St. Paul’s PACE Expands Medical Leadership with Addition of Dr. Qureshi
San Diego, Calif. (May 8, 2023) – St. Paul’s PACE – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly –
announces Dr. Hassan Qureshi as new Associate Medical Director. He will help provide care at all clinic sites countywide.
“I believe that the best care is delivered when it is personalized, patient-centered, and considers the individual’s unique needs and preferences,” said Dr. Qureshi. “St. Paul’s PACE program provides this kind of care by offering a comprehensive range of services that are tailored to each patient’s needs.
“The PACE program is also designed to be delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and therapists. This team-based approach to care is something that I value highly, as it allows me to provide a more holistic approach to patient care. By helping these older adults maintain their independence and manage their health conditions, we can help improve their quality of life and allow them to live life to the fullest,” said Dr. Qureshi.
As a hospice and palliative care physician, Dr. Qureshi joins St. Paul’s after two years as the Hospice Medical Director at Vitas Healthcare. There, he provided expert medical care, emotional support, and spiritual guidance to countless patients and families facing some of life’s most difficult moments, helping patients and their families navigate the challenging journey that comes with life-limiting illnesses.
“Hospice and palliative care are so important in providing comfort and dignity to patients at the end of life,” said Dr. Qureshi. “It is a testament to the power of compassionate care and to the critical role that physicians and other healthcare providers play in helping patients and families navigate life’s most challenging moments. We must work together to ensure that all patients and families have access to high-quality hospice and palliative care, so that they can live out their final days with comfort, dignity, and peace.”
Dr. Qureshi earned his Bachelor of Biological Science from Rutgers University (2007) in New Jersey and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2014) from Lake Eric College of Osteopathic Medicine in Penn. He is also working on his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Rady School of Management which will be completed this year. La Jolla-based Dr. Qureshi is an avid traveler. He’s also an active member of the ACP Southern California American College of Physicians (ACP).
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St. Paul’s Senior Services is a mission-driven San Diego non-profit and full service retirement provider, offering Independent, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing communities, Child and Senior day care programs, and a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). St. Paul’s PACE supports seniors so they can continue to live independently at home by providing in-home care, transportation, and personalized medical services. Seniors who are over 55 years of age, with chronic medical conditions that make it difficult to live at home, may qualify for services. For more information on St. Paul’s PACE, please visit www.StPaulsPACE.org or call 1(833) PACE NOW.
Last updated on May 9th, 2023 at 10:47 am - St. Paul’s PACE website H5629 2102 - Approved on 3/23/2021