RICK CHAVEZ, MD
PAIN and ADDICTION INTEGRATED NETWORK, INC
Addiction Medicine Expert Witness, Pain Management - Medicine Expert Witness
Buprenorphine, Opioid dependence, Addiction, Overdose, Pain, Withdrawal, Medical Board, DFA, Trauma, Intractable, Suffering, Chemical Dependency
As a Certified Diplomate in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Family Medicine, I have been a consultant to the DEA, the California Medical Board, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney, as well as for private attorneys providing expertise to both plaintiffs and defendants.
I have expertise in writing formal clinical analysis / reports regarding patient medical care and utilization, experience testifying at depositions and in the courtroom at trial. Having reviewed hundreds of cases involving drug overdoses, general medical care, and inappropriate physician prescribing of opioid medications. I have provided testimony on behalf of plaintiffs and testimony in defense of physicians accused by their patients or state medical boards wrongly. As a Utilization Review expert I am able to determine appropriateness of care by Pain, Addiction, and primary care providers. If clinical guidelines are not adhered to, the procedure may not be justif...
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