Meet the CALTCM BOD-Stone

Meet The CALTCM Board of Directors:  Dennis Stone, MD, MBA, CMD, WCC

Dennis Stone, MD, MBA, CMD, WCC
CALTCM: What is your training background, practice setting and how many years have you been in practice?
Dr. Stone:  About 40 years in practice.  U of O Medical School…further training at SFGH and UCSF, St. Mary’s SF but then secondary degrees in Gerontology and a MBA in Health Services Management.  Headed up OnLok, North of Market Senior Service Center, Geriatric Program at Contra Costa County Hospital, Med/Dir of Masonic Home, CMD of Beverly, Regency, Signature NF chains.  Med/Dir HealthEssentials, Integritas and now Trident NP services. I’ve been a past president of AMDA.
CALTCM:  What are you passionate about in long term care?  How are you pursuing your passion?
Dr. Stone: Lifetime pursuit started with volunteer work in NF in high school.  For many years, I have worked with AMDA to improve the billing codes and payment for PAC/LTC, so that they are competitive with the other settings where medical care is provided.
Every morning is a new adventure trying to care for the patients who created
our world.
CALTCM:  What advice would you give to a new graduate contemplating a career in long term care?
Dr. Stone:  Get an MBA.
CALTCM:  What additional training do you wish you had that may help with your current practice?
Dr. Stone:  Geriatric Fellowship….didn’t exist when I was in training.
CALTCM:  How has CALTCM impacted your practice? 
Dr. Stone:  Colleagues, Policy, Setting of Standards of Care.   Great sounding board for new ideas and strategies to impact LTC and Post-acute care systems.