Board of Directors

Stephen Poses MD

Board Member

Stephen Poses, MD is double Board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care.  As a physician in private practice, he has exclusively made house calls to home-bound people in San Diego County since 1999.  Blending Palliative care into ongoing primary medical care, he is able to provide patient-centered, culturally appropriate and cost-effective medical care.  Dr. Poses also provides medical-legal consultation, specializing in competency issues.

As a member of the clinical teaching faculty at UCSD medical school for 14 years, he precepts the fellows in both geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry.  He also teaches them Palliative medicine, long-term-care, and dementia care. He has served as Associate Medical Director with Lightbridge Hospice since 2014 and Medical Director of Dependable Home Health since 2000.  Dr. Poses also volunteers with Flying Samaritans at a free medical clinic south of Tecate, in the village of El Hongo.


"Thank you tremendously for helping my wife transition — as smooth and peaceful a transition as possible." -- T.R.