David P. Pingitore, PhD, ABPP
, has over 30 years of experience in Professional Psychology
as an administrator, faculty, researcher and clinician.
Dr. Pingitore is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. Licensed to practice in California, Hawaii, and Nevada, Dr. Pingitore has conducted over 200 forensic psychological and neuropsychological assessments for the civil and criminal arenas. He has served as a consultative examiner for the Social Security Administration for over 20 years and was a member of the medical staff of two community hospitals during his professional career.
Dr. Pingitore has been awarded two post doctoral fellowships. He participated in a 2 1/2 year post doctoral fellowship in primary care health psychology through Michigan State University with additional training in neuropsychology through the University of Michigan. He has also been awarded an NIMH Fellowship/Visiting Scholarship through the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
- He provides forensic psychological and neuropsychological
assessment services including Civil and Criminal court-ordered examinations, Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Personal Injury assessments, and Qualified Medical Examinations. He has 15 years of experience in trial testimony as an expert witness.
Dr. Pingitore is an expert in differential psychiatric diagnoses and in the evaluation of malingered neuro-cognitive deficits. He is a national consultant to IME companies, and to elder law, personal injury, employment compensation, and workers' compensation attorneys.
Dr. Pingitore has published over 15 peer reviewed articles in psychology and is an Expert Reviewer for the California Board of Psychology and Medical Board. He is presently an examiner with the Alameda County Superior Court.
Areas of Expertise
- Medical Malpractice
- Traumatic Brain Injury
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17 Glen Eden Avenue, #3
Oakland, CA 94611
2060 N. Winery Ave., Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93710
1015 12th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
542 Lander Street
Reno, NV 98509
Objective: To determine if demographic differences exist in patients with depressive symptoms as the principal reason for visits to primary care physicians (PCP) versus psychiatrists. To estimate the likelihood of these patients receiving a range of mental health services from each provider group. Methods: Review and analysis of all outpatient visits made by patients with depressive symptoms using the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) conducted in 1995 and 1996. Results: A significantly greater proportion of visits by persons with depressive symptoms as the principal reason for visit were made to psychiatrists than to primary care physicians (T = -3.56, P = .000).
Plaintiffs and other petitioners often sue for damages due to reported cognitive or emotional impairment. These impairments are often said to be the result of traumatic brain injury suffered in accidents or toxic exposures or due to medical procedures. Such impairments can often be subtle, not easily understood by nonprofessionals, but still claimed to have changed a person's life.
Objective: The authors compared data from psychiatrists and psychologists in California to determine whether long-standing differences in clinical practice remain after the introduction of managed care and other changes in mental service delivery. Methods: Responses from practicing clinicians in California who participated in the 1998 National Survey of Psychiatric Practice and the 2000 California Survey of Psychological Practice were compared on items related to patient caseload, practice profile, and insurance or reimbursement arrangements.
Changes in practice patterns routinely occur over time, both with in an individual psychologist's practice and between generations of practitioners. However, little empirical research has been conducted to examine psychologists' practice patterns across their collective professional life span, and whether meaningful differences exist in these patterns among a sample of psychologists. This attic Ie examines clinical practice patterns among a sample of California psychologists whose collective career life span ranges from I to 40 years of postlicensure experience. The data for this aIticle were drawn from the 2000 California Survey of Psychological Practice (hereafter the California Survey; Pingitore, Scheffler, Haley, Sentell, & Schwalm, 200Ia).