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Board Certified Physicians Assistant Medical Malpractice Medical Expert Witness




Expert Witness No.497


EDUCATION

1969 – 1973 University of Chaminade, Honolulu, HI Bachelor of Science – Psychology

1973 – 1975 University of Detroit-Mercy, Detroit, MI Bachelor of Science - Physician Assistant


CLINICAL POSITIONS

2000 – Present
Family Practice, Brooklyn, MI
Physician Assistant – Family Practice:  Employed by a solo family practice physician.  Duties include performing complete history and physical examinations, management of patients from infancy to geriatrics and minor office surgeries.

1997 – Present
Independent Contractor, Jackson, MI
Physician Assistant - Emergency Medicine:  Employed part-time as an independent contractor to staff the Emergency Room/Urgent Care Clinic at a prison hospital.  Responsible for the evaluation and management of prisoners presenting for emergent as well as minor illnesses including trauma, cardiac events, respiratory distress, AIDS related illnesses, diabetes, etc.  Also responsible for the triage of calls from the remaining facilities in the Michigan prison system to determine the urgent nature of the inmates complaint and its appropriate disposition

1979 – 2001
Rose City Family Practice, Jackson, MI
Physician Assistant - Family Practice:  Employed by a multi-physician family practice.  Responsibilities were divided between two offices, one in Jackson and the other in Addison, Mi.  Duties included management of patients from infancy to geriatrics including complete histories and physical examinations, minor office surgeries, colposcopies and cardiac stress testing.

1988 – 1997
MediStation of Jackson, Jackson, MI
Physician Assistant - Urgent Care Medicine:  Employed part time in the evenings in an urgent care center.  Responsible for the evaluation and management of patients presenting for treatment of minor and emergent conditions

1991 – 1997
Addison Medical Associates, Addison, MI
Physician Assistant - Emergency Medicine:  Employed part-time in the evenings and weekends providing coverage as an independent contractor hired to staff the Addison Community Hospital Emergency Room and Urgent Care Center, also provided first call for the Emergency Room from home between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am.  Responsible for the evaluation and management of all patients presenting for treatment as well as preliminary interpretation of X-rays, electrocardiograms, laboratory tests and the evaluation and stabilization of trauma patients, patients in cardiopulmonary arrest and other life threatening events pending physician arrival.  Coordinated patient transport by Life Flight Helicopter to referral centers

1975 – 1979
Addison Medical Center, Addison, MI
Physician Assistant - Family Practice:  Employed by a solo family practitioner in a rural area of Michigan.  Office was located in a twenty-four bed community hospital, Responsible for all areas of patient management in the office, emergency room and hospital.  Duties consisted of performing complete histories and physical examinations, first assisting in the surgical suite, dictation of discharge summaries, patient rounds, writing progress notes, ordering consultations and the prescribing of appropriate treatment.


HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 1975 – 1991 Addison Community Hospital  
  • 1980 – 1982 Thorn Community Hospital 
  • 1987 – 2003 Doctors Hospital of Jackson  
  • 1997 – Present Dwane Waters Hospital


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants


CREDENTIALS

Licensed Physician Assistant - State of Michigan

DEA Registration
Board Certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician assistants.  Scored in the 94th percentile on the most recent re-certification examination.  Awarded special Recognition in Primary Care on consecutive examinations when that designation was awarded.


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

Maintain continuing medical education requirements for current certification with the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants 


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