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Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care
1058 7th Street
Santa Monica CA 90403
USA
phone: 661-916-3015
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Douglas Aberg Hospice Palliative Care Expert PhotoDouglas Aberg, RN BSN PHN CHPN, has 23 consecutive years of experience in Hospice and Palliative Care, combining eight years in the field and 15 years in Hospice Management, Administration, Operations, and Consultation.

Mr. Aberg currently has the responsibility of assuring consistent compliance and survey readiness for multiple hospice programs concurrently. He is accountable for the planning, implementation, direction, and overall management of hospice programs within the guidelines of Title 22, Medicare, JCAHO regulations, and applicable laws.

Mr. Aberg is also directly responsible for the creation and implementation of an overall Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program. He has directed and participated in the hiring, orientation, on-going training, retention and supervision of appropriate and qualified staff, assumed and carries out the organizations purposes in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives and established policies.

Consulting Services - Mr. Aberg serves as a Consultant to Hospice and / or Palliative Care organizations who are newly starting and need assistance setting up the program, having financial issues (Pharmacy, DME, Medical Supplies, Overtime,) need support with Quality Assurance programs, need assistance ensuring state and/or federal compliance, help with marketing plans, review policies and procedures, and support in a variety of other areas.

Litigation Support Services - Douglas Aberg is also an Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care. In this role, he reviews cases for law firms, insurance companies, and state and federal agencies that have claims requiring such services. Mr. Aberg is available to assist both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Quality of Life
  • End of Life
  • Medications at End of Life
  • Hospice Nursing
  • Medicare Hospice Benefits
  • Assisted Suicide
  • The Rule of "Double Effect"
  • Terminally Ill Patients
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    John B Everlove, Paramedic
    Emergency Medical Services
    Thousand Oaks CA 91362
    USA
    phone: 844-810-1917 / Cell: 805-551-4115
    fax: 805-379-4352
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    John B. Everlove, Paramedic, BA has over 25 years of experience providing Emergency Medical Services.

    Consulting Services - Mr. Everlove provides corporate site consultation services related to EMS, OSHA, AED, and Employee Training. He has also participated in the research, development, and implementation of clinical care equipment, policy and procedure design and implementation, as well as clinical educational services for Paramedics and EMTs.

    Licenses and Certifications:
    • State of California Paramedic License P03889
    • Ventura County Paramedic Certificate of Accreditation
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
    • Basic Life Support Healthcare Instructor
    • Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
    • Drug Abuse Recognition Evaluator
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Response Team Member
    • National Association of Emergency Medical Services Association of Education Instructor
    • National Incident Management Systems Provider
    • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor
    Serving as a Rescue Flight Paramedic, Mr. Everlove has earned over 20 Awards and Commendations, including an award for Valor. Most recently, he served in Nepal providing Emergency Medical Care to earthquake victims as part of an International Disaster Response Medical Team.

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    Dr. Andrew Mark Rodgers
    Chiropractic Physician
    530 Main Street, Suite 2
    Fort Lee NJ 07024
    USA
    phone: 201-592-6200 Cell: 201-394-6662
    fax: 201-592-6401
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    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 120 malpractice cases on the proper standard of care and has testified in 30 cases in the last 22 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 deviationsm, causation, and informed consent issues
    • 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.

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    Acute Care In-Patient Setting
    Paticia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN
    20 Wellesley Avenue
    Natick MA 01760
    USA
    phone: 508-250-4300
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    Dr. Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN is a doctorally prepared Registered Nurse, who maintains an active bedside practice, in addition to nursing research and education positions.

    Dr. Bartzak demonstrates both a wide and deep involvement in the nursing field. Her bedside practice provides the relevance, skill set, and understanding of what’s needed to create an environment that promotes using the evidence, optimizing patient outcomes and leading the next generation of nurses.

    Dr. Bartzak utilizes peer-reviewed journal databases to locate research articles, and meticulously references her sources and synthesizes information on complex nursing and health-related subjects. Dr. Bartzak has demonstrated skill in data mining and concept simplification to provide background and context for complex healthcare matters.

    Dr. Bartzak has worked in both union and non-union environments, and has background and experience to consult with hospital leadership to engage and strengthen nurse’s investment in the workplace. Dr. Bartzak has written policies and procedures and can assist other organizations in policy review and recommendations to ensure broad coverage, while also maintaining a risk management balance. Dr. Bartzak, a current member of the National Patient Safety Foundation and contributing member of an institutional Quality & Safety Committee, is versed in core measures and patient safety initiatives, and can provide an independent evaluation of practice issues and outcomes.

    Finally, Dr. Bartzak has taught at all levels in nursing education from associate to doctoral, and can provide recommendations related to student progress in the academic area, and issues related to new graduate nurses as new practitioners.

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    1/14/2016 · Nursing
    Electronic documents provided by Attorney Sample were reviewed to develop a nursing expert opinion. The documents reviewed included the Operating Room Report, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit records, Neurology Notes, Medical Progress Reports, Nursing Notes and Care Plans, Respiratory Flowsheets, Laboratory Results, Vital Sign and Infusion Flow Sheets and Written Orders.

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    Forensic Psychiatrist and Med-Legal Consultant
    Sugar Land TX 77479
    USA
    phone: 832-746-5905
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    Dr. Adhia is double-Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. In addition to forensic/expert witness practice, Dr. Adhia is Medical Director of PACE Mental Health Clinic in the Houston area.  His forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, violence, and complicating mental illness. Dr. Adhia evaluates and treats psychiatric injury and disability in victims and alleged abusers. He has treated high-risk patients in security-sensitive settings in correctional facilities and correctional psychiatric hospitals. His expertise in psychopharmacology, the medicine of medication. In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Human Rights to assess victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death. In all populations, he assesses PTSD, Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. Dr. Adhia has also treated severe psychosis (Schizophrenia, hallucinations) and psychopathology. Dr. Adhia’s findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by physical and emotional isolation from family and support. Other factors are pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability.) As a physician, Dr. Adhia is uniquely qualified to review medical records and doctor reports. Institutional medicine, medical malpractice, and standard of care, apply to both public and private facilities, including government regulated correctional institutions and psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Adhia is skilled in these med-legal issues. Dr. Adhia conducts Independent Medical Examinations, review of records, and reports his med-legal findings and opinions. He is available to testify in civil, criminal, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.

    Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is the use of drugs and/or alcohol by a sexual predator to render a victim incapacitated and unable to fight back against a sexual assault. A side effect of many "Date Rape" or "Club Drugs" is also anterograde amnesia, the inability to recall what happened while drugged, increasing a predator's belief he will "get away with it." Those odds are shifting, but attorneys, Courts and potential victims are better served if they understand some of the drugs used and their impact on mind and body.

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    Paul M. Adler, DO, FACEP, MBA
    PO Box 6743
    Ventura CA 93006
    USA
    phone: 917-974-8073
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    Paul M. Adler, DO, FACEP, MBA, Medical Director for the Ventura County, California, Department of Corrections, has worked in Correctional / Jail/ Prison Medicine since 1995. He has overseen the care of inmates in Jails in California and New York, as well as Prison inmates who have been transferred to county facilities to serve their terms for years in county jails in California. He has also overseen Correctional health car in locked units in Hospitals .

    Dr. Adler is the President-Elect of The American Correctional Health Services Association of California / Nevada, which represents all clinicians and administrators in Jails/Prisons in California and Nevada. He previously oversaw a County Hospital, County Nursing Home and ran a County Health Department and oversaw Correctional healthcare for the Westchester, New York Jail.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Adler has defended Jails and Prisons in Southern California, Idaho, Texas, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, etc. He has been involved in Plaintiff litigation in many states including against Rikers Island, NY and Cook County Jail.

    Dr. Adler still works as a full-time practicing physician and has helped attorneys and insurance companies in Emergency Medicine, Nursing Home Medicine, Public Health and Hospital Administration since 1985. Dr. Adler is available to review and consult on clinical Correctional/Jail/Prison cases for attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Services:
    • Screen Cases for Merit
    • Review, Analyze and interpret Medical Records
    • Provide Basic or Comprehensive Written Reports
    • Interpret Standards of Care, Deviation and Adherences as they Relate to Correctional Health Care
    • Develop Chronological Time Lines
    • Policy and Procedure Development
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    Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LLC
    See Locations Below
    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
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    Thousands of Medical Experts 250 Specialties
    6425 Christie Avenue, Suite 260
    Emeryville CA 94608
    USA
    phone: 800-275-8903
    fax: 510-985-7383
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    AMFS is the nation's leading provider of medical expert witnesses. We maintain a network of thousands of actively practicing, board-certified physician medical experts as well as expert witnesses in all other health care related fields. Since 1990 we have provided medical expert witnesses to thousands of attorneys in thousands of cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal and other matters. Contact AMFS now for a free case analysis with our team of U.S. based Medical Directors.
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    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD, Inc.
    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD
    1821 Schnebly Road
    Xenia OH 45385
    USA
    phone: 937-725-0003
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    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD has been a board certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon for more than 25 years. He has experience in all areas of adult cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery, and has cared for more than 10,000 patients in his practice.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Manganaro has more than 15 years of experience in medical expert opinions for both plaintiffs and defendants. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, New Mexico, Illinois, New York, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Pulmonary Surgery
    • Esophageal Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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    AP Expert Consulting LLC
    Joseph Hlavin
    Neurosurgery Physician Assistant
    17336 Makawee Ct
    College Station Texas 77845
    United States
    phone: 9792043103
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    Joseph A. Hlavin, PhD, PA-C has 27 years of surgical experience as a Physician Assistant in Neurological Surgery. Dr. Hlavin originally became NCCPA board certified as a Physician Assistant in 1992 and re-certified in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2015. He has held licensure in both the state of Michigan and the state of Oklahoma. He is presently licensed in the state of Texas.

    Dr. Hlavin has been in the practice of neurosurgery since 1991. He has been involved in the training of physician assistants enrolled at the University of Oklahoma and Grand Valley State University in Michigan as a clinical preceptor. He is currently a Clinical Instructor for the TAMHSC College of Medicine and the Founding Program Director of the developing PA program at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He continues as the director for the Texas A&M Health Science Center Postgraduate Physician Assistant Residency in Neurosurgery and precepts physician assistant students from both national and state PA graduate programs.

    Dr. Hlavin has held several appointments:
    • Physician Assistant liaison to Membership Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
    • Physician Assistant liaison to Scientific Program Committee of the AANS
    • Physician Assistant liaison to the Executive Committee, Joint section of Neurotrauma and Critical Care
    • President of the Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants (ANSPA)
    Dr. Hlavin is a veteran of the United States Navy receiving an honorable discharged in 1990 after serving over 6 years as a hospital corpsman. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and ribbons for service overseas and Meritorious Unit Commendation.

    Litigation Support - Joseph A. Hlavin, PhD, PA-C has experience as an expert witness on several cases regarding postoperative complications in spine surgery. His services are available to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Surgical Assistant
    • Surgical First Assistant
    • Neurology
    • Spinal Surgery
    • Brain Surgery
  • Postoperative Spine Complications
  • Neurological Surgery Malpractice
  • Spinal Surgery Malpractice
  • Traumatic Brain Stem Injury (TBI / TBSI)
  • Neuro Oncology
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    A. Chasby Sacks, MD, CIME, MB BCh, FAACS., FICS
    4202 North 32nd Street, Suite F.
    Phoenix AZ 85018
    USA
    phone: 866-848-0477
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    Chasby Sacks Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Expert PhotoA. Chasby Sacks, MD, CIME, MB BCh, FAACS., FICS, is a Plastic Surgeon and is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and he is also a full Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He has been in private practice for 40 years.

    Dr. Sacks is a member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, and is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery where he also has served as Treasurer. Dr. Sacks currently is a Trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, has served as their Treasurer, and is also an examiner for this Board's examination process.

    Experience - Dr. Sacks has performed over 18,000 cosmetic procedures to-date and has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally. He has lectured at international scientific Cosmetic Surgery meetings and has been published in a textbook on Body Contouring as well as in various national magazine articles on Cosmetic Surgery.

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    Dr. Sacks - Informational Video on Plastic Surgery

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sacks specializes in pre-trial / pre-litigation medical consulting to attorneys. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), holds the prestigious CIME certification, and is also a member in good standing of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP), now called IAIME or International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners.

    Dr. Sacks has consulted on many hundreds of legal cases covering a broad range of medical issues and questions. He has experience in personal injury, worker's compensation, insurance bad faith, and many other kinds of cases.

    Services Include:
    • Disability Evaluation for Workmen's Compensation
    • Interpretation of Meaning
    • Medical Summary Reports
    • IME Observation and Rebuttal Reports
    • Medical Research
    • Liaison to Treating Doctors
  • Assessment of Future Medical Costs
  • Medical Case Coordination
  • Independent Record Reviews
  • Question Preparation for Depositions / Court
  • Facilitation with Service / Government Agencies
  • Tableside Deposition & Court Assistance
  • 9/24/2018 · Medical
    Recently we were asked to attend an IME and was struck by how unprepared the client was for the exam. Throughout the IME this person gave answers that we believe could potentially be detrimental to his case. The client spoke up in an effort to be helpful and forthright. These answers were volunteered without prompting by the examining doctor. It was difficult to sit through the IME as an observer and not ask the client to only answer the questions asked and not volunteer information that could be misconstrued by the IME Physician. The position must be taken that IME physicians may be no less susceptible to secondary gain issues than some clients.

    7/26/2016 · Medical
    1986: Crocket, Dolsky, Lack, Leventhal, Nathanson and Jackson visited London, France and Italy, observing surgeons using different modalities at that time and then brought back their information and openly taught liposuction in the United States under the auspices of the AACS. Other early teachers were Elam, Fenno, Tobin and others.

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    Barry S. Verkauf, MD, MBA, CPE
    4922 W Bay Way Dr.
    Tampa FL 33629
    USA
    phone: 813-690-9162
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    Reproductive Endocrinology - Infertility - Gynecology

    A top doctor in his field, Barry S. Verkauf, MD, MBA, CPE, has more than 40 years of practice expertise in Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology/ Infertility, as well as medical management having earned an MBA from USF College of Business in 1997.He has served in leadership positions in both hospital and medical organizations.

    A respected and long-standing figure in his field, Dr. Verkauf currently serves as an Affiliate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida where he was on the founding faculty and initiated the Division of Reproduction Endocrinology and Infertility in 1974. In 1981, he was the founding Partner of The Reproductive Medicine Group which continues as one of the largest and most successful private practices in his specialty in the State of Florida.

    Dr. Verkauf has been a reviewer for high impact journals, KePro Peer Review Organization and has published 25 papers, 8 abstracts, 3 book chapters, and 3 books. He has been active in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, serving on several committees and as their Delegate to the American Medical Association for 15 years.

    Over the last 20 years, Dr. Verkauf has been awarded many honors recognizing his clinical and leadership expertise, and most recently was recognized by Marquis Who's Who with their Lifetime Achievement Award in Reproductive Medicine.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Verkauf offers expert witness services in cases involving Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, and other Obstetric and Gynecological matters. His services are available to insurance companies with questions and attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include peer review, medical record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony.
    Barry S. Verkauf, MD
    The health-care industry and its professional practice are currently in uncertain times as the outcome of the hotly debated health-care reform is awaited. While the magnitude of potential change may be unchallenged, the past century has been one of continual change for the medical profession and its practice. The rapidity of this change has continually increased with emerging new technologies and changes in the social fabric of society. Even the doctor-patient relationship has changed. Medicine as a profession and the specialties within it have had to adapt to this change in order to be relevant to the physicians it trains, the patients they treat, and to maintain status among their peers. This book chronicles the history of the successful adaptation to required changes in one medical-school department.
    Barry S. Verkauf, MD
    An indispensible guide to challenges every health care provider, manager, consultant, supplier and end user faces. Detailed exploration of a single example spotlights the critical relationship of cost analysis to pricing strategies in today's changing medical enviroment. A key resource for establishing, analyzing, and improving your organization's pricing strategies.
    Barry S. Verkauf, MD
    University of South Florida, Tampa. Concise survey of congenital abnormalities of the female genital tract, and their treatment, both surgical and nonsurgical. For practitioners. Variety of illustrations. 25 U.S. contributors.
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    Aazaz Haq, MD
    Geriatric Psychiatry Consultant
    640 W. California Ave., Suite 210
    Sunnyvale CA 94087
    USA
    phone: 408-663-1429
    fax: 408-769-6001
    Aazaz Haq Geriatric Psychiatry Expert PhotoAazaz Haq, MD, is the founder and CEO of Bay Forensic Geropsychiatry, a consulting firm and educational resource center for Geriatric Psychiatry. He has subspecialty training in geriatric psychiatry and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both geriatric psychiatry and adult psychiatry.

    A practicing geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Haq has expertise in all aspects of mental health issues pertaining to the elderly, particularly matters relating to dementia, cognitive impairment, impaired capacity, and vulnerability to undue influence.

    Dr. Haq is currently a full-time attending inpatient geriatric psychiatrist at the VA Palo Alto Hospital and an affiliated clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where he provides direct clinical mentorship and supervision to medical students, psychiatry residents, geriatric psychiatry fellows, and geriatric medicine fellows.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Haq provides expert psychiatric evaluations for medico-legal matters pertaining to the impact of mental and neurological illnesses on capacity and competency in the elderly. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony as needed.

    Forensic Geropsychiatry Areas of Expertise:
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Financial Capacity
    • Elder Abuse
    • Marital Capacity
    • Decision-making Capacity
    • Memory Loss
    • Undue Influence
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Conservatorships
  • Dementia
  • Mood Disorder
  • Psychotic Illnesses (Schizophrenia)
  • Delirium
  • Pharmacology
  • Anxiety Disorders (PTSD, OCD)
  • Neuromodulation Modalities
  • Effects of Medical and Neurological Conditions
  • Substance Abuse
  • Nursing Home Care
  • 9/12/2017 · Psychiatry
    Mr. B was a 75-year-old man who had made a will in 1995 naming his two sons as equal beneficiaries of his estate after his death. In 2004, he married Ms. M. On August 11, 2008, he was diagnosed with brain cancer, for the treatment of which he was hospitalized. On September 3, 2008, he signed a new will that Ms. M had procured for him, naming her the sole beneficiary of his estate after his death, to be subsequently given to his sons after the event of her death. Mr. B passed away on September 29, 2008. His sons subsequently sued Ms. M, alleging that Mr. B did not have testamentary capacity when he signed his new will. His attorney consulted me to review his medical records to assess Mr. B's mental state, testamentary capacity, and vulnerability to undue influence.

    8/22/2017 · Psychiatry
    Facts of the Case: Ms. P was a 91-year-old, widowed, Caucasian woman with a history of Parkinson's disease who was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer after she was found down in her bedroom, where she had fallen and broken her arm. It was decided by her physicians that it was best to not pursue chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. A colostomy bag was placed, and Ms. P was placed on home-based hospice care, with an emphasis on comfort care measures.

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    Gerald Smetana, MD
    330 Brookline Ave.
    Boston MA 02215
    USA
    phone: 617-667-2115
    fax: 617-667-9105
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, is a General Internist with over 28 years of experience in an academic primary care practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where he teaches internal medicine to medical house staff and also extensively to practicing clinicians in continuing medical education settings.

    Practicing in an outpatient setting, Dr. Smetana cares for a panel of patients that is weighted towards those with multiple chronic illnesses and high disease complexity. In addition to all aspects of office based general internal medicine, his areas of interest include Preoperative Medical Evaluation, Hypertension, and Headache.

    Dr. Smetana has been repeatedly selected as a Best Doctor in a national survey and has received a national award for scholarship in medical education. He publishes in the peer reviewed medical literature and medical texts, has edited textbooks, and has helped to develop national guidelines on topics in internal medicine. He has been invited to deliver seminars and presentations on various topics within his area of expertise nationally and internationally, including Canada, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Japan, and Taiwan.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smetana reviews cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has testified at deposition and trial as an expert more than 30 times. He has reviewed several hundred medical malpractice cases over the past 10 years both for plaintiffs and doctors. Dr. Smetana also consults for risk management insurers. His primary care, record review, and medicolegal consultation services are available throughout the United States.
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    3180 N Point Pkwy., Suite 205
    Alpharetta GA 30005
    USA
    phone: 770-777-4933 (Office) 770-362-6902 (Cell)
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    Elbridge F. Bills, MD, FACOG, is a board certified OB/GYN with over 20 years of clinical experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Bills is a graduate of Emory Medical School and received a Master's degree in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida.

    With a full-time practice caring for and managing low and high risk pregnancies and deliveries, Dr. Bills also has an active gynecological practice including hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures. He is licensed in both Georgia and Florida.

    Dr. Bills is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Bills offers expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defense. He is available for cases involving medical malpractice and other OB-GYN related injuries. His services include medical record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Normal & High Risk Pregnancies
    • Hysteroscopic Gynecology
    • Laparoscopic Gynecology
    • Reconstructive and Robotic Surgery
  • Gynecological Ultrasound
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Testosterone Therapy
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