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Emergency Urgent Care Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Myocardial Infarction, Appendicitis, Retained Foreign Body, Stroke, Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism, Failure To Diagnose, Delay In Diagnosis, Trauma, Sepsis, Eclampsia, Airway, Acute, Allergic, Anaphylaxis

Undergraduate and Medical Education:

Graduated with a B.A. in biology, with honors, from Stanford University in 1968
Graduated with honors from UCLA School of Medicine in 1972

Clinical Experience

Practiced hospital-based emergency medicine for 27 years, from 1974 until 2001.
Practice settings ranged from rural community hospitals to inner city trauma centers and university-affiliated teaching hospitals.
Treated an estimated 120,000 emergency patients.
Currently in active practice of Urgent Care Telemedicine since 2016.

Academic & Administrative Appointments

UCLA Clinical assistant professor, Emergency Medicine, 1986-1991.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association, 1985-2001.
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, American College of Surgeons,1985-2001
Director of Emergency Department, Ridgecrest Community Hospital, 1985-1993.

Postgraduate Training:

Internal Medicine internship at UCLA Center for Health Sciences 1972-73.

Completed PGY2 of a residency in Internal Medicine at U.C.L.A. Center for
Health Sciences 1973-74, then chose to leave that program to pursue a career in hospital-based Emergency Medicine.

Professional Licensure (Unrestricted):

California exp. 5/31/2020
Hawaii exp. 1/31/2022
New York exp. 9/30/2020
Florida exp. 1/31/2021
Texas exp. 11/30/2021
Willing to apply for licensure in additional states

Professional Associations:

Awarded lifetime fellowship in American College of Emergency Physicians, 2005

Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, 2017-2018

Board Certification:

Certified by the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine, through Dec. 16, 2024.

Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Through Dec. 31, 2027.

Employment History, including Academic & Administrative Appointments:

Self-employed as a full-time Emergency Physician from 1974-2001, mostly in greater Los Angeles area hospitals. Practice environments ranged from rural community hospitals to inner-city trauma centers and university-affiliated teaching hospitals.

Teaching appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA from 1986 until 1991.

Director of Emergency Department at Ridgecrest Community Hospital, 1985-93.

Certified by American Heart Association as Instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 1985 – 2001.

Certified by American College of Surgeons as Instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support, 1985 – 2001.

Worked in E.R. at Hilo Medical Center from 1995 until 2001.

In my 27 year Emergency Medicine career, I treated an estimated 120,000 emergency patients. I never had to pay or settle a professional liability claim. No disciplinary action was ever initiated or imposed by a hospital medical staff, professional society, or licensing authority.

After retirement from hospital-based practice, I’ve owned and operated a B&B on Maui with my wife, who is a retired R.N.

In February of 2016, I joined PlushCare, a telehealth group practice based in San Francisco, and since then I have been treating around one hundred urgent care patients per month.

Commitment to Continuing Medical Education:

Over the past five years, I’ve accumulated over six hundred hours of AMA-Accredited Category 1 continuing medical education, focused on Emergency Medicine. Educational activities include the American Board of Emergency Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification program, which requires passing four written examinations every five years.

 

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