Physician Hospitalist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Physician, Hospitalist, Pulmonary Embolism, GI Bleed, Pneumonia, COPD, Cancer, Epidural Abscess, Myocardial Infarction, Infections, Covid-19, Renal Failure, Stroke, Compression Fractures, Bowel Obstruction, Diabetes

Physician, Hospitalist,
Medical Director for Clinical Documentation Improvement and Utilization Management,
Physician Expert Witness/Chart Review,
Consultant – Oregon Medical Board. Experienced
Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician, comfortable caring for hospitalized critically ill adult patients.
Experience in clinical documentation improvement, utilization management and denials, independent medical examination and quality/expert witness chart review.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Hospitalist Southern Oregon Hospitalist PC 07/2008 – Present, Medford, OR
Practices at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Responsible for taking care of complex medical issues in adult patients admitted to the hospital. Review and discuss the care of such patients with other consultants and primary care physician at time of discharge.
Medical Director Clinical Documentation Improvement Asante 07/2011 – Present,
Medical director for clinical documentation improvement. Provides education to peers, clinical coding nurses as well as coders. Work with Clinical Documentation Improvement nurses and physicians to provide education on appropriate documentation. Built a robust inpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement team to health with hospital revenue cycle and quality standards. Quality improvement chart review.
Independent Medical Examiner/Expert Witness Independent Contractor 01/2018 – Present, Provides concise, unbias expert review of medical charts to both defense and plaintiff attorneys, to the medical board. Ability to meet tight deadlines. Excellent communication skills.
Freelance Writer/Staff Journalist Independent Contractor 01/1998 – 07/2006,
Freelance journalist for 2 English newspaper in Malaysia (News Straits Times and The Star Publications), multiple magazines and online publications. Ability to meet tight deadlines and write in brief but comprehensive manner. Excellent communication skills.

SPECIALIST IN FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

Pulmonary Embolism, GI Bleed, Pneumonia, COPD, Cancer, Epidural Abscess, Myocardial Infarction, Infections (including Covid-19), Renal Failure, Stroke, Compression Fractures Bowel Obstruction, Diabetes

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Coordinator, Morbidity & Mortality Case Discussion
Southern Oregon Hospitalist, PC 01/2018 – Present, Coordinator for morbidity & mortality case discussions, quality of care review.
Physician Wellness Coordinator
Asante 01/2018 – Present, assist in peer-support, wellness measures. Organized a 100+ person dinner for Doctors Day 2019.
Regional Medical Director Oregon Physician Women Group
Website Coordinator
Southern Oregon Hospitalist, PC Built website from scratch: www.sohpc.com

EDUCATION

Doctor of Medicine Dalhousie University, Canada 02/2002 – 06/2005, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

LANGUAGES

English Full Professional Proficiency Malay Full Professional Proficiency

SKILLS

Clinical Documentation Chart Review CMS DRG Codes IT skills Electronic Health Record Writing InterQual

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