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Death's door with Dr. Karl Steinberg

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Death's door with Dr. Karl Steinberg

The majority of the folks Dr. Karl Steinberg works with are quite literally knocking on death's door and it's his job to keep them comfortable until the inevitable happens. With Dr. Steinberg's such close proximity to the dying; I knew we couldn't miss the the opportunity to bring in his unique perspective on what happens when you pass through door into The Next Room.

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Dr. Karl Steinberg is a geriatrician and palliative care specialist who has been a nursing home and hospice medical director in the San Diego area since 1995. He sees patients in nursing homes and assisted living Karl_Tessa_Charlotte_Josie_344401675.jpgfacilities, and also makes old-fashioned house calls. 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. He is a past chair of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Dr. Steinberg is on the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s Public Policy Committee, serves on the National POLST Program’s Leadership Council, and is on the National Quality Forum’s standing committee on Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. He is also a certified healthcare ethics consultant. Dr. Steinberg enjoys presenting at educational conferences to professional audiences and the public, and also serves as a consultant and testifying expert witness in civil lawsuits and regulatory matters. However, Dr. Steinberg is probably best known for taking his dogs on patient care rounds with him on most days.  

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About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher is a natural connector, who got her start in the media world through radio in Michigan in 1980. She soon traveled west and has worked at legendary radio stations such as KTYD Santa Barbara, KGB, KSON and KIFM in San Diego. She also received the prestigious Marconi Award for her work on Smooth Jazz KIFM.

Her natural curiosity led her to expand her business by including marketing and social media. When anyone asks her what she does for a living she responds; "I connect inspired people with one another, especially those with a desire to help others."

Jane has been involved in many international missions. She is part of a team that has been building homes in Tijuana for families in need for five years. She has also traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless; Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo, and Armenia to work with women and children in the small village on Amre Taza. In 2019 she has plans to travel to the Dominican Republic and Africa on humanitarian missions.

After years in broadcasting, voiceover and social media she is finally answering her true calling. Writing. Her forth-coming book In the Next Room deals with her fascination and connection with souls that have transitioned. She is actively in research mode and writing daily. Her new show on Empower is part of her attraction, process and research for her book.