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Dr. Jeffrey Stone
DO, MPH, FCCWS
5960 W. Parker Road
STE 278-458
Plano TX 75093
USA
phone: 214 265-9408
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Dr. Jeffrey Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS, specializing in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, served as Medical and Fellowship Director for the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at the Institute for Exercise & Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Dallas from 1992- May 2016.. Dr. Stone received his medical degree from Western States University and received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University. Dr. Stone completed a residency in aerospace medicine at Brooks Air Force Base and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and Wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. He is one of the first 60 physicians in the U.S. to receive his certification in Wound Care. Dr. Stone currently provides care to patients in acute care, LTAC, long term care facilities SNF and Nursing Home) and outpatient care.

Dr. Stone has been widely published in many medical journals regarding his expertise in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Stone serves as an Expert Witness for Peer Reviews, Legal Reviews, and Medical Malpractice Cases.

Areas of Expertise: Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen-
  • Pressure Sores
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Wounds
  • Acute Traumatic Ischemias
  • Decubitus Ulcers
  • Non-Healing Wounds, Venous or Arterial or Pressure Related
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1/3/2013 · Medical
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11/1/2012 · Medicine
Adequate debridement, control of infection, off-loading of pressure, and appropriate topical management are the most important interventions in treating nonhealing wounds.

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Timothy S. Beck, MD
Medical-Legal Consultant
PO Box 384
Clayton GA 30525
USA
phone: 706-982-4156
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Timothy S. Beck, MD, is an Internist, board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Beck has been actively practicing medicine in several different settings for greater than 10 years, including outpatient office, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Dr. Beck has been providing Medical-Legal support since 2009. With medical licenses in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, his experience includes Legal Case Reviews, Independent Medical Reviews, Disability Case Reviews. In addition, Dr. Beck serves as the medical director for a regional home health agency, he is an assistant clinical professor at Georgia Regents University and is the medical director of a multi-state ambulatory lab company. Dr. Beck offers physician led consultation, advocacy, and guidance through the medical system. He provides timely responses to inquiries, work done on time, and work done accurately. Dr. Beck specializes in finding and defending the truth with respect to:
  • Medical Errors
  • Medication Errors
  • Hospital Errors
  • Deviations from the Standard of Care
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2405 Islandview CT
Henrico VA 23233
USA
phone: 804-305-4584
fax: 804-828-2983
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Michael Schechter, MD, MPH, is a Pediatric Pulmonologist with extensive practice experience, academic credentials, and a national and international reputation in the care of neonates and children with Lung Disease and Respiratory Disorders.

Dr. Schechter is a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and Children's Hospital of Richmond. He is also Director of the VCU Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Children's Hospital of Richmond Community Asthma Program, Immediate Past Chair of the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Associate Editor of the AAP Handbook on Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Schechter is a previous Chair of the Pediatric Program Committee of the American Thoracic Society.

Litigation Support - Having spent the early part of his career as a general pediatrician, Dr. Schechter has insight into standards of care for pediatric generalists. He has been an academic pediatric pulmonologist at several institutions for over 15 years, dealing with children who have rare and common, simple and complex respiratory conditions. He is skilled in bronchoscopy, pulmonary function testing, and in chronic mechanical ventilation.

Dr. Schechter's expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositors, and trial testimony when needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Empyema
  • Hemoptysis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Respiratory Complications
  • Asthma
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Hypoxemia
  • Aspiration
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Sickle Cell Lung Disease
  • Bronchoscopy
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    Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery, RN, BSN
    1733 Birchwood Drive
    San Marcos CA 92069
    USA
    phone: 760-445-4893
    fax: 760-888-0328
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    Cynthia Minnery Elder Abuse Expert PhotoCynthia (Cyndy) Minnery RN, BSN has over 30 years of experience caring for the elderly within Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living Facilities. Ms. Minnery has worked as a Director of Quality Compliance in Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care. She now owns Residential Care Facilities and is familiar with the Standards of Care expected of caregivers in these settings.

    Ms. Minnery has years of experience and training in care of the elderly and common disorders like Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other Geriatric Syndromes. She currently serves on the San Diego Dementia Consortium board of directors and Clinical advisory committee.

    Cyndy Minnery has been an expert witness for elder abuse cases within Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) since 2012. Her reputation for providing exceptional care as an RCFE owner/administrator is well known within San Diego county, caring for residents with the highest level of compassion. Ms. Minnery provides medical record review and other services to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Residential Care for Elderly
    • Assisted Living
    • Nursing Homes
    • Title 22 Regulatory Compliance
    • Standards of Care
  • Elder Abuse
  • Bedsores
  • Wound Care
  • Falls
  • Medication Management
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    William C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS
    816 C Avenue
    Coronado CA 92118
    USA
    phone: 858-354-0415
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    William (Bill) C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS, has practiced General Orthopedics and Trauma Care, including total joint and arthroscopy surgeries and sports medicine and related injuries for many years at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. He is senior physician in a group of 8 orthopedic surgeons and 2 Physician Assistants.

    In addition to orthopedic experience, Dr. Mohlenbrock is a nationally recognized expert in the objective assessment of hospital medical outcomes, Clinical Quality and Cost Efficiencies for inpatient care. He has consulted for hospitals who have found themselves in potential legal situations where the quality of their clinical care has been called into question.

    Dr. Mohlenbrock received his BS degree from the University of Illinois and his MD from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He holds fellowships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Physician Leadership. He is a noted lecturer and has published numerous articles on measuring and improving the quality and cost efficiency of medical care.

    Comprehensive Quality Data used to Defend Hospitals for Med Mal


    Litigation Support - Attorneys wishing to take advantage of Dr. Mohlenbrock's orthopedic and quality assessment experience as well as his communication skills, will receive unbiased, evidence-base opinions. He assists the legal profession whose clients are either plaintiffs or defendants.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    • Total Joint Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Arthroscopy Surgeries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sport-related Injuries
  • Hospital Medical Outcome Assessments
  • Medical Care Efficiency
  • Medical Care Quality
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    The legal strategies for defending hospitals against medical legal liabilities are certainly many and varied. An additional consideration to augment every defense strategy might be contained in each hospital’s own store of big data. Heretofore these data have been underutilized for medical legal purposes...

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    Randall M. Raziano, MD, MS
    236 S 3rd St. #245
    Montrose CO 81401-3618
    USA
    phone: 970-765-0532
    fax: 970-550-7768
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    Randall M. Raziano, MD, MS, is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Subspecialty Certified in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Raziano has over 15 years of private and academic experience in Diagnostic Radiology. He is a full-time practicing radiologist, capable in all sub-specialties including Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound, CT, and Interventional Radiology.

    Dr. Raziano is Vice Chief of Staff, serves on the Peer Review Oversight Committee, and previously held an academic appointment at the University of Colorado. He is licensed to practice in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas.

    With both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, Dr. Raziano has received several academic awards, obtained research grants, and published refereed papers in medical literature.

    Dr. Raziano currently serves on Montrose Memorial Hospital's Peer Review Oversight Committee, Medical Executive Committee, and a number of other boards to provide direction to the medical staff with regard to quality, safety, and standard of care.

    Dr. Raziano has a strong scientific background and can present complex cases in a clear concise manner.

    Dr. Raziano provides expert, unbiased testimony in the evaluation of:
    • Chronicity of Disease
    • Injury Causation
    • Radiologic Interpretation
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    Glenda Flemister MD, FACP, FCCP
    President/Medical Director
    21200 S. La Grange Road
    suite 273
    Frankfort Illinois 60423
    United States
    phone: 815.534.5677
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    Glenda E. Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Flemister has over 30 years of experience in her field. She received her MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and is licensed to practice in Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

    Dr. Flemister has over 10 years of experience in national insurance and payer companies. She has served as Medical Director for Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Next Level Health Partners. She is currently the Executive Medical Director for Medical Health Solutions, a company involved in predicting trends to optimize healthcare at an affordable and sustainable rate. In this capacity, she provides education, consultation, and resources to the medical industry, medical providers, and managed care organizations.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Flemister has been providing medical legal chart review, depositions, and trial testimony to the legal community since 1994. Her cases involve Pulmonary and Critical Care medical issues. She has performed over 100 file reviews. Her services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant, private hospitals, ISMIE (Illinois State Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange), and the AMA. Dr. Flemister's cases involve:
    • Pulmonary Medicine / Disease
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medical Malpractice
    • Pulmonary Care Quality Assurance
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Issues
  • Asthma
  • Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Medical Devices
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    Lawson Consulting, LLC
    Andrew Lawson, MD, FACEP
    Emergency Medicine Consultant and Expert Witness
    2618 San Miguel Drive, #460
    Newport Beach CA 92660
    USA
    phone: 949-400-5216
    Andrew Lawson, MD, is a Stanford trained, board certified Emergency Medicine Specialist. He works full time in a high volume regional adult & children’s medical and trauma center that sees over 60,000 patient visits per year. As a Quality Assurance Director for the last 10 years, Dr. Lawson has personally reviewed hundreds of cases and has overseen the review of thousands of medical records. He has been selected as a member of an elite group of physicians to provide hospital wide quality case reviews.

    Dr. Lawson is uniquely qualified to comment on Standard of Care Issues in Emergency Medicine. He has developed expertise in reviewing medical records for quality improvements and for reducing medical-legal pitfalls in his group’s medical practice. As an Expert Witness, he has developed the skills to provide thorough research and background information, pros and cons to the case, precise timelines, a unique approach and understanding of the opponent's expert witness testimony, and the highest quality consultation, chart review, and testimony for any situation. His unique teaching methods and presentation skills transform difficult, complex, and diverse topics into easy to understand information for jury members and other laypersons.

    Areas of Expertise include:
    • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    • Critical Care Issues
    • Medical Case Review
    • Pre-hospital Care
    • Quality Assurance
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    LaTonya Washington, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
    2005 Elzey Avenue
    Memphis TN 38104
    USA
    phone: 901-310-8215
    fax: 1-888-859-3997
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    LaTonya Washington, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP, is physician Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics with clinical experience expertise in Hospital Medicine for both adult and pediatric patients. Her experience also includes pediatric urgent care and emergency care.

    Background - In addition to providing care for hospitalized pediatric and adult patients, Dr. Washington has served as a healthcare executive with experience managing an inpatient facility with a focus on clinical integration and physician alignment.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Washington serves as a medical file review consultant utilizing Interqual and Milliman guidelines. Her expertise is available to attorneys for plaintiff and defendant for medical malpractice and other cases involving Hospitals, Healthcare Systems, Insurers for Peer Review, Risk Management, and Utilization Review. Dr. Washington's services include medical chart review for medical standard of care, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pediatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Healthcare Systems
    • Hospital Medicine
    • Hospital Acquired Infections
    • Standard of Care
  • Hospitalist
  • Primary Care Hospital Management
  • Infection Control
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Revenue Management
  • Patient Safety
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    Dr. John C. Shershow
    240 Central Park South Suite 2H
    New York NY 10019
    USA
    phone: 800-388-9299
    Dr. John Shershow is a nationally known expert in all aspects of Hospital and Clinic Administration. In his nearly 20 years of experience as a Senior Hospital Executive and Healthcare Consultant, Dr. Shershow has surveyed or consulted to hundreds of hospitals, both as an accreditation surveyor for JCAHO and as a private consultant for hospitals nationwide.

    Dr. Shershow has been Medical Director of two prestigious hospitals and an Associate Dean of a nationally known medical school. He is Board Certified and was educated at Harvard, Yale and the University of Southern California.

    Areas Of Expertise Include:
  • Hospital Administration
  • Staffing
  • Quality of Care
  • JCAHO Accreditation
  • Medical Quality Assessment and Review
  • Medical Staff Affairs
  • Hospital And Ambulatory Standards of Care
  • Patient Rights
  • Health Care Risk Management
  • Medical Quality Assurance
  • Administrative Medicine
  • Peer Review
  • JCAHO Standards
  • Physician Credentialing & Privileging
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    William Dillin, MD
    6601 Center Drive West, Suite 100
    Los Angeles CA 90045
    USA
    phone: 424-276-7715
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    Spine Surgery and Spine Medicine Consultant

    The concepts of Evidence Based Medicine have been the cornerstone of Dr. Dillin's education during his spine surgery fellowship in Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the format for decision making in his subsequent practice.

    The critical analytic features inherent in the "best evidence" approach to patients have permeated his writing and his lectures, allowing flexible adaptation as the science has changed. The combination of logical clinical analysis based on these principles, and twenty five years of experience exclusively devoted to spine surgery and spine related problems, allows specialty focus on any Independent Medical Evaluations or Medical-Legal Reviews.

    Dr. William Dillin Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery Expert
    William Dillin, MD is a spine surgery and spine medicine consultant at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The Kerlan-Jobe physicians serve as consultants to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Los Angeless Rams, Loyola Marymount University and USC Trojan Football.



    Los Angeles and Orange County Appointments

    Email: keena.giles@independentspine.com
    Web: IndependentSpine.com

    IME Information and Medical Legal Reviews

    424-276-7715
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    Stephen D. Chin, MD, FACEP
    Burlingame CA 94010
    USA
    phone: 650-224-7873
    fax: 650-228-7367
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    Stephen D. Chin, MD, FACEP, is an experienced Emergency Physician with an expertise in Documentation Quality Assurance and Risk Management through optimization of documentation and effecting behavioral change among providers.

    Dr. Chin currently is currently an Emergency Department Provider at Alta Bates Medical Center. He also serves as an Urgent Care Provider and Cimro Peer Review Panelist.

    For 12 years, Dr. Chin served as the Documentation Quality Assurance Expert at Berkeley Emergency Medical Group where he discovered many errors and omissions common in the provider charting and educated them to modify their documentation habits in order to optimize billing and reimbursement for the care provided, while minimizing legal risk through thoroughly documenting that standards of care were met. Additionally, he conducts medical quality assurance file review for the Medical Board of California.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Chin provides Health, Life, and Disability File Reviews. His services include detailed forensic evaluation of the medical record and associated case files to determine merit and/or to find weaknesses or inconsistencies in documentation.

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    Carlos M Torres
    M.D.
    3704 Sunrise Ranch Road
    Southlake TX 76092
    USA
    phone: 972-816-3928
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    EXPERTISE IN:

    1. The pathobiology, clinico-pathologic correlation, and histopathologic diagnosis of: diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, liver, and pancreas.

    2. Human neoplasms (cancer) and preneoplastic conditions.

    3. Establishing standard of care, causation and cause of death.

    Dr. Torres was instrumental in creating a rather unique model of GI subspecialty-focused laboratory, that during his 12 yrs tenure became one of the largest private national Anatomic Pathology laboratories-Caris/Miraca Life Sciences.

    BACKGROUND:

    1. Anatomic Pathology Residency: Washington Univ-Barnes Hospital 1991-94.

    2. Oncologic Pathology Fellowship: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1994-95.

    3. Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship: Harvard-Brigham & Womens Hospital 1995-96.

    4. Instructor at Harvard Medical School: 1996-1998.

    5. Assistant Professor and Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology Division at Univ. of Texas Health Science Center-Hermann Hospital, Houston Medical Center: 08/1998 - 12/2000.

    6. Staff GI Pathologist and Quality Assurance Director at Caris/Miraca Life Sciences, Dallas TX: 01/2001 - 04/2012.

    7. Staff Pathologist, Anatomic Pathology Division of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, Long Island NY: 05/2013 - 05/2015.

    8. Staff Pathologist, Anatomic Pathology Division of Alliance Health Sciences, Dallas TX: 01/2016 - present.

    9. Sole-Proprietor of "Expert Pathology Consultation Services", Dallas TX: 2001-present.
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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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    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD
    Naperville IL USA
    phone: 630-373-2585
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    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD, is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at Edward Hospital in the Chicago area. With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she focused on the areas of Drug Delivery Systems and Ultrasonic Imaging.

    Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Demos served as Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia and was a member of the pediatric anesthesia team for many years. She has authored multiple manuscripts in the areas of liposomes, ultrasound contrast agents, and targeted therapies, and has a patent for her research and development of Acoustically Reflective Liposomes for Tissue Specific Ultrasonic Enhancement. She currently holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Demos provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Her services include medical record review, reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Airway Management
    • Failed Intubation
    • Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia
    • Obstetrical Anesthesia
    • General Anesthesia
    • Regional Anesthesia
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Surgical Fires
  • Drug Errors
  • Positioning Injuries
  • Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications
  • Sedation Complications Outside of the OR
  • View Dr. Demos' Consulting Profile.
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