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Abime Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1780

Indiana

EDUCATION

Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, Missouri
Holding full accreditation status council on chiropractic, Completed 4 academic years with 4,605 hours of in-class training, Graduated 1977


MILITARY SERVICE

U.S. Army

Medical Corps

Honorable Discharge

POST - GRADUATE TRAINING

 

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)

American Board of Forensic Professionals (DABFP)

Certified Impairment Rating Examiner (CIRE)
Examination hosted by Brigham & Associates.

Certified by the National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals (NADEP) 2004

Successfully completed training in the use of the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Edition.

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) Causation, What does the science say?  A Workshop.

Successfully passed a course in Chiropractic Forensics; sponsored by the National Board of Forensic Chiropractors.

Module 1: Introduction to Forensic Chiropractic
Module 2: Federal Rules Applicable to Forensic Chiropractic
Module 3: Forensic Clinical Evaluation and Reporting Process
Module 4: Investigation and Risk Management
Module 5: Evaluation of Work Functional Capacity
Module 6: Application of Forensic Evidence in Integration

Successfully passed each of the following sections required to attain Diplomate status in Forensics:

Clinical Competency
Impairment Assessment
Functional Capacity and Disability Assessment
Forensic Analysis and Report Writing
Statistics
Psychosocial and Behavioral Assessment
Disability Systems
Law and Ethics

Certificate, renewal date 12/18/06.

Successfully completed a comprehensive program of 100-hours in Chiropractic Peer/Utilization. Course covered report writing, legal implications, treatment guideline development and application. Course sponsored by National University of Health Services, College of Chiropractic. December 2000.

Successfully completed a 276-hour course in Independent Medical Examination; sponsored by the National Board of Forensic Chiropractors and co-sponsored by the National University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic.

Module 1: Diagnostics Imaging and Clinical Evaluation; successfully passed module examination.
Session 1: Clinical Evaluation
Session 2: Imaging of Trauma, 1
Session 3: Imaging of Trauma, 2
Session 4: Radiology: bone and joint disease

Module 2: Clinical Diagnosis; successfully passed module examination.
Session 5: Laboratory Diagnosis
Session 6: Neurology Examination
Session 7: Peripheral Vascular System
Session 8: Electro/Neurodiagnostic Testing

Module 3: Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine Modalities and Procedures; successfully passed module examination.
Session 9: Physiological Therapeutics
Session 10: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Session 11: Modern Imaging (CT, MRI, Nuclear)

Module 4: Impairment Rating from AMA's Fifth Edition of the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment; successfully passed module examination.
Session 12: Impairment Rating
Session 13: Impairment Rating
Session 14: Impairment Rating
Session 15: Impairment Rating

Module 5: Independent Examiner's Responsibilities
Session 16: Evaluating Biopsychosocial Behavior
Session 17: Outcome Assessment Tools
Session 18: Evaluating Scientific Literature

Module 6: Orthopedics
Session 19: Head and Cervical Spine
Session 20: Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
Session 21: Upper Extremity
Session 22: Lower Extremity

Successfully completed a comprehensive program of Chiropractic Peer/Utilization.  Course covered report writing. Legal implications, treatment guideline development and application.  Course sponsored by National University of Health Services.  2000

LICENSES

Chiropractic, State of Indiana, since 1977

EXPERIENCE

1977 - Present - Private practice, Vincennes, Indiana.

2001 - Present - Litigation Consultant providing forensic services, performing independent medical examinations, impairment ratings and audits, medical records reviews, and serving as a chiropractic expert.

2005 - Present - Instructor for National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Special Investigations Academy.

ASSOCIATIONS

Member, American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
Member, Indiana State Chiropractic Association (ISCA)
Member, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)
Member, American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP)
Member, National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals (NADEP)
Member, Council of Chiropractic Orthopedists - College of Forensic Sciences (CFS)
Member of American College of Chiropractic Consultants (ACCC)

COURT EXPERIENCE

Court experience and depositions have included a mix of cases for both defense and plaintiff.

PUBLICATIONS

Available upon request

LECTURES

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PRESENTATIONS

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