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Physician Family Medicine Quality Assurance Utilization Review Physicians Fellow Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Board Certified Family Medicine, Out Patient, Urgent Care, Family Practice, DOT Evaluation, CDL Exam, Drug Side Effects, Back Injuries, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Chest Pain, Infection, Diabetes, Heart Lung Disease, Allergy Reaction, Aneurysm, Lyme Disease, Headache, MVA, Cancer, Misdiagnosis, Malpractice, Second Opinion, Medical Record Reviews, MI, Angina, Stroke,Embolism , Wrongful Death, Standard Of Care, Evidence Based Medicine, Current Guidelines, Medical Negligence And Delayed Diagnosis

INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY

West Virginia University 1994-1998,
Ruby Memorial Hospital Health Science Center, Department of Family Medicine P.O. Box 9152 Morgantown, WV 26505, Family Medicine Residency June 1994- July 1998
Awarded WVU Resident of the Year Title 1998
American Board of medical specialty, Family Medicine, initial certification in 1998

MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS

USMLE Part I, June 1992
USMLE Part II, September 1993
USMLE Part III, June 1995
Family Practice Board Certified, June 1998-2005
Board Re-certification June 2004-2014
Board Re-certification 2014-2024
Medical Licenses
Virginia since 1998
DEA
NPI

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26505 (August 1991- May 1994)
Honors in Pediatric Rotation

University of Maryland College Park, MD (Summer 1986 to Spring 1990)
Semester Academic Honors Fall 1989
Dean’s List Spring 1987 and fall 1986

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Tri area Community Health Center in Floyd Virginia, full range out-patient family medicine practice without obstetrics, working 40 hours per week starting 07/2010 until present time. Providing preventive care and disease management to all ages from infants to geriatrics, including urgent care treatments of lacerations, and orthopedic injuries. Other services including immunizations, physical exams, sport exams, DOT/CDL exams, workers compensation evaluations, and management of common metabolic and cardiopulmonary diseases.
Smith Mountain Lake family practice, full range out-patient family physician without OB, working 40 hours per week from 02/2004 to 06/2010
Laser Vein Center, Roanoke VA from 05/2003- 01/2004
(Serving as Group Medical Manager, 40 hours per week treating varicose veins with laser)

Lee-Hi Urgent Care Salem, VA, as a covering urgent care physician, 12 hours shift per month from 01/2002 -12/2002
Med-Choice Urgent Care Lynchburg, VA, as a part time 12 hours shift per month, covering as an urgent care physician from 01/2000-01/2002
Lewis Gale Westlake Family Practice, full range out-patient family physician working 40 hours per week from 01/2002 to 07/2003, (Serving as an out-patient clinic Medical Director)
Centra Health Gretna Medical Center, full range out-patient family physician without OB working 40 hours per week, from 08/1998- 01/2002

Additional Certifications

  • Medical Review Officer training MRO Course, Charlotte, NC October 19th-20th of 2019
  • National Association of CHC, Training for Medical Directorship, 10/2018 Denver, CO
  • NACHC 2018 Training course for Managing Ambulatory Health Care, Santa Fe, NM
  • ABQUARP Utilization Management Peer Reviewer Training Certificate 12/21/2018
  • AMA Physician Recognition Award with Commendation April 2017 valid to April 2020
  • Certificate of long term 25 years AAFP membership
  • Certificate for Medicare part C/D General Compliance training, fraud, waste and abuse
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance certificate of attendance in 2017 for:
  • Assessing Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk in a PCMH
  • Setting Goals with Diabetic Patients in a PCMH
  • Lifestyle management For Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Primary Care
  • Clinical Management of Diabetes in a Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Screening and Assessment of Hepatitis C in Primary Care
  • Improving Universal HIV Testing in Primary Care
  • Management of Obesity in a PCMH
  • Assessment and Management of Obesity in Primary Care
  • Treatment and Management of Overactive Bladder in Primary Care
  • The American Board of Family Medicine certificate in the following topics:
  • Heart Failure, Asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease
  • Care of the Vulnerable Elderly, Well Child Care, Cultural Competency
  • Patient Safety Improvement
  • National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners NRCME since 2/10/2014
  • Age Management Medicine Group AMMG certification in August 2013
  • Diplomat of American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians, ABQUARP in 2010
  • Healthcare Quality Management Certificate, 2010
  • Patient Safety & Risk Management Certificate, 2010
  • Certificate from FEMA in National Incident Management System, NIMS 2010
  • Certificate from Cosmetic Medicine Enterprises in use of Botox, 2009
  • Certificate of recognition in Peripheral Arterial Disease Care from Sanofi Aventis, 2008
  • Certificate of recognition in Hypertension care from Novartis, 2008
  • ALSO, Advance Life Support in Obstetrics ACLS, Advance Cardiac Life Support CPR
  • AMA Recognition Award – (More than 2000 CME credits since 1998)
  • Certificate from Lumenis in Cosmetic Laser applications, 2003

MEDICAL SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

  • Office Orthopedics & Bone Radiology- 20 CME Hours 1997 San Diego, California
  • Family Practice Review- 46 CME Hours 1998 Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Family Practice Update- 27 CME Hours 1999 Orlando, Florida
  • Family Practice 21st Century Skills- 72 CME Hours 2000 University of Nebraska
  • Emergency & Urgent Care for the FP- 25 CME Hours 2001 Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Wound & Burn Management- 11 CME Hours 2001 UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Acute Care for Pediatrics- 21 CME Hours 2002 Presented by Baylor Medical College
  • Wilderness Medicine/ Emergency Medicine July 2003 in Montana – 22.75 CME Hours
  • Family Practice Review ~ Greensboro, NC – June 2004
  • AAFP Recertification 2004
  • Wilderness Medicine / Acute Care-25 credit hours, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2009
  • Advances in the management of Diabetes, Durham, NC November 2010
  • American Board of Family Medicine Recertification courses and Exam 2014
  • Platinum Membership in Audio Digest Foundation 2017-2018
  • Successful completion of the AAFP Board Certificate Maintenance program annually
  • National Association of CHC, Training for New Clinical Directorship, 10/2018 Denver, CO
  • NACHC 2018 Training course for Managing Ambulatory Health Care, Santa Fe, NM

SKILLS

  • Physical exams and preventive services to all age groups
  • Ambulatory and urgent care services to all age groups including treatments of common cardiovascular, infectious, respiratory, and endocrine disorders
  • Immunizations and providing evidenced based family medicine care to all ages
  • Sports injury treatments
  • Casting and splinting fractures
  • Intra-articular joint injections
  • Tendon-cyst or trigger point injections
  • Laceration repairs
  • Skin biopsies and excision of lesions
  • Photo-rejuvenation of the face with IPL and varicose vein treatment with ND-YAG Laser
  • Provided legal help to lawyers with MVA cases and have participated in depositions
  • Provided third party medical case reviews as an expert physician, utilization cases and medical necessity cases for hospital stay or insurance companies at Consolidated Consultants
  • Member of American Medical Forensic Specialists (AMFS) and I have been consulted to review cases, to write expert medical opinion reports, and to participate in depositions on behalf of plaintiffs or defendants.
  • Familiar with NextGen and EClinicalWorks EMR
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