RICK CHAVEZ, MD
PAIN and ADDICTION INTEGRATED NETWORK, INC
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine
Buprenorphine, Opioid dependence, Addiction, Overdose, Pain, Withdrawal, Medical Board, DEA, Malpractice, Pain Management, Interventional, Chemical Dependency, Rehabilitation center misdiagnosis, errors in addiction treatment, complications of interventional pain procedures, improper interventions
Until 4/1/2022 I was the Chief Medical Officer at Urgent Point Health & Wellness, P.C. in Los Angeles, where I supervised physicians and Nurse Practitioners who were evaluating and instituted treatment of Addiction to Opioids, Alcohol, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, club drugs, Cocaine, Nicortine, Vaping, and medical issues like chronic pain, and chronic disease management.
Certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Family Medicine, Consultant to the DEA, 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.
Expertise in writing formal clinical analysis / reports regarding patient medical care and utilization, experience testifying at depositions and in the courtroom at trials. 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 ...