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Expert in Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Causation, Disability Rating, and Apportionment

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Florida (FL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has a Medical Degree (M.D.) from Rush University in Chicago, a Masters of Public Health with emphasis in Occupational Epidemiology from Harvard University, and has completed a three year residency course in Occupational Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He was board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 1991.

Expert has been a practicing clinician in a busy Workers' Compensation clinic for twenty years. In addition, for the past ten years he has been a Associate Medicine director two several large Worker's Compensation insurance companies, and written a great deal of policy and procedure relating to Utilization Review, Peer Review and Industrial Causation for these insurance companies.

Expert has published several peer review clinical studies in the field of Occupational Medicine. In addition, his textbook, "How to Write a Winning Worker's Compensation Report" was very popular for a dozen years, until the new ACOEM and ODG Guidelines took effect.

Expert has been a medicolegal expert on issues such as Causation, Apportionment, Impairment Rating and Appropriateness of Care in several jury trials, and numerous Worker''s Compensation Administrative proceedings over the years.

Expert founded Expert's Firm, LLC to provide quick, internet access for medical file reviews and Worker's Compensation issues.


carpal tunnel syndrome


environmental medicine


hand-arm vibration syndrome


medical causation




occupational disease


occupational epidemiology


occupational exposure


occupational health


occupational medicine


workers compensation injury

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tallahassee, Florida;  Pensacola, Florida;  and Dothan, Alabama.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1982   MD   Medicine   Rush Medical School  
1984   MPH   Occupational Epidemiology   Harvard School of Pubic Health   Cum Laude
1979   BA   Biology   Knox College   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to




Occupational Medicine


Medical Director


He is the Medical Director for a group of physicians that provide medical-legal and disability file reviews and Independent Medical Examinations for Workers' Compensation cases, on issues such as Causation, Appropriatness of Care, and Permanent Impairment.

1999 to




Workers' Compensation


Physician Advisor


He provides Utilization Review, Peer Review and file reviews for Workers' Compensation cases on issues such as Causation, Appropriatness of Care, and Permanent Impairment.

1994 to 1998





Owner/Medical Director


He owned a group of five Workers's Compensation clinics in the North Atlanta area. He provided clinical care full time to Workers' Copmensation and Urgent Care patients.

1990 to 1994


Salinas Multi-Specialty Center



Owner/Medical Director


He owned a large Workers's Compensation Multi-Speciality clinic in Salinas, California. He provided clinical care and medicolegal evaluations and IMEs for Workers' Compensation patients.

1987 to 1990


Mission Valley Medical Center



Owner/Medical Director


He owned a large Workers's Compensation clinic in San Diego, California. He provided clinical care and medicolegal evaluations and IMEs for Workers' Compensation patients.

1985 to 1987


U.S. Army Medical Corps


Occupational & Preventive Medicine




After finishing residency with at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1985, he was assigned to two years in Nurnberg, Germany where he was in charge of the Occupational & Preventive Medicine Activity for 50,000 US troops and family members.

1996 to 1999


Crawford and Company


Utilization Review Department


Medical Director


Expert was the Senior Medical Director and in addition to hiring and supervising the Associate Medical Directors, he was responsible for the Policy and Procedures for the Utilization Review Department and for insuring Federal U.R.A.C. ccompliance.

Career Accomplishments:

Texas Medical License Georgia Medical License Florida Medical License Board Certified Preventive Medicine (1987) Board Certified Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1991)

Professional Appointments

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine Assistant Adjunct Professor - July, 1984 - June, 1985

University of California at San Diego/San Diego State University Residency Program in Preventive Medicine, Assistant Adjunct Professor - January, 1989 - January, 1992.

Kennesaw State University, Nurse Practitioner Program - Clinical Instructor - January 2004 - January 2005


CUM LAUDE, Knox College, March, 1979

Distinguished Honor Graduate, Army Principles of Military Preventive Medicine Course May, 1982

Letter of Accommodation, U.S. Army Southern Command, January, 1985

Army Commendation Medal, May, 1987

Medical/Professional Internships

Masters of Public Health (MPH) Harvard School of Public Health - Epidemiology 1983.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has publsihed 7 Peer Review articles, one medical textbook, one medical text on tape, and one novel.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Illinois Medical Journal  
 - Cutis  
 - Health Finance Management  
 - Medical - Legal Examiner  
 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine Report  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1982 to 1987   U.S. Army Medical Dept   Major - Doctor   Expert was the Chief of Nurnberg Army Medical Center
2002 to 2003   Georgia Dept of Corrections   Medical Director   Expert had a one year contract with the GA Dept of Corrections to initiate Utilization Review and Managed Care to the treatment of the inmates at the forty GA state prisons.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert provides consultative advice both verbally and in formal written reports, daily to Workers' Compensation insurance adjusters and attorneys. He is asked to discuss issues such as Industrial Causation, Permanent Impairment (AMA and others,) Appropriateness of Care, Ability to Return to Work, Apportionment, and compliance with Treatment Guidelines (ACOEM and ODG.)
  • Expert has been a medical expert on several occasions for Workers' Compensation Administrative Hearings and for Civil Hearings on many medicolegal issues.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has published on writing workers' compensation reports. Since then has has been appointed as an Agreed Medical Examiner by two California Workers' Compensation Review Boards, and a Desginated Doctor by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. He was the sole provider of Causation opinions for Workers' Compensation cases to Las Vegas, Nevada Administrative Hearing Officers for several years. He has been working as a independently contracted Physician Advisor for several large Workers' Compensation insurance companies for over 10 years. In the course of this practice, he has testified in several jury trials as an expert witness. He has been deposed on his medicolegal opinions several dozen times.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Forensic infectious disease expert MAC for consulting on Medical Records Review.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1985 to 1987   Nurnberg, Germany   Chief of Occupational and Preventive Medicine for US Army Hospital. Had to service the thousands of German citizens that worked for the Army bases in the area.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert is fluent in medical Spanish, and has been treating Spanish-speaking patients regularly without a translator for 15 years.
German   Expert lived in Germany for two years, and has developed a verbal proficiency.

Market Research:
Expert started and sold three different models of Workers' Compensation/Urgent Care clinics, two in Califnornia and most recently in Atlanta, Georgia. For the past few years his focus has been on growing his Expert's Firm program, which provided medical file review and IMEs for Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury cases for insurance companies and attorneys around the country.

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.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert developed a Workers' Compensation training program for doctors who write Workers' Compensation reports in 1988. He subsequently published "How to Write a Winning Workers' Compensation Report" in 1990 (Published O.E.M. Press) which sold several thousand copies until 2004.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has a MPH degree from Harvard University with an emphasis in Epidemiology. He has published about a dozen Peer Review medical research articles.


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