Expert 524232 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have been working in the field of physical therapy for 35 years. I hold degrees in both physical therapy and exercise physiology. Throughout my career, I have treated patients in a wide variety of settings. I have worked in an acute rehabilitation facility, a sports medicine practice, a specialized hand clinic, several hospitals and multiple home care agencies. Home health care and hospital care have encompassed the majority of my professional practice. In the hospital setting I have experience treating patients at all levels of acuity; intensive care, rehabilitation and outpatient. I have numerous areas of specialized training; industrial rehabilitation, brain injury, cardiac rehabilitation, high risk pregnancy, prenatal exercise, chronic pain, spinal cord injury, wound care and aquatic therapy. I have provided instruction and training to students during their clinical rotations. In the hospital setting, I have provided supervision to physical therapy assistants and physical therapy aides adhering to the guidelines of the American Physical Therapy Association. While treating patients with complex diagnosis, I have worked with a multitude of disciplines and participated in case conferences with doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, psychologists and family members. I have actively been been involved in these multidisciplinary conferences in all settings as in integral part of quality patient care and planning. I have been working in the home care setting continuously for the past 10 years providing patient care throughout the San Fernando Valley. Treatment of patients in a home setting requires me to be knowledgeable about medication use and teaching, dietary education and guidance, home safety and modifications, counseling patients and family regarding caregiver needs, providing community resources, facilitating equipment ordering and maintenance, and responsible reporting of any and all abuse. My scope of practice includes patient of all ages, socioeconomic status, cultures and medical complexity in a variety of settings. My patients diagnoses and level of complexity range from a routine joint replacement program to an extended recovery and closely monitored heart transplant protocol. I participate in chart review, quality management, utilization review and orientation of new employees. I am offering my services as a physical therapy expert witness.

Expert 300151 - FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the medical field as a Licensed Adult Nurse Practitioner in Gerontology. My expertise includes nursing with an emphasis on older adults in nursing homes and ambulatory settings. I also have over 15 years experience elderly care and teaching pathophysiology with a focus on diseases of the older adult. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Expert 60131 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience specializing in gerontological nursing. My expertise includes: acute adult psychiatric care; cardiovascular care; critical care; drug and alcohol services; geriatrics; geropsychiatric care; long term care; nursing homes; pain management; rehabilitative care; residential care; Veteran’s Administration (V.A.) nursing; and wound care. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 30073 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in gerontology / nursing home, general nursing practice, and rehabilitation. My experience includes providing survey and certification, PPS reimbursement, quality monitoring, and corporate compliance consulting and training services to facilities, corporations, government agencies, and attorneys nationwide. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience.

Expert 344320 - CA(S) TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience as a Gerontological Nurse. My expertise includes care for frail elderly and those with dementia. I have worked as an executive in a multi-state assisted living company specializing in dementia care for over 10 years. My experience includes elderly care, care for the elderly in their private homes as well as in long-term care settings. I also have experience in elder abuse issues and decision-making for end of life care / choices. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.