MADISON, Wis. – Lori Richer, MD, and Tara Groth, NP, have joined the Medical Services Team of Agrace, a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization that provides hospice care, supportive (palliative) care, non-medical personal care and grief support across southern Wisconsin.


Lori Richer, MD

As an Agrace hospice and palliative physician, Dr. Richer supports the interdisciplinary team that coordinates end-of-life care for Agrace Hospice Care patients and their families. She oversees care plans for patients receiving care in their homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals or at Agrace’s hospice inpatient units.

Dr. Richer is board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine and family medicine and holds hospice medical director certification. A graduate of Keene State College in New Hampshire, Dr. Richer holds a master’s degree from the University of Utah and earned her medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. Prior to Agrace, Dr. Richer was hospice medical director at Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice in New London, N.H.

Tara Groth, APNP

Tara Groth, an advance practice nurse prescriber, sees patients of Agrace Supportive Care.  She provides Supportive (palliative) Care consultations for people who need more relief from symptoms of a serious or chronic illness. Supportive Care can help people live better at any stage of a serious illness and begins with detailed, in-home visits from a Supportive Care nurse practitioner or doctor.

Groth holds adult nurse practitioner certification, as well as both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked as a wound care specialist for SSM Health prior to joining Agrace.

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