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Daniel R. Pound


Medical Director, Center for Geriatric Care
Family physician
Classical musician

Dr. Daniel Pound is a primary care doctor who specializes in caring for seniors. His expertise focuses particularly on preventive medicine and osteoporosis. He has a special interest in understanding and teaching others how to care for patients in the final years of life.

Pound earned his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and then completed his residency in family medicine at Huntsville Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Alabama – Birmingham.

An enthusiastic educator, Pound feels fortunate to teach medical students about geriatric care through direct encounters with patients, helping equip future doctors to care for the aging population. He is passionate about instilling respect for older adults and their caregivers in his students.

Pound is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In his free time, he enjoys playing classical music, and occasionally plays tango or polka music as well.

  • Education

    University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 1986

  • Residencies

    University of Alabama – Birmingham, Family Medicine, 1989

  • Board Certifications

    Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

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I am dedicated to knowing patients as whole people, to treating them with compassion and to caring for them throughout all phases of aging.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    151 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 16, 2023
    Dr. Pound is extremely professional caring and respectful. In addition his staff is the same. Love his front desk staff they are also repsectful welcoming and helpful
    Oct 06, 2023
    Dr. Pound exempllfies the excellence compassion and expertise of UCSF as the best place to receive quality care!
    Sep 23, 2023
    Doctor is great but there is usually a long wait in the office.
    Aug 08, 2023
    Provided Excellent service
    Jul 28, 2023
    Grateful thank you
    Jul 23, 2023
    My doctor didn't offer much in the way of help although he is very pleasant.
    Jun 10, 2023
    Dr.Pound is the best health care provider imaginable!
    May 09, 2023
    I love my Doctor
    Apr 14, 2023
    Dr. Pound is all a doctor should be.
    Mar 28, 2023
    Dr. Pound is a compassionate and experienced professional and we so appreciate having such a wonderful physician.
    Mar 18, 2023
    There was no explanation of the procedure or its purpose. The RN probably thinks the doctor has explained it etc. It wouldn't hurt for the RN to say 1) how are you today? (to see if there's anxiety in the client's mind they they can address) and 2) do you know the purpose of this injection (which could be explained in less than 30 seconds). My guess is their are so harried that they don't feel they have time for talk.
    Mar 10, 2023
    This involved somewhat more demanding and complicated medical issues and they were resolved very effectively. Dr. Pound was patient and very precise as he always Is.
    Feb 09, 2023
    Dr. Pound gave me a lot of his time and I was happy with his advice and the treatments he recommended.
    Jan 21, 2023
    Dr. Pound is an EXCEPTIONALLY FINE physician both in his listening skills and in his assessment of issues and treatment recommendations.
    Jan 05, 2023
    We would recommend our provider if we were not suspicious that he is already notably over-booked and any enlargement of his practice would be at the detriment of existing patients. UCSF management should be training residents better so that more-experienced clinicians are not so much in demand.
    Nov 17, 2022
    Dr. Pound was exceptionally patient and very thorough. Very prepared. I felt I was in great hands. I had my adult daughter with me and she was very Impressed I had the right doctor for my needs.
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr Pound is an excellent doctor!
    Oct 15, 2022
    We have always had a very kind and Considerate experience
    Oct 12, 2022
    Based on my experience as daughter of patient. Patient mostly unable to communicate or understand.
    Oct 10, 2022
    Dr. Pound is tops! He cared for my husband until my husband died in 2008 and it was worth the wait for me to finally get him for my own care.
    Oct 03, 2022
    Was not a complete visit due to family mattersRescheduled appointment
    Oct 01, 2022
    So fortunate to have Dr. Pound as my mother's physician. He goes above and beyond with every interraction.
    Aug 23, 2022
    Dr. Pound gave me an extremely thorough and lengthy examination. I could not be more pleased!
    Apr 28, 2022
    Dr Pound is not only a skilled clinician but also a kind caring compassionate human being. I feel very fortunate that he is my physician!
    Apr 08, 2022
    We couldn't ask for a better doctor. Dr. Daniel pound is the best primary care doctor anyone could ever be so reluctant to have.
    Apr 08, 2022
    Dr Pound has been my Heath care provider for many years & he always puts my health care concerns at ease. I've recommended him to my senior friends.
    Mar 15, 2022
    This was exceptionally good empathetic and comprehensive service.
    Feb 19, 2022
    Dr. Pound exemplifies Excellence in qualiity compassion and ethical care! I am honored to be one of his patients as he takes the time to explain discuss listen and have me participate in decision-making. He is superb is addressing all my concerns with great respect and dignity!
    Feb 14, 2022
    Dr. Pound goes "above & beyond." Researches for all info related to a question.
    Feb 03, 2022
    Follow-up was extremely helpful; I got my pt appointments the next day.

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