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6340 N. Campbell Avenue - Suite 200
Tucson AZ 85718
phone: 888-790-1399
fax: 888-315-5705
ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS works with attorneys to provide 100% Board-Certified physicians and surgeons practicing at the professorial level at the nation's leading universities. From Stanford to Yale, and from every medical and surgical specialty, ELITE secures fulltime practicing high-level experts from the nation’s most respected medical institutions. Each specialist is truly unique – a Board Certified professor with a dedicated clinical practice, extensive publications, and top-tier credentials from a major U.S. medical center. When an ELITE expert aligns with your case, you have a powerful voice – ready to testify – on your side.

ELITE offers:
  • Immediate access to top-tier university physicians and surgeons.
  • Cost-effective case analysis on a flat-fee basis.
  • Panels of expert witnesses for complex cases.
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) within a favorable radius of any location
To minimize expense, ELITE charges a single flat fee for the expert’s initial case review and oral opinion. If the case is non-meritorious, your firm's out-of-pocket expenses are capped. If the case moves forward, then all of our experts utilize standardized terms and fees. ELITE remains available to streamline communications, provide strategic support, and handle the details.  Experts are hand-selected within 14 days and will review records and offer independent opinions shortly thereafter.

Please visit our web site. You also are welcome to call us.  You'll speak directly with a physician and there is never a charge to discuss your case.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next case.

Dr. Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM

Areas of Expertise:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Ears, nose & throat (Otolaryngology)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gerontology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hospital medicine (Hospitalist)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Intensive Care (ICU) Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Perinatology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
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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
phone: 415-460-5532
fax: 415-376-5820
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.