If Only Someone Had Warned Us
Talking with patients about risk
It’s time to take another look at the care we provide to the pre-terminal and advanced elderly.
This webinar explores how to better recognize pre-terminal patients and the potential harm that can be caused by continuing traditional care.
Daniel Hoefer, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer for Sharp HealthCare’s outpatient palliative care program, Transitions, and Associate Medical Director for Sharp HospiceCare. He is a board certified family practice physician and is part of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego.
Dr. Hoefer’s background includes participation on the Risk Management and Utilization Review Committees for Sharp Rees-Stealy since 1994. He has spent over 25 years working in nursing homes and with geriatric patients. Dr. Hoefer is an EPEC-trained physician who has been the visionary for the development of an evidence-based disease management care model for late stage illness.
He frequently presents educational conferences on a local, state and national level to physicians and other healthcare providers on issues surrounding the timely provision of end-of-life care and innovative care models.
Dr. Hoefer received his undergraduate degree from UCLA, his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and completed his residency at Northridge Family Practice.