Dr. Scott Eberle is a physician specializing in end-of-life care. He is medical director for Hospice of Petaluma in Petaluma, California. Having first learned the science of medicine at U.C. San Francisco Medical School, he learned the art of medicine from countless people living and dying with AIDS during the ’80s and ’90s. In 2005, he ended his 16-year career as an AIDS specialist so he could focus on end-of-life care. His book, “The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live,” was published in 2006. Dr Eberle also co-founded “The Practice of Living and Dying”, an innovative wilderness curriculum for which he is also a guide.