Lael Duncan, MD

Dr. Duncan a licensed California physician with clinical practice experience in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Long Term Acute Care and multi-system disease. She now specializes in advocacy, education and the implementation of processes that will support person and relationship-centered care. She is an expert educator on Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), end-of-life communication between patients and providers, advance care planning, and legislation that impacts end-of-life care in California. Dr. Duncan has created and delivered curriculum materials for advance care planning and communication initiative. She has been a regular guest speaker and moderator at palliative care focused conferences and on local radio programs, presenting and discussing a range of topics affecting care for those with serious illness.