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Jeffrey D. Joy, MBA, MEd, CRC
Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
422 Highland Avenue
Suite C11
Cheshire CT 06410
USA
phone: 203-886-8363
fax: 203-634-3487
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Jeffrey D. Joy, MBA, MEd, CRC is a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant with more than 15 years of experience serving persons with disabilities in various vocational rehabilitation settings. Mr. Joy's past work includes that of Director of Vocational Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs and has served persons in various vocational rehabilitation settings. He is Nationally Certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

Mr. Joy has been qualified as a Vocational Expert to the Social Security Administration and accepted as a Vocational Expert from members of the Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts Bars. He has been called as both a consulting and testifying Vocational Expert in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, and Family Law matters. Mr. Joy consults on complex disability related matters including:
  • Employment and Catastrophic Injury
  • Earning Capacity and Employability in Family law, Workmen's Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability
  • Lost Earning Capacity & Present Value Analyses
  • Vocational Expert for Social Security Administration Disability Hearings
  • Vocational Testing and Assessment
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Maureen Clark, SPHR
CEO
356 Hedge Road
Menlo Park CA 94025
USA
phone: 650-328-1165
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Maureen Clark, SPHR,CEO of Three Sixty HR, Inc., began her Human Resources career in banking and Fortune 100 manufacturing. Ms. Clark has been consulting in Human Resources for over 27 serving over 200 clients in high tech, manufacturing, services, not-for-profit, education, and public sectors.

Ms. Clark is particularly skilled at analyzing difficult workplace problems and creating win-win outcomes. Her practice has expanded to include HR investigations (PI#27972), litigation consulting, and expert witness testimony for both plaintiffs and defense. Ms. Clark is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Northern California Human Resources Association, the Association of Workplace Investigators, and the Forensic Expert Witness Association.

Cases have included allegations of:
  • Age and Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Adequacy of Employer’s Response to a Complaint of Discrimination
  • Failure to Accommodate a Disability
  • Adequacy of Employer’s Response to a Complaint of Sexual Harassment
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Constructive Discharge
  • Failure to Comply with Meal and Rest Period Requirements
  • Failure to Pay at Termination
  • Discrimination Based on Disability
  • Inadequate Procedures for Making & Investigating Complaints
  • Liability for a Tort Occurring During the Course of Employment
  • Whistleblowing, Retaliation
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Susan D. Green MS, CRC, ABVE, FVE
PO Box 341813
Los Angeles CA 90034
USA
phone: 310-559-8548
fax: 310-559-8561
Susan D. Green, M.S., CRC, FVE, ABVE has been active in the rehabilitation community for over 20 years in the areas of Workers' Compensation, Disability Management, and Vocational Consulting. Ms. Green is a Forensic Vocational Expert, Certified Vocational Expert and Certified Vocational Counselor. Since 1995, she has been President of Susan Green and Associates. Ms. Green provides expert testimony as requested by plaintiff and defense attorneys as well as by the Court.

Ms. Green's services include counseling industrially injured workers under the auspices of the State Department of Industrial Accidents. She offers comprehensive vocational rehabilitation counseling, vocational exploration, evaluation, research, plan development, monitoring and job placement services.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forensic Rehabilitation Vocationologist
  • Vocational/Employability Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Services
  • Post-Incident Mitigation Potential
  • Loss of Expected Earnings and Earnings Capacity Analysis
  • Labor Market Research
  • Vocational Testing
  • Past/Future Impairment to Income Stream
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Family Law/Divorce
  • ERISA
  • Social Security
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Violence in the Workplace
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    James T. Sturm, MD
    St. Paul MN 55116
    USA
    phone: 651-216-4859
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    James T. Sturm, MD graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1970 and pursued a career in General and Thoracic Surgery. As a surgeon, he was a member of several multispecialty surgical teams doing surgery on the thoracic and lumbar spine.

    In 1982, Dr. Sturm began practicing Emergency Medicine and further developed his interest in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the neck and back. He currently practices Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation at Physicians Neck and Back Clinic in Woodbury, MN.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sturm is a Disability and Impairment Rating evaluating physician and is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He has performed over 2,000 IMEs in his 25 years of experience. Dr. Sturm provides expert witness services to insurance companies and counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, IMEs, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Personal Injury
    • Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Impairment Rating
  • Trauma
  • IMEs
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    CA USA
    phone: 510-657-6366
    fax: 510-657-3849
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    Dr. Richard K. Skala, DC, QME, has been a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1976, providing chiropractic manipulation and spinal manipulation, as well as related physiotherapy. Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), he has been granted Hospital / Surgery Center privileges for MUA and has performed hundreds of MUA cases. He was one of the first chiropractors in California to train for and provide Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatments (EWST). He has post graduate certification in the performance and interpretation of neuro-electrodiagnostics.

    Consultation and Expert Witness Services for Attorneys regarding
    • Personal Injury
    • Industrial Medical-Legal Cases
    • Standard of Care involving General Chiropractic, Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, and Extracorporeal Shockwave (EWST)
    • Chiropractic Licensure Compliance California
    • Workers Compensation
    One of the foremost experts in Workers’ Compensation in California, he has taught many doctors on the subject and testified at numerous WCAB trials and hearings. He has been declared an expert witness by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. He has been a Qualified Medical Evaluator since 1992, an Independent Disability Evaluator since 1992, a certified AMA Impairment rater since 2003, a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Forensic Consultants (AFICC) since 2003, and a consultant to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 2008.

    Dr. Skala is a noted author in his field of expertise. He has written numerous published newsletter articles on Chiropractic and other topics related to that field.
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    Dianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP
    Founder, President
    246 Highwood Ave
    Ridgewood NJ 07450
    USA
    phone: 201-670-9156
    fax: 201-670-9507
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    Dianne Simmons-Grab Life Care Planning Expert PhotoDianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, is Life Care Planning and Vocational Rehabilitation specialist with over 30 years of experience. She is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Manager, and a Certified Life Care Planner.

    Professional Associations and Experience - Ms. Simmons-Grab has taken an active role in the rehabilitation industry on a national level by serving on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) for six years (1997-2004), and on the state level by serving on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Brain Injury Association (2000-2004). She also served on several committees and taskforces including the IARP Annual Conference as chair (2000-2006), TBI Medicaid Waiver Taskforce, New Jersey Brain Injury Association Conference Planning Committee for over 11 years serving as co-chair (2001-2005), the NARPPS ethics committee, the NJ CMSA ethics committee, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Padula Institute of Vision and Sage Rehab, Inc.

    Litigation Support - Dianne Simmons-Grab is routinely retained by plaintiffs and defendants due to her unbiased opinion and thorough review. Her primary focus is on individuals with Brain Injuries and their secondary injuries including orthopedic, amputations, burns, and mental health issues. Her expertise is called upon for Workers’ Compensation, Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Ms. Simmons-Grab's services include:

    Life Care Planning:
    • Future Medical Costs & Services - comprehensive assessment, data analysis and research which provides an organized concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs
    • Medical Record Review & Analysis - to determine the level of function in the workplace and the subjects' ultimate employability and recovery
    Vocational Services:
    • Labor Market Analysis - identify potential occupations, geographical feasibility, and pay scale
    • Earning Capacity Evaluation - establish reasonable damages, or refute exaggerated claims
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    12/22/2014 · Medical
    Following a neurological event such as a traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular event, multiple sclerosis, etc., the medical needs of the person are of primary importance initially, for purposes of survival. As medical treatment proceeds and the survival needs of the person are met, the team of rehabilitation professionals will be established in an attempt to improve upon function performance in order to sustain quality of life. The rehabilitation team may be composed of a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, recreational therapist, vocational specialist, case manager, the psychologist, social worker, and nurse, to name several. It is often during this tim e that additional medical and rehabilitative needs are identified through diagnosis or observation by member s of the rehabilitation team.

    11/20/2014 · Employment
    1. Proper Classification of Past Relevant Work (PRW)

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    901-1851 Sherbrooke east
    Montreal H2K4L5
    Canada
    phone: 514-738-6476
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    François Sestier, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACC, CIME, is a Cardiologist and Life Expectancy Calculation expert. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of medicine, 29 years as an Adult Cardiologist in the cath lab and 30 years as an Insurance Medical Officer.

    Education - Dr. Sestier graduated from medical school in Nancy, France, 1967, where he obtained certification in Cardiology, Pneumology, Occupational Medicine, and Aeronautical Medicine. In Canada, since 1973, he obtained a Quebec certification in cardiology (CSPQ), and a fellowship in cardiology of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCPc). Dr. Sestier also obtained a PhD in Experimental Medicine (McGill, 1977).

    Experience - Dr. Sestier has been a staff cardiologist at CHUM, Hôtel-Dieu, Montreal, medical director of Quebec Blue Cross since 1985 and medical director and vice-president of OptimumRe since 2002. He received certifications from the American Board of Insurance Medicine (1995) and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (2011). As a medical officer for various insurance companies, he has reviewed over 1,000 applications for life Insurance, giving advice on the Mortality and Life Expectancy associated with the applicant's medical conditions.

    Dr. Sestier - Life Expectancy Calculation


    Litigation Support - Dr. Sestier's medico-legal advice is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He has performed life expectancy calculations for litigation purposes on topics as diverse as traumatology, traumatic brain injury, cognitive impairment, spinal cord injury, morbid obesity, diabetes, many different cardio-vascular pathologies, sudden death, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, sleep apnea, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis B and C, and all kinds of cancers.

    Areas of Litigation Expertise:
    • Disability Assessment
    • Permanent Disability Eligibility
    • Medical Liability
    • Insurance Médicine
    • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Life Expectancy Calculations
  • Work Life Expectancy calculation
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    Roanoke VA 24014
    USA
    phone: 336-906-9622
    fax: 540-795-5673
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    Mark A Rowley, MD, CIME has 20 years of experience practicing Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Rowley is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He specializes in Adult Reconstruction / Joint Replacement and Trauma.

    Dr. Rowley is licensed in Virginia and North Carolina. His practice is located in Roanoke/Southwestern, Virginia. Dr. Rowley is on the clinical faculty at Virginia Tech, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching Orthopaedics, and an Instructor in Anatomy at Roanoke College. He also serves as a Medical Board Reviewer for the state of North Carolina.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Rowley is a subject expert in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions; causation of orthopaedic injuries and conditions; and functional limitations associated with these conditions.. His services are available to insurance companies and attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant and include:
    • Independent Medical Evaluations
    • Disability Ratings and Expert Medical Case Reviews
    • Quality Evaluations and Reports
    Education - Dr. Rowley is trained in the latest technologies for musculoskeletal care. He is an Alumnus of Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Medical College of Virginia.
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    Rosenbaum Psychological Associates
    Elliott B. Rosenbaum, PsyD, ABPP
    1804 San Marco Place
    Jacksonville FL 32207
    USA
    phone: 904-252-7979
    fax: 904-685-6868
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    Elliott B. Rosenbaum, PsyD, ABPP, is a board certified Clinical Psychologist (top 4%) and former active duty U.S. Navy psychologist, serving as chief clinical and forensic psychologist for southeast region and head of largest military mental health clinic in the region with 50,000 patients enrolled to the clinic. The clinic providing 24/7 coverage to hospital emergency department (ER), Dr. Rosenbaum has performed over 1,000 mental health evaluations.

    Dr. Rosenbaum has published two books and conducted research on health and wellness and mental health treatment. He is currently the head of a thriving mental health evaluation and treatment private practice.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Rosenbaum is an experienced expert witness in both civilian (civil and criminal) and military courts with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He provides forensic psychological evaluations, expert witness consultations, psychological assessments, and psychotherapy. His services are available to counsel representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony. He is also a seasoned jury consultant and integrates the use of social media technology to create psychological profiles of potential jurors for jury selection and advocacy.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Behavioral Science
    • Disability
    • Emotional Trauma
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Military Mental Health
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychology
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Vocational Evaluation & Rehabilitation
  • Education / Training - Masters in Counseling Program, Johns Hopkins University Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), George Washington University Clinical Psychology Internship, National Naval Medical Center Intensive Psychotherapy Certification, London School of Psychotherapy Crisis Counseling Certification, Sharei Tzedek Hospital.

    Degrees / Certifications - Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Florida PY8117 Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology Member, American Psychological Association.

    Elliott Rosenbaum, PsyD
    In this book, psychologist and master life coach Dr. Elliott Rosenbaum explores the source of joy and fulfillment and teaches us how to access our inner music. This music comes from our Essence and consistently connects us to our life purpose and most compelling goals. With the tools of The Essential Self in hand, we are guided to truly transform our lives and live a life that is deeply enjoyable and satisfying.
    Elliott Rosenbaum, PsyD
    Our society sends us so many confusing messages as to how we should value ourselves, and unfortunately, most of these values are superficial, having no connection with our true selves and tend to be impossible to live up to. This book will help you discover the joy that comes from having a clear vision of who you are and what your values are.
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    Roderick C. Stoneburner, MS, CRC
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Evaluator
    23905 Clinton Keith Road
    Suite #114-509
    Wildomar CA 92595
    USA
    phone: 951-775-8811
    fax: 951-600-1214
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    Roderick C. Stoneburner, MS, CRC has over 35 years of experience in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation with specific emphasis in the California Worker’s Compensation system. He has been retained as an Expert Witness for Worker’s Compensation, both applicant and defense, Personal Injury, Family Law, and the Social Security Administration, having testified in hundreds of court cases relating to Vocational Assessment, Residual Earning Capacity, and Employability.

    Mr. Stoneburner has worked with over 20,000 clients / injured workers. He has personally conducted over 10,000 on-site job analyses and has coordinated over 10,000 formal and informal return-to-work programs. Mr. Stoneburner's qualifications as an Expert Witness have been established in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and the Inland Empire for Superior Court.

    Vocational Expert Witness Services:
    • Vocational Evaluation Test Admin., Behavioral Observation, Assessment for Work Related Functional Analysis
    • Medical Aspects of Disability - Medical Conditions, Medications
    • Case Evaluation for Residual Employability and Earning Capacity
    • ADA Employment Violations, Accessibility in Work Place, Reasonable Accommodation
    • Expertise in Local and National Labor Market, Job Analysis for Skills Application, Exertional Demands
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    2000 Van Ness Ave. Suite 512
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    USA
    phone: (415) 776-2000
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    Ronald H. Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP, has been working in the field of Psychology for over 40 years and has been practicing Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for over 30 years.

    Dr. Roberts has earned other distinctions including Board Certifications in Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology, Medical Psychotherapy, Post Traumatic Stress, Pain Management, Disability Evaluation and Psychopharmacology. He has undergone additional peer review through the Council for the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology and by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. He has earned the Certification of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) and the Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC) which affords him reciprocity to practice in a number of other states.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Roberts evaluates most all types of Psychological and Neuropsychological injuries in civil litigation. He is also experienced in criminal litigation regarding Mens Rea issues and Criminal Responsibility.

    Dr. Roberts trains attorneys in the Standards of Practice for Psychologists and the process of questioning mental health professionals at deposition and trial. He is available as either a retained or non-retained expert to assist with litigation. He has an extensive background in Psychological Testing and consults on issues regarding the reliability and validity of testing that may or may have not been used in a case.

    Dr. Roberts has been involved in over 3,000 forensic cases. He has given over 300 depositions and has been qualified in all local State and Federal Courts. He routinely works for both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation and travels to other states as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Brain Injury
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Toxic Exposure
    • Discrimination
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Mental Competencies
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Disabilities
  • Criminology
  • Mens Rea Issues
  • Psychologists & Psychiatrists
  • Psychopharmacology
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    2245 Texas Drive
    Suite 300
    Sugar Land TX, MS 77479
    USA
    phone: 979-282-2786
    fax: 979-282-2830
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    Stephen J. Ringel, MD, PA, is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. With over 30 years of practical experience, Dr. Ringel has a special interest in non-surgical management of lower back problems. He also specializes in Bone, Joint, Muscular, Spine, and Peripheral Nerve problems.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Ringel offers expert witness services for cases involving work-related injuries. His services include impairment evaluations, independent medical evaluations (IMEs), medical record review, and peer review for worker's compensation.

    Dr. Ringel performs medical evaluations and impairment ratings for insurance companies and individuals in Amarillo, Bay City, Borger, Dumas, El Campo, Houston, Plainview, and Wharton.

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    Dr. Richard Stieg, MD, MHS
    409 Main St. #216
    Frisco CO 80443
    USA
    phone: 303-886-1836
    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. He has also served the American Pain Society in various board capacities and as co-founder of their journal, Pain Forum.

    Dr. Stieg is 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 and the medical advisory board of the American Pain 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. Dr. Stieg is the author of many journal articles and book chapters and continues an active practice in pain and addiction medicine in Denver Colorado.

    Dr. Richard Stieg offers litigation support for claimants and defendants in cases involving chronic pain, related drug addiction, or related disability issues. He has over 40 years of clinical, administrative and academic experience. In the past 25 years, Dr. Stieg has performed over 1,000 IMEs and trained others at such venues as the AADEP and AAP. He has been deposed over 100 times and testified approximately 12 times.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Chronic Pain
    • Drug Addiction
    • Short Term Disability
    • Long Term Disability
    • Opioid Abuse / Overdose
    • Drug Overdose / Abuse
    • Wrongful Death
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post Traumatic Headache
  • Malingering
  • Chronic Pain Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
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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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    Randall N. Smith, MD
    9140 Academy Rd. Suite A.
    Philadelphia PA 19114
    USA
    phone: 215-333-9999, Ext. 6
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    Randall N. Smith, MD, has over 40 years of experience as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Smith practices in General Orthopedics, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, and Pain Management Medicine. He specializes in Joint and Trigger Point Injections and Pain Management Treatment.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smith provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His cases involve injury issues from Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Dr. Smith's services include written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pain Management - A branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.
    • Independent Medical Examination - Independent orthopedic evaluations including review of medical records and expert narrative reports.
    • Disability Assessment Evaluations - Evaluations to determine ability to work and/or restrictions from work or daily activity.
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    Ray S. Kim, Ph.D.
    Forensic Psychologist
    2300 Barrington Road, Suite 400
    Hoffman Estates IL 60169
    USA
    phone: 847-309-7475
    fax: 847-984-9292
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    Ray S. Kim, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Forensic Psychologist. Dr. Kim is also a Board Registered Mental Illness / Substance Abuse Provider, Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists.

    Dr. Kim is currently the Director of Chicago Metropolitan Forensic Services at the Illinois Department of Human Services where he supervises a team of clinical psychologists and social workers who evaluate the placement of individuals into forensic facilities. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Training at Chicago Metropolitan Forensic Services where he developed and supervises a forensic practicum program which provides opportunities for specialized clinical training in the area of forensic psychology.

    Litigation Support - Since 2010, Dr. Kim has testified in over 40 cases in both criminal and civil court proceedings. He is sensitive to the nature of legal matters, and provides comprehensive, timely, and professional services.

    Dr. Kim's services are available to attorneys or defendants seeking a qualified evaluator to help support a case, or wishing to obtain a second opinion on a legal matter already in progress. He is skilled in utilizing the field of psychology's most up-to-date assessments to provide recommendations for prosecution or defense teams.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Psychological Evaluations
    • Pre-Sentencing Evaluations
    • Sex Offender Evaluations
    • Violence Risk Assessments
    • Competency to Waive Miranda Rights
    • Diminished Capacity
    • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
    • Substance Abuse Assessments
    • Independent Medical Examinations (personal injury, workers' compensation, disability determination, malpractice)
    • Detection of Malingering
    • Federal Evaluations (competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility)
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    3/11/2015 · Psychology
    Forensic psychological evaluations have become a valuable resource for the criminal justice system by addressing important forensic questions. For instance, assessing risk for violence can help courts make appropriate decisions on issues such as sentencing, granting privileges, and community reintegration. If an individual is assessed to be a high risk for future violence, a judge has grounds to order a more restrictive setting compared to someone who is a lower risk for recidivism. By tailoring court decisions based on accurate psychological evaluations, the community is safer while the defendant's rights are also protected.

    Ray S. Kim, PhD
    When minors violate a criminal statute, they enter the juvenile justice system rather than the adult criminal system. Although differences exist, both court systems recognize the competency to stand trial law. Just like adults, it would be unfair for juveniles to proceed in the legal process if they were deemed incompetent to stand trial because they did not understand the court proceedings against them or could not adequately assist in their defense. The purpose of this book is to educate minors about the juvenile justice system and prepare them for their day in court.
    Ray S. Kim, PhD
    The correctional system has become the largest provider of mental health care in our society. Due to the prevalence of mental disabilities in the criminal justice system, many defendants are found Incompetent to Stand Trial. However, defendants do not usually understand what it means to be incompetent, let alone what to do about it. The purpose of this guidebook is to help defendants better understand why they were found incompetent, what they can do about it, and how to get the best possible outcomes.
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