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Washington State University
Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, CFC, FABFE, FASHP, FASCP
College of Pharmacy
HSB Suite 210 PO Box 1495
Spokane WA 99210-1495
USA
phone: 509-358-7724
fax: 509-358-7744
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Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FABFE, FASHP, FASCP is a Certified Forensic Consultant and Professor of Pharmacotherapy with over 30 years of pharmaceutical experience. Dr. Skaer's research and professional experience includes pharmacy practice, chronic pain, mental health, substance abuse, and complementary and alternative medicine. She is licensed pharmacist in California, Idaho, South Carolina, and Washington.

Dr. Skaer’s current research involves the use of mindfulness and multiple family group problem solving for the Treatment of Chronic Pain in those with high risk of Opioid Use. Her plans are to expand this intervention to manage chronic insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents, American Indians, veterans, and other populations.

Other research interests include chronic pain, comorbid mental illness in chronic disease, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, mindfulness, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharamcoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research has been supported by over $3.2 million in grants from foundations and pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Skaer has published 110 professional abstracts, 82 research papers, 43 review articles, and 6 book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of 3 medical professional journals, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders, and Pain Studies and Treatment. Dr. Skaer's publications have appeared in numerous journals including, Drugs, Clinical Drug Investigation, PharmacoEconomics, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, American Journal of Medicine, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and the New England Journal of Medicine among others.

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Patrick Reynolds
Grandson of RJ Reynolds and anti-smoking advocate
8117 West Manchester Ave Suite 500
Playa del Rey CA 90293
USA
phone: 800-541-7741 or 310-880-1111 (Cell)
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  • Background and Expertise: A grandson of tobacco company founder R.J. Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds first spoke out publicly at a 1986 Congressional hearing in favor of a ban on all cigarette advertising.

    Since then, his advocacy work and appearances in the national press have made him a well known champion of a smokefree society.

    Mr. Reynolds is a frequent guest speaker at universities and health conferences, and also middle and high schools. His talks are often sponsored by health departments and hospitals, as a bridge builder to local communities. He is frequently invited to debate on Fox News Channel, CNBC, CNN and other networks, and has been profiled by most of the world's major newspapers and US TV networks.
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    The Reading Medical Group- Laureldale
    William Santoro
    MD
    3212 Kutztown Road
    Laureldale PA 19605
    USA
    phone: 610-929-3380
    fax: 610-685-9290
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    Dr. William Santoro, MD is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. His professional consultant services are utilized by Pharmaceutical companies to educate doctors on why and how to use Anti-Addiction Medication. Dr. Santoro also delivers speeches and seminars to groups on all aspects of addiction medicine.

    In addition to being the Medical Director at the Reading Hospital & Medical Center detoxification and rehabilitation program, Dr. Santoro is also the Medical Director for New Directions, Methadone Treatment center where he is responsible for all admission physical examinations and for prescribing methadone to approximately 950 opiate dependant patients. Dr. Santoro is the Addictionist on staff at The Reading Hospital & Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry. He is consulted by the hospitalists to care for patients admitted to the hospital with addiction complicating their condition. Dr. Santoro runs a private Suboxone Outpatient Center treating up to 100 patients with Suboxone maintenance.

    With a special interest in Sports Medicine, in 2001, he served as a volunteer physician for the U.S. Olympic Training Team in Lake Placid, New York.

    Professional Services:
    • Consultant speaker for Forrest Pharmaceuticals. Responsible for teaching physicians about using Campral for alcohol dependence, 2005 to 2007
    • Consultant for Rickett-Benckiser. Mentoring program to teach physicians how to appropriately use Suboxone for opiod addiction, 2005 to present
    • Consultant for Pfizer Labs. Responsible for teaching physicians how and why to use Chantix for tobacco addiction, 2007 to present
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    Dr. Stephen M. Raffle
    Principal
    35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield (San Francisco) CA
    USA
    phone: 415-461-4845
    fax: 415-461-4039
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    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. is double Board-Certified, in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Raffle has over 43 years as a clinical and forensic psychiatrist offering his expert opinion in Federal and State jurisdictions nationwide. In addition to serving as an expert witness, Dr. Raffle consults to attorneys, judges, insurers, and to employers regarding Fitness for Duty and Risk of Violence (Threat) Assessment:

  • 5000+ psychiatric assessments
  • Forensic testimony, 700 depositions and trial testimony
  • Successful clinical practice

    The job of an expert witness is to educate a jury, judge, attorney, trier of fact about the forensic psychiatrist's conclusions and how those opinions were derived, in a manner well-reasoned and skillful, easily understood by every person, not only another Forensic Psychiatrist. In short, an educator. Dr. Raffle’s experience as an educator extends well beyond a forensic venue, yet underpins the key to his ability to explain his opinions.

  • Prof. of Psychiatry, UCSF Medical School, 20 years
  • Hastings College of the Law postgraduate course "Trial and Appellate Advocacy" instructing seasoned attorneys about the direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, with special focus on mental health experts and licensed medical professionals, Psychiatrists (MD), Psychologists, LCSW, MFT, and physicians in other medical specialties, 11 years

    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates' expertise is well-established in forensic assessment in the areas of:

    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Dementia and Competency
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Undue Influence
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Malingering
    • Emotional Distress: Intentional & Unintentional infliction
    • Emotional Distress: Forensic Evaluation to render medical-legal opinion
    • Diagnosis and Need for Treatment
    • Fitness For Duty
    • Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination (ADA, Title VII, EEOC)
    • Harassment
    • Employment Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Catastrophic Injury
    • Temporary and Permanent Disability
    • Medical Records Review
    • Assist in Preparation for Direct and Cross-examination of Expert Witnesses and Deposition of expert witnesses
  • 35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield, CA 94904 (San Francisco Bay Area)
    (415) 461-4845
    Licensed in California.
    12/3/2014 · Psychiatry
    In order for a medical opinion to be admissible as evidence in civil, criminal and administrative cases, the basis of the opinion must fulfill either the Daubert Criteria or the Frye test, depending on the jurisdiction. The judge of the court rules on the admissibility of the expert opinion. The effect of Daubert has been to limit expert testimony to opinions which are based on a scientific foundation. Daubert specifies that adequate scientific support and method and a known error rate must exist. The testimony of a mental health expert rendering an opinion using criteria which does not meet Daubert standards is weakened by the implication that it is not based on "sound science." In some instances, for example, a mental health expert uses an approach where there are no peer-reviewed studies or methods, such as when psychologists compose their own neuropsychological test batteries. In most cases where an attorney is considering a "Daubert challenge," a contemporaneous and up-to-date literature search is indicated. Also, extensive case law presently exists as to specific issues. Being familiar with the Daubert criteria enhances effectiveness in challenging a mental health expert's opinion, whether on voir dire or cross examination. On direct examination, the strengths of an opinion reached under Daubert criteria become a "teaching moment" for the trier of fact, because it will be founded on the science of mental health assessment.

    10/27/2014 · Psychiatry
    Undue influence occurs when the testator's freewill and freedom of choice in the disposition of the assets of his or her estate is replaced by the substituted judgment/wishes of another. This can apply to creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal instrument.

    2/11/2014 · Psychiatry
    The medical expert cannot express an opinion about the ultimate question to the trier of fact: how much is the plaintiff's emotional distress (emotional injury) worth in dollars? Yet when the question of these monetary damages is put to a jury, their deliberations are better-served if considered in the context of a Forensic Psychiatrist's knowledgeable findings and testimony.

    5/28/2009 · Human Factors
    All psychiatric reports evaluate something, but not always the same thing. For example, eligibility for benefits, or fitness to do a job. To make sense of the report, the reader must determine what is being evaluated and how it is being done

    5/28/2009 · Psychiatry
    In civil cases where emotional distress is alleged, it often occurs that the plaintiff’s attorney designates the treater as his expert. Usually the argument is that the plaintiff’s own therapist has spent many more hours with the plaintiff than the defense expert and therefore "knows" the plaintiff better. The treater often agrees with this reasoning

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    Samuel I. Miles, MD, PhD
    8631 W. Third Street 425E
    Los Angeles CA 90048
    USA
    phone: 310-659-1674
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    Samuel I. Miles, MD, PhD, has been engaged in the private practice of Psychiatry in Los Angeles since 1978. He has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating people with mental disorders and substance use disorders in inpatient, outpatient, and custodial settings. He provides consultations to other physicians and mental health practitioners, as well as to attorneys, employers, insurance companies, government agencies, and the courts.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Miles has been active in organized psychiatry. He has served on various committees, including the Executive Committee, of the Southern California Psychiatric Society. He has also been actively involved in the governance of Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute (now known as the New Center for Psychoanalysis). He is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Dr. Miles is an active teacher. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also on the faculty of the New Center for Psychoanalysis.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Miles has provided consultations, reports, and expert testimony to both plaintiffs and defendants in litigated civil and criminal matters. He has qualified as expert in state and federal courts to provide legally relevant psychiatric, medical, and psychopharmacological opinions. Cases have included issues of:
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Pharmacology
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Criminal Responsibility
    • Sanity / Competency to Stand Trial
    • Alcohol Abuse / Drug Ingestion
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Psychiatric Standards of Practice
  • Prescription Practices
  • Impairment
  • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Disability
  • Emotional Distress
  • Malingering
  • Suicide
  • Need for Treatment
  • Samuel I. Miles, MD, PhD
    This article is an outline of basic principles of psychopharmacology, and an overview of psychotherapeutic agents, along with some clinical and medical-legal issues related to them.
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    Richard Stieg
    409 Main St suite 216
    Frisco Colorado 80443
    United States
    phone: 3038861836
    fax: 970-455-8233
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    Richard Stieg Neurology Pain ExpertDr. Richard Stieg, MD, MHS is board certified in Neurology, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He is a founding member and tenth President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Stieg currently sees patients in a private practice in Aurora, Colorado. He also served as Co-Medical Director of the Centennial Rehabilitation Associates (CRA) until 2013. A private institution in Aurora, CRA offered several outpatient programs for patients with chronic pain and traumatic brain injury, some with concurrent psychiatric disorders including addiction to prescription and illicit drugs.

    Background: For over 8 years, Dr. Stieg worked with Pinnacol Assurance developing a statewide PPO-like organization consisting of primary care and specialty physicians specially trained to offer workers' compensation care in Colorado. He also served the Division of Workers' Compensation in the state of Colorado as a taskforce member of four different committees that developed medical treatment guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for the workers' compensation system.

    Dr. Stieg was a founding member of the board of directors and Editor-in-Chief of the website of the National Pain Foundation and serves the board of directors of the Oakley Foundation. He has served the world of Pain Medicine in many capacities, including Associate Professorships at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and editorial positions on several professional journals, including the Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Forum, Pain Medicine and Disability.

    Graduated Pain Treatment Consulting Services:
    • Pain Education
    • Lifestyle Change Counseling
    • Physica Therapy
    • Biofeedback
    • Pharmacological Agents
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Delivery of Drugs or Electrical Stimulation to the Spinal Cord
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    2/7/2014 · Pain Management
    A panel of experts in pain medicine and public policy convened to examine root causes and risk factors for opioid-related poisoning deaths and to propose recommendations to reduce death rates.

    1/7/2014 · Pain Management
    There appears to be little question that pain represents a significant American public health problem. A recent Gallup poll reported that an estimated 26 million Americans suffer with severe pain, with half of those reporting daily occurrence. Six in ten Americans with severe or moderate pain have lived with the condition for at least seven months. More than half report poor pain control despite having consulted with physicians. Interestingly, four in five Americans believe that aches and pains are a natural part of getting older, and 64% will see a doctor only when they cannot stand the pain any longer.

    12/6/2013 · Pain Management
    Teaching in the field of pain medicine seems to be dominated by emphasis on pain as a symptom. This is a natural response to the scientism that dominates our medical training, thinking and practice. The topic of pain and spirituality affords us the opportunity to re-focus our attention on the multidimensional aspects of the pain experience, as many have so eloquently done before. (1,2,3) We introduce our topic by posing several questions:

    11/25/2013 · Pain Management
    There is evidence that all types of pain are inadequately managed in the United States and that this was true long before the advent of managed care.37, 39, 42 This situation is likely due to a number of social factors, including the following:

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    Ade Akande, MD, MBA
    11315 Catherines Mine Circle
    Charlotte NC 28277
    USA
    phone: 704-293-7728
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    Adewunmi Akande, MD., MBA, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Pain Medicine. He has 24 years of experience specializing in Interventional and Non Interventional Pain Management and Pain Medicine.

    Dr. Akande is the Founder and President of Charlotte Pain Associates, PA, a private practice pain management specialty with four regional satellite offices in North and South Carolina. The practice offers consultation, diagnosis, and treatment of all Chronic Pain conditions. The practice has a volume of greater than 1,200 consultations, 10,000 office visits, and 2,000 outpatients interventional procedures annually.

    Dr. Akande is also the Founder and Chairman of Nead Medical, PC, and outpatient JCAHO certified single specialty surgical suite for interventional pain management. The surgical suite handles a volume of greater than 1,300 cases of various types of complex interventional pain management procedures annually.

    Litigation Support: Dr. Akande provides expert witness services in cases involving complications with Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He has testified 10 times in the past several years. Dr. Akande's services are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Spinal Anesthesia
    • Epidural Hematoma
    • Intrathecal Catheter
    • Opioid Therapy
    • Opioid Overdose
    • Pain Medicine Complications
    • Narcotic Use / Abuse
    • Facet Rhizotomy
  • Facet Injection
  • Cervical Epidural
  • Epidural Abscess
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Epidural Adhesions
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Catheter
  • Blood Thinner
  • Education:
    • Internal Medicine Residency - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
    • Anesthesiology Residency and Pain Management, Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass)
    • Interventional Pain Management Fellowship-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Newark, NJ
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    Taher A. Sobhy, MD
    Libertyville IL USA
    phone: 847-802-8262
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    Taher Sobhy, MD, is a Board Certified Family Physician, with over 30 years of clinical experience in Primary Care Medicine. He is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Chicago Medical School in Illinois. As president of the medical staff, he has extensive experience in Health Management.

    Dr. Sobhy is a Family Physician in clinical practice with more than 90% of his practice in direct patient care. Fluent in English,and Arabic, he has excellent oral and written communication skills. He has experience treating a pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient population with a wide range of conditions and presentations including: high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, infections, influenza, chest pain, pneumonia, headaches, back pain, depression, anxiety, ADHD, pain management, gynecologic issues, alcohol dependency, tobacco abuse, skin rashes, abdominal pain, cough, and sinus and ear issues. He regularly perform screening for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sobhy is committed to delivering thorough, high-quality, and timely medical record review and written reports.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Women's Health
    • Depression / Anxiety
    • Failure to Diagnose
    • Failure to Refer
    • Cancer Screening
    • Cancer Detection
    • Heart Attack
    • Stroke
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Supervision of Physician Assistants
  • Trauma
  • Pneumonia
  • Wound Care
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
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    Dr. James C. Norris, DABT, EURT

    USA
    phone: 866-526-6774
    Dr. James C. Norris, Ph.D., DABT, EURT is an Expert Witness in Toxicology and Pharmacology. He has Litigation and Arbitration experience in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Dr. Norris has given testimony to government agencies, has acted as a consultant for the media (BBC) and is an Industrial Site Crisis Team Member. He is avaliable for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas Of Expertise:
  • Carcinogenicity and Chemicals
  • Combustion or Fire Toxicology
  • General and Inhalation Toxicology
  • Pesticides, and Pharmaceuticals (pharmacology)

    Professional Affiliations:
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • British Toxicology Society
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Editorial Boards of Inhalation Toxicology and Journal of Fire Sciences
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    11020 Huntersview Road
    Ellicott MD 21042
    USA
    phone: 410-328-6735
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    Bankole Johnson Neuroscience Expert PhotoBankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, MBChB, MPhil, FRCPsych, DFAPA, Dip-ABAM, Dip-ABDA, FACFEI, is a leading Neuroscientist and respected global authority in both Psychiatry and Neuroscience.His considerable education and expertise dates to the 1970s, when he received his first general studies diplomas.

    Dr. Johnson earned his Medicinae Baccalaureum et Chirurgiae Baccalaureum (an M.D. equivalent) from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He also received his UK Board Certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, his Master of Philosophy in Neuropsychiatry at the University of London, his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Glasgow (coursework at the University of Oxford). He also received a Doctor of Science from the University of Glasgow, the highest doctoral degree that can be awarded by a British university.

    In addition to these qualifications, Dr. Johnson has also received United States certifications from both the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

    Today, Bankole Johnson is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician throughout both Europe and the United States. He serves as a respected collegiate authority in his field at a leading university in the United States. Dr. Johnson is a leading authority on the effects of abused drugs including alcohol on the brain and how this affects behavior, especially that related to the commission of a crime. He is a national expert on the treatment of opioid addiction as well as on assessing medical malpractice and insurance claims. Dr. Johnson also is a national expert on the effects of diseases of the brain, mental illness, mental disorder, and aberrant behaviors on testamentary capacity. He also is a national expert on assessing disability as a result of mental disorder, mental illness, and alcohol and drug abuse.

    Along the way, Bankole Johnson has also been the recipient of numerous high-profile awards in his fields and industries of specialty. In 2001, he received the Dan Anderson Research Award for his research contributions focused on “the scientific knowledge of addiction recovery.” He won the 2002 Distinguished Senior Scholar of Distinction Award from the National Medical Association and a 2006 Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American Psychiatric Association. In 2008, Dr. Johnson became a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. From 2010, he has been a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Johnson won the prestigious NIH Jellinek Award in 2013 for his scientific advances and discoveries in the field of addiction medicine. He is also the Editor of one of the largest and most comprehensive textbooks in the field: Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice, published by Springer.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Johnson provides expert witness services for cases involving all aspects of Addiction Medicine (e.g. alcohol, cocaine, heroin and other opioid and substance abuse) as well as diseases of the brain and brain disorders that affect mental capacity. He is experienced as an expert witness not only for medical malpractice but also for capital cases and major crimes. Dr. Johnson's services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Addiction Medicine
    • Alcohol
    • Brain Injury
    • Disability
    • Health Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Psychiatry
  • Bankole A. Johnson, MD
    The spectrum of addiction disorders presents practitioners with numerous challenges?among them the widening gap between a growing evidence base and the translation of this knowledge into treatment outcomes. Addiction Medicine addresses this disconnect, clearly explaining the role of brain function in drug taking and other habit-forming behaviors, and applying this biobehavioral framework to the delivery of evidence-based treatment.
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    John H. Fullerton, MD, MRO, CMD, CFP, FACP, AGSF, FAAHPM
    Founder & President
    1700 California St.
    Suite #470
    San Francisco CA 94109
    USA
    phone: 415-460-5532
    fax: 415-376-5820
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    John FullertonJohn H. Fullerton, MD, MRO, CMD, CFP, FACP, AGSF, FAAHPM, FASAM specializes and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

    Dr. Fullerton holds national certificates of added qualifications as a Certified Medical Director (CMD), a Certified Hospice Medical Director (AAHPM)and as a Home Care Physician (AAHCP). Dr. Fullerton is a Licensed Medical Review Officer (MRO) by the MROCC and is also Certified in Advanced Deep Wound Debridement.

    Dr. Fullerton holds active medical licenses in both California and Florida. His private practice Hampton Health, Ltd.™ is located with offices in both San Francisco and Marin County. We assist our patients in all stages of life at all levels of care including acute, rehabilitative, assisted and independent living facility care, home care, as well as palliative and hospice.

    Teaching and Lecture Experience: Dr. Fullerton has many years of clinical and teaching experience in internal medicine and geriatrics. He is credited with inventing the hospitalist business (and clinical) methods of care, submitting the first method patent for hospitalist care-"The Sub-Acute Solution: A Method for Hospital-Based Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Medical Care and Training."

    Dr. Fullerton served as the Education Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco from 2009-2016 and is on the clinical faculty of UCSF, USC and Yale University Medical School(s)in their respective Department(s) of Medicine.

    Dr. Fullerton is a Fellow and Key National Lecturer for the AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine) and was a 2013 Faculty member for the SEAK 22nd Annual National Expert Witness Conference held April 27-28 in Chicago where he presented How to Market and Grow Your Expert Witness Practice.

    Selected Honors & Awards:
    • “Dr. John Fullerton Day in San Francisco”: 12/14/94 - Awarded for his body of urban, under-served and hospital-based work in SF, including distinguished service in the areas of general internal medicine, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS, Rehabilitation/Addiction Medicine, Hospice, end-of-life (EOL) care, and transplant medicine
    • San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS) March 2013 Featured Member of the Month
    • Honorary Chairman, California Medicare Council 2003
    • International Organizational Heroes Award from the Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Congressional Award (NRCC)-"2003 California Physician of the Year"
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    2/3/2014 · Medical
    From the days of "Reefer Madness" until the timing of Proposition 19 with the "Legalization of Marijuana Initiative" on the ballot last November, the controversies swirling around not only the recreational use, but also the medical use of marijuana, particularly in frail, elderly geriatric patients with clinically significant weight loss (and cachexia), has been fraught with controversy. Even though the ballot initiative from 2010 went down in defeat on November 2, 2010, rumblings of some of the authors bringing another, more "targeted" CA initiative in 2012 are regaining momentum.

    A disturbing trend has emerged involving criminal charges being levied against family caregivers treating end-of-life (EOL) elders with dementia.

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    Dr. Shannon C. Miller, DFASAM, DFAPA, CTTS
    9891 Montgomery Rd.,#245
    Cincinnati OH 45242
    USA
    phone: 937-245-0711
    Shannon C. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DFAPA, CTTS - Free initial consultation

    Forensic services on issues relating to alcohol or drug use, addiction, related behaviors (gambling, sexual addiction, etc), drug testing, psychiatry, as well as the intertwining legal issues (cognitive effects, wrongful death, child custody, malpractice, etc)
  • Retained as Expert Witness-USA & Europe
  • Both sides of the bar, civil & criminal, deposition & testimony exp.
  • Active clinical practice, broadly experienced
  • Board Certifications: Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
  • Certified, Buprenorphine & Tobacco
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Soc.of Addiction Medicine & American Psychiatric Assoc.
  • Co-Editor, Editor-in-Chief for both the official journal & textbook of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • America’s Top Psychiatrists
  • Co-Editor, VA-DOD Substance Use Disorders Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Published original research
  • Interviews: Dateline NBC, Pravda, US News & World Report, etc.
  • Credentials, Competence, Credibili
  • 7/8/2006 · Psychology
    As gambling-related disorders proliferate in the United States, more people could benefit from effective treatments. Unfortunately, shame often keeps persons with gambling problems from seeking help

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    Dr. John G. Looney
    MD, MBA
    201 Trent Drive Suite 1558 (Blue Zone) Box 3313
    Durham NC 27710
    USA
    phone: 919-684-6457
    fax: 919-403-0565
    Dr. John G. Looney is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke Medical Center. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. He has more than 30 years of experience in psychiatric treatment of Adults, Children & Adolescents. He is experienced in Hospital Psychiatry and Residential Treatment of patients with psychiatric and addictive disease. He is designated a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Through the American Psychiatric Association, he has published about treatment methods for children and adolescents. He describes methods of treating children and adolescents who have suffered serious and longstanding problems in his edited book, Chronic Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents.

    Specialties:
    • General Psychiatry for Adults
    • General Psychiatry for Children
    • Addiction Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Organizational Consultation for Schools and Universities