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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: 877-592-1192 or 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 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.

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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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    Roger M. Katz, MD
    11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste 630
    Los Angeles CA 90064
    USA
    phone: 310-393-1550
    Allergy Asthma Care Center, Inc., provides quality evaluation of Allergic and Immunologic Disorders with doctors who are board-certified in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. They offer clients the following procedures and treatments:
    • Allergy Testing
    • Allergy Immunotherapy Treatments
    • Breathing Tests / Diagnostics
  • Food / Drug Challenge Testing
  • Exercise Challenge
  • Nasal Endoscopy and Rhinoscopy
  • Principal Immunologist, Roger M. Katz, MD, is Board certified in Allergy and Immunology and Pediatrics. Dr. Katz has been in the private practice of Allergy & Immunology since 1973. He has been honored as one of the "Best Doctors of America" and elected as one of "Southern California Super Doctors" by his peers.

    Dr. Katz is currently a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the author of over 100 articles, monographs, and chapters on medicine, mostly related to Allergy, Sinus and Asthma Disorders.

    Dr. Katz is a fellow in each of the following organizations: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, American Association of Certified Allergists, American College of Chest Physicians, and American Academy of Pediatrics.

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    Leonard Perlmutter
    Founder
    60 Garner Road
    Averill Park NY 12018
    USA
    phone: 518-674-8714
    fax: 518-674-8714
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    Leonard Perlmutter is a renowned philosopher, educator and motivational speaker. He is founder of the American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, NY where he shares his vast 30-year experience, inspiring enthusiasm and humor to reduce stress and bring peace to modern life. He is adjunct professor of meditation and yoga at the College of St. Rose.

    Leonard is author of the award-winning "The Heart and Science of Yoga: A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear." This encyclopedic introduction to Yoga Science (meditation, breathing, ayurveda and exercise) is certified by the American Medical Association for physician CME credits and the American Nurses Association. Perlmutter's work is also endorsed by physicians Mehmet Oz, Dean Ornish, Bernie Siegel and Larry Dossey. Yoga Journal magazine acclaimed his work as "A sweeping, enthralling vision of how to live an integrated life."
    2/18/2005 · Yoga
    Imagine all the apples that fell to Earth before Isaac Newton realized that every object in the universe attracts every other object. Of course, the Law of Gravity has always been in force, but it wasn't until Newton focused the creativity of his one-pointed attention on a falling apple that he (and all humanity) received the blessing of finally recognizing a perfectly obvious truth

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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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    Lars Davidsson
    Consultant Psychiatrist, MRCPsych, FRSM, MEWI
    151A Kings Road
    Westcliff on Sea Essex SS0 8PP
    GBR
    phone: 44-7969-181936
    fax: 44-1702-440429
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    Dr. Lars Davidsson, MRCPsych, FRSM, MEWI, is the Director of Psychiatry at the Anglo European Clinic. He applies an evidence-based, pragmatic approach to Psychiatric Health Care, combining Medication and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat client's quickly and efficiently.

    During the last six years, Dr. Davidsson has been engaged with the local Criminal Justice Mental Health team. In addition, he has extensive experience appearing in court. Dr. Davidsson has appeared before Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts, County Courts and Military Tribunals. He is able to provide reports within most areas of General Adult Psychiatry but takes a special interest PTSD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and Transcultural Psychiatry.

    Dr. Davidsson has undergone continuous formal training in Report Writing and Court Appearance and is a member of The Institute of Expert Witnesses. He has provided more than 600 reports in Civil and Criminal matters over the last nine years.

    Services Include:
  • Anger Problems / Anger Management
  • Anxiety - Generalised Anxiety Disorder with or without Panic Attacks
  • Health Anxiety / Hypochondriasis
  • Simple and Complex Phobias - Dental, Driving, Social, etc.
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression and Recurrent Depression
  • Excessive Drinking
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adult ADHD
  • Eating Disorders - Overeating / Bulemia
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    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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    Avrum R. Goldstein, DMD, FRCD(c)
    P O Box 365, 8805 Tamiami Trail North
    Naples FL 34108
    USA
    phone: 508-524-1919
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    Avrum R. Goldstein, DMD, FRCD(c) is an experienced Periodontist with over 40 years of experience. He received his dental degree in Canada and his specialty certification at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board Certified in the United States as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and in Canada as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists.

    Having placed thousands of dental implants since 1988, Dr. Goldstein is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry, including 25 years of experience with implant dentistry. He has been very involved in dental education, having written many scientific articles and lectured both at home and abroad. Dr. Goldstein's academic appointments include 15 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Nova Southeastern University

    Services Include:
    • Dental Implants
    • Scaling and Root Planing
    • Pocket Elimination Surgery
    • Guided Tissue Regeneration
  • Ridge Augmentation/Guided Bone Regeneration
  • Gum Recession
  • Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation / Ovate Pontic Design
  • Crown Lengthening
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    6820 Starpass Court
    Lake Worth FL 33463
    USA
    phone: 561-968-8647
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    Dr. Evan Bader, MD, CPO(ret), FAAOP has over 43 yrs of experience in the non-medical allied health field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. He is the most credentialed and one of the most qualified individuals in the U.S. His degrees include-MD, CPO (certified prosthetist - orthotist by the Amer. Board for Certification)and one of only 250 FAAOP (Fellow of the Amer. Acad. of Orthotists & Prosthetists).

    He is available for any aspect of a case as an expert witness or consultant and travels worldwide for those cases.

    Ed: Tulane, NYU, Northwestern, U. of Penn

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Prosthetics
    • Artificial Limbs
    • Orthotics
    • Orthopedic Bracing
  • Medical Devices
  • Disability
  • Rehabilitation
  • Amputation
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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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