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James P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS
233 College Avenue
Suite 301
Lancaster PA 17601
USA
phone: (717) 394-4637
fax: (717) 842-3634 (efax)
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James Argires Neurosurgical Spine Expert PhotoJames P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS, is a Neurosurgical and Spine Specialist with over 47 years of experience treating brain tumors, aneurysms, metastatic disease, and other brain disorders through accurate diagnosis, precision medical procedures, and effective rehabilitation.

Dr. Argires' expertise is in diagnosing brain and spine injury through comprehensive neurological exams that include advanced diagnostic imaging such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), and Arteriogram.

Background - Dr. Argires is a Graduate of the University of Alabama Medical School. He is a Member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Past President of the PA State Neurosurgery Society and Mid- Atlantic Neurosurgery Society. Dr. Argires is currently on staff at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

Litigation Support - Dr. Argires provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services include Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Medical Reviews, Narrative Reports, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary. His services encompass all phases of the medicolegal process, including evaluating whether the standard of care was met or breached, testifying in court, or assessing damages based on negligence and resulting injury.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Brain Lesions
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Spine Pain
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Blockage
  • Metastatic Disease
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
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    Dr. Karen Magarian
    The Smart Choice for IME / DME Observers
    P.O. Box 25978
    Los Angeles CA 90025
    USA
    phone: 888-977-8393 (888-XPRT EYE ) or 818-786-7412
    fax: 818-786-7413
    ADVANTAGE REPRESENTATIVES (based in Los Angeles, CA) assists plaintiff personal injury attorneys by providing a reliable, experienced forensic observer to accompany clients (as an attorney's representative) during their Independent / Defense Medical Examination. Our primary function is to uphold limitations (per Response to Demand), audio record, document and evaluate the IME/DME. I am also available for expert witness testimony at deposition, arbitration or trial.

    Specifically requested by hundreds of personal injury lawyers, Dr. Magarian is readily familiar with many local orthopedic and neurologic defense experts and can thereby provide valuable insight about their particular style and technique.

    Since 1988, Dr. Magarian's gracious and professional demeanor, along with discerning and experienced attention to detail, have ranked her as the most sought-after independent observers in Southern California.

    Areas of Specialization:
    • Motor Vehicle (Auto/Motorcycle/Bus) Accidents
    • Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
    • Slip/Trip & Fall Injuries
    • Dog Bite & Burn Injuries
    • Train/Plane/Boat Accidents
    • Med Malpractice
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    Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LLC
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    NJ, NY
    USA
    phone: 201-314-8637
    fax: 201-435-3400
    Main Office - New Jersey:
    239 Washington Street - Suite 409
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    New York Office:
    155 East 31st Street, Suite 25L
    New York, NY 10016


    Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in General Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry. He has been named as a "Distinguished Life Fellow" of the American Psychiatric Association - a special distinction "for exceptional contributions to the community and the profession of psychiatry."

    Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has conducted Civil, Criminal, Military, and Administrative Forensic Psychiatric Examinations in many states. He offers Independent Medical Examinations and Testimony for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Pre Deposition /Trial Consultations
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Competency: Civil/Criminal
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Parental Time Sharing
  • Child Abuse
  • Elderly Abuse
  • Psychiatric Effects of Physical Injuries
  • Psychic Injury
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Mental Disability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Correctional Psychiatry
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Boundaries Violation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Commitment
  • Undue Influence
  • Right to Treatment
  • Right to Refuse treatment
  • Sex Offender Risk Eval
  • Cinderella – the persecuted heroine – was forced to perform with the enticement of an immediate reward (going to the party), and a promotion of sorts (being treated equally). The Little Mermaid picked out (teased) her suitor, pursued him, and after a long, far-reaching, and conflicted relationship, she ended up down and under

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    8,500 Experts 250 Specialties
    6425 Christie Avenue, Suite 260
    Emeryville CA 94608
    USA
    phone: 800-275-8903
    fax: 510-486-1255
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    Medical Experts for Malpractice & Personal Injury Cases
    AMFS is America's premier medical expert witness and consulting company. We are a trusted partner with the legal community and provide a superior method of retaining medical experts. Since 1990, we have provided board-certified medical experts in over 10,000 medical malpractice and personal injury cases with a 92% win-rate compared to the industry average of 28%.
  • 8,500+ Medical Experts in 250+ Specialties
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  • Credible Expert Witnesses Resolving Medical Cases
    At AMFS, we carefully screen our experts to ensure that they are in active practice and are not "professional" experts. Our internal policy of blind presentation and review ensures objectivity and enables our experts to provide forensic testimony with the highest credibility. We maintain our high standards through oversight from an advisory board of esteemed medical professionals.
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    Dr. Robert A. Bailey, DC, DABFP, CICE, DABCC, CIRE
    14920 Hickory Greens Court
    Fort Myers FL 33912
    USA
    phone: 812-890-7121
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    Robert Bailey Chiropractic Expert PhotoRobert A. Bailey, DC, DABFP, CICE, DABCC, CIRE, has been practicing Chiropractic since 1977. A graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Bailey is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) and holds Diplomate status from the American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP) and the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants (ABCC). He is certified in disability evaluations through the National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals (NADEP).

    Litigation Support - Dr. Bailey has provided litigation support services for over 12 years. He has been deposed and/or testified approximately 15 times since 2010. Dr. Bailey's services include review of medical records and preparation of thorough, objective, written analysis regarding causation, diagnosis, prognosis, MMI, impairment, appropriateness and duration of care, and audit procedure codes. He assists with question preparation for depositions and interviews and is available for forensic chiropractic testimony when necessary.

    Dr. Bailey offers opinions in matters including:
    • Stroke Secondary to Chiropractic Manipulation
    • Independent Medical / Chiropractic Examination
    • Standard of Care relating to Chiropractic Malpractice
    • Appropriateness of Care relating to Chiropractic Malpractice
    • Impairment Ratings / Coding Audits
    • Fraud / Abuse
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations
    Dr. Bailey has lectured to the Indiana State Chiropractic Associations, the College on Forensic Sciences, and numerous interested groups about clinical documentation, chiropractic coding and billing, risk management, and issues of fraud and abuse. Lastly, Dr. Bailey serves as an academy instructor for the National Insurance Crime Bureau and is a member of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators.
    9/29/2015 · Medical
    As part of their educational process, practitioners of manipulative procedures are made aware of the possible association between neck manipulation and cerebrovascular accidents[i] (CVAs) as well as what to do in the event a CVA occurs during treatment.[ii] For any litigation considered regarding a stroke that closely follows spinal manipulation, the starting point for retained counsel is to ask what else could have caused or contributed to the stroke. Screening issues to consider include the following:

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    Willeam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI
    5840 Route 981 South
    Suite 104
    Latrobe PA 15650
    USA
    phone: 724-539-7685
    fax: 724-539-7086
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    Willeam Choby Dentistry Oral Surgery Expert PhotoWilleam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI, has over 40 years of experience Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He is a Board Certified Implant Dentist that perfoms both the Surgery and the Restoration of Implant Teeth.

    A “Master” in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), Dr. Choby has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and an example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. Masters have accepted the charge to keep abreast of advances in dentistry for the benefit of patients and the betterment of dentistry.

    Dr. Choby is also a Fellow in the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (FICCMO), earned a Masters of Public Administration (MPA), and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI). He is recognized as One of America's Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Choby's expertise is frequently called upon for second opinions for quality assurance companies, peer review panels, workmen's compensation disputes, automobile accident claims, dental insurance companies, physicians, attorneys, and other dentists. He has offered his expert opinion in more than 100 dental malpractice cases, inspected over 1,100 dental offices for insurance companies, and performed over 1,000 second opinion case reviews, IMEs and peer reviews. His cases have included issues concerning:
    • Dental Implant Surgery
    • Dental Implant Restorations
    • Neuromuscular Occlusion
    • Crowns
    • Bridges / Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers
  • Extractions
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Treatment
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    Dr. Robert E. Burdick, MD
    2201 39th Ave E.
    Seattle WA 98112
    USA
    phone: 206-329-5948
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    Robert E. Burdick, MD, is a Board Certified Medical Hematologist and Oncologist with over 40 years of academic, clinical, and expert witness experience. Trained at the University of Washington, he is licensed in the state of Washington and maintains a faculty position at the University of Washington as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine.

    In addition to having a broad base of experience with both private practice and academic medicine, he is current with medical literature pertaining to his expertise. His experience includes chemotherapy drug trials, collaboration with surgeons, radiation therapists, and bone marrow transplantation subspecialists and the allied fields of radiation therapy, surgical oncology, diagnostic radiology, and surgical pathology.

    Dr. Burdick is knowledgeable about solid tumors such as cancer of the breast, lung, colon, thyroid, tongue, larynx, head and neck, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, anus, skin, melanoma, liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, ovary, testicle, hepatoma, and sarcoma, as well as soft tissue malignancies such as non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphoma, the acute and chronic leukemia's, multiple myeloma, anemias, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and pancytopenia.

    Robert Burdick has over 30 years of experience in the medical-legal arena with expertise in evaluating deviations from the standard of practice for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has testified in 30 to 50 depositions and 8 to 10 trials. He is able to project credibility, explain complex medical issues in easily understood terms, and has the poise and demeanor to withstand the rigors of cross-examination while defending those opinions.

    Dr. Burdick is articulate in both oral or written form, and writes a clear, concise and ethical opinion supported by the premise of evidence based medicine. His opinions are prompt and he will state clearly whether he believes the standard of care has been violated, causation, and the degree of damages the claimant has sustained.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Anemia
    • Aplastic Anemia
    • Blood Disorders
    • Bone Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cancer Causation
    • Cancer Therapies
    • Causation Analysis
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Delay in Diagnosis
    • Hematology

  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Leukodystrophies
  • Liver Cancer
  • Loss of Life Expectancy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical-Legal Issues

  • Melanoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Oncology
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Standard of Care
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • 9/30/2014 · Medical
    "Has the standard of care been violated?" is the basic question in all medical malpractice cases, the answer to which may be difficult to determine because the standard of care is often unwritten, can be ever changing, and is a blend of academic and private practice opinions. In addition to having a broad base of experience with both private practice and academic medicine the expert witness must be current with the medical literature, knowledgeable about solid tumors such as cancer of the breast, lung, colon, thyroid, tongue, larynx, head and neck, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, anus, skin, melanoma, liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, ovary, testicle, hepatoma, and sarcoma, as well as soft tissue malignancies such as non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphoma, the acute and chronic leukemia's, multiple myeloma, anemias, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and pancytopenia.

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    Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, PA
    647 East Siddonsburg Road
    Mechanicsburg PA 17055
    USA
    phone: 717-691-5409 or 717-968-0576 (Cell)
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    Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, PA, is a board certified Occupational Physician in private consulting practice with extensive clinical and administrative experience in emergency and occupational medicine, including:
    • Case Review, Analysis, and Management
    • Impairment Determination and Disability Rating
    • Medical Direction
    • Industrial Illness and Injury Care
    • Medical Review Officer functions
    Dr. Caruso has performed occupational health services and consulting for organizations including Lockheed Martin, Bechtel Aberdeen, PepsiCo, Dean Foods, The New York Transit Authority, and multiple Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He has very broad and in-depth case management and file review experience involving complex disability and workers’ compensation claims. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (IAIME); a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME; 2009-2014); and a Certified Medical Review Officer. He has also held numerous leadership roles in ACOEM, and both published and presented at national, state, and local conferences in his areas of expertise. Dr. Caruso's primary professional interests are worker disability prevention and management, with a particular focus on the psychosocial aspects of occupational medicine and workers compensation, and prevention or minimization of unnecessary work disability.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Caruso's expertise is available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include Independent Medical Evaluations, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. Dr. Caruso is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, New York, Virginia, Louisiana, and North Carolina.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Occupational Medicine
    • Causation Analysis
    • Disability Prevention and Evaluation
    • Workers Compensation
    • Impairment Evaluation and Rating
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Return to Work
  • Drug Testing
  • Work Capacity
  • Work Life Expectancy
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    Stephen L. Nelson, Jr., MD, PhD, FAAP
    4720 South I-10 Service Rd # 401
    Metairie LA 70001
    USA
    phone: (504) 507-0774
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    Stephen L. Nelson, MD, PhD, FAAP, is a dual board certified Child Neurologist with over 15 years of experience in Pediatric Neurology and Pediatrics.

    Dr. Nelson is the current Director of Pediatric Neurology at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, where he performs high volume inpatient and outpatient evaluations. He runs the pediatric epilepsy center which offers video EEG monitoring as well as epilepsy surgery. Dr. Nelson is also a full-time Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. He holds a medical license in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Maryland and is certified as a medical doctor expert witness by the state of Florida.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Nelson has been providing expert witness services since 2004. He has served as an expert witness in child neurology for both defense and plaintiff counsels in the military, civilian sector, in various states, and even overseas.

    Dr. Nelson's services include Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and reviews, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony. His services encompass all phases of the medicolegal process, including evaluating whether the standard of care was met or breached, testifying in court, or assessing damages based on negligence and resulting injury. For defense and plaintiff, he reviews medical records for liability and provides expert opinions and testimony about causation and presumed life expectancy.

    Medico-Legal Issues:
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Medical Negligence
    • Physician Advocacy
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accident
  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD)
    • Autism
    • Birth Asphyxia
    • Brain Development Abnormalities
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Developmental Delay
    • Concussion
    • Electroencephalography
    • Epilepsy
    • Genetic Disorders
  • Erb's Palsy / Birth Injury
  • Headache Disorders
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Movement Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Seizures
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    Clive M. Segil, MD, FACS, FRCS
    2080 Century Park E. Ste 500
    Los Angeles CA 90067-2008
    USA
    phone: 310-203-5490
    Clive M. Segil, MD, FACS, FRCS is an internationally renowned Orthopedic Surgeon with 30 years of experience in the management of Musculoskeletal Disorders. He practices orthopedic surgery, treating all orthopedic conditions.

    Dr. Segil is on the staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Olympia Medical Centre, Tarzana Medical Centre, and Encino Medical Centre in the Los Angeles area. He is a past assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and a past Clinical Chief of Orthopedics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    Dr. Segil completely understands the forensic system, is comfortable and confident in presentation and trial appearance, and is not intimidated by court proceedings. He has vast experience in all aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is familiar with the new changes in the Workers' Compensation arena, including using the AMA guidelines, the ACOEM guidelines, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery guidelines for spine problems.

    Dr. Segil testifies for defense and plaintiff cases with an unbiased, erudite, understandable, and logical argument to support the facts and evidence. He has provided unbiased, detailed, ratable, and credible reports concerning injured workers and has given an honest opinion as to their condition, causation, prognosis, disability, and apportionment in a precise organized manner.

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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC
    Principal
    12081 W. Alameda Pkwy
    Suite 251
    Lakewood CO 80228
    USA
    phone: 720-308-7880
    fax: 303-988-3236
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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC is a Registered Nurse and has been working in the Emergency Department for more than 25 years. A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with a detail-oriented approach, Ms. Anderson is knowledgeable about all aspects of Hospital Care and Standards of Care for Physicians, Nurses and Ancillary Personnel.

    Ms. Anderson's background experience includes work in the Emergency Department of Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center, a level I Trauma Center and in the Emergency Department at Saint Anthony Hospital Central in Denver, Colorado, a level I Trauma Center where she helped initiate the Hyperbaric Medicine program. For 15 years, she worked as a staff RN, Charge RN and Assistant Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at Littleton Adventist Hospital - Littleton, Colorado, a level II Trauma Center. There, she helped with the expansion and reconstruction of the current Emergency Department facility.

    Ms. Anderson has been retained as an Expert 27 times. Her litigation support services include chart review for merit, chronologies, medical care research, Independent Medical Assessments, and more. Ms. Anderson's services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Emergency Department Care
    • Inpatient Hospital Care
    • Trauma, Cardiac, Neurological Emergency
    • Adult, Pediatric, and Infant Care
  • Triage & Documentation
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Worker's Compensation
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    Adam J. Carinci, MD
    9118 Bluebonnet Centre Boulevard
    Baton Rouge LA 70809
    USA
    phone: 845-797-2305
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    Adam Carinci Pain Medicine Expert PhotoDr. Adam J Carinci, MD, is a nationally recognized and sought after clinician, expert witness, and speaker with over a decade of Pain Medicine experience. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine.

    Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He is Partner at Comprehensive Pain Management in Baton Rouge, LA. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Carinci has been involved in over 40 cases as an expert witness serving counsel for both plaintiff and defense. He has qualified as an expert witness in federal court. He has authored over 20 expert reports, and has offered testimony under oath at both depositions and trials. Dr. Carinci is pleased to provide attorney references and redacted sample reports.

    Dr. Adam Carinci is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Pain Society. He lectures nationally as an expert on opioids and pain.

    Pain Management Credentials:
    • Board Certification in Anesthesiology (ABMS)
    • Board Certification in Pain Medicine (ABMS)
    • Pain training: Johns Hopkins Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    • Prior Director of the MGH Center for Pain Medicine
    • Practice clinical pain management
    Litigation Support:
    • Highly sought after, extensive expert witness experience
    • Standard of care opinions
    • Translate complex medical issues into easily understood language
    • Assist litigators in case merit
    • Case discussion, document review, expert reports, testimony under oath, trial experience
    Insurance:
    • Independent Medical Examinations
    • Peer Reviews
    • Utilization Review
    • Workers comp expertise: diagnosis, causation, pre-existing injuries, appropriates of care, MMI, impairment ratings, restrictions, return to work
    Training & Education:
    • Training and presentations for insurance companies, nurses, case managers, physician groups, law enforcement
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    David P. Pingitore, Ph.D, ABPP
    See Multiple Addresses Below
    Oakland CA 94611
    USA
    phone: 510-433-7132
    fax: 510-428-9042
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<br/><br/>Psychology Expert PhotoDavid 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.

    Litigation Support - 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
    • Depression
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Symptom Validity Assessment
  • PTSD
  • Geriatric Psychology
  • Oakland Office
    17 Glen Eden Avenue, #3
    Oakland, CA 94611
    Telephone: 510-433-7132

    Fresno Office
    2060 N. Winery Ave., Suite 101
    Fresno, CA 93710
    Telephone: 510-433-7132
    Modesto Office
    1015 12th Street
    Modesto, CA 95354
    Telephone: 510-433-7132

    Reno Office
    542 Lander Street
    Reno, NV 98509
    Telephone: 510-433-7132


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    1/24/2017 · Psychiatry
    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).

    12/16/2016 · Neuropsychology
    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.

    10/10/2016 · Psychiatry
    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.

    8/16/2016 · Psychology
    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).

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    Patricia S. Spivey, PsyD

    See Multiple Addresses Below
    CA USA
    phone: 888-850-3903 or 510-228-7638
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    Diablo Assessments is a multi-specialty network of physicians providing both Physical and Mental Disability Evaluations, Second Opinion, IME, QME, and Peer review services in Central and Northern California. Our flexible and diverse scheduling capabilities allow us to provide you with both a quickly scheduled referral as well as quality report processing.

    Medical and Psychological Evaluation Services - Diablo offers Medical and psychological evaluations and assessments to insurance, government agencies, or to employers for disability, fitness for duty, workers' compensation, and long term disability insurance claims. Evaluators for the following disciplines:
    • Neuropsychology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Orthopaedy
    • Neurology
    • Chiropractic
    • Forensic Testing
  • Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation
  • Physiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech Pathology
  • Diablo provides services related to:
    • Long-term Disability
    • Short-term Disability
    • Personal Injury Evaluations
    • Functional Capacity Examinations
    • Fitness for Duty
  • FMLA Reviews
  • AME / IME / QME
  • Records Review
  • Peer Review
  • Second Opinions
  • Clinic Locations :
    • Antioch / Pittsburg: 2260 Gladstone Drive, Suite B, Pittsburg, CA 94565
    • Fremont: 39809 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
    • Marina / Monterey / Salinas: 326 Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933
    • Modesto: 1230 13th St., Suite B, Modesto, CA 95354
    • Richmond: 3260 Blume Drive, Suite 326, Richmond, CA 94806
    • Sacramento: 910 Florin Rd. Suite 107, Sacramento, CA 95831
    • San Jose: 696 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 208, San Jose, CA 95112
    Patricia Spivey Neuropsychological Assessments Expert Photo Patricia S. Spivey, PsyD, has been providing Forensic and Neuropsychological Assessments in private practice for over 10 years. She offers Medical-Legal evaluations for stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cognitive disabilities, learning disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and other disorders.

    Dr. Spivey is a Qualified Medical Evaluator in California and Independent Medical Evaluator for private insurance, she has expert testimony experience, having testified in court and for depositions numerous times. She has performed criminal legal evaluations (competency) for the criminal courts of three Bay Area counties, and for regional center clients.

    Dr. Spivey's training focused on Neuropsychology. She finished a VA hospital internship while she completed a dissertation on Post-stroke Depression and Lesion Location. She focused on neuroscience in graduate school. She worked as a special education teacher in her early career, and has a vast knowledge of genetic disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities. She also worked for Napa State Hospital as a staff psychologist and senior psychology specialist before entering private practice full time.

    Daniel Katzenberg Pediatric Neurology Expert PhotoDaniel Katzenberg, PhD, MD, is a board certified Sleep Specialist with over 18 years of experience in treating and caring for adult and pediatric sleep disorder patients. He graduated with honors (cum laude) with a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Princeton University. He then completed his Master’s and PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics, and his Medical degree (MD) from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

    For his post-grad training, Dr. Katzenberg did his internship with the Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine program, completed residency in Neurology at Stanford, and completed residency in Pediatrics at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. He completed his fellowship in Sleep Disorders Medicine at Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic. Dr. Katzenberg is currently certified in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology Pediatrics.

    Dr. Katzenberg is an attending Pediatric Neurologist and Director of Pediatric Sleep Disorders at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA.

    Lara Salamacha Orthopedic Surgery Expert PhotoLara A. Salamacha, MS, MD, earned her MD from the University of San Diego. Dr. Salamacha went on to do her Orthopedic Surgery residency training at the University of San Francisco. With a concentration in Sports Medicine, she spent her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University.

    Dr. Salamacha is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a Sports Medicine Sub Specialty. Dr. Salamacha previously worked 3 years for NASA and has been the United State's Figure Skating Team Physician since 2011.

    Diablo Assessments has more than a dozen additional doctors working in 8 locations.
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    Babak Kamkar
    O.D.
    1027 S. Central Avenue, #100
    Glendale CA 91204
    USA
    phone: 818-500-8008
    fax: 818-500-8075
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    Dr. Babak ("Bob") Kamkar has been a California Licensed Optometrist since 1986 and one of fewer than 2% of California optometrists who are licensed to the maximum level of the law, including diagnosing and treating glaucoma. Dr. Kamkar is also currently one of fewer than five optometrists with additional credentials as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (Q.M.E.) and Agreed Medical Evaluator (AME) in the State of California.

    For the past several years, Dr. Kamkar has provided QME and AME examination and reports to Californians. He has two locations for his private practice, Costa Mesa in Orange County and Glendale in Los Angeles County. They are dedicated in providing the patients with unsurpassed service combined with the latest in eye care equipment.

    Among the technologies incorporated in this practice, undilated 200-degree fundus photography is performed on every patient using OPTOS Optomap® Retinal Exam. For those who need further diagnostic tests, ocular blood flow study and the Heidelberg retina tomograph (HRT3) are performed. HRT3 uses laser technology to produce a topographical image of a patient’s optic nerve, providing an objective analysis of the structure’s cup, rim and retinal nerve fiber layer, as well as detailed 3-D views of the retinal layers in the macula. Additionally FDT and Octopus visual fields are utilized for various eye and vision disorders.

    Dr. Kamkar is skilled in fitting a variety of contact lenses, including difficult cases of keratoconus. He is certified for fitting Synergeyes lenses, which incorporate a rigid center with a soft lens periphery for maximum comfort and vision.

    Dr. Kamkar is available as an Expert Witness for both Plaintiff and Defense.

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