Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Qualified Medical Examiner, QME, Industrial Disbility Evaluator Certified, Independent Medical Examiner California State Disability Insurance, IME, Independent Medical Examiner California State Board Chiropractic Examiner, National Board Chiropractic Examiner, California State Board Chiropractic Examiner Perr Reviewer, California Workers Compensation Department Medical Unit, California Disability Evaluation, Chiropractic Disability Evaluation, Medical Disability Evaluation, Osteopathic Disability Evaluation, Dental Disability Evaluation, Psychiatric Disability Evaluation
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
Palo Alto Sr. High School, 1961 - 1963
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Sr. High School, 1963 - 1964
University of Miami
]Coral Gables, Florida
]Attended, 1964 - 1966
Case-Western Reserve University
Attended, 1966 - 1968
Major - Biology
Degree - B.A.
Graduate & Professional Education
University of Minnesota
Graduate School of Public Health
Attended, 1969 - 1970
Major - Epidemiology
Degree - M.P.H.
Palmer-West College of Chiropractic
Attended, 1978 -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
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
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
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.
Provide free annual physical examinations for all school district student athletes.
Qualified Medical Examiner for the state of Californiaâ€™s workersâ€™ compensation system.
Certified Industrial Disability Evaluator.
Independent Medical Examiner for the state of Californiaâ€™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 generalâ€™s office in administrative hearing procedure resulting from peer review.
• Educational provider for the California Dept. of Workersâ€™ 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 workersâ€™ 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)