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James T. Sturm, MD
St. Paul MN 55116
USA
phone: 651-216-4859
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James T. Sturm, MD graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1970 and pursued a career in General and Thoracic Surgery. As a surgeon, he was a member of several multispecialty surgical teams doing surgery on the thoracic and lumbar spine.

In 1982, Dr. Sturm began practicing Emergency Medicine and further developed his interest in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the neck and back. He currently practices Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation at Physicians Neck and Back Clinic in Woodbury, MN.

Litigation Support - Dr. Sturm is a Disability and Impairment Rating evaluating physician and is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He has performed over 2,000 IMEs in his 25 years of experience. Dr. Sturm provides expert witness services to insurance companies and counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, IMEs, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Personal Injury
  • Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Impairment Rating
  • Trauma
  • IMEs
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    Prosthetics and Orthotics Expert Witness and Consultant
    792 Eastern Point Road
    Annapolis MD 21401
    USA
    phone: 410-533-1960
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    Mr. John F. Schulte, is an accomplished Orthotic and Prosthetic practitioner with 40 plus years of experience consulting and treating Body and External powered upper and lower extremity prosthetics for all age groups.

    Mr. Schulte has vast knowledge and experience in clinical practice prosthetic and orthotic component development, design, and manufacturing. A Clinician, Patient Care Consultant, and Senior Manager of 27 offices throughout 5 states, he is considered an expert in his field. Mr. Schulte continues to be asked to consult on Clinical ‘Best Practices’ by physicians, third party payors, peers, and patient users on the most appropriate component utilization and outcome measurements.

    A published author, consultant, and Clinical Board Examiner, Mr. Schulte has treated and been involved with the treatment of persons of all ages with congenital birth defects, limb weakness and loss, and spinal cord injury.

    Litigation Support - John Schulte's intimate knowledgeable in prosthetic and orthotic clinical practice and management, component prescription recommendation, and selection and utilization for all patient ages and levels of function make him an excellent expert witness resource. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, second opinions, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Appropriate Prosthetic / Orthotic Component Selection Recommendation
    • Utilization and Failures Due to Improper Manufacturing Processes
    • Prescription Appropriateness
    • Clinical Applications and Negligence Directly Related to Limb Weakness and Loss
    • Spinal Cord Injury and Treatment
    • Wrongful Death Investigation and Determination
    • Limb Damage and Loss in Diabetics as Related to Footwear
    • LifeCare Plan Consultation and Preparation as Related to Orthotics and Prosthetics
    Education:
    • New York University Medical School Orthotics and Prosthetics Certificate Program, Certification as Certified Prosthetist, 1973
    • Northwestern University Medical School Orthotics and Prosthetics Certificate Program, Certification as Certified Orthotist, 1973
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    Rod O'Connor
    C.P.O.
    1287 n. Tustin Ave.
    Anaheim CA 92807
    USA
    phone: 714-635-2650
    fax: 714-635-0223
    Rod O'Connor, C.P.O. has over 30 years experience with Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices. He is available for consulting, expert witness services, forensic work, case viability and second opinions. Mr. O'Connor is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics. He has expertise in all types of artificial limbs and orthopedic appliances (braces).
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    Administrator
    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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    Lynn M. Shaffer, RN, CLNC
    213 Thelma Road
    Central Square NY 13036
    USA
    phone: 315-676-2157
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    Lynn M. Shaffer, RN, CLNC®, is Registered Nurse with certification in Legal Nurse Consulting and the founder and managing member of Legal Nurse Consultants of CNY, LLC. Ms. Shaffer's 20 years of nursing experience includes clinical practice in hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician offices, and supervisory roles. She has specialized in Long Term Care / Rehabilitation for most of her nursing career.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Shaffer provides consulting and expert witness services for attorneys’ cases including criminal, disability, personal liability, toxic tort, and medical malpractice (specializing in long term care). As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, she assists insurance companies and attorneys with screening cases for merit, locating medical and nursing experts, and analyzing and interpreting medical records for both plaintiff and defense.

    Ms. Shaffer's CLNC® services also include: development of reports, timelines and chronologies to highlight the significant medical events, identify adherences to and deviations from applicable standards of care, and assess injuries and identify causation issues and pre-existing contributing factors. She also attends and reports on Independent Medical Exams in the Central New York areas.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Geriatrics Independent Medical Examinations
    • Long Term Care / Rehabilitation
    • Managed Care Medical Malpractice
    • Medical Records Review
    • Nursing Home Malpractice
    • Nursing Home Medical Malpractice
    • Nursing Home Safety
  • Nursing Home Staffing / Training
  • Nursing Homes Standards of Care
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Policy & Procedures
  • Personal Injury
  • Disability
  • Wrongful Death
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    Kevin Kucko, MAPT, ATC
    Director
    514 Williamson Road
    Mooresville NC 28117
    USA
    phone: 704-360-2595
    fax: 704-360-2596
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    Kevin Kucko Physical Therapy Expert PhotoKevin Kucko, MAPT, ATC is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 23 years of experience. His specialty areas include Work-injury Reduction, Outpatient Services Development, and Physical Rehabilitation.

    Background Experience - Mr. Kucko began his career as an athletic trainer working with athletes from college through the NFL. He quickly focused on accelerating recovery times while rehabilitating orthopedic injuries. In 1995, he completed his Masters’ degree in Physical Therapy. Since that time, he has served as Department Director at various rehabilitation facilities throughout the east.

    Litigation Support - With over 13 years of experience performing Functional Capacity Evaluations, Mr. Kucko has helped hundreds of clients resolve cases with the best possible outcome. He provides services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Kevin Kucko offers meticulous review of medical records in preparation for trial and depositions. For cases where therapy and physical rehabilitation are involved, he sets the foundation by explaining medical conditions and interventions in a clear and concise manner that jurors understand. Mr. Kucko has been deposed and/or testified 14 times since 2010.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physical Rehabilitation
    • TMJ Dysfunction
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sports Performance
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder and Knee Rehab
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    Moshe Lewis, MD, MBA, MPH
    1213 Eaton Ave. #6
    San Carlos CA 94070
    USA
    phone: 650-366-4542
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    Moshe Lewis, MD, MBA, MPH, is the Chief of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation department at California Pacific Medical Center. With degrees in medicine, business, and public heath, Dr. Lewis offers a unique mélange of the experience and skill necessary to be successful in today’s technologically savvy society. He is the former VP of Operations - Patient Safety Initiatives at NASA, as well as the former Risk Management Director at Kaiser Permanente.

    Dr. Lewis is an Ivy League-trained practicing physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation who prides himself on his ability to help people directly in practice as well as during medical legal assignments. Over the years, being available to heal patients from around the world has been an extraordinary experience and a sincere pleasure. He graduated from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and fulfilled a residency training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston where he served as chief resident.

    Dr. Lewis is the coauthor of a revolutionary new book titled Understanding Pain: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) that walks readers through the various types of pain, the causes and symptoms, as well as the methods of treatment currently available. He provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering self-care as well as caring for others in pain, and addressing alternative as well as traditional methods of pain management.

    Litigation Support - Located in San Francisco, Dr. Lewis is an experienced IME Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation expert medical witness and legal QME professional with extensive medical case file review experience. His services include medical record review, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
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    walks readers through the various types of pain, the causes and symptoms, as well as the methods of treatment currently available. From prescription medication to acupuncture and massage therapy, various approaches may work for some but not for others. But handling pain is essential for living well and functioning on a daily basis. Here, the authors provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering self-care as well as caring for others in pain, and addressing alternative as well as traditional methods of pain management.
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    6340 N. Campbell Avenue - Suite 200
    Tucson AZ 85718
    USA
    phone: 888-790-1399
    fax: 888-315-5705
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    ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS works with attorneys to provide 100% Board-Certified physicians and surgeons practicing at the professorial level at the nation's leading universities. From Stanford to Yale, and from every medical and surgical specialty, ELITE secures fulltime practicing high-level experts from the nation’s most respected medical institutions. Each specialist is truly unique – a Board Certified professor with a dedicated clinical practice, extensive publications, and top-tier credentials from a major U.S. medical center. When an ELITE expert aligns with your case, you have a powerful voice – ready to testify – on your side.

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

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

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

    Dr. Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM
    President, ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS, LLC.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Anesthesiology
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Ears, nose & throat (Otolaryngology)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Epidemiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Gerontology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Gynecology
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hospital medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Infectious Disease
    • Intensive Care (ICU) Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Orthodontics
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Perinatology
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
    • Podiatry
    • Psychiatry
    • Pulmonology
    • Radiology
    • Rheumatology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Toxicology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
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    Dr. Andrew Mark Rodgers
    Chiropractic Physician
    530 Main Street, Suite 2
    Fort Lee NJ 07024
    USA
    phone: 877-592-1192 or Cell: 201-394-6662
    fax: 201-592-6401
    Dr. Andrew Mark Rodgers, BS, MS, DC, is a National Certifed Chiropractic Expert Witness with over 38 years of experience. He has worked on over 60 malpractice cases on the proper standard of care and has recently testified in 4 cases in the last 10 years. Dr. Rodgers is available for complimentary verbal evaluations, offers expedient affidavits and cost effective testimonies and depositions for chiropractic deviation from standard of care cases nationwide. He represents both Defendant and Plaintiff.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Malpractice cases – proving standard of care and deviations
  • Administrative law, state laws and honest medical protocols and billing procedures
  • Plaintiff/defendant expert witness testimony in trauma cases, motor vehicle cases, workers comp cases and / or slip and fall injuries
  • Insurance fraud
  • Continues very active clinical practice
  • 6/14/2012 · Medical
    There is a standard of care to be followed that dictates the caution that must be exercised when administering medical spinal manipulation. The medical spinal manipulation can be chiropractic, osteopathic or rendered by other medical or non-medical persons all potentially ending in disastrous results.

    4/12/2012 · Medical
    Chiropractors are not the only physicians performing cervical spinal manipulative treatment. Actually, non-professionals, layman, and sports travelers are performing spinal manipulative treatment (SMT). Some people do it to themselves.

    11/12/2011 · Medical
    Stretch your Hamstrings - Lay on your back, thirty times a day in three sets of ten repetitions. Start before getting out of bed, leg straight, circles with your foot.

    12/17/2010 · Medical
    If you’re going to correct subluxations by manual manipulation you should check the integrity of the structures involved and any other co-morbidities, medications, surgeries, etc.