Michael Armstrong, Jr, MD is the founder and president of Richmond ENT, a private medical practice specializing in Ear, Nose and Throat disorders in Richmond, Virginia. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has successfully completed the Fellowship program of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Armstrong graduated with highest honors from Princeton University (1985) and from Duke University School of Medicine (1989), and then trained for 6 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital before returning to his home town in 1995.
Richmond ENT is an academically oriented private practice with an active research and teaching program. Dr. Armstrong is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and in the Department of Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University–Medical College of Virginia. His daily responsibilities include training family practice resident physicians and nurse practitioner students in the diagnosis and management of ear nose and throat disorders. Dr. Armstrong has been the principal investigator in more than 20 clinical trials evaluating new treatment options for ear, sinus and throat infections.
IME support: Dr. Armstrong has provided expert medical review on more than 85 cases and testified at least 18 times. He can generally review medical records and provide a verbal report within 7 days of record receipt. Independent Medical Examinations can be scheduled within two weeks, and a written report provided within 48 hours after reciept of all information. Dr. Armstrong has been most commonly consulted for claims regarding
Georgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a seasoned nurse with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience and 25 years of Senior Leadership in Healthcare Organizations. She has expertise in the micro issues in direct patient care and the broad Management, Quality, State, Federal, and Joint Commission regulatory issues in hospitals and long term care facilities. Dr. Persky provides private consulting for hospitals that want to improve patient care quality and satisfaction. A national speaker and author, her services are in demand for engagements on healthcare issues.
Litigation Consulting Support - As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated hundreds of Malpractice and Injury cases as a quality reviewer and can assist in legal case review with chronologies, timelines, and evidence based reports. Dr. Persky's services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defense seeking an expert in nursing and patient care with a strong understanding of how hospitals and nursing homes work.
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Background Experience - Dr. Persky has served as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for 25 years and most recently, New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Risk and Quality Management and Patient Satisfaction for a 750 bed academic hospital. She directed a $200 million budget with 33 patient services units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2,000 patient care employees.
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.
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Kirsten Turkington, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, CNLCP, AFN-BC is a highly experienced, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, licensed to practice since 1998. She provides quality healthcare and clinical expertise to patients, families, and attorneys on a regular basis.
Dr. Turkington's clinical background encompasses adult, adolescent, pediatric, and geriatric cases across Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Neurosurgery and Hospice. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Forensic Medical Expert with over 20 years of active clinical experience as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
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Dr. Turkington received a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2014, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 1998, and dual Bachelor degrees (BS -- Psychology & BSN -- Nursing) in 1994. View Expert Dr. Turkington's Witness Profile.
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Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
Criminal and Civil Cases Anaphylactic Reactions Overdosel Wrongful Death Cardiac Arrest Respiratory Arrest Fentanyl Overdose Dilaudid Overdose Pharmacist Mis-Fills Pharmacist Dispensing Errors Pharmacy Standard of Care Medication Adverse Effects Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital) Toxicology/Toxic Reactions Medical Marijuana Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace Workplace Safety Fit for Duty Testing