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Jeffrey G. Nicholson
PA-C, Ph.D., M.Ed., MPAS
7033 Wellauer Drive
Milwaukee WI 53213-3734
phone: 414-517-6915 (cell)
The Physician Assistant Experts Network™ is a referral resource for attorneys seeking expert medical opinions on the standard of care provided by physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners. The PA Experts Network™ was founded by Jeffrey G. Nicholson, PA-C, Ph.D., M.Ed., MPAS, an experienced medical-legal consultant and a leader in the physician assistant profession. He will either help you personally or facilitate a physician assistant expert from his network of board certified Physician Assistant Experts in all medical specialties. See his article on this website.

Practicing 22 years, a PA Educator, Assistant Professor, and Director of the University of Wisconsin Physician Assistant Program.

Services Include:
  • Medical Records Review, Deposition, Testimony, Referrals

    Education and Certifications:
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, 2008
  • Master of Education, M.Ed., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1989
  • Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska

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  • Trends in malpractice awards and adverse actions (e.g., revocation of provider license) following an act or omission constituting medical error or negligence were examined. The National Practitioner Data Bank was used to compare rates of malpractice reports and adverse actions for physicians, physician assistants (PAs), and nurse practitioners (NPs). During 2005 through 2014, there ranged from 11.2 to 19.0 malpractice payment reports per 1,000 physicians, 1.4 to 2.4 per 1,000 PAs, and 1.1 to 1.4 per 1,000 NPs. Physician median payments ranged from 1.3 to 2.3 times higher than PAs or NPs. Diagnosis-related malpractice allegations varied by provider type, with physicians having significantly fewer reports (31.9%) than PAs (52.8%) or NPs (40.6%) over the observation period. Trends in malpractice payment reports may reflect policy enactments to decrease liability.

    We assessed whether physician assistant (PA) and nurse practitioner (NP) utilization increases liability.

    Based on the first seventeen years of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank, nationwide Physician Assistant malpractice demonstrates lower malpractice incidence and average payment amounts over a 17 Year Period Compared to MDs and Advance Practice Nurses

    The physician assistant ("PA") expert witness is a board certified and state licensed health care professional who by experience or training is qualified to give an opinion on the standard of care provided by fellow physician assistants. Although formal training is not required, some PA expert witnesses have completed seminars conducted by and for legal nurse consultants.

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    6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 235
    Carmichael CA 95608
    phone: 800-403-1647 or 916-863-7301
    fax: 916-863-7206
    MRK Medical Consultants provides Medical-Legal Evaluations to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client's situations. MRK provides a wide array of medical experts that offer objective review and analysis of personal injuries. Each stage of the process—research to review, analysis to opinion—is addressed in a comprehensive manner in order to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client’s situations. MRK has over forty board certified physician specialists and many with subspecialty certifications. MRK provides physician experts to the entire State of California, the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and Las Vegas, and we travel to many areas of the United States. Physical therapy, registered nurses, physician assistant and billing review consultants are available services MRK provides. Oncall MD's in office daily to discuss your needs if you are unsure of what expert you need.

    Dr. Edward YoungerEdward W. Younger, III, M.D., Medical Director of MRK Medical Consultants, specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. He has extensive experience in total joint replacement, as well as reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. He was instrumental in bringing computer navigation technology to his hospital. He has served on the orthopedic trauma staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and serves on the Medical Executive Committee at Mercy San Juan. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the California Orthopedic Association.

    Dr. Michael KleinDr. Michael R. Klein, Jr., M.D., specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and is a founding member and the first Medical Director of Northern California Orthopedic Centers. He is a senior member of the medical staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and was involved with the development of the orthopedic section of the Level II Trauma Center.

    Dr. Klein is a clinical instructor at University of California, Davis, Medical Center, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association and the California Medical Association.

    MRK's Areas of Expertise:
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery / Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • General surgery / trauma
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • RN
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Orthopedics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Podiatry
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Family Practice Anesthesiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical care
  • Otolaryngology
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    Dr. Paul Hofmann
    346 Rheem Blvd.
    Suite 101
    Moraga CA 94556
    phone: 925-247-9700
    fax: 925-247-9702
    Expert Witness: Retained in Washington, D.C., and over 20 states as an expert in hospital administration who could render opinion after assessing medical records, hospital policies and procedures, medical staff bylaws and regulations, JCAHO standards, depositions, etc. Served as Expert Witness for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Consultant: Has assisted hospitals and health systems with accelerating their performance improvement efforts. Speaks, writes and consults on ethical issues in health care.

    Background Highlights:
    • Consultant, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of health system.
    • Executive Director of two academic medical centers: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics at Stanford.
    • Past chairman of the national advisory board for the University of Chicago’s Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
    • An author of over 175 publications, he has written articles for USA Today, Health Management Quarterly, Trustee, Health Progress, the Journal of Health Administration Education, Frontiers of Health Services Management, Bioethics Forum, Modern Healthcare, the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Stanford Medicine, and Healthcare Executive among others.
    • Co-editor of Management Mistakes in Healthcare: Identification, Correction and Prevention, published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.
    • Co-editor of Managing Ethically: An Executive's Guide, published by Health Administration Press in 2001, and a second edition, Managing Healthcare Ethically: An Executive's Guide was published in 2010.
    • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a past member of its Leadership Advisory Committee, and a consultant on health care management ethics since 1994.
    • Served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Ethics.
    • Recipient of American Hospital Association's Award of Honor in 2009 and an Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award in 2012.
    • Faculty appointments held at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, the University of California, and Seton Hall University.
    • Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Public Health degrees are from the University of California, Berkeley.
    In 1989, I agreed for the first time to serve as an expert witness in a case brought by the family of a terminally ill pregnant patient who had a cesarean section performed against her will in a prominent university teaching hospital. Since then, whether retained as a plaintiff or defense expert, I have been surprised and disturbed by the number and types of cases in which hospitals and other health care facilities have been sued.

    Progress has been made on improving patient safety and reducing clinical mistakes, but errors happen and, in spite of everything, patients are still harmed.

    The belated but formal acknowledgement of medical errors and their impact has been well documented.1 Curiously, the topic of management or executive mistakes in healthcare is not raised in professional meetings nor, until recently, addressed by an article in health administration journals

    Paul Hofmann, MD, et. al (Editors)
    Ethical dilemmas are common in healthcare management. Although there is no handbook providing absolute solutions to ethics challenges, healthcare leaders can seek guidance and insight from others who have tackled similar issues. This book provides advice and inspiration from healthcare executives, ethicists, scholars, educators, and consultants. This collection of ethics columns from Healthcare Executive magazine will guide healthcare managers and executives in making personal and organizational decisions.
    Paul Hofmann (Editor), Frankie Perry (Editor)
    While increasing attention has been directed recently toward recognizing and reducing medical errors, healthcare organizations have yet to benefit from a similar scrutiny of management mistakes.
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    Dr. Harold J. Bursztajn
    96 Larchwood Drive
    Cambridge MA 02138
    phone: 617-492-8366
    fax: 617-441-3195
    A senior clinical faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D., is active in patient care in medical, psychiatric and judicial education nationally. He is qualified in both state and federal courts and is nationally recognized as a distinguished impartial, clinical, ethical and forensic expert to P/D attorneys and institutions. Individual and multispecialty team consultations available.

  • Informed Consent & Malpractice
  • Employment Litigation: ADA, Disability, Sexual Misconduct Discrimination, Worker's Compensation
  • Emotional & Physical Damages: Conscious Pain & Suffering, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Neuropsychiatry & Pain Imaging
  • Standards For Experts
  • Product Liability: Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals, Toxic Tort
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety: Diminished Capacity, Drug Addiction, Competency to Confess, Death Penalty Mitigation, Workplace Safety
  • Family & Custody Issues
  • Testamentary & Contractual Capacity
  • Professional & Organizational Ethics: Patient Care, Managed Care, Privacy
  • Psychoanalysis & Cultural Perspectives
  • 5/29/2003 · Expert Witnessing
    Recent Supreme Court decisions emphasize the need to regulate the admissibility of expert testimony by means of standards that require opinions going beyond ipse dixit; that is, that are based on more than the fact that the expert "said it him/herself

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    Elliot Felman, M.D., A.P.C.
    Elliot Felman
    1821 Wilshire Blvd. #301
    Santa Monica CA 90403
    phone: 310-260-2525
    fax: 310-260-7575
    Board Certified Family Medicine 32 years. Experience in review of Standard of Care and Expert Testimony. Clinical Faculty UCLA School of Medicine. Expert Reviewer - State Medical Board of California.
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    Charles S. Syers D.D.S., M.A. Syers
    D.D.S., M.A.
    P.O. Box 1879
    San Mateo CA 94401
    phone: 650-347-2614
    fax: 650-347-2680
    Dr. Charles S. Syers, D.D.S., M.A., is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he has been Chief of Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery for over 20 years. He is an Associate Professor at two dental schools and the recipient of the "Most Valued Professor" award. Dr. Syers is also an Associate Editor of "The American Journal of Pain Management."

    Dr. Syers has been acknowledged as a Daubert qualified expert in over 6 states. He has performed qualified medical and dental exams concerning issues of apportionment and disability ratings. He has also been acknowledged as a Forensic Investigator by the courts in criminal matters. Dr. Syers is also an expert in the area of appropriate and necessary care and treatment of injury.

    Dr. Syers lectures extensively in the following areas:
    • Dental and Medical Malpractice
    • Nerve Injury
    • Traumatic Injury
    • Injury to the Temporo Mandibular Joints
    Dr. Syers is available for case support and analysis with respect to issues concerning standard of care and proposed treatment. Dr. Syers offers a free telephone consultation.

    Please contact Dr. Syers at 650-347-2614 or
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    Thousands of Medical Experts 250 Specialties
    6425 Christie Avenue, Suite 260
    Emeryville CA 94608
    phone: 800-275-8903
    fax: 510-985-7383
    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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    Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LLC
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    NJ, NY
    phone: 201-314-8637
    fax: 201-435-3400
    Main Office - New Jersey:
    239 Washington Street - Suite 409
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    New York Office:
    155 East 31st Street, Suite 25L
    New York, NY 10016

    Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in General Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry. He has been named as a "Distinguished Life Fellow" of the American Psychiatric Association - a special distinction "for exceptional contributions to the community and the profession of psychiatry."

    Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has conducted Civil, Criminal, Military, and Administrative Forensic Psychiatric Examinations in many states. He offers Independent Medical Examinations and Testimony for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Pre Deposition /Trial Consultations
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Competency: Civil/Criminal
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Parental Time Sharing
  • Child Abuse
  • Elderly Abuse
  • Psychiatric Effects of Physical Injuries
  • Psychic Injury
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Mental Disability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Correctional Psychiatry
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Boundaries Violation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Commitment
  • Undue Influence
  • Right to Treatment
  • Right to Refuse treatment
  • Sex Offender Risk Eval
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    Dr. Andrew Mark Rodgers
    Chiropractic Physician
    530 Main Street, Suite 2
    Fort Lee NJ 07024
    phone: 877-592-1192 or Cell: 201-394-6662
    fax: 201-592-6401
    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.