Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years experience as a practicing physician and consulting health care executive in the field of healthcare management. My extensive knowledge includes managed care initiatives, design and implementation of a staff model HMO, acquisition of physician practices, the healthcare industry, PHO development, MSO development, physician recruitment / retention, care mapping, strategic planning, Electronic Medical Record implementation, and medical liability initiatives, including E-Discovery. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes medical malpractice and physician fair hearings.
My consulting services include: the establishment of a successful pediatric practice, development of a department of pediatrics, physician recruitment and retention, and development of a utilization management and quality assurance facility. I also have experience as a clinical instructor at university level in topics of Pediatrics
I have experience in investigating healthcare fraud cases, and I am a consultant to a law firm that investigates qui tam cases. I have worked with Assistant U.S. attorneys on these cases.”
I am a physician consultant to law firms including firms that specialize in regulatory fraud. As a member of the FCA team, I actively participate with relators who bring potential Qui Tam law suits. My medical background and experience assists the team in determining the viability of the relators allegations, prior to filing the law suit. In addition to reviewing medical records and other documents, I assist in preparing the relator for their meeting with the Assistant U.S. Attorney, and attend the meetings as well.
|Current M.D. Licensure: Florida|
|Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics|
|Diplomat of the American Board of Quality Assurance Utilization Review Physicians|
|Certified in Health Care Quality Management|
|Licensed Health Care Risk Manager|
Awards & Affiliation
American Health Information Management Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases