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Expert No. 3199

(DWC-Medical Unit Approved Educational Provider #3 & #830)
 
*  Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)                                   
*  DWC-Medical Unit Continuing Education Instructor     (#3 & #830)                       
*  Independent Medical Evaluator (IME)
*  Certified Industrial Disability Evaluator

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

High School           
Palo Alto Sr. High School, 1961 - 1963
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Sr. High School, 1963 - 1964
Graduated, 1964

College           
University of Miami                        
]Coral Gables, Florida
]Attended, 1964 - 1966

Case-Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Attended, 1966 - 1968
Major - Biology
Graduated, 1968
Degree - B.A.

Graduate & Professional Education

University of Minnesota                
Graduate School of Public Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attended, 1969 - 1970
Major - Epidemiology
Graduated, 1970
Degree - M.P.H.

Palmer-West College of Chiropractic            
Sunnyvale, California    
 Attended, 1978 -1981
Graduated, 1981
Degree - D.C.  (Magna Cum Laude)

Professional Licenses    Doctor Of Chiropractic (California) – DC14471

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

1970-1973 Assistant Director of the Comprehensive Health Planning Association of Central
                  California - A multi-county federal health planning agency funded under the old
                  Partnership For Health Act overseeing hospital licensing, nursing home licensing, and
                  facilities development.

1974-1975 Assistant Director of the California Rural Indian Health Board.  This        
                  was an organization funded through the US Public Health Service/
                  US Indian Health Service and with various State funding sources to
                  oversee the operation of 16 rural American Indian medical and
                  dental clinic facilities with local community governing boards, health
                  education components and other ancillary services.

1976-1978 Assistant Director of the California Urban Indian Health Council.  
                   This organization was funded in similar fashion as the one noted
                   above, overseeing the operation of eight similar urban based
                   community Indian health clinics.

1978   Continued to do grant writing as a private consultant for Indian clinics during my first year of
           chiropractic college.

1979 - 1980  While attending chiropractic college, taught the Public Health course.

1982   Taught courses at the chiropractic college in toxicology, infectious disease and G-I pathology 
           after graduation until beginning my private practice.

1982 - 2010  Currently in my 28th year of private practice in Mariposa, California.


COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENTS

Mental Health        

Served on the Mariposa County Mental Health Advisory Board for ten years, serving at various times as chairperson and in a variety of officer and committee chairmanship positions.

Schools   
       
Provide free annual physical examinations for all school district student athletes.

Chiropractic           

Qualified Medical Examiner for the state of California’s workers’ compensation system.

Certified Industrial Disability Evaluator.

Independent Medical Examiner for the state of California’s State Disability Insurance program.

Former examiner for the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and contributed to the development of clinical competency questions for the State licensing examination.

Examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (which has taken over the state licensing examination process).

Peer Reviewer for the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (case reviews on formal patient complaints).

Consultant and expert witness for the California state attorney general’s office in administrative hearing procedure resulting from peer review.

•    Educational provider for the California Dept. of Workers’ Comp. –
Medical Unit.  In this capacity, I provide certified seminars in disability evaluation report writing for doctors of chiropractic, medical physicians, osteopaths, dentists, psychiatrists, etc., who want to become Qualified Medical Evaluators in the workers’ compensation system.  I am also certified to teach seminars to existing QMEs for continuing education credit and to teach the Industrial Disability Evaluator Certification Program to doctors of chiropractic who want to become eligible to sit for the QME examination.  Such teaching includes instruction in how to establish impairment ratings under the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Edition.  (DWC-Med. Unit Provider  #3 & #830)

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