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Dr. Jeffrey Stone
DO, MPH, FCCWS
5960 W. Parker Road
STE 278-458
Plano TX 75093
USA
phone: 214 265-9408
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Dr. Jeffrey Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS, specializing in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, served as Medical and Fellowship Director for the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at the Institute for Exercise & Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Dallas from 1992- May 2016.. Dr. Stone received his medical degree from Western States University and received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University. Dr. Stone completed a residency in aerospace medicine at Brooks Air Force Base and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and Wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. He is one of the first 60 physicians in the U.S. to receive his certification in Wound Care. Dr. Stone currently provides care to patients in acute care, LTAC, long term care facilities SNF and Nursing Home) and outpatient care.

Dr. Stone has been widely published in many medical journals regarding his expertise in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Stone serves as an Expert Witness for Peer Reviews, Legal Reviews, and Medical Malpractice Cases.

Areas of Expertise: Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen-
  • Pressure Sores
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Wounds
  • Acute Traumatic Ischemias
  • Decubitus Ulcers
  • Non-Healing Wounds, Venous or Arterial or Pressure Related
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3/5/2013 · Medical
Thrombin and thrombin peptides play a role in initiating tissue repair. The potential safety and efficacy of TP508 (Chrysalins) treatment of diabetic foot ulcers was evaluated in a 60-subject, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled phase I/II clinical trial.

1/3/2013 · Medical
A wound patient plan of care is not complete without assessing the need for nutritional support. Wound repair, provided ot os not hindered by systemic or local factors that delay healing, takes place pn a continuum-all cellular events in the wound repair process follow a predictable course and order.

11/1/2012 · Medicine
Adequate debridement, control of infection, off-loading of pressure, and appropriate topical management are the most important interventions in treating nonhealing wounds.

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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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    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 14 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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    Diane Meehan and Associates
    Diane Meehan, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC
    208 Chelsea St
    Staten Island NY 10307
    USA
    phone: 646-496-2809
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    Diane Meehan RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC, is a clinically active Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Meehan has over 35 years of clinical experience in Hospitals, Long Term Care, Home Health, Primary Care, and Academia. Her experience includes Assistant Professor of Nursing, Hospice Coordinator, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    A frequent presenter, Dr. Meehan has delivered numerous presentations on Advanced Pediatric Assessment and other topics within her expertise at medical centers and nursing conventions in her area. She serves as a Mentor / Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and Disability.

    Litigation Support - As a Legal Nurse Consultant, Dr. Meehan reviews and analyzes cases to assess merit, saving time and resources. She prepares in-depth literature searches that provide the foundation for case development. Dr. Meehan is proficient in summarizing medical records and in the preparation of reports to bolster a position. She is experienced in cases dealing with Nurse Practitioner and Medical malpractice, in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

    Dr. Meehan is experienced as both a Testifying and Consulting Expert for the NY State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline. She is a frequent Presenter, Mentor/Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and disability.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiopulmonary Diseases
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Stroke
    • Nursing Homes
    • End of Life
    • Failure to Diagnose
  • Informed Consent
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Physical Examination Performance
  • Assessing Risk for Anesthesia
  • Airway Risk Factors
  • Sleep Apnea
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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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    Aazaz Haq, MD
    Geriatric Psychiatry Consultant
    640 W. California Ave., Suite 210
    Sunnyvale CA 94087
    USA
    phone: 408-663-1429
    fax: 408-769-6001
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    Aazaz Haq Geriatric Psychiatry Expert PhotoAazaz Haq, MD, is the founder and CEO of Bay Forensic Geropsychiatry, a consulting firm and educational resource center for Geriatric Psychiatry. He has subspecialty training in geriatric psychiatry and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both geriatric psychiatry and adult psychiatry.

    A practicing geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Haq has expertise in all aspects of mental health issues pertaining to the elderly, particularly matters relating to dementia, cognitive impairment, impaired capacity, and vulnerability to undue influence.

    Dr. Haq is currently a full-time attending inpatient geriatric psychiatrist at the VA Palo Alto Hospital and an affiliated clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where he provides direct clinical mentorship and supervision to medical students, psychiatry residents, geriatric psychiatry fellows, and geriatric medicine fellows.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Haq provides expert psychiatric evaluations for medico-legal matters pertaining to the impact of mental and neurological illnesses on capacity and competency in the elderly. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony as needed.

    Forensic Geropsychiatry Areas of Expertise:
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Financial Capacity
    • Elder Abuse
    • Marital Capacity
    • Decision-making Capacity
    • Memory Loss
    • Undue Influence
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Conservatorships
  • Dementia
  • Mood Disorder
  • Psychotic Illnesses (ie. Schizophrenia)
  • Delirium
  • Pharmacology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Neuromodulation Modalities
  • Effects of Medical and Neurological Conditions
  • Substance Abuse
  • Nursing Home Care
  • 10/12/2017 · Psychiatry
    Mr. B was a 75-year-old man who had made a will in 1995 naming his two sons as equal beneficiaries of his estate after his death. In 2004, he married Ms. M. On August 11, 2008, he was diagnosed with brain cancer, for the treatment of which he was hospitalized. On September 3, 2008, he signed a new will that Ms. M had procured for him, naming her the sole beneficiary of his estate after his death, to be subsequently given to his sons after the event of her death. Mr. B passed away on September 29, 2008. His sons subsequently sued Ms. M, alleging that Mr. B did not have testamentary capacity when he signed his new will. His attorney consulted me to review his medical records to assess Mr. B's mental state, testamentary capacity, and vulnerability to undue influence.

    8/22/2017 · Psychiatry
    Facts of the Case: Ms. P was a 91-year-old, widowed, Caucasian woman with a history of Parkinson's disease who was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer after she was found down in her bedroom, where she had fallen and broken her arm. It was decided by her physicians that it was best to not pursue chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. A colostomy bag was placed, and Ms. P was placed on home-based hospice care, with an emphasis on comfort care measures.

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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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    Paul M. Adler, DO, FACEP, MBA
    PO Box 6743
    Ventura CA 93006
    USA
    phone: 917-974-8073
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    Paul M. Adler, DO, FACEP, MBA, Medical Director for the Ventura County, California, Department of Corrections, has worked in Correctional / Jail/ Prison Medicine since 1995. He has overseen the care of inmates in Jails in California and New York, as well as Prison inmates who have been transferred to county facilities to serve their terms for years in county jails in California. He has also overseen Correctional health car in locked units in Hospitals .

    Dr. Adler is the President-Elect of The American Correctional Health Services Association of California / Nevada, which represents all clinicians and administrators in Jails/Prisons in California and Nevada. He previously oversaw a County Hospital, County Nursing Home and ran a County Health Department and oversaw Correctional healthcare for the Westchester, New York Jail.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Adler has defended Jails and Prisons in Southern California, Idaho, Texas, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, etc. He has been involved in Plaintiff litigation in many states including against Rikers Island, NY and Cook County Jail.

    Dr. Adler still works as a full-time practicing physician and has helped attorneys and insurance companies in Emergency Medicine, Nursing Home Medicine, Public Health and Hospital Administration since 1985. Dr. Adler is available to review and consult on clinical Correctional/Jail/Prison cases for attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Services:
    • Screen Cases for Merit
    • Review, Analyze and interpret Medical Records
    • Provide Basic or Comprehensive Written Reports
    • Interpret Standards of Care, Deviation and Adherences as they Relate to Correctional Health Care
    • Develop Chronological Time Lines
    • Policy and Procedure Development