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 Expert  726438

Expert in Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is board certified in Family Practice with a speciality in general practice and a sub-speciality in Occupational Medicine. He has over 20 years of experience in his field, providing high quality occupational medical care to his patients and practicing medicine while maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct. He is also a partner with his industry in a cooperative effort to decrease injury and illness related disability and decrease recovery time out of the workplace. He is a member of several organizations and associations that focuses on substance abuse, occupational medicine, Osteopathic medicine, impairment and disability evaluation and improvement, cardiac life support through the American Heart Association, and Environmental medicine.

Aside from his position as a staff physician, Expert has years of experience in a medical administrative position. He has assisted in the new development and implementation of a workers' compensation program to evaluate and treat injured workers. Additionally, he helped institute an ergonomics program that changed how local industry hired workers, matching the worker to the job requirement. The program was successful in profitability, injury management, and workplace injury reduction. Other administrative duties included reviewing and investigating new medical staff applicants and reappointments through primary source verification of credentials, data bank review, licensure review, and leading investigation of problem applicants. As a Medical Director he has helped design and develop an occupational medicine program in an environment of negative market conditions. The program is currently successful and growth continues

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accident reduction

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blood pressure

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blood pressure monitor

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blood pressure monitoring

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blood safety

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blood sampling

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blood testing

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breath alcohol level instrumentation

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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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clinical medicine

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Department of Transportation drug testing regulation

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drug

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drug abuse

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drug screening

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employee drug testing

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examination

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hair analysis

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hypertension

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medical analysis

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medical diagnosis

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medical diagnostic test

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medical diagnostics

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occupational health

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occupational safety

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oximeter

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spirometry

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urine sampling

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workers compensation injury


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri;  Independence, Missouri;  Saint Joseph, Missouri;  Lees Summit, Missouri;  Kansas City, Kansas;  Topeka, Kansas;  Olathe, Kansas;  and Lawrence, Kansas.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   DO   Medicine   University of Health Sciences College of Osteo Medicine  
1999   Masters of Public Health   Public Health   Medical College of Wisconsin  
1982   BS   Chemistry   Missouri Western State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Heartland Occupational Medicine

 

Medical Director

 

He was responsible for design and development of an occupational medicine program in an environment of negative market conditions. The program is currently successful and growth continues.

1987 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Staff Physician

 


2001 to 2004

 

MedClinic, Inc

 


 

Vice President of Medical Affairs; President/CEO

 

He was asked to assume leadership responsibilities and manage change of the relatively large (four locations, 125 employees, and 18 practitioners) medical group practice. This was an independent, employee owned medical group practice that was at the time under investigation by Medicare for allegations of fraud. This was to be a temporary position until the investigation was closed.

It became clear that leadership in place prior to the start of the Medicare investigation could not continue in their positions. He was appointed by the Board of Directors to continue leading the group through this difficult time. The end result measures were strongly positive. The clinic system went from an authoritarian culture of negativity to one that embraced goal setting to meet a long term outcomes of financial success, individual accountability, and high ethical standards in accounting, billing and collections. Profits became stable and predictable.

1996 to 2004

 

MedClinic, Inc

 


 

Director of Occupational Medicine

 

Responsible for the new development and implementation of a workers' compensation program to evaluate and treat injured workers. In addition we instituted an ergonomics program that changed how local industry hired workers, matching the worker to the job required. The program was successful in profitability, injury management, and workplace injury reduction.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Osteopathic Association; American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians; Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians; American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine;

Licenses/Certifications

He is Board Certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine. He has the following licensures: Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, Physician and Surgeon, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), Missouri Department of Health. Other Certifications he has include: Impairment & Disability Evaluations, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Medical Review Officer Certification, American Association of Medical Review Officers, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and American Heart Association.

Professional Appointments

Expert has held several professional appointments including Director of Occupational Medicine, as part of the Board of Directors, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Interim President and President/CEO at his last company. He also hold several positions at his current hospital institution as a Physician, Medical Director, Medical Examiner, Secretary and tTeasurer of Medical Staff. He has also been an active member of several committees including the Steering and Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Board of Examiners, Ethic Committee, Service and Quality Committee and has been chair and president-elect of several of the committees including the Credentials Committeee.

Medical/Professional Internships

He did his rotating internship at University of Health Sciences.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has experience working with local physicians and law enforcement officials for purposes of establishing cause of death within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, balancing the public health perspective and the budgetary constraints of the county. As a physician he coordinates autopsies when indicated with the pathologist and file death certificates on all unattended and traumatic deaths within his county.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in blood alcohol levels for litigation involving high BAC causing client to lose her job. urinalysis.
  • Expert for consulting on Urinalysis.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
As part of his duty as Director of Occupational Medicine in his previous work, Expert had the opportunity to assist in the new development and implementation of a workers' compensation program to evaluate and treat injured workers. Additionally, he helped institute an ergonomics program that changed how local industry hired workers, matching the worker to the job required.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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