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1401 Burr Oak Rd
317B
Hinsdale IL 60521
USA
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Igor Altman, DO, MBA, is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine currently employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Family Medicine in the Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.

Education / Training - Dr. Altman is a board certified family physician with an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, MO, and Masters Degree in Healthcare Management from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, KS. In 2009, Dr. Altman received his Hyperberic Medicine Certificate from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC. He completed his family medicine residency program at St. Joseph Hospital, Reading, PA and then went on to complete Wound Healing & Tissue Repair Fellowship at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

Experience - Dr. Altman has been trained as a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist. Since 2011, he has been treating patients in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, HBO center, inpatient hospital consulting, subacute and skilled nursing facilities.

Since 2011, Dr. Altman has been employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Clinical Family Medicine in the Department of Surgery, Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair. In this role, he treats a wide range of skin-related disorders and trains students, residents, and fellows. His professional activities include participation at local and national conferences, where he lectures on topics related to skin issues due to pressure, lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, diabetes, arterial insufficiency, and many others.

Litigation Support - Through his education, training, review of the medical literature, and the scope of practice, Dr. Altman is familiar with and well versed in the management of patients as it pertains to the practice of wound care. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Dr. Altman's expert witness services include medical record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Surgery General
  • Wound Care
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Lymphedema
  • Pressure Related Injuries
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Soft Tissue Defects Due to Diabetes
  • Vasculopathies
  • Venous Disease
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    Lars Davidsson
    Consultant Psychiatrist, MRCPsych, FRSM, MEWI
    151A Kings Road
    Westcliff on Sea Essex SS0 8PP
    GBR
    phone: 44-7969-181936
    fax: 44-1702-440429
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    Dr. Lars Davidsson, MRCPsych, FRSM, MEWI, is the Director of Psychiatry at the Anglo European Clinic. He applies an evidence-based, pragmatic approach to Psychiatric Health Care, combining Medication and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat client's quickly and efficiently.

    During the last six years, Dr. Davidsson has been engaged with the local Criminal Justice Mental Health team. In addition, he has extensive experience appearing in court. Dr. Davidsson has appeared before Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts, County Courts and Military Tribunals. He is able to provide reports within most areas of General Adult Psychiatry but takes a special interest PTSD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and Transcultural Psychiatry.

    Dr. Davidsson has undergone continuous formal training in Report Writing and Court Appearance and is a member of The Institute of Expert Witnesses. He has provided more than 600 reports in Civil and Criminal matters over the last nine years.

    Services Include:
  • Anger Problems / Anger Management
  • Anxiety - Generalised Anxiety Disorder with or without Panic Attacks
  • Health Anxiety / Hypochondriasis
  • Simple and Complex Phobias - Dental, Driving, Social, etc.
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression and Recurrent Depression
  • Excessive Drinking
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adult ADHD
  • Eating Disorders - Overeating / Bulemia
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD
    Yamins 102C
    330 Brookline Ave.
    Boston MA 02215
    USA
    phone: 617-667-2115
    fax: 617-667-9105
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, is a General Internist with over 28 years of experience in an academic primary care practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where he teaches internal medicine to medical house staff and also extensively to practicing clinicians in continuing medical education settings.

    Practicing in an outpatient setting, Dr. Smetana cares for a panel of patients that is weighted towards those with multiple chronic illnesses and high disease complexity. In addition to all aspects of office based general internal medicine, his areas of interest include Preoperative Medical Evaluation, Hypertension, and Headache.

    Dr. Smetana has been repeatedly selected as a Best Doctor in a national survey and has received a national award for scholarship in medical education. He publishes in the peer reviewed medical literature and medical texts, has edited textbooks, and has helped to develop national guidelines on topics in internal medicine. He has been invited to deliver seminars and presentations on various topics within his area of expertise nationally and internationally, including Canada, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Japan, and Taiwan.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smetana reviews cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has testified at deposition and trial as an expert more than 30 times. He has reviewed several hundred medical malpractice cases over the past 10 years both for plaintiffs and doctors. Dr. Smetana also consults for risk management insurers. His primary care, record review, and medicolegal consultation services are available throughout the United States.
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    Mary S. Genevieve, MD
    1035 Peach St., St. 204
    San Luis Obispo CA 93401
    USA
    phone: 805-544-7511
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    Mary Genevieve, MD is a Board-Certified Neurologist with over 20 years of experience in diagnosing, treating, and managing Neurological Disorders at top hospitals throughout the country. She brings her expertise, dedication, and sincere concern to all her patients.

    Dr. Genevieve currently practices Neurology at Central Coast Neurology Medical Office, Inc. in San Luis Obispo, California. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Education: MD, George Washington University; MS, Physiology, Georgetown University; BS, Physiology, Michigan State University; BS, Anthropology, Michigan State University.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Genevieve provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. She has extensive experience being deposed, testifying and writing expert witness reports. Dr. Genevieve treats various neurological problems including:
    • Adult Neurology
    • Concussion
    • Personal Injuries
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Neck, Lower Back Injuries
    • Hospice End of Life Care
    • Migraines / Headache

  • Dementia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Core Injuries
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Palliative Care
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    Christopher M. Davey, MD, CWSP
    2952 Aina Mahi'ai Place
    Lahaina HI 96761
    USA
    phone: 727-641-4501
    fax: 727-800-9897
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    Christopher M. Davey, MD, CWSP, trained as a Pathologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. since 1987. Dr. Davey has practiced in Family and Geriatric Medicine in office, hospital, and nursing home settings. He is Board certified by the American Academy of Wound Management as a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and is a trained Hyperbaric Specialist.

    Dr. Davey has current hospital privileges in Family Practice at Edward White and St. Anthony's Hospitals in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, as well as an active physician at the Edward White Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He has also been a consultant for American Medical Technologies in Irvine, CA on wound care dressings.

    Forensic Experience - Dr. Davey has testified extensively for both Plaintiff and Defense since 1998. His cases involve Geriatric Medical Malpractice, Causation, and Standard of Care issues. He also has the expertise to render opinions on Cause of Death issues due to his background in Pathology.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Hyperbaric Medicine - the Treatment of Severe Wounds using High Pressure Oxygen Chambers
    • Wound Causation, Care, and Treatment
    • Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Hospital Standard of Care including preventable Falls, Bedsores, Pressure Ulcers, and Acquired Infections
    • Cause of Death related to above
    10/13/2014 · Nursing
    To understand how a pressure ulcer is caused by the negligence of a nursing staff and a facility, it is first important to understand what a pressure ulcer is and what happens to the body to allow them to develop.

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    Daniel Allen
    MB, BS, LLM, MRCGP, MRCPsych
    P.O. Box 1086
    Beaconsfield HP9 9AB
    GBR
    phone: 44-870-162-0671
    fax: 44-870-162-0672
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    Dr. Danny Allen, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist is fully trained and experienced in report writing and regularly appears as an Expert Witness in Family Proceedings. Dr. Allen is an Approved Clinician, approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 and a Cardiff University accredited Expert Witness and a member of the Expert Witness Institute, the Academy of Experts and the Society of Expert Witnesses. He holds consultancies with Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Workplace Health (Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust) The Maidenhead Clinic, Phoenix Mental Health Services/Cardinal Clinic and BMI The Shelburne Hospital.

    Dr. Allen appears in court regularly in public law cases. He has undertaken a number of high profile cases for Customs and Excise and the Crown Prosecution Service, including alleged rapes and murders. Dr. Allen provides services for lawyers, social services and businesses. His reports are also available to Employment & Housing Tribunals and Employers and Licensing Authorities.

    Type of Reports Prepared:
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Specific Phobia
  • Sexual Offense
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Family Proceedings
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Reports
  • Head Injury
  • Capacity
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    Matthew Lee
    MD, RPh, MS
    5700 Old Richmond Ave.
    Suite A-5
    Richmond VA 23226
    USA
    phone: 804-358-1492
    fax: 804-358-1491
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    Dr. Matthew Lee is a Physician, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist who also practices as an Expert Witness and Legal Strategy Consultant.

    Specific Benefits Include:
  • Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base
  • Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more
  • Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one
  • Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury
  • Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
  • Case Experience Includes:
  • Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Anaphylactic Reactions
  • Overdosel
  • Wrongful Death
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Fentanyl Overdose
  • Dilaudid Overdose
  • Pharmacist Mis-Fills
  • Pharmacist Dispensing Errors
  • Pharmacy Standard of Care
  • Medication Adverse Effects
  • Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital)
  • Toxicology/Toxic Reactions
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace
  • Workplace Safety
  • Fit for Duty Testing
  • Dilaudid is a commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an overdose.

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    Richard S. Ellin, MD, FACP
    8140 Jett Ferry Rd.
    Atlanta Georgia 30350
    USA
    phone: 770-714-5634
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    Richard S. Ellin, MD, FACP, has been Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since September of 1985. Dr. Ellin has over 30 years of primary care Internal Medicine clinical experience. He is licensed to practice in both Georgia and North Carolina.

    Dr. Ellin earned his MD and residency training from Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, and Medical Association of Atlanta. He has been honored with the distinction of "America’s Top Physicians Award" from 2011-2016.

    Litigation Support - In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Ellin served for 4 years as Chief of Medicine for TSPMG, currently a 500+ member physician group. In that capacity, he has performed dozens of Peer Reviews and Quality Assurance Evaluations. Dr. Ellin's ideal client engagement includes counsel for both plaintiff and defendant, or others seeking a comprehensive, thorough, balanced, state-of-the-art review of patient records, applying current community standards of care for Internal Medicine specialists.

    Areas of Primary Care Internal Medicine Expertise:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic Respiratory Diseases, COPD, Asthma
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Other Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Preoperative Medical Evaluation
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    Dr. Beatrice C. Engstrand, MD, FAAN, FACGS, hon. Sc. D
    272 Huntington Bay Road
    Huntington NY 11743
    USA
    phone: 631-423-2100
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    Beatrice C. Engstrand, MD, FAAN, FACGS, hon.ScD is a board-certified Neurologist, fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and Assistant Professor of Neurology at New York Medical College.

    Dr. Engstrand is a published author and the founder and president of the Neurodegenerative Disease Foundation. The author of the book, The Gift of Healing, she received the Quality Compassion Service Award in recognition of 25 years of service from Westchester Medical Center. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Lehigh University awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Science. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

    Dr. Engstrand practices clinical neurology in Huntington, Long Island, is president of the Neurodegenerative Disease Foundation, and is a recognized expert in her field. She is also a Fellow in The American College of Geriatrics Specialists and Diplomate of The American Board of Ethical Physicians.

    She hosted “Neurology with Dr. Engstrand” on radio 710 WOR for 7 consecutive years. In addition, she hosts a talk show at www.podjockey.com. Doctor Engstrand has been selected to “Frontier Fifty” – A collection of outstanding media talk radio broadcasts and appeared on such media outlets as MSNBC and FOX News.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Engstrand is a national and an international Neurology Expert Witness. She has served on cases with multimillion dollar verdicts for plaintiffs and multimillions of dollars saved for the defense. Her services include medical record review for causation and medical malpractice, written reports, depositions, and expert testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Adult ADHD
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Dementia
    • Brain Injury
    • Trauma
    • Lyme Disease
    • Stroke and TIA
    • Closed Head Injury
    • Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Myofascial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Personal Injury
  • Environmental Toxins
  • Cerebral Anoxia
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Migraine Headache
  • Trip and Falls
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Whiplash
  • Epilepsy
  • Beatrice C. Engstrand, MD, FAAN
    In this moving testament to the powers of faith and a belief in "positive imaging," Engstrand describes her odyssey of pain that began when she was 20, and a student at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. After the discovery of a malignancy in the roof of her mouth, she underwent massive facial surgery that left her impaired and mutilated as well as depressed. Yet shortly after the surgery she was back in medical school, from which she graduated in 1984, all the while undergoing torturous rehabilitation therapy and prosthesis adjustment.
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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 is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

    Dr. Fullerton maintains active medical licenses in both California and Florida and holds additional national certificates of added qualifications as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) at multiple levels of care locally and in Home Care (AAHCP).

    Dr. Fullerton is a certified Clinical Forensics Expert, who has participated in nationally recognized Elder Abuse Cases, including the cases of "lay caregivers" misguidedly criminally charged with homicide or manslaughter after caring for a loved one at home with advanced dementias. He has been vetted by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Office of The Inspector General, and the FBI to perform the duties of a government expert in cases of Criminal Healthcare Fraud. He has served as a key expert witness in the continuing efforts of 'Operation HEAT' and been on the winning side of three criminal convictions.

    Over roughly the past 13 years, Dr. Fullerton has provided independent medical expert testimony and clinical forensic medical testimony in more than 200 cases and reviewed over 1,500 files (including Medicare Audits for the Government). He has focused his medical expertise in mostly Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Determinations of Medicare Medical Necessity matters, and Civil & Criminal cases alleging Elder Abuse (including homicide) at either discovery, deposition or at trial testifying for both plaintiff and defense cases, respectively.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Adult Hospital Medicine
    • Ambulatory Care - Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Geriatric Approaches to Gero-Psychiatry
    • Immuno-Compromised Host 1 Treatment
    • Long Term Care - SNF
    • Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
    • Assisted Living - Secured Dementia Units
  • LTC / Hospice Medical Directorships
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Units
  • Home Care
  • Elder Abuse Defense Cases
  • Preventable Falls
  • Pressure Wounds / Pain Management
  • Addiction Medicine - Forensic Toxicology / DUI Defense Cases
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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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    Georgine Nanos Jorgensen, MD, MPH
    6331 Silverbush Creek
    San Diego CA 92130
    USA
    phone: 858-583-1740
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    Georgine Nanos Jorgensen, MD, MPH, is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from George Washington University and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University.

    Dr. Jorgensen is a Family Physician in clinical practice with excellent oral and written communication skills. She 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, early pregnancy complications, alcohol dependency, tobacco abuse, skin rashes, abdominal pain, cough, and sinus and ear issues. She regularly perform screening for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Jorgensen has been providing expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant since 2005. Her cases involve Medical Malpractice and Medical Standard of Care. She is committed to delivering thorough, high-quality, and timely medical record review, written reports, along with rock solid testimony on the stand and in depositions. Dr. Jorgensen is fluent in English and Greek.

    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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    Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery, RN, BSN
    1733 Birchwood Drive
    San Marcos CA 92069
    USA
    phone: 760-445-4893
    fax: 760-888-0328
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    Cynthia Minnery Elder Abuse Expert PhotoCynthia (Cyndy) Minnery RN, BSN has over 30 years of experience caring for the elderly within Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living Facilities. Ms. Minnery has worked as a Director of Quality Compliance in Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care. She now owns Residential Care Facilities and is familiar with the Standards of Care expected of caregivers in these settings.

    Ms. Minnery has years of experience and training in care of the elderly and common disorders like Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other Geriatric Syndromes. She currently serves on the San Diego Dementia Consortium board of directors and Clinical advisory committee.

    Cyndy Minnery has been an expert witness for elder abuse cases within Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) since 2012. Her reputation for providing exceptional care as an RCFE owner/administrator is well known within San Diego county, caring for residents with the highest level of compassion. Ms. Minnery provides medical record review and other services to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Residential Care for Elderly
    • Assisted Living
    • Nursing Homes
    • Title 22 Regulatory Compliance
    • Standards of Care
  • Elder Abuse
  • Bedsores
  • Wound Care
  • Falls
  • Medication Management
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