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San Benito Cardiology Medical Corporation
Joseph L. Klapper, MD
Cardiologist
1700 Airline Highway #284
Hollister CA 95023
USA
phone: 831-524-7350
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Joseph L. Klapper, MD, is a noted Cardiologist certified by the American Board Of Internal Medicine cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Klapper has also earned certifications for Vascular Ultrasound and Age-Management. He is currently in private practice in Northern California.

Dr. Klapper has held hospital privileges and medical staff appointments at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Midway Hospital, both located in Los Angeles, CA, and Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. In his book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Boosting Your Metabolism, he takes readers from what the metabolism is and how it works through the many ways to raise it.

Litigation Support - Dr. Klapper provides expert witness services for cases involving Cardiovascular Trauma. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cardiology
  • Shortness of Breath
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Cholesterol
  • Myocardial Infarctions
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Obesity
  • Angina
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Disorders with Obesity
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Joseph Klapper, MD
    Dr. Klapper gives an in-depth yet accessible explanation of cholesterol levels—and explores ways to lower them. Weighing the pros and cons of a variety of approaches, including a holistic approach, Western medications, natural remedies, and new methods on the horizon, he then takes you step-by-step through a medically proven plan for shedding cholesterol points.
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    Taher A. Sobhy, MD
    Libertyville IL USA
    phone: 847-802-8262
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    Taher Sobhy, MD, is a Board Certified Family Physician, with over 30 years of clinical experience in Primary Care Medicine. He is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Chicago Medical School in Illinois. As president of the medical staff, he has extensive experience in Health Management.

    Dr. Sobhy is a Family Physician in clinical practice with more than 90% of his practice in direct patient care. Fluent in English,and Arabic, he has excellent oral and written communication skills. He 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, alcohol dependency, tobacco abuse, skin rashes, abdominal pain, cough, and sinus and ear issues. He regularly perform screening for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sobhy is committed to delivering thorough, high-quality, and timely medical record review and written reports.

    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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    Minton Consulting
    Paul R. Minton, MD, FACC, FACP
    710 Bellemeade Pl
    Alpharetta GA 30004
    USA
    phone: 207-846-6555
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    Paul R. Minton, MD, FACC, FACP, has over 40 years of experience practicing medicine as a Cardiologist. Certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Minton is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and was Governor for the American College of Cardiology in Maine. Licensed to practice in Maine and Georgia, Dr. Minton continues to practice half time at a clinic in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

    For his service, Dr. Minton has received the Distinguished Instructor Award from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Distinguished Service Award from the Northern New England Tri-State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Minton has lectured widely on subjects including:
    • Preventive cardiology
    • Cardiac diagnosis for physicians in training
    • Strategies in management of coronary heart disease and acute myocardial infarction
    • Congenital heart disease in the adult
    • Heart disease in women
    • Diagnosis and management of cholesterol disorders
    • The role of beta blockers and calcium channel blockers in cardiovascular disease management
    • Non-pharmaceutical approaches to wellness
    Litigation Support - Dr. Minton has been a consultant in Forensic Cardiology to the legal profession for over 35 years. His special interest is the impact of personal injury and psychosocial and work stress on the heart, and as factors in sudden death.

    Dr. Minton's cases involve Medical Negligence and Standard of Care issues in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. His services are available to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.
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    Kevin O. Griffiths, MD
    20 Clemson Court
    Rockville MD 20850
    USA
    phone: 202-436-1306
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    I have been a board certified Nephrologist in clinic practice for the last nine years with experience in Dialysis as well as Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease. I have devised and peer reviewed numerous treatment plans within the standard care for nephrology diseases.

    I am a Partner at Metro Renal Associates based out of Washington, DC. Also I am a Medical director at Fresenius Medical Care Southeast DC, one of the newest dialysis facilities in DC that provides not only in-center treatment but also home dialysis.

    I give lectures and seminars on the benefits of home hemodialysis as a spokesperson for Next Stage corporations. My clinical acumen has led to numerous awards. I have been chosen as America’s Top Physician in Nephrology by Consumer Research Council of America and as one of the “Top 10 Nephrologist” by the American Registry. I am a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). During my ASN membership, I have been selected to serve on the Practicing Nephrology Group and the Nephrology Diversity and Inclusion Work Group. At the conclusion of those committees, I was then selected and currently work on the American Society of Nephrology Workforce and Training Committee.

    Litigation Support - I have served as a case reviewer for nephrology cases for the last 9 years. I have been retained for both defense and plaintiff in 10 cases with 6 depositions and 1 trial appearance. I have been able to garner plaintiff attorneys substantial settlements and help defense attorneys get favorable settlements. References are available if requested.
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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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    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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    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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    John F. Norris, MD, FACC, FHRS
    516 Lakeview Road, Villa 5
    Clearwater FL 33756
    USA
    phone: 727-559-8785
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    John F. Norris, MD, FACC, FHRS is a multiply board certified Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist who trained under Douglas P. Zipes, MD, at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has practiced cardiac electrophysiology for more than 20 years in Clearwater, FL and has specialized in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention.

    Background - Dr. Norris has lectured extensively in Florida and as far away as Macedonia on the utilization of catheter ablation, device therapy and newer medications for the management of atrial fibrillation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society and spends most of his time in clinical practice as the head of Pinellas Arrhythmia Associates, PA. Dr. Norris has been extensively involved in the American Heart Association “Get With the Guidelines-Atrial Fibrillation” initiative.

    Dr. Norris has lectured extensively in Florida and as far away as Macedonia on the utilization of catheter ablation, device therapy, and anticoagulant medications for the management of atrial fibrillation.

    Litigation Support Dr. Norris offers complete Medical-Legal consulting services for cases involving Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Medical Devices. His services include comprehensive medical summary reporting, standard of care reporting, and expert witness testimony, and are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Stroke
    • Sudden Death
    • Catheter Ablation
    • Medical Device Therapy
    • Coumadin
    • Eliquis
  • Pradaxa
  • Warfarin
  • Xarelto
  • Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable Defibrillators and AEDs
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    Stephanie D. Brown, MD
    1603 Rising Ridge Rd
    Mt. Airy MD 21771
    USA
    phone: 410-350-9637
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    Stephanie D. Brown, MD, has over 20 years of experience practicing as a Family Physician and specializing in Primary Care and Urgent care.

    Dr. Brown is a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, National Medical Association, and American Medical Association. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

    Dr. Brown currently serves as a Family Physician at Kaiser Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group providing direct patient care-32 hours a week, and through Coding Champion 270 corridor, supervises and coaches 100 physicians in Medical Coding. She also offers services at Frederick Family Practice in Frederick, MD.

    Background Experience - Dr. Brown worked as a Physician Advisor for EHR doing concurrent chart reviews. She worked as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland for 7 years and completed an Academic and Teaching Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Residency training done at The University of Maryland.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Brown offers expert witness to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. She has performed over 100 file reviews with respect to Primary and Urgent Care. She is also available for cases involving Medical Coding. Dr. Brown's services include medical record review, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
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    Michael J. Blumenkrantz, MD, FACP, FACN, CNSP
    2080 Century Park East
    Ste 1207
    Los Angeles CA 90067
    USA
    phone: 310-289-9824
    fax: 310-271-3659
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    Michael Blumenkrantz, MD, FACP, FACN, CNSP, has over 40 years of experience specializing in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Blumenkrantz is an internationally recognized expert in Internal Medicine, Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Total Parenteral Nutrition, and Nutrition. Achieving the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine (in residence) at UCLA, he has been in private practice for the past 30 years.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Blumenkrantz has been offering litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense for 15 years. Approximately 40% of his cases involve renal issues and the remainder are in the field of internal medicine. Dr. Blumenkrantz has been involved in 350 cases in the past 15 years and has been deposed approximately 120 times. He has testified at 30 trials and arbitrations.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Dialysis
    • Hemodialysis
    • Peritoneal CAPD
    • Kidney Disease
    • Obesity
    • Nutrition Support
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Critical Care
  • Hypertension
  • Long Term Geriatric Care
  • Medical / Legal Quality Assurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
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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.