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V.K. Puppala, MD
Atlanta GA USA
phone: 770-627-7246
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V.K. Puppala, MD, DABA-PM, is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He has extensive NIH research experience in nerve injury as well as epidural injections, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal pumps.

Dr. Puppala has expertise in the treatment of a variety of chronic painful conditions including neck and low back pain, intractable neuropathic pain, joint pain, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS/RSD), chronic abdominal pain, chronic pelvic pain, cancer-related pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a multi-modal approach.

Litigation Support - Dr. Puppala provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. His services include medical record review and causation analysis. A former journalism major, he has excellent communication skills and is able to meet tight deadlines.

Expertise Includes
  • Intubation
  • Intraoperative Death
  • Spine Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Epidural
  • Radiofrequency
  • Ablation
  • Urine Drug Screening
  • Addiction
  • Overdose
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • Intrathecal Pumps
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Anesthetic Awareness
  • Blindness
  • Stroke
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hemorrhage
  • Brain Damage
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Aspiration
    • IV Infiltration
    • Oversedation
    • Nerve Block
    • Spinal Anesthesia
    • Lethal Injection
    • Midazolam
    • Propofol
    • Fentanyl
    • Oxycodone
    • Hydrocodone
    • Morphine
    • Methadone
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    Dr. John G. Looney
    MD, MBA
    201 Trent Drive Suite 1558 (Blue Zone) Box 3313
    Durham NC 27710
    USA
    phone: 919-684-6457
    fax: 919-403-0565
    Dr. John G. Looney is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke Medical Center. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. He has more than 30 years of experience in psychiatric treatment of Adults, Children & Adolescents. He is experienced in Hospital Psychiatry and Residential Treatment of patients with psychiatric and addictive disease. He is designated a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Through the American Psychiatric Association, he has published about treatment methods for children and adolescents. He describes methods of treating children and adolescents who have suffered serious and longstanding problems in his edited book, Chronic Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents.

    Specialties:
    • General Psychiatry for Adults
    • General Psychiatry for Children
    • Addiction Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Organizational Consultation for Schools and Universities
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    Dr. Shannon C. Miller, DFASAM, DFAPA, CTTS
    9891 Montgomery Rd.,#245
    Cincinnati OH 45242
    USA
    phone: 937-245-0711
    Shannon C. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DFAPA, CTTS - Free initial consultation

    Forensic services on issues relating to alcohol or drug use, addiction, related behaviors (gambling, sexual addiction, etc), drug testing, psychiatry, as well as the intertwining legal issues (cognitive effects, wrongful death, child custody, malpractice, etc)
  • Retained as Expert Witness-USA & Europe
  • Both sides of the bar, civil & criminal, deposition & testimony exp.
  • Active clinical practice, broadly experienced
  • Board Certifications: Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
  • Certified, Buprenorphine & Tobacco
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Soc. of Addiction Medicine & American Psychiatric Assoc.
  • Editor-in-Chief for major national Addiction Medicine textbook
  • America’s Top Psychiatrists
  • Published original research
  • Interviews: Dateline NBC, Pravda, US News & World Report, etc.
  • Credentials, Competence, Credibility, Communication Skills
  • 7/8/2006 · Psychology
    As gambling-related disorders proliferate in the United States, more people could benefit from effective treatments. Unfortunately, shame often keeps persons with gambling problems from seeking help

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    John H. Fullerton, MD, MRO, CMD, CFP, FACP, AGSF, FAAHPM
    Founder & President
    1700 California St.
    Suite #470
    San Francisco CA 94109
    USA
    phone: 415-460-5532
    fax: 415-376-5820
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    John FullertonJohn H. Fullerton, MD, MRO, CMD, CFP, FACP, AGSF, FAAHPM, FASAM is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

    Dr. Fullerton maintains active medical licenses in both California and Florida and holds additional national certificates of added qualifications as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) at multiple levels of care locally and in Home Care (AAHCP).

    Dr. Fullerton is a certified Clinical Forensics Expert, who has participated in nationally recognized Elder Abuse Cases, including the cases of "lay caregivers" misguidedly criminally charged with homicide or manslaughter after caring for a loved one at home with advanced dementias. He has been vetted by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Office of The Inspector General, and the FBI to perform the duties of a government expert in cases of Criminal Healthcare Fraud. He has served as a key expert witness in the continuing efforts of 'Operation HEAT' and been on the winning side of three criminal convictions.

    Over roughly the past 14 years, Dr. Fullerton has provided independent medical expert testimony and clinical forensic medical testimony in more than 200 cases and reviewed over 1,500 files (including Medicare Audits for the Government). He has focused his medical expertise in mostly Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Determinations of Medicare Medical Necessity matters, and Civil & Criminal cases alleging Elder Abuse (including homicide) at either discovery, deposition or at trial testifying for both plaintiff and defense cases, respectively.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Adult Hospital Medicine
    • Ambulatory Care - Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Geriatric Approaches to Gero-Psychiatry
    • Immuno-Compromised Host 1 Treatment
    • Long Term Care - SNF
    • Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
    • Assisted Living - Secured Dementia Units
  • LTC / Hospice Medical Directorships
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Units
  • Home Care
  • Elder Abuse Defense Cases
  • Preventable Falls
  • Pressure Wounds / Pain Management
  • Addiction Medicine - Forensic Toxicology / DUI Defense Cases
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    2/3/2014 · Medical
    From the days of "Reefer Madness" until the timing of Proposition 19 with the "Legalization of Marijuana Initiative" on the ballot last November, the controversies swirling around not only the recreational use, but also the medical use of marijuana, particularly in frail, elderly geriatric patients with clinically significant weight loss (and cachexia), has been fraught with controversy. Even though the ballot initiative from 2010 went down in defeat on November 2, 2010, rumblings of some of the authors bringing another, more "targeted" CA initiative in 2012 are regaining momentum.

    A disturbing trend has emerged involving criminal charges being levied against family caregivers treating end-of-life (EOL) elders with dementia.

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    Alexander E. Obolsky, MD, DFAPA
    Licensed in the states of IL, WI, and NV
    134 N. LaSalle, Ste. 1810
    Chicago IL 60602
    USA
    phone: 312-456-4343
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    Alexander Obolsky Forensic Psychiatry Expert PhotoAlexander E. Obolsky, MD, DFAPA, is board-certified and trained in General, Addiction, and Forensic Psychiatry. He possesses over 20 years of experience evaluating and treating patients in the Chicagoland area.

    Dr. Obolsky has extensive training, experience, and understanding of medical and psychiatric illness, medical-psychiatric assessment, and various forms of mental health treatment. He can analyze and diagnose medical issues potentially presenting as non psychiatric symptoms. As a physician, Dr. Obolsky has also been trained in the field of Pharmacology both within and outside of General Adult Psychiatry. He has evaluated and treated patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other psychiatric and neurobehavioral disorders.

    Dr. Obolsky's professional achievements include having established and ran The Division of Forensic Psychiatry at the Northwestern University Medical School and The Psychiatry and Law Program at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. He worked as an Assistant Medical Director at the Illinois largest hospital for criminally insane. He has been featured in the “America’s Top Psychiatrists” guide multiple times in the areas of conflict, stress, and trauma.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Obolsky's forensic practice is focused on evaluation of mental, emotional, and cognitive functioning, ascertaining current and past competencies for variety of life and work activities and functions, and identifying causation for mental conditions and functional deficits. He addresses such legal issues as fitness and competency in a variety of settings, e.g., ascertaining level of impairment for a particular function (fitness for duty), disability, and mental state at the time of the offense (NGRI), among other competencies.

    Uniquely qualified to consult in will contest cases, Dr. Obolsky takes into account the effects of physical injuries, illnesses, location (e.g., ICU, nursing home, isolation), and medications on individuals' testamentary capacity and ability to withstand undue influence. Past cases have included personal injury, probate, workers' compensation, and criminal law. He also works with corporate occupational health and HR departments.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • PTSD
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Pain / Suffering
    • Depression
    • Chronic Pain
    • Toxicity
    • Burns
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
  • Impairment
  • Insanity
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Malingering
  • Workers Compensation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Competency
  • Addiction Psychiatry
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    DSc, MD, MBChB, MPhil, FRCPsych, DFAPA, FACFEI
    11020 Huntersview Road
    Ellicott MD 21042
    USA
    phone: 410-328-6735
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    Bankole Johnson Neuroscience Expert PhotoBankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, MBChB, MPhil, FRCPsych, DFAPA, Dip-ABAM, Dip-ABDA, FACFEI, is a leading Neuroscientist and respected global authority in both Psychiatry and Neuroscience. His considerable education and expertise dates to the 1970s, when he received his first general studies diplomas.

    Dr. Johnson earned his Medicinae Baccalaureum et Chirurgiae Baccalaureum (an M.D. equivalent) from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He also received his UK Board Certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, his Master of Philosophy in Neuropsychiatry at the University of London, his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Glasgow (coursework at the University of Oxford). He also received a Doctor of Science from the University of Glasgow, the highest doctoral degree that can be awarded by a British university.

    In addition to these qualifications, Dr. Johnson has also received United States certifications from both the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

    Today, Bankole Johnson is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician throughout both Europe and the United States. He serves as a respected collegiate authority in his field at a leading university in the United States. Dr. Johnson is a leading authority on the effects of abused drugs including alcohol on the brain and how this affects behavior, especially that related to the commission of a crime. He is a national expert on the treatment of opioid addiction as well as on assessing medical malpractice and insurance claims. Dr. Johnson also is a national expert on the effects of diseases of the brain, mental illness, mental disorder, and aberrant behaviors on testamentary capacity. He also is a national expert on assessing disability as a result of mental disorder, mental illness, and alcohol and drug abuse.

    Along the way, Bankole Johnson has also been the recipient of numerous high-profile awards in his fields and industries of specialty. In 2001, he received the Dan Anderson Research Award for his research contributions focused on “the scientific knowledge of addiction recovery.” He won the 2002 Distinguished Senior Scholar of Distinction Award from the National Medical Association and a 2006 Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American Psychiatric Association. In 2008, Dr. Johnson became a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. From 2010, he has been a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Johnson won the prestigious NIH Jellinek Award in 2013 for his scientific advances and discoveries in the field of addiction medicine. He is also the Editor of one of the largest and most comprehensive textbooks in the field: Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice, published by Springer.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Johnson provides expert witness services for cases involving all aspects of Addiction Medicine (e.g. alcohol, cocaine, heroin and other opioid and substance abuse) as well as diseases of the brain and brain disorders that affect mental capacity. He is experienced as an expert witness not only for medical malpractice but also for capital cases and major crimes. Dr. Johnson's services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Addiction Medicine
    • Alcohol
    • Brain Injury
    • Disability
    • Health Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Psychiatry
  • Bankole A. Johnson, MD
    The spectrum of addiction disorders presents practitioners with numerous challenges?among them the widening gap between a growing evidence base and the translation of this knowledge into treatment outcomes. Addiction Medicine addresses this disconnect, clearly explaining the role of brain function in drug taking and other habit-forming behaviors, and applying this biobehavioral framework to the delivery of evidence-based treatment.
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    Dr. James C. Norris, DABT, EURT

    USA
    phone: 866-526-6774
    Dr. James C. Norris, Ph.D., DABT, EURT is an Expert Witness in Toxicology and Pharmacology. He has Litigation and Arbitration experience in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Dr. Norris has given testimony to government agencies, has acted as a consultant for the media (BBC) and is an Industrial Site Crisis Team Member. He is avaliable for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas Of Expertise:
  • Carcinogenicity and Chemicals
  • Combustion or Fire Toxicology
  • General and Inhalation Toxicology
  • Pesticides, and Pharmaceuticals (pharmacology)

    Professional Affiliations:
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • British Toxicology Society
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Editorial Boards of Inhalation Toxicology and Journal of Fire Sciences
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    David A. Preiss, MD, PhD
    66 Mill Street
    Newton MA 02459
    USA
    phone: 617-777-4289
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    David A. Preiss, MD, PhD, has practiced General Anesthesia for 7 years and works in diverse practices, including academic, private, and community. Dr. Preiss has experience in general surgeries including neurosurgery, orthopedic, urology, gynecology, ambulatory, plastic, gastric, endoscopy, and interventional radiology.

    Dr. Preiss earned an MD from Boston University School of Medicine and a PhD in Applied Science and Engineering (Biomedical) from the University of Toronto. His background in biomedical engineering has facilitated application of his medical knowledge to a variety of other fields, including Medical Records Analysis and Biotechnology.

    Dr. Preiss is currently an Epic MD Lead in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

    A leader in his field, Dr. Preiss has been honored with the Excellence in Anesthesia Award from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2016, the Shore Fellowship in Medicine Award from Harvard University in 2016, and the BWH Research Institute Grant in 2015. He has delivered presentations on topics within his expertise around the nation and internationally including Canada, Switzerland, Italy, and Bolivia.

    Litigation Support - David A. Preiss has consulted on cases has been retained as an expert in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology for several years. He has worked with complex medical cases since training and continues to work across broad areas of anesthesia. Dr. Preiss' services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical case review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Out of OR Anesthesia
    • Medical Records
    • General Anesthesia
    • Biotechnology
    • Respiratory Physiology
  • Narcotic Use / Abuse
  • Anesthesiology Malpractice
  • OR Technology
  • Sedation
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
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    Dr. Richard Stieg, MD, MHS
    409 Main St. #216
    PO Box 2370
    Frisco CO 80443
    USA
    phone: 303-886-1836
    fax: 970-455-8233
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    Richard Stieg Neurology Pain ExpertDr. Richard Stieg, MD, MHS is board certified in Neurology, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He is a founding member and tenth President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He has also served the American Pain Society in various board capacities and as co-founder of their journal, Pain Forum.

    Dr. Stieg is a founding member of the board of directors and Editor-in-Chief of the website of the National Pain Foundation and serves the board of directors of the Oakley Foundation and the medical advisory board of the American Pain Foundation. He has served the world of Pain Medicine in many capacities, including Associate Professorships at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and editorial positions on several professional journals, including the Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Forum, Pain Medicine and Disability. Dr. Stieg is the author of many journal articles and book chapters and continues an active practice in pain and addiction medicine in Denver Colorado.

    Dr. Richard Stieg offers litigation support for claimants and defendants in cases involving chronic pain, related drug addiction, or related disability issues. He has over 40 years of clinical, administrative and academic experience. In the past 25 years, Dr. Stieg has performed over 1,000 IMEs and trained others at such venues as the AADEP and AAP. He has been deposed over 100 times and testified approximately 12 times.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Chronic Pain
    • Drug Addiction
    • Short Term Disability
    • Long Term Disability
    • Opioid Abuse / Overdose
    • Drug Overdose / Abuse
    • Wrongful Death
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post Traumatic Headache
  • Malingering
  • Chronic Pain Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
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    2/7/2014 · Pain Management
    A panel of experts in pain medicine and public policy convened to examine root causes and risk factors for opioid-related poisoning deaths and to propose recommendations to reduce death rates.

    1/7/2014 · Pain Management
    There appears to be little question that pain represents a significant American public health problem. A recent Gallup poll reported that an estimated 26 million Americans suffer with severe pain, with half of those reporting daily occurrence. Six in ten Americans with severe or moderate pain have lived with the condition for at least seven months. More than half report poor pain control despite having consulted with physicians. Interestingly, four in five Americans believe that aches and pains are a natural part of getting older, and 64% will see a doctor only when they cannot stand the pain any longer.

    12/6/2013 · Pain Management
    Teaching in the field of pain medicine seems to be dominated by emphasis on pain as a symptom. This is a natural response to the scientism that dominates our medical training, thinking and practice. The topic of pain and spirituality affords us the opportunity to re-focus our attention on the multidimensional aspects of the pain experience, as many have so eloquently done before. (1,2,3) We introduce our topic by posing several questions:

    11/25/2013 · Pain Management
    There is evidence that all types of pain are inadequately managed in the United States and that this was true long before the advent of managed care.37, 39, 42 This situation is likely due to a number of social factors, including the following:

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    Samuel I. Miles, MD, PhD
    8631 W. Third Street 425E
    Los Angeles CA 90048
    USA
    phone: 310-659-1674
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    Samuel I. Miles, MD, PhD, has been engaged in the private practice of Psychiatry in Los Angeles since 1978. He has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating people with mental disorders and substance use disorders in inpatient, outpatient, and custodial settings. He provides consultations to other physicians and mental health practitioners, as well as to attorneys, employers, insurance companies, government agencies, and the courts.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Miles has been active in organized psychiatry. He has served on various committees, including the Executive Committee, of the Southern California Psychiatric Society. He has also been actively involved in the governance of Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute (now known as the New Center for Psychoanalysis). He is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Dr. Miles is an active teacher. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also on the faculty of the New Center for Psychoanalysis.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Miles has provided consultations, reports, and expert testimony to both plaintiffs and defendants in litigated civil and criminal matters. He has qualified as expert in state and federal courts to provide legally relevant psychiatric, medical, and psychopharmacological opinions. Cases have included issues of:
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Pharmacology
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Criminal Responsibility
    • Sanity / Competency to Stand Trial
    • Alcohol Abuse / Drug Ingestion
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Psychiatric Standards of Practice
  • Prescription Practices
  • Impairment
  • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Disability
  • Emotional Distress
  • Malingering
  • Suicide
  • Need for Treatment
  • Samuel I. Miles, MD, PhD
    This article is an outline of basic principles of psychopharmacology, and an overview of psychotherapeutic agents, along with some clinical and medical-legal issues related to them.
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    Scott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM
    89 Cannon Road
    South Portland ME 04106
    USA
    phone: 207-356-7153
    fax: 207-221-1289
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    Scott Davis Addiction Medicine Expert PhotoScott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM, is a Board-Certified Addiction Medicine specialist and Internist. Formerly the lead Addiction Medicine Physician for the world-renowned Betty Ford Center, he has been regarded as a leading expert in the field of Addiction Medicine, garnering requests from numerous professional organizations and government agencies.

    Dr. Davis currently serves as Medical Director of the Residential Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Liberty Bay Recovery Center, the Women’s Residential Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Ginger’s House, and the Outpatient Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Behavioral Health Resources of Maine, all in Portland, ME. He is also an Addiction Medicine Physician at Evans Management Services in Westbrook, ME.

    In 2012, Dr. Davis was nominated by the Governor to the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council to review and assist implementation of healthcare-related improvements for the state. He has also been appointed to the Maine State Legislature LD1501 Workgroup committee where he produced recommendations for legislative amendments to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion, and as a team leader to the Maine State Prescription Drug Abuse Summit, where he facilitated discussion on drug treatment and recovery and developed “actionable” plans.

    Dr. Davis is a published author of Living Jonathan's Life, a memoir and reference on addiction and substance abuse topics for health care providers and families seeking information on these topics. He is passionate about community outreach and education on addiction and substance abuse to health care providers and communities.

    Dr. Davis Interviewed by CBS on Prescription Drug Addiction (view at 45 seconds)


    Litigation Support - Scott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM offers expert witness and consulting nationally to law firms and other organizations seeking expertise on matters related to addiction and substance abuse and substance abuse standard of care issues. Dr. Davis' services include medical record review, second opinions, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Addiction Medicine
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Drugs & Substance Abuse Disorders Alcohol
    • Medication Reactions and Interactions
    • Tobacco Dependency
    • Chemical Dependency
  • Detoxification
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Opioid Overdose
  • Internal Medicine Drug Abuse
  • Methadone / Drug Treatment
  • Wrongful Death
  • For many individuals contemplating treatment for addiction, ninety or more days of residential treatment can be a daunting thought; even difficult for some to consider beyond the once-mainstay "30 day" inpatient treatment program. While many programs still use this "30 day" model, this duration was not based on research or science. It was simply the time period that insurance carriers agreed to provide coverage in the 1940-s and 1950-s, and so was adapted as the model for treatment.

    There are many reasons not to drink at a Holiday party. For example, you may need to avoid alcohol because you are driving, because you are a recovering alcoholic or simply because you are going somewhere after the party and you need to be clear-minded. There is also a chance that you want to have a drink or two but want to avoid getting drunk and losing control. In any case, there are some things you can do to stay sober.

    11/3/2017 · Addiction Issues
    The pills - he had to find the pills. Running from his house to his leased car, he yanked open the front door and reached for the fuse box. The stash he kept there was gone. Frantically pushing his hands under the front seat, he poured through the car before ripping off the dashboard.

    Scott M. Davis, MD
    A true story of identical twin brothers, each fighting similar physical and emotional battles. One would lose his life; the other would nearly self-destruct. It includes a directory of treatment programs, intervention resources and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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    Mohan Nair, MD
    133 The Promenade, Ste. 108
    Long Beach CA 90802
    USA
    phone: 562-495-3937
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    Mohan Nair, MD, trained at the University of California (Irvine) and Harvard and is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in:
    • Brain Injury Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Behavioral Neurology / Neuropsychiatry
  • Dr. Nair brings his extensive training, clinical experience, and formal board certifications to provide in-depth and nuanced medico-legal analysis of cases for both adults and children involving brain injury, frequently and tragically combined with chronic pain and severe psychological trauma (PTSD). He is committed to comprehensive and accurate forensic examinations, quality neuropsychological assessment, and use of the most up to date technology available in the field.

    Mohan Nair Neuropsychiatry Expert PhotoLitigation Support - Dr. Nair has provided extensive trial testimony in defense and plaintiffs cases. With cases primarily involving Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he provides and coordinates medical, psychological, neuropsychological, toxicological, and imaging experts for complex civil litigation.

    Dr. Nair is familiar with the milieu of the courtroom and its adversarial nature that can be intimidating for non-forensic scientists. He will provide timely and jargon free IME reports when needed and prepare for and withstand forceful cross examinations He provides the full spectrum expert witness services for personal injury/civil litigation, criminal cases, private disability, medical board investigations, and employment litigation, including confidential consultations, record reviews, litigation support for IME, depositions, witness preparation, and trial testimony.
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    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.
    President
    35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield (San Francisco) CA
    USA
    phone: 415-461-4845
    fax: 415-461-4039
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    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. is double Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Raffle has over 49 years as a clinical and forensic psychiatrist offering his expert opinion in Federal and State jurisdictions nationwide. In addition to serving as an expert witness, Dr. Raffle consults to attorneys, judges, insurers, and to employers regarding Fitness for Duty and Risk of Violence (Threat) Assessment:

  • 5000+ psychiatric assessments
  • Expert testimony in 700 depositions and trials
  • Successful clinical practice

    The job of an expert witness is to educate a jury, judge, attorney, and trier of fact about the forensic psychiatrist's conclusions and how those opinions were derived in a manner well-reasoned, skillful, and easily understood by every person, not only another forensic psychiatrist. In short, an educator. Dr. Raffle’s experience as an educator extends well beyond a forensic venue, yet underpins the key to his ability to explain his opinions.

  • Prof. of Psychiatry, UCSF Medical School, 20 years
  • U.C. Hastings College of the Law postgraduate course "Trial and Appellate Advocacy" instructing seasoned attorneys about the direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, with special focus on mental health experts and licensed medical professionals, Psychiatrists (MDs), Psychologists (LCSWs / MFTs), and physicians in other medical specialties, 11 years

    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates' expertise is well-established in forensic assessment in the areas of:
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Dementia and Competency
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Undue Influence
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Malingering
    • Emotional Distress: Intentional & Unintentional infliction
    • Emotional Distress: Forensic Evaluation to render medical-legal opinion
    • Diagnosis and Need for Treatment
    • Fitness For Duty
    • Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination (ADA, Title VII, EEOC)
    • Harassment
    • Employment Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Catastrophic Injury
    • Temporary and Permanent Disability
    • Medical Records Review
    • Assist in Preparation for Direct and Cross-examination of Expert Witnesses and Deposition of expert witnesses
    Licensed in California.
  • 12/3/2014 · Psychiatry
    In order for a medical opinion to be admissible as evidence in civil, criminal and administrative cases, the basis of the opinion must fulfill either the Daubert Criteria or the Frye test, depending on the jurisdiction. The judge of the court rules on the admissibility of the expert opinion. The effect of Daubert has been to limit expert testimony to opinions which are based on a scientific foundation. Daubert specifies that adequate scientific support and method and a known error rate must exist. The testimony of a mental health expert rendering an opinion using criteria which does not meet Daubert standards is weakened by the implication that it is not based on "sound science." In some instances, for example, a mental health expert uses an approach where there are no peer-reviewed studies or methods, such as when psychologists compose their own neuropsychological test batteries. In most cases where an attorney is considering a "Daubert challenge," a contemporaneous and up-to-date literature search is indicated. Also, extensive case law presently exists as to specific issues. Being familiar with the Daubert criteria enhances effectiveness in challenging a mental health expert's opinion, whether on voir dire or cross examination. On direct examination, the strengths of an opinion reached under Daubert criteria become a "teaching moment" for the trier of fact, because it will be founded on the science of mental health assessment.

    10/27/2014 · Psychiatry
    Undue influence occurs when the testator's freewill and freedom of choice in the disposition of the assets of his or her estate is replaced by the substituted judgment/wishes of another. This can apply to creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal instrument.

    2/11/2014 · Psychiatry
    The medical expert cannot express an opinion about the ultimate question to the trier of fact: how much is the plaintiff's emotional distress (emotional injury) worth in dollars? Yet when the question of these monetary damages is put to a jury, their deliberations are better-served if considered in the context of a Forensic Psychiatrist's knowledgeable findings and testimony.

    5/28/2009 · Human Factors
    All psychiatric reports evaluate something, but not always the same thing. For example, eligibility for benefits, or fitness to do a job. To make sense of the report, the reader must determine what is being evaluated and how it is being done

    5/28/2009 · Psychiatry
    In civil cases where emotional distress is alleged, it often occurs that the plaintiff’s attorney designates the treater as his expert. Usually the argument is that the plaintiff’s own therapist has spent many more hours with the plaintiff than the defense expert and therefore "knows" the plaintiff better. The treater often agrees with this reasoning

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    Manonmani Antony, MD, DABA, DABIPP
    CEO, Interventional Pain Specialist
    18229 DuPont Blvd.
    Georgetown DE 19947
    USA
    phone: 302-519-0100
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    Manonmani Antony, MD, DABA, DABIPP, is triple board-certified in Anesthesiology (ABA), Pain Medicine (ABA), and Interventional Pain Medicine (ABIPP).

    Dr. Antony completed medical school at University of Peradeniya and later finished her residency at Texas Tech University, where she was awarded the Outstanding Resident Award. Dr. Antony was trained to perform advanced pain procedures utilizing cutting-edge technology during her Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Maryland. She currently lectures on Opioid Risk Management for the Medical Society of Delaware and the Delaware State Medical Board.

    Dr. Antony's personal philosophy as a physician motivates her to explore every treatment option possible in order to avoid invasive surgeries and Opioid drug abuse in chronic pain patients. With great success, she uses Interventional Spinal / Joint Procedures along with Physical Therapy as alternative pain-management therapies to supplement patients' pharmacological regimens.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Antony provides expert witness services for cases involving Interventional Pain Management and Opioid Risk Management. She has performed numerous Independent Medical Reviews (IMEs) and has testified in court approximately 25 times. Dr. Antony's services are available to counsel representing plaintiff and defendant and include Workers Compensation Review, Auto injury Review, Depositions, Narrative Reports, and Peer Reviews.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
    • Cervical Medial Branch Block
    • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
    • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
    • Ganglion Impar Block
    • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
    • Intercostal Nerve Block
    • Lumbar Discography
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
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    Patrick Reynolds
    Grandson of RJ Reynolds and anti-smoking advocate
    8117 West Manchester Ave Suite 500
    Playa del Rey CA 90293
    USA
    phone: 800-541-7741 or 310-880-1111 (Cell)
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  • Background and Expertise: A grandson of tobacco company founder R.J. Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds first spoke out publicly at a 1986 Congressional hearing in favor of a ban on all cigarette advertising.

    Since then, his advocacy work and appearances in the national press have made him a well known champion of a smokefree society.

    Mr. Reynolds is a frequent guest speaker at universities and health conferences, and also middle and high schools. His talks are often sponsored by health departments and hospitals, as a bridge builder to local communities. He is frequently invited to debate on Fox News Channel, CNBC, CNN and other networks, and has been profiled by most of the world's major newspapers and US TV networks.
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