Monday Apr 22, 2019

AMDA On-The-Go | Advance Care Planning

Karl Steinberg, MD, HMCD, CMD


Dr. Karl Steinberg has been a nursing home and hospice medical director in the San Diego area since 1995 and is currently chief medical officer for Mariner Health Central, a 20-facility California corporation, and is medical director at Life Care Center of Vista, Carlsbad by the Sea Care Center, and Hospice by the Sea. He also makes home visits on behalf of Scripps Healthcare. Dr. Steinberg received his bachelor’s in biochemistry from Harvard and studied medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, then did his family medicine residency at UC San Diego.

Dr. Steinberg is past chair of AMDA’s Public Policy Committee for many years in addition to being editor-in-chief emeritus of the monthly periodical, Caring for the Ages, and is the current Society  Vice-President.


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  4. National POLST Paradigm

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