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Aprajita Nakra, DPM, FACFAS
E. Baseline Road, Ste. 103
Gilbert AZ 85234
USA
phone: 480-212-5144
fax: 480-559-8410
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Dr. Aprajita Nakra, DPM, FACFAS, is board certified in Reconstructive Ankle and Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics and American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Dr. Nakra has authored chapters in ankle and foot surgery text books and in medical journals. She has also been listed in the Phoenix’s Best Docs List and more recently, was named as an editor of “McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 4th edition.” Most recently, Dr. Nakra was selected as the newest Residency Director of St. Johns Episcopal Hospital New York – AZ Division.

Dr. Nakra’s commitment to podiatric ankle and foot medicine and surgery is seen by her involvement in all aspects of medicine – as such, she was elected and has served as the President of the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association; she sits on the Medical Executive Committees of various local hospitals and surgery centers and is a faculty member at the surgical residency program at the Maricopa Medical Center, Midwestern University Arizona School of Podiatric medicine and at the internationally renowned “The Podiatry Institute”.

Litigation Support - Dr. Nakra has extensive experience in medical and legal aspects of foot and ankle cases including Independent Medical Evaluations, impairment rating, chart/file reviews, expert witness, and depositions. Her services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Dr. Nakra provides Foot / Ankle Pathology including:
  • Wound Care and Charcot
  • Calcaneus and Lisfranc Fracture
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ligament Injuries, Tears, Ruptures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Sprains
  • Dislocation
  • Nerve Injury
  • Arthroscopy
  • External Fixation
  • Tendon Injuries, Tears, Ruptures
  • View Dr. Nakra's Consulting Profile.
    9/27/2017 · Medical
    Foot and ankle injuries due to motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) present unique challenges to the astute foot and ankle physician. Even more challenging than the pathology, however, is ability to return to pre-injury level. Published medical literature provides strong evidence for risk of post-traumatic arthritis after a heel bone (calcaneus) fracture - this post-MVA condition can manifest as residual deformity and resulting arthritis, thus precluding the ability to rapidly return to pre-accident levels. Hence it is imperative that an erudite foot and ankle clinician ascertain the appropriate treatment and long-term prognosis of foot and ankle injuries due to MVAs.

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    William C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS

    816 C Avenue
    Coronado CA 92118
    Email: bmohlenbrock@gmail.com
    phone: 858-354-0415
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    William (Bill) C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS, 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.

    In addition to orthopedic experience, Dr. Mohlenbrock is a nationally recognized expert in the objective assessment of hospital medical outcomes, Clinical Quality and Cost Efficiencies for inpatient care. He has consulted for hospitals who have found themselves in potential legal situations where the quality of their clinical care has been called into question.

    Dr. Mohlenbrock received his BS degree from the University of Illinois and his MD from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He holds fellowships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Physician Leadership. He is a noted lecturer and has published numerous articles on measuring and improving the quality and cost efficiency of medical care.

    Comprehensive Quality Data used to Defend Hospitals for Med Mal


    Litigation Support - Attorneys wishing to take advantage of Dr. Mohlenbrock's orthopedic and quality assessment experience as well as his communication skills, will receive unbiased, evidence-base opinions. He assists the legal profession whose clients are either plaintiffs or defendants.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    • Total Joint Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Arthroscopy Surgeries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sport-related Injuries
  • Hospital Medical Outcome Assessments
  • Medical Care Efficiency
  • Medical Care Quality
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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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    Neal C. Small, MD
    5941 Club Oaks Drive
    Dallas TX 75248
    USA
    phone: 214-414-9447
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    Orthopedic Expert Services, LLC. provides exclusive consultative services for the legal profession, the insurance industry and the health care industry.

    Principal, Neal C. Small, MD, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 35 years of clinical experience treating orthopedic injuries and spinal disorders. He has performed over 17,000 orthopedic and spine surgical procedures and has the experience and knowledge to be a credible expert in virtually any orthopedic or spine case.

    Dr. Small is Certified by The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and a Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has also served as a Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Small has published over twenty articles on various orthopedic topics in refereed orthopedic journals and textbooks.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Small has extensive forensic experience, serving as an expert on hundreds of cases and having been deposed numerous times. He has never faced a Daubert challenge. Dr. Small is licensed to practice in Texas, Oklahoma, and Idaho. He has provided opinions within reasonable degrees of medical probability or medical certainty on issues concerning Causation, Usual and Customary Medical or Surgical Treatment, Usual and Customary Expenses, Future Medical or Surgical Needs, and Anticipated Expenses.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Spine Care
    • Disability Evaluations
    • IMEs
    • Fractures
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder
  • Knee / Lower Extremity
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    Andrew J. Collier, Jr., MD
    2410-14 South Broad Street
    Suite 200
    Philadelphia PA 19145
    USA
    phone: 215-334-3350
    fax: 215-336-6980
    Andrew J. Collier, Jr., MD, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with 32 years of experience. He specializes in all facets of Orthopaedics with emphasis on Knees, Hips, Joint Replacement, and Arthroscopic Surgery.

    Dr. Collier has been performing Independent Medical Examinations since 1985. His services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defense. His cases involve Worker's Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Liability issues. He has extensive testimony experience regarding these examinations.

    Over the past 7 years, Dr. Collier has become involved in performing Record Reviews as well as Medical Malpractice reviews for both sides.

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    2245 Texas Drive
    Suite 300
    Sugar Land TX, MS 77479
    USA
    phone: 979-282-2786
    fax: 979-282-2830
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    Stephen J. Ringel, MD, PA, is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. With over 30 years of practical experience, Dr. Ringel has a special interest in non-surgical management of lower back problems. He also specializes in Bone, Joint, Muscular, Spine, and Peripheral Nerve problems.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Ringel offers expert witness services for cases involving work-related injuries. His services include impairment evaluations, independent medical evaluations (IMEs), medical record review, and peer review for worker's compensation.

    Dr. Ringel performs medical evaluations and impairment ratings for insurance companies and individuals in Amarillo, Bay City, Borger, Dumas, El Campo, Houston, Plainview, and Wharton.

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

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

    Areas of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialization:
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Treatment of Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement / Bursitis
  • Meniscus Repair and Meniscectomy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
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    C. Perry Cooke, III, MD
    5824 Widewaters Parkway
    East Syracuse NY 13057
    USA
    phone: 315-256-2520
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    C. Perry Cooke, III, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in the management of Musculo-Skeletal Injury and Disease. He has treated all Orthopedic conditions, but now concentrates on Disorders of the Shoulder and Knee.

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

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

    Dr. Cooke testifies for both defense and plaintiff cases. He relates well to juries, being able to explain complicated situations using plain English terminology. Dr. Cooke can use documents, charts, and anatomic models to educate members of a jury. He will participate in a case only if his opinion is supported by the evidence.
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    1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 2000
    Los Angeles CA 90033
    USA
    phone: 310-704-2269
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    C. Thomas Vangsness Orthopaedic Surgery Expert PhotoC. Thomas Vangsness Jr., MD, is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Chief of Sports Medicine at USC, and a tenured Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

    Upon graduation from medical school, he completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery along with two fellowships in Sports Medicine and Bioengineering. Dr. Vangsness specializes in the conservative and operative treatment of Sports Injuries and is recognized as a leader in the field of Sports Medicine. Over his 30 year career, he has published more than 100 journal articles, lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, has been on the editorial boards of several journals, and is the recipient of numerous academic awards for his contributions to the field. Dr. Vangsness has recently published a book entitled The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis.

    In 2014, Orthopedics This Week named Dr. Vangsness as one of the “Top 28 North American Sports Knee Surgeons”. In 2016, Castle Connolly named Dr. Vangsness as one of America’s Top Doctors. In Southern California, he continues to be voted top doctor numerous times and received multiple awards in both Los Angeles and Pasadena.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Vangsness has been providing expert witness services for numerous years. His services include consultations, medical record reviews, and independent medical exams. As an expert witness, he has presented 30 depositions and issued numerous expert opinions. He has experience in a wide range of cases including workman’s compensation, personal injury, and medical malpractice.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
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    6/25/2018 · Medical
    When joint problems escalate to the point of needing special treatment, it is time to research orthopedic surgeons. As you consider your treatment options, it is important to choose an orthopedic surgeon who can accurately meet your needs. To ensure that you make the best choice, identify your needs, do your research, and ask the right questions.

    C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., MD
    This book offers a plan for anyone who wants to prevent or reverse their pain, discomfort, and limitations. It is the first book on arthritis that incorporates the latest research and treatment strategies for a disease that the vast majority of baby boomers will inevitably have to learn to live with. What's more, it provides younger generations with an easy-to-follow game plan for minimizing and even avoiding the more debilitating aspects of arthritis.