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Vast Enterprises, LLC
Timothy Luckett , BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CIC, LNC
President/CEO
14171 Shepherd Drive
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
USA
phone: 909-268-2126
fax: 773-945-8103
Timothy P. Luckett, BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CIC, LNC a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) gives expert opinions and testimony in all types of medical malpractice cases for both Plaintiff and Defense. Mr. Luckett is a Registered Nurse Expert in Surgery, ICU, Nursing Home Neglect, Outpatient Surgery Center Matters, and Hospital Surgical Matters.

Mr. Luckett has served as a circulating nurse, RR nurse, and as a registry nurse in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Gynecology, Vascular and Urology Surgeries. He has given numerous laser safety lectures and is a clinical assistant for the University of California at Los Angeles, Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) program. Mr. Luckett has also served as a case consultant and reviews nurse malpractice cases for the California Board of Registered Nursing.
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C. Perry Cooke, III, MD
5824 Widewaters Parkway
East Syracuse NY 13057
USA
phone: 315-256-2520
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C. Perry Cooke, III, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in the management of Musculo-Skeletal Injury and Disease. He has treated all Orthopedic conditions, but now concentrates on Disorders of the Shoulder and Knee.

Dr. Cooke is a founding member and has been the long-term managing partner of a large private Orthopedic group in Syracuse, NY. His Patient Satisfaction Surveys are consistently very high. He is on the active staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Community General Hospital, Upstate University Hospital, and Specialists’ One-Day Surgery Center, all in Syracuse, NY. In the past, he was occasionally assisted at Surgery by a Resident in Orthopedics, but for many years is now assisted by a PA or LPN…performing as the primary surgeon on every case.

Litigation Support - Dr. Cooke is comfortable in the legal environment. He is experienced in Depositions, Video Testimony, and Courtroom Testimony. He is not intimidated by the proceedings of a courtroom or an opposing attorney.

Dr. Cooke testifies for both defense and plaintiff cases. He relates well to juries, being able to explain complicated situations using plain English terminology. Dr. Cooke can use documents, charts, and anatomic models to educate members of a jury. He will participate in a case only if his opinion is supported by the evidence.
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Steve Yun M.D., Inc.
Steve C. Yun
M.D.
210 N. Tustin
Santa Ana CA 92705
USA
phone: 714-320-0084
Steve Yun, MD is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and also holds certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. With a full-time clinical practice, Dr. Yun is currently Medical Director of the Beverly Hills Integrated Surgery Center. He has staff privileges at several Southern California hospitals. He has received the Physician of Excellence awarded by Orange County Medical Association numerous times.

Litigation Support - Dr. Yun has over 15 years of medico-legal experience. He provides case review for counsel representing both the plaintiff and the defense. Dr. Yun is also licensed to practice in WI, WY, CO, and MI.

Areas of Expertise:
  • General Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Preoperative Preparation
  • PACU
  • Airway Management
  • Propofol / Diprivan
  • Intubation Injuries
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    William B. Stetson, MD
    191 S Buena Vista St Ste 470
    Burbank CA 91505
    USA
    phone: 818- 848-3030
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    William B. Stetson, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine with an expertise in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. Dr. Stetson is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He spends over 90% of his time in clinical practice and research and has over ten years experience as an expert witness and in reviewing complex medical-legal issues.

    He is the Team Physician for the USA Men's and Women's Olympic Indoor Volleyball Teams and accompanied both teams to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. He is a former athlete himself, a two time All-American volleyball player at the University of Southern California (USC). He is also a recipient of the NCAA's prestigious Silver Anniversary Award, given to former NCAA athletes who have gone on to distinguish themselves after graduation.

    Areas of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialization:
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Treatment of Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement / Bursitis
  • Meniscus Repair and Meniscectomy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
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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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    Ronald L. Teed MD PC
    Ronald L. Teed, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    425 SE Baseline
    Hillsboro OR 97123
    USA
    phone: 503-681-9676
    fax: 503-615-0434
    Cascade Orthopedic Surgery is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, they strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

    Principal, Ronald L. Teed, MD, is a Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has approximately 25 years of experience. In private practice for over 15 years (providing both clinical and surgical Orthopedic care), he currently has hospital privileges at Tuality Community Hospital, Tillamook County General Hospital, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Teed has over 2 years experience in performing Independent Medical Examinations for various companies and employers. In that time, he has completed over 1000 reports.

    Background - A Commander in the US Naval Reserves, Dr. Teed's orthopedic practice covered all land, ship, and special forces military personnel and their families in the southern European, Mediterranean and Southeast Asian military theater. His tasks included setting up, maintaining and operating a new orthopedic facility. Dr. Teed has also served as a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Teed provides litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. He is available to review medical records and opine on issues of causation.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • General Orthopedics
    • Total Joint Replacement
    • Sports Medicine
    • Feet
    • Ankles
  • Hands
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Currently licensed in: Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii
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    Michael Armstrong, Jr, MD
    8700 Stony Point Parkway Suite 110
    Richmond VA 23235
    USA
    phone: 804-330-5501 or 804-437-3687 (cell)
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    Michael Armstrong, Jr, MD, has practiced Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery since 1995. Dr. Armstrong is a nationally recognized leader in office-based sinus surgery, with several publications regarding balloon sinus dilation. He is also known for his skill in reconstructing cancer defects of the nose and ear. With a constant eye for new and less invasive surgical techniques, he stays abreast of current research through educational meetings and self-study. In the operating room and in the office, he is an innovator who has introduced one or more techniques for each year in practice.

    Dr. Armstrong trained at Johns Hopkins University (1989-1995), Dr. Armstrong was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1995. He was certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2001, and now serves as an oral examiner. He completed the fellowship examination of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy in 2007. He has co-authored several papers on minimally invasive sinus procedures, patented a safety needle device, and brought a new tonsillectomy tool to market. His most recent publication is a review of strangulation injuries (June 2016).

    Litigation Support: - Dr. Armstrong has reviewed over 50 medical liability or personal injury cases within the specialty of Ears, Nose, and Throat, and has testified in court or in deposition more than a dozen times. Previous cases have included personal injury claims of:
    • Tinnitus
    • Hearing Loss
    • Throat Injuries
    • Neck Dissections
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Nasal and Sinus Surgeries
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Surgical Complications
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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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    Dora Mancias, Legal Services Project Manager
    3755 South Capitol of Texas Highway Suite 160
    Austin TX 78704
    USA
    phone: 512-689-6879 (Dora) 512-970-5281 (Dr. Race)
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    J Clark Race Orthopedic Surgery Expert PhotoJ. Clark Race, MD, is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Race has extensive experience and knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of all orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. He has practiced orthopedics in Austin, TX for over 30 years.

    Dr. Race received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Galveston and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas. He was named one of America's Top Orthopedists in 2010 by Consumer's Research Council of America, as well as one of the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Race has been providing consulting / expert witness services to the legal and insurance industries for 30 years. He is currently an Orthopedic Consultant for the Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services and a Certified Designated Doctor for the Texas Department of Insurance, Workers Compensation Division.

    Dr. Race has extensive knowledge of the application of evidence-based guidelines. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He has been deposed and/or testified over 50 times. Dr. Race's services include Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), Medical Record Reviews of all orthopedic conditions, Maximum Medical Improvement / Impairment Exams, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Planning, and Disability Evaluations.

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    Dr. Race has expertise in the treatment of numerous orthopedic problems, including fractures, traumatic injuries, reconstructive surgery, and common problems of the:
    • Neck
    • Back
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Wrist
  • Hands
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet
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    Quality Evaluations Inc.
    Douglas Gula, DO
    7164 Eagles Wing Drive
    West Chester OH 45069
    USA
    phone: 513-659-0664 or 513-582-8589
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    Douglas C. Gula, DO, specializes in Orthopedics with an emphasis on Sports Medicine. Dr. Gula is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is also Certified in the Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings.

    Quality Evaluations, Inc. is an independent organization that conducts:
    • Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)
    • Independent Medical Reviews
    • Permanent Partial Disability Evaluations (PPDs)
    • Impairment Determinations
    • Loss of Use Reviews
    Dr. Gula and his team provide services to third party administrators, attorneys, employers, insurance companies, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. They pride themselves on honestly, credibility, and the timeliness of reports based upon 16 years of involvement in the business of medical evaluations and 30 years of Orthopedic surgical experience.

    Orthopedic Expertise:
    • Fracture Management
    • Sports Medicine
    • Total Joint Replacement Arthroplasty
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Hand Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
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    John M. Shamoun
    M.D., F.A.C.S.
    360 San Miguel Drive, Suite 406
    Newport Beach CA 92660
    USA
    phone: 949-759-3077
    fax: 949-759-5458
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    Dr. John M. Shamoun is the only Plastic Surgeon in the United States who is Quadruple Board Certified by the:
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Forensic Medicine

    Having completed nine formal years of training beyond medical school, Dr. Shamoun is among the most highly educated Plastic Surgeons you will find in the United States today. He is dedicated to achieving extraordinary and unmatched outcomes in all cosmetic plastic surgical procedures.

    Dr. Shamoun has earned the reputation of being a surgeon's surgeon, specializing in correcting unfavorable results operated upon elsewhere. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, Nose, Face, Eyes and Body. He also has extensive experience in Medical Malpractice case review, consultation, written evaluation and testimony (in depositions and trial), for plaintiff and defense.

    Dr. Shamoun is an articulate subspecialty consultant with up to date knowledge and expertise of Plastic Surgery literature and standards of care. His opinions are supported by extensive subspeciality education, training, and experience.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Implant / Augmentation Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Liposuction / Body Contouring Surgery
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Eyes, Face, Nose, Breast, Body
  • Facelift Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • General Surgery
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    Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS
    242 N. Glendale Ave.
    Glendale CA 91206
    USA
    phone: 818-388-2737 or 818-484-8939
    fax: 818-649-1207
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    Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS, is double board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In the clinic setting, Dr. Kotikian routinely performs IV sedations for complex cases including impacted wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting and tumor excisions. He specializes in:
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma
    • Infections
    • Oral Pathology Resection and Reconstruction
    • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (surgical and non-surgical)
    • Craniofacial Anomalies (orthognathic surgery / corrective jaw surgery)
    Litigation Support - A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kotikian has extensive experience as an expert witness in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry. His Dental law and Dentistry services have been requested all over the country.

    Dr. Kotikian has been an expert witness on over 50 malpractice cases, given depositions on over 25 cases and testified at court over the past five years. His cases have included a wide variety of issues related to the Oral and Maxillofacial region including
    • Oral Pathology
    • Nerve Injuries
    • TMJ Issues
    • Oral Trauma
    • Oral and Facial Fractures and Lacerations
    • Injuries related to Extraction of Teeth
    • Injuries related to Dental Implant \ Surgery
    • Orthognathic Surgery Complications
    • Head and Neck Infections related to Teeth and Salivary Glands

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    I. Stephen Davis, MD
    2460 W 26th Ave Ste C-190
    Denver CO 80202
    USA
    phone: 303-929-3797
    fax: 720-855-8844
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    I. Stephen Davis, MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 40 years of experience treating patients and providing orthopedic care at a Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Davis has performed a vast array of operations on the spine, upper, and lower extremities.

    Dr. Davis has experience both as a Surgeon and an Independent Evaluator, and thus is able to offer valuable opinions regarding Damages, Causation, and Apportionment. Certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation as a Level II Evaluator, he is well versed in providing unbiased opinions, that are independent of outside factors, and considered the best fair assessment of the condition.

    Specialties - Independent Medical Evaluations | Personal Injury | Worker's Compensation Claims | Trauma | Sports Medicine | Musculoskeletal Diseases | Conditions of the Spine and Extremities

    Dr. Davis has performed over 3,000 Independent Medical Examinations and has testified at deposition and/or trial approximately 300 times. He has maintained an independent position throughout his career and provides unbiased, evidence based opinions without preference. Dr. Davis' opinions have proven valuable over many years for clients throughout the country.

    Dr. Davis is also available to lecture on Orthopedic Topics. He has been engaged to speak by such entities as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Colorado Lawyers Association.

    Litigation Support Services:
    • Organization of Complex Medical Records
    • Claimant Interviews and Examinations
    • Interpretation of Diagnostic Images
  • Rendering Evidence Based Opinions
  • Personal Conferences
  • Deposition and Expert Witness Testimony
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    Craig A. Nachbauer, MD, RPVI
    NY, VT USA
    phone: 518-314-1520 (Office) 518-593-4836 (Cell)
    fax: 518-314-1178
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    Craig A. Nachbauer, MD, RPVI, is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has practiced thoracic and vascular surgery since 1991. He also serves as the Medical Director of the University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Wound Center.

    Dr. Nachbauer completed his thoracic surgery residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals. After a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University, he served as Clinical Associate in Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic.

    He is a diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Nachbauer has over 10 years of experience in medical record review, determinations of standard of care, and deposition and testimony in medical malpractice cases.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Vascular, Endovascular surgery and Phlebology
    • Non-invasive Vascular Testing
    • Wound Care
    New York Address
    12 Haeley Avenue
    Plattsburgh, NY
    Vermont Address
    54 West Twin Oaks Terrace, Suite 14
    South Burlington, VT
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    6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 235
    Carmichael CA 95608
    USA
    phone: 800-403-1647 or 916-863-7301
    fax: 916-863-7206
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    MRK Medical Consultants provides Medical-Legal Evaluations to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client's situations. MRK provides a wide array of medical experts that offer objective review and analysis of personal injuries. Each stage of the process—research to review, analysis to opinion—is addressed in a comprehensive manner in order to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client’s situations. MRK has over forty board certified physician specialists and many with subspecialty certifications. MRK provides physician experts to the entire State of California, the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and Las Vegas, and we travel to many areas of the United States. Physical therapy, registered nurses, physician assistant and billing review consultants are available services MRK provides. Oncall MD's in office daily to discuss your needs if you are unsure of what expert you need.

    Dr. Edward YoungerEdward W. Younger, III, M.D., Medical Director of MRK Medical Consultants, specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. He has extensive experience in total joint replacement, as well as reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. He was instrumental in bringing computer navigation technology to his hospital. He has served on the orthopedic trauma staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and serves on the Medical Executive Committee at Mercy San Juan. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the California Orthopedic Association.


    Dr. Michael KleinDr. Michael R. Klein, Jr., M.D., specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and is a founding member and the first Medical Director of Northern California Orthopedic Centers. He is a senior member of the medical staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and was involved with the development of the orthopedic section of the Level II Trauma Center.

    Dr. Klein is a clinical instructor at University of California, Davis, Medical Center, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association and the California Medical Association.

    MRK's Areas of Expertise:
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery / Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • General surgery / trauma
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • RN
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Orthopedics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Podiatry
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Family Practice Anesthesiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical care
  • Otolaryngology
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