Correctional Medical Director Physican Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Correctional Medicine Physician, Correctional Medicine Medical Director, Desmoteric Medicine, Prison Medicine, Deliberate Indifference, Addiction Medicine, Buprenorphine Prescribing, Buprenorphine Prescribing, Medical Doctor

Board Certified, Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine
BoardCertified, General Preventive Medicine & Public Health, American Board of Preventive Medicine
Medical Licensures: State of Washington, DEA, Buprenorphine waiver (275 limit)

Professional Experience

FACILITY MEDICAL DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Stafford Creek Corrections Center, Aberdeen, WA; July 2017 to present
Supervision of staff physicians and mid-level providers
Management of off-site specialist consultations
Development of chronic disease management programs
Forensic investigations
Development and implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment for opiate addiction
Special project management including pharmacy workflow, urology consultation and psoriasis treatment.

ADDICTION MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

Bright Heart Health, San Ramon, CA; May 2017 to present
Telemedicine patient encounters for opioid addiction

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, NORTHWESTERN COMPREHENSIVE PAIN

Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, VT; January 2016 to June 2017
Staff physician beginning in January 2016, Medical Director beginning in April 2016
Managed and developed opioid addiction clinic
Managed and developed chronic pain clinic
Per diem urgent care coverage
Recipient Northwestern Medical Center Horizon Award for “Exemplary Clinical Practice and Leadership”

PHYSICIAN EXPERT WITNESS AND CONSULTANT

Correctional and addiction medicine expert witness services, 2011 to present
Expert witness services for defense and plaintiff attorneys
Awarded consulting contract from the Vermont Department of Corrections 2016

URGENT CARE PHYSICIAN, CLEARCHOICEMD

ClearChoiceMD-South Burlington VT; March 2015 to January 2016
Diagnosis and treatment of minor emergencies
Physical examinations (US DOT, pre-placement, school/sports)

SITE MEDICAL DIRECTOR, VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

Correct Care Solutions; December 2012 to January 2015 CenturionVT; February 2015 to March 2015
Direct patient care to inmates at four VTDOC facilities
Management of outpatient referrals
Supervision of mid-level providers
Buprenorphine prescribing
Statewide Medical Director on per diem/interim basis

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTIONS
Warren Correctional Institution; July 2011 to November 2012
Direct patient care to inmates
Management of outpatient referrals
Supervision of mid-level providers

REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR, VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Correct Care Solutions; May 2010 to June 2011
Supervision of medical and mental health services for eight correctional facilities
Consultative services to the Department of Corrections on relevant healthcare-related issues
Direction of state-wide Continuous Quality Improvement efforts
Management, recruitment and mentoring of providers
Cultivatation and maintenance of relationships with the Vermont Board of Medical Practice as well as the University of Vermont Medical Center and community providers
Maintenance of facility accreditation by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Pharmaceutical formulary management
Outpatient referral management
Direct patient care

REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR, MAINE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Correctional Medical Services; April 2009 to April 2010
Direction and supervision of medical and mental health services at nine correctional facilities
Consultative services to the Department of Corrections on relevant healthcare-related issues
Management, recruitment and mentoring of providers
Clinical guideline development including Hepatitis C and pain management
Pharmaceutical formulary management
Outpatient referral management
Direct patient care

PRIMARY CARE / OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Corporate Health Solutions; February 2003 to March 2009
Private physician practice with spouse, who is also a physician. Practice supported by 70% business referrals
Adult primary care including work-related conditions
US DOT, pre-placement and immigration examinations
Minor surgical procedures, joint injections, and cardiac stress testing
Plant Physician for two large corporations
Medical file reviews and Independent Medical Examinations for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation as well as managed care organizations, third party administrators, and attorney firms

URGENT CARE PHYSICIAN
Westar Urgent Care-Westerville OH; 2002 to 2003
Diagnosis and treatment of minor emergencies
Physical examinations (US DOT, pre-placement, school/sports)

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
OhioHealth/HealthPartners; 2001 to 2002
Diagnosis and treatment of work-related conditions for employees of Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Plant Physician for Honda of America Mfg, East Liberty Plant

PROCEDURALIST AND PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN
The Ohio State University Student Health Center; 2001 (Part-Time, as needed)
Minor surgical procedures including excision of lesions, debridement, wound repair, and wound revision
Development of relevant treatment guidelines

MEDICAL DIRECTOR (PER DIEM)
Columbus City Health Department-Columbus, OH; 2000 to 2001 (part-time, as needed)
Oversaw the Columbus City Health Department Sexual Health Clinic, providing vacation coverage for the Medical Director

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF
Correctional Medical Services Tampa, FL; 1998-1999 (Part-Time)
Direct patient care
Sabbatical 5/99 to 6/99 for relocation to begin preventive medicine residency

Training

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Columbus, OH
PGY2 / PGY3 General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 1999-2001 (Full-Time)
Projects and Rotations: Occupational Health, OhioHealth; Health Hazard Analysis, Techneglas; Wellness and Executive Physicals, The Ohio State University; Managed Care, United Healthcare; Maternal Mortality, Ohio Department of Health; Domestic Violence, Ohio Department of Health; Fiscal Management, Ohio Department of Health; Legislative Analysis, Ohio Department of Health

ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Orlando, FL
PGY3 General Surgery, 1997-1998 (Full-Time)

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Charlottesville, VA PGY1 / PGY2 General Surgery, 1995-1997 (Full-Time)

Education

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Columbus, OH
M.P.H. Public Health, 2001

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Charlottesville, VA
M.D. Medicine, 1995

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY Williamsburg, VA
B.S. Biology (Minor Chemistry), 1991

 

 


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