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Dr. Jeffrey Stone
W. Parker Road STE 278-458
Plano TX 75093
phone: 214 265-9408
Dr. Jeffrey Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS specializes in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University. Dr. Stone completed a residency in aerospace medicine at Brooks Air Force Base and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Stone is one of the first 60 physicians in the U.S.A. to receive his certification in Wound Care. He currently serves as Medical Director for the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at the Institute for Exercise & Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Stone offers Hyperbaric Consultanting Services to the health insurance industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, the Poison Control Center of North Dallas, and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of General: Office of Evaluation and Inspections. From 1993 to 2011, Dr. stone served as a Senior Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Dr. Stone has been widely published in many medical journals regarding his expertise in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He has published articles on Hyperbaric Oxygenation, Decompression Sickness, the Diabetic Foot and other wound issues.

Consulting Services Include:
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Prevention Care
  • Hyperbaric Medicical Issues
  • Nursing Home Nutrition
  • Nursing Home Wound Analysis
  • Long Term Acute Care Facilities (LTAC)
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Wound Care
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3/5/2013 · Medical
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1/3/2013 · Medical
A wound patient plan of care is not complete without assessing the need for nutritional support. Wound repair, provided ot os not hindered by systemic or local factors that delay healing, takes place pn a continuum-all cellular events in the wound repair process follow a predictable course and order.

11/1/2012 · Medicine
Adequate debridement, control of infection, off-loading of pressure, and appropriate topical management are the most important interventions in treating nonhealing wounds.

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Andrew Wittenberg, MD, MPH, FACEP
3350 E. 7th St. #525
Long Beach CA 90804
phone: 310-266-6775
Andrew Wittenberg, MD, MPH, FACEP, is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician with over 10 years of experience. He is Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Wittenberg is currently the chairman of Emergency Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He has been practicing Emergency Medicine in Long Beach for over 10 years. He is a part of Columbia Emergency Medical Group, Inc., which staffs the ER at Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s and Community Hospital of Long Beach. Dr. Wittenberg graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency at LAC-USC. He has been recognized for excellence in teaching with awards from two residency programs.

Litigation Support - Dr. Wittenberg offers expert witness services in medical malpractice cases involving Emergency Medicine. He provides consultation for chart reviews, expert witness depositions, and testimony. Dr. Wittenberg's services are available to both plaintiff and defendant.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Trauma
  • Stroke
  • Myocardial Infarction / STEMI
  • Pregnancy / Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Sepsis
  • Pulmonary Embolis(PE)
  • Aneurysm
  • Pneumonia
  • Appendicitis
  • Intubation
  • Ischemia
  • Testicular and Ovarian Torsion
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    Sylvia L. Rolison, BSN, MPH, CCM, CLNC, CMSP, Owner/Director
    Holly Stafford, RN, CLCP, CCM
    PO Box 245
    Perkinston MS 39573
    phone: 601-310-8744
    Stone Rehabilitation, LLC nurses have over 35 years of nursing experience and over 20 years of Medical Case Management experience. Offering services in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, their mission is to achieve cost effective case management services for clients while maintaining a quality work product.

    Company Objectives:
    • Same day informational turn around
    • Creative cost effective measures on a case by case basis
    • Be a positive mediator between the employee, the physician, the carrier and the employer to facilitate return to gainful employment and productivity
    • Encourage the injured worker to be productive by using creative worksite rehabilitation
    Consulting Services:
    • Certified Legal Nurse Consulting Services
    • Full Medical Case Management Services
    • Telephonic Medical Case Management Services
    • Onsite Job Analysis
    • Limited Case Management Services
    Holly Stafford Medical Case Management Consultant Expert PhotoHolly M. Stafford, RN, CLCP, CLNC, CCM, has many years of experience as a Certified Medical Case Manager and Certified Life Care Planner. She is a Certified nurse in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.

    Since 2005, Ms. Stafford has worked with Stone Rehabilitation as a Medical Case Manager, providing services to employers and worker’s compensation carriers to injured workers, and as a Case Manager Coordinator, overseeing, training, and evaluating present case managers and new hires.

    In 2012, Ms. Stafford received her Certification as a Life Care Planner. She currently provides a dynamic document based upon standards of practice, data analysis, research, and comprehensive assessment to reflect the current and future needs with associated cost for an individual who has sustained a catastrophic injury or has chronic health care needs. For worker’s compensation cases, cost projections are utilized and constructed with consideration of the compensable parts of the claim.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medical Case Management for Worker’s Compensation Carriers and Employers
    • Life Care Plans
    • Cost Projections
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    Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery, RN, BSN
    1733 Birchwood Drive
    San Marcos CA 92069
    phone: 760-445-4893
    fax: 760-888-0328
    Daybreak Retirement Villas is a healthcare professional owned and operated Residential Care Facility whose goal is to provide quality care for residents in a comfortable setting. Daybreak Retirement Villas offers premier and Luxurious Senior Living Alternatives within elegant surroundings.

    Licensed for ambulatory, non-ambulatory, and bedridden residents, the professionals at Daybreak have extensive experience with Hospice Care, Incontinence, Stroke, Parkinson’s, and Dementia.

    Cynthia Minnery Elder Abuse Expert PhotoPrincipal, Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery RN, BSN has over 30 years of experience caring for the elderly within Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living Facilities. Ms. Minnery has worked as a Director of Quality Compliance in Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care. She now owns Residential Care Facilities and is familiar with the Standards of Care expected of caregivers in these settings.

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

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    William C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS
    816 C Avenue
    Coronado CA 92118
    phone: 858-354-0415
    William (Bill) C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS, is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment of hospital quality having developed systems to quantify the major metrics of hospital quality. The defense of a hospital involved with an allegation of malpractice might find it very useful to have three years of risk-adjusted data, encompassing all the major metrics of quality, as an adjunct to the defense against the allegation. He provides consulting services to hospitals including:
    • Hospital Quality of Care
    • Mortality Rates
    • Risk-adjusted Clinical Information System for Monitoring and Improving Quality and Cost-efficient Inpatient Care
    To address Medicare's Prospective Payment System in 1983, Dr. Mohlenbrock founded a technology and consulting company, Verras, and developed the Acuity Index Method, a risk-adjusted clinical information system for monitoring and improving quality and cost-efficient inpatient care. Verras received the American Hospital Association’s exclusive endorsement in 2015. His experience in the area of pay-for-performance led to the creation of Verras’ Medical Value Index (MVI), which is a patented, objective means to quantify value of hospitals’ outcomes and assist providers with the distribution of hospitals’ and physicians’ payments for Global and bundled-payment models.

    Comprehensive Quality Data used to Defend Hospitals for Med Mal

    Dr. Mohlenbrock has practiced General Orthopedics and Trauma Care, including total joint and arthroscopy surgeries and sports medicine and related injuries for many years at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. He is senior physician in a group of 8 orthopedic surgeons and 2 Physician Assistants.

    Dr. Mohlenbrock is a noted lecturer and has published numerous articles on measuring and improving the quality and cost efficiency of medical care. His extensive teaching in these areas has made him comfortable conveying complex problems in public forums, including Fox News.

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    The legal strategies for defending hospitals against medical legal liabilities are certainly many and varied. An additional consideration to augment every defense strategy might be contained in each hospital’s own store of big data. Heretofore these data have been underutilized for medical legal purposes...

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    Glenda Flemister MD, FACP, FCCP
    President/Medical Director
    21200 S La Grange Road
    Suite 273
    Frankfort Illinois 60423
    United States
    phone: 815.534.5677
    Glenda E. Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Flemister has over 30 years of experience in her field. She received her MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and is licensed to practice in Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

    Currently the Executive Medical Director for Medical Health Solutions,a company involved in predicting trends to optimize healthcare at an affordable and sustainable rate, Dr. Flemister provides education, consultation, and resources to the medical industry, medical providers, and managed care organizations regarding:
    • Technology & Devices
    • Pharmaceutical Issues / Pharmacy Genomics
    • Health Care Standards
    • New Legislation concerning Health Care and Best Healthcare Outcomes
    Prior to Medical Health Solutions, Dr. Flemister served as the Mid America Medical Director for Aetna where she provided clinical leadership for the utilization management process of all ages, including pre-authorization, denials and appeals, specialty and sub-specialty reviews with medical determinations using nationally published and recognized clinical guidelines. Utilization reviews included evaluation of the health history, diagnosis, pharmaceutical utilization, and medical device review for appropriateness of medical services.

    Dr. Flemister delivers educational lectures and seminars on topics within her expertise including HIV and Aids, Asthma Control, Ventilator Management, Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases, (demographics, treatment strategy, outcomes, projected cost etc), Medical Genomics, and Medical Devices Strategies.

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    LaTonya Washington, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
    2005 Elzey Avenue
    Memphis TN 38104
    phone: 901-310-8215
    fax: 1-888-859-3997
    LaTonya Washington, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP, is physician Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics with clinical experience expertise in Hospital Medicine for both adult and pediatric patients. Her experience also includes pediatric urgent care and emergency care.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Los Angeles and Orange County Appointments


    IME Information and Medical Legal Reviews

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    Stephen D. Chin, MD, FACEP
    Burlingame CA 94010
    phone: 650-224-7873
    fax: 650-228-7367
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    In Depth Documentation Excellence offers thorough File Review Analysis reading between the lines of what is written and what is not to clarify the picture painted by the medical record. Their services include:
    • Documentation Evaluation and Optimization - Thorough documentation analysis to determine opportunities for improvement both in billing and risk management. Education on how best to work within your own documentation system or electronic health record to ensure you optimize your billing and minimize your risk
    • Health, Life and Disability File Reviews - Detailed forensic evaluation of the medical record and associated case files to determine merit
    Principal, Stephen D. Chin, MD, FACEP, is an experienced Emergency Physician with an expertise in Quality Assurance and Risk Management through optimization of documentation and effecting behavioral change among providers.

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

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

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    David Clay Griffin, RPh
    4636 W Highway 67
    Cleburne TX 76033
    phone: 817-933-3136
    David Clay Griffin, RPh, has over 30 years of experience in Retail and Community Pharmacies and still actively working as a pharmacist and pharmacy manager. Well-versed in practice standards and pharmacy operations, including controlled substance laws and policies, as well as financials, inventory, sales.

    Throughout his Pharmacy Management career, Mr. Griffin also served as a pharmacist for the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Dallas, Texas (2002/2017). He worked with the Texas 4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team and was the Pharmacy Unit Leader with NDMS over several missions.

    Mr. Griffin consults and serves as a pharmacy expert witness for attorneys representing both plaintiff and defense. His services include medical record review, thorough reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pharmacy Practice Standards
    • Retail Pharmacies
    • Community / Independent Pharmacies
    • Drug / Medication Errors
    • Pharmacy Drug Interactions
    • Medication Overdose and Under-dose
    • Medication Interaction / Drug Utilization Review
  • Pharmaceuticals Adverse Reactions
  • Pharmacy Safety and Counseling
  • Pharmacist Duty to Warn
  • Pharmacy Operation
  • Staff Supervision and Training
  • Controlled Substance Laws and Policies
  • DUI / DWI
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    Christopher R. Palmeiro, DO, MSc
    2372 Salt Point Turnpike
    Clinton Corners NY 12514
    phone: 845-853-3040
    fax: 845-402-7248
    Christopher R. Palmeiro, DO, MSc is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and Nutrition Support. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

    Dr. Palmeiro is Chairman of Endocrinology at the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a position he has held since January of 2014. He currently practices as the only endocrinologist in a critical access community in Margaretville, New York. Dr. Palmeiro also serves patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Westchester Institute of Human Development in Valhalla, New York. In addition to his interest in meeting the needs of underserved communities, Dr. Palmeiro has a passion for health education; he founded Doctablet - a low literacy education platform.

    Prior to his current positions, Dr. Palmeiro completed his fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Westchester Medical Center. He completed both his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

    Dr. Palmeiro’s areas of interests within the realm of endocrinology include nutrition support, obesity counseling, and the progressive management of diabetes. He completed a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition while in medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and was the first graduate of an innovative program that incorporated this degree into the medical school curriculum, earning him the John J. Theobald Graduate Achievement Award.

    Litigation Support - Through his company, Geekidoc, Dr. Palmeiro offers consulting, lecturing, peer chart review, and expert witness services. He has been retained by attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant for cases involving Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.
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    Carlos M Torres
    3704 Sunrise Ranch Road
    Southlake TX 76092
    phone: 972-816-3928

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

    2. Human neoplasms (cancer) and preneoplastic conditions.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    9. Sole-Proprietor of "Expert Pathology Consultation Services", Dallas TX: 2001-present.
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    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD
    Naperville IL USA
    phone: 630-373-2585
    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD, is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist offering Strategic Planning and Quality Improvement consulting services to the Healthcare industry. Her focus is on the physician perspective to problem solving with a key area of specialization in clinical co-management and clinical program development.

    Dr. Demos is Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at Edward Hospital in the Chicago area. With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she focused on the areas of Drug Delivery Systems and Ultrasonic Imaging.

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

    Dr. Demos' administrative experience has provided involvement in the areas of quality, drug diversion prevention, and risk management. She has extensive experience in airway management, prevention of surgical fires, general, obstetrical, pediatric, thoracic, neuro, regional, and ambulatory anesthesia as well as sedation outside of the operating room.

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    Cleveland OH USA
    phone: 216-401-6281 or 216-983-4965
    Jon C. Davidson, MD, is a fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist with over 14 years of experience practicing in an academic medical institution. He currently sits on the Standards of Practice Committee for the Society of Interventional Radiology, and is very involved with developing guidelines for the standard of care within his specialty. I currently serve on the Society of Interventional Radiology Standards of Practice Comittee, whereby I am responsible for developing guidelines for nearly all the procedures that we perform.

    Dr. Davidson is the Fellowship Program Director for Interventional Radiology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Also serving as Staff Radiologist, he has been responsible for training many successful Interventional Radiologists throughout the world.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Davidson has been involved with many expert witness consultations, and has a great deal of experience with defining the standard of care. He has expertise in nearly all Vascular and Interventional Radiology procedures, as well as most of Diagnostic Radiology.

    Dr. Davidson's services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Dr. Davidson is licensed to practice in New York, Tennessee, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Idaho.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Interventional Oncology
    • Women's Health
  • Vascular Access
  • Radiology
  • Standard of Care
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