, MD – Blue Water Hospice and Blue Water Hospice Home Back Up Medical Director

Dr. Edmund Fitzgerald has over 55 years of medical experience. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University in 1955. In 1961 Dr. Fitzgerald opened his board certified Internal Medicine practice in Port Huron and was affiliated with both Port Huron and Mercy Hospital until 1999. He currently refers to himself semi-retired and does the Quality and Utilization reviews for both McLaren Port Huron and Lake Huron Medical Center and volunteers at the People’s Clinic in Port Huron in addition to serving as acting Medical Director for Blue Water Hospice and Blue Water Hospice Home in the absence of Dr. Patel.


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