Family Medicine Expert Witnesses

Family medicine expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on family medicine. The family medicine expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Correctional Healthcare, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Practice, Geriatrics, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Life Care Planning, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Homes, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Physician Assistant.

Julia W. Auerbach, MD, JD MD Consult Services

Family Medicine, General Practice - Internal Medicine, Women's Health, Men’s Health, Standard of Care, Cancer Diagnosis, Medical Records Review, Electronic Medical Records (Cerner), Legal Medicine, Pediatrics, Adolescent Health Care, Diabetes, Supervision of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, Failure to Diagnose
Dr. Auerbach is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in active practice. In addition to her clinical duties, she recently served for two years as the Medical Director of her Family Medicine practice, where she led and supervised MDs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and medical students. Dr. Auerbach is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Vermont, American University of the Caribbean, and Ross University Schools of Medicine. Dr. Auerbach received her A.B. in Psychology from Princeton University, and her Law and Medical Degrees from the University of Connecticut. She was admitted to the Connecticut State Bar in 1991. She is available to provide expert witness consultation services for both plaintiff and defense cases.

Jonathan Gully, MD

Family Medicine, General Practice - Primary Care, Urgent Care, Preventative Medicine, Standard of Care, Pediatrics, Diabetes, Cancer Screening, Failure to Diagnose, Adolescent Health Care, Chest Pain, Infections, Gynecology
Dr. Gully is board certified in Family Medicine, currently practicing full-time as a Primary Care Physician, including care through telemedicine. In addition to treating patients he also supervises Nurse Practitioners and medical students. Prior to this he practiced in both Urgent Care Centers and Hospital settings. He earned an MD from the University of Cincinnati and completed residency in Chicago. Dr. Gully has recent experience in cases involving failure to diagnose, cancer screening, anticoagulation therapy, orthopedics, and morbidity following inpatient and outpatient surgery. He has been lauded for his written and oral communication skills, as well as poise during testimony.

Gregg E Davis, MD, MBA Gregg Davis MD MBA Ltd.

Family Medicine, Nursing Homes - Nursing home falls, nursing home death, nursing home abuse, nursing home decubitus ulcers, pneumonia, nursing home fractures, skin ulcers, sepsis, pressure ulcers, aspiration, geriatrics, dehydration, dementia, cellulitis, office practice, hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, urinary infection
I am a practicing, board-certified family physician with thirty-six years of clinical experience caring for patients in offices, hospitals, emergency rooms, and nursing homes. My experience includes serving thirty years as the medical director at three skilled care and one assisted care nursing facility. I have provided direct care to thousands of patients at five skilled care and one assisted care nursing faculties. Additionally, I have had more than 150,000 out-patient and 50,000 inpatient encounters. I am available to provide expert consultation should your firm need an experienced family physician to review a case, give a certificate of merit, and provide testimony. In addition, I provide service to plaintiff firms, defense firms, and insurance companies.

Roberto Contreras II, MD, CLCP California Life Care Planning Association

Seal Beach, California
Life Care Planning, Internal Medicine - medical billing, life care planner, hospitalist, medical devices, medical management, medical coding, legal medicine, legal nurse consulting, nurse practitioner, obstetrics and gynecology, addiction medicine, family medicine, general practice, gynecology, consultative examinations
The California Life Care Planning Association was created by experts in the field of Life Care Planning, with more than 30 years of experience working in the health care industry. All of our professionals are Certified Life Care Planners, as well as active medical practitioners dedicated to assessing lifetime cost of care for individuals with catastrophic injuries/illness. What sets us apart from many other Life Care Planning organizations and individuals is that all of our Life Care Planners have active direct experience with patient care. We hold ourselves to a higher standard and hold all of our affiliates to that same higher standard. Whether it be plaintiff, defense , or any other client, our methodology is transparent and consistent. Given the healthcare backgrounds of our founders, all Life Care Plans and services are overseen by a Physician. Similar to a hospital setting, many of our services go through "rounding" with senior partners and physicians to make sure we are keep...

Rania Khan, MD

Santa Clara, California
Family Medicine - addiction medicine, pain medicine, urgent care, primary care, Supervision to PAs, women’s health, back pain, cancer screening, telemedicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, diabetes, hypertension, opioid use disorder, pain management, injectables
Board certified in Family Medicine, with full scope in primary care and in urgent care. Practice includes treatment of pediatric, adult, pregnant, and geriatric patients as well as patients suffering from chronic pain and opioid use. Regularly perform procedures such as joint injections, I&D, laceration repairs, birth control implant and IUD procedures, botulinum toxin, trigger point injections, bedside ultrasound. Regularly triage patients in urgent care setting of chest pain, respiratory distress, abdominal pain. Flexible and easy to work with, willingness to learn, and motivated to deliver great quality reports in a timely manner.

Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, HEC-C Stone Mountain Medical Associates, Inc.

Oceanside, California
Geriatrics, Nursing Homes - Nursing Home - Skilled Nursing Facility, Hospice - End-of-Life Care, Palliative Care, Home Health, Assisted Living, Regulatory, Decubitus, Pressure Ulcers, Falls, Dementia - Alzheimer's, Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care - HMO, Life Care Planning, Personal Injury, Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine
Experienced Expert, 250+ depositions, 25+ trials. Speedy and Objective Records Reviews (plaintiff/defense); Standard of Care, Causation and Damages Opinions, including Life Expectancy and Future Care Costs, Regulatory Actions; Comprehensive Report Writing. References Available on Request. In clinical practice of post-acute and long-term care medicine, Geriatrics & Hospice in San Diego area since 1992; Chief Medical Officer, Mariner Health Care (nursing facility management company); Chief Medical Officer, Beecan Health; Clinical Faculty UCSD School of Medicine and Family Medicine Dept. Adjunct faculty, Case Western Reserve University; Affiliate Faculty, California State University's Institute for Palliative Care (San Marcos), Past President of CALTCM, Past President of AMDA--The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (, formerly known as American Medical Directors Association); Past Chair; Coalition for Compassionate Care of California; Editor Emeritus of...

Susan M. Tiona, M.D.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Family Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Correctional Healthcare, Correctional Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine, medical chart review
Dr. Tiona graduated medical school in 1992 and completed her family medicine residency in 1995. After separating from the USAF in January 1998, she spent the next six years in community medicine before embarking on a career in correctional medicine beginning in June 2004. As part of her duties while employed as the chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections from 2015 to 2017, she began serving as expert witness for a variety of correctional healthcare cases. After leaving the CDOC, she has continued to practice in the correctional healthcare field as a telemedicine physician for a private prison company, as well as expanding her practice as an expert witness for correctional healthcare-related litigation.

Pat Leung, MD PharmD MPH Medical Physicians Group PLLC

Jacksonville , Florida
Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine - Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Correctional Medicine, Pharmacotherapy, Urgent Care Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Dr. Leung possesses double doctorates as he has a Medical Doctorate (M.D.) and a Pharmacy Doctorate (Pharm.D.) graduae Summa Cum Laude and ranked #1 in his PharmD class throughout the whole curriculum. Dr. Leung is experienced at finding medical errors as he has been working for over 15 years in finding and preventing medical errors. He is currently working at Medical Physicians Group PLLC where he works at urgent care and outpatient clinics and sees telemedicine patients. He previously worked as a Senior Medical Physician for the Northeast Florida State Hospital, and as a Correctional Medicine Physician at the Baker County Jail which housed inmates from the Georgia and Florida Marshals and ICE patients as well. He also worked in occupational medicine and emergency medicine at the federal facility for two years. As a pharmacist, Dr. Leung was a pharmacist-in-charge for an HIV pharmacy. He has worked in multiple settings as a pharmacist including hospital pharmacy, CVS, Walgree...

Steven H. Selznick, DO, FAAFP, CMD Selznick Consulting

Longwood, Florida
Family Medicine, Geriatrics - Nursing Home Care, Long-Term Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Family Practice, Geriatrics, Osteopathic Medicine, Falls, Weight Loss, Wounds, Alzheimers Disease, Dementia, Depression, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Preventative Medicine,Cancer Prevention Screen
Board Certified-Fellow, American Board of Family Medicine. Medical Malpractice and Criminal Forensic expertise, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor St. Matthews University School of Medicine. Since 1983 I have been Medical Director of 11 Nursing Homes, Hospice Medical Director, Home Health Medical Director and Regional Medical Director of Medicare Replacement HMO. Full time clinical medical practice including supervising Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. As of March 2016, certified by Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Mediator.

Bruce G Livingston, D.O., J.D. MedWitness, Ltd.

Skokie, Illinois
Legal Medicine - Medical Legal Consultant, Medical Case Consultant, Medical Malpractice Consultant, Medical Malpractice Expert, Medical Malpractice Case Review, Catastrophic Injuries, Wound Care, Emergency Medical Services, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Family Medicine
NO MERIT - NO CHARGE CASE REVIEWS FOR LAW FIRMS. Bruce Livingston is a physician & surgeon licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in the State of Illinois and he is trained in law. He has participated and consulted in a high number of complex medical litigation across the Country in all specialties. He also has experience in medical patents and medical commercial litigation. We review any type of medical case in any specialty within 72 hours. If your case does not have merit or if it does but counsel does not wish to proceed there is no charge for the consultation and/or review. We have decades of experience across the nation evaluating medical-legal cases and can tell you very quickly if the case has medical merit and what it might be worth. We are able to assist in the case set up and suggest as well as procure appropriate medical experts who will themselves testify for you. We are also available to serve as on going non-testifying experts to do research, be av...

Kushal R Patel, MD University of Illinois College of Medicine

Hanover Park, Illinois
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist - Internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, outpatient medicine, primary care, electronic health records, healthcare informatics, urgent care, telemedicine, cardiology, oncology, intensive care, neurology, nephrology, medication error, pulmonology, gastroenterology
Dr. Patel is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has practiced clinical medicine in diverse settings: private groups, hospital-employed, large academic institutions, smaller community hospitals, and teaching programs. Furthermore, he serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews (JPCRR), an open-access, peer-reviewed medical journal; and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles. In addition to his clinical and academic roles, Dr. Patel is an EPIC-certified physician informatics lead and develops IT solutions to improve patient care, and health outcomes as well as to reduce errors. He provides expert clinician input in developing solutions for a multitude of quality improvement and healthcare initiatives. Dr. Patel’s diverse experiences in healthcare delivery, quality improvement, healthcare informatics, and medical education make him well-equi...

Louis S. Strauss, MD

New Orleans, Louisiana
Hospitalist, Family Medicine - Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Academic, Resident Supervision, Supervision of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, Collaborative agreements, Urgent Care
• Board-certified family medicine physician in active practice for over 13 years • Medical expert witness reviewer for South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners • Founding Medical Director for multiple busy urgent care centers • Numerous past academic and clinical faculty appointments in medical school and residency programs • Experience in clinical supervision of nurse practitioners and physician assistants

Niraj Govil, MD, MPH

Manalapan, New Jersey
Telemedicine, Family Medicine - Aerospace medicine, aviation medicine, occupational medicine, fitness for air travel, disability evaluations, impairment evaluation, workplace injuries, return to work, fitness for duty, impairment, family medicine, urgent care
Dr. Govil is a licensed physician in active practice with over 20 years experience. He currently serves as a Senior Ranking Physician for the United States Air Force. Dr. Govil is triple board certified in Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and Occupational Medicine. He holds an MPH from Rutgers Unviersity/John’s Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Govil previously worked as a family physician in private practice, caring for a diverse patient population. He continues to work in an urgent care community setting. He also provides telemedicine care in the specialty of family practice. Dr. Govil has significant teaching experience, and serves a faculty member in the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Govil has extensive experience evaluating and opining on workplace injury, disability, and occupational injury cases. He has been called upon to express opinions on disability evaluations, patient impairment, workplace injuries, and fitness for...

Angela Baumeister

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Family Medicine, Geriatrics - Geriatrics, Long Term Care, Wound Care, Family Medicine, Diabetes Care, Home Healthcare, Primary Care, Physician Assistant, Midlevel Provider, Advance Practice Provider
I have worked as a Physician Associate for 15 years, specializing in Family Medicine and Geriatrics in outpatient, home health, and long term care settings. I was an Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of St. Francis and was a member of the adjunct faculty as an advisor for capstone research projects. I’ve served as a board member of the New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants as well as a member of the NMAPA annual conference planning committee.

Stephen Conner, MD Arcadia Medical Group

Edmond, Oklahoma
Orthopedic Surgery, Family Medicine - Total joint replacements, arthroscopy, fracture care, therapeutic injections, hand surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, orthopedic trauma surgery, sports injuries, Orthopedic IMEs, Peer Reviews, Record Reviews, Medical Malpractice, plaintiff, defense, Family Medicine, Mental Health
Dr. Conner has been and currently is in the active practice of Orthopedic Surgery in the Oklahoma City area for over 35 years. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. Areas of practice include operative and non-operative treatment of Adult Degenerative and Arthritic conditions; Orthopedic Trauma,; Sports Injuries; soft tissue injuries; conditions of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles; hand injuries; spinal conditions and injuries (non-operative only). His surgical procedures include total joint replacements, arthroscopy, fracture care, therapeutic injections, hand surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery, sports injuries. Dr Conner is an OU Physician through the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and regularly sees clinic patients, performs surgery, and takes emergency call in the practice of Orthopedic Surgery. He previously served as an Assistant Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery. His legal experience spans over 30 years of IME, Med Ma...

Kristen A Harris, FNP Advanced Practice Medical Legal Consulting

Portland, Oregon
Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine - Family Medicine, Sepsis, Stroke, MI, heart attack, Infection, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism (PE), Medication Error, falls, urgent care, failure to refer, cancer, torsion, abscess, appendicitis, pneumonia, drug toxicity, aortic dissection, failure to diagnose, ectopic pregnancy, EMTALA
Board certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) in active clinical practice. Extensive emergency room experience as well as outpatient clinical experience in family practice, pediatrics, urgent care and telemedicine. Highly experienced expert witness. Licensed in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Florida

W. Anthony Gerard, MD, FACEP, FAAFP

Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Family Physicians in Emergency Medicine, Rural Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Workforce, Physician Credentialing, Criminal Defense Cases, Emergency Medicine Malpractice, Insurance Reviews, Peer Review
URGENT CARE, FAMILY MEDICINE, EMERGENCY MEDICINE Full time clinician and assistant clinical professor. Prompt and professional expert on the standard of care for family medicine, urgent care and emergency medicine. Reasonable rates, and expedited reviews when necessary: I'm always willing to discuss a case without obligation. Published author on family physicians in emergency medicine; workforce and credentialing issues in EM. Full-time practice of EM, part time urgent care, Family practice trained emergency physician; broad scope of practice that includes the initial management of most clinical conditions. Some Key terms for searching : sore throat, peritonsilar abscess, mastoiditis, allergic reaction, glacoma, eye injury, loss of vision, double vision, vertigo, cerebellar, anaphylaxis, airway management, failure to intubate, arrythmias, chest injury, trauma, pneumonia, pneumothorax, chest pain, heart disease, other myocardial diseases, pericardial tamponade, pulmonary ...

Kate Wise, DNP

Mt Pleasant, South Carolina
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse - pediatrics, family medicine, inpatient, outpatient, critical care, urology, nephrology, child abuse, developmental disabilities, surgery, general practice, medical management, genetics, nutrition, obesity, pain management, radiology, physician assistant, spine surgery, pediatric urology, wounds
I am a board certified Family medicine nurse practitioner with over 16 years of experience in the nursing field. My background encompasses critical care, inpatient and outpatient nursing, family medicine, and extensive pediatric specialty experience. I have been requested as a guest speaker for both doctoral level students and various specialty conferences over the years. I am proficient in medical chart reviewing, and my work as both an RN and as a medical provider gives me a unique perspective to bring as an expert witness. My exceptional oral and written skills as well as outstanding time management serve as a significant benefit to the attorney and case at hand. I am enthusiastic to save the attorney both time and money while providing excellent expert witness services.

Ryan C. Fowler, MD RCF Consulting LLC

Houston, Texas
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine - Family medicine, emergency medicine, sports medicine, concussion, hospice, hospitalist, palliative medicine
Dr. Fowler has over 20 years of experience as a practicing Physician. He was born and raised in West Virginia. After serving in the US Navy for 12 years, he and his family relocated to the Central Texas area. He is Board Certified in Family Practice,and Integrative and Holistic Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine. He is the founder and owner of Fowler Medical Group, and the sole owner of RCF Consulting, providing Medical Expert Witness services.

Alan R Smith, MD, RPH, FAAFP Delta Family Medicine--Revere Health

Delta, Utah
Family Medicine, Nursing Homes - Family Medicine, Surgical Obstetrics, Extended Care Center, Skilled Nursing Care, Hospice Care, Outpatient Care, Inpatient Care, Medical Malpractice, Standards of Care, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Emergency Department Care, Pediatrics, Tonsillectomy, Hernia Repair, Medical Licensing Board,
I feel a responsibility to hold my fellow physicians, as well as myself, to a high standard of care. I likewise feel a responsibility to stand and defend the truth when care of a physician is in question. I have over 20 years of Expert Witness experience with >100 cases reviewed, >25 depositions, and >10 Court/Arbitration Testimonies. I am Board Certified as a Family Medicine Physician (American Board of Family Medicine) plus Board Certified by the American Board of Physicians and Surgeons. I serve the State of Utah as a member of the Utah Physician Licensing Board (2018 - Currently), plus I am a Fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards. I have a full-time, full-spectrum Family Medicine Practice, including Obstetrics, Surgical Obstetrics, Inpatient and Outpatient Care, Home Health, Skilled Nursing Care, Extended Nursing Care, Long Term Care, Endoscopy (Colonoscopy and EGD), minor surgery (Vasectomy) and major surgery (Hernia Repair, Endometrial Ablation, Tonsillectomy,...

James G. Lenhart, MD, FAAFP, MPH Fellow American Academy Family Physicians

Gig Harbor, Washington
Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology - hospital medicine, academic medicine, evidence based medicine, family medicine, pregnancy, labor, delivery
Board Certified in Family Medicine. Special focus on academic and clinical teaching for the past 23 years. Academic rank of full professor at 3 public university schools of medicine.

Jeffrey G. Nicholson, PA-C, PhD, M.Ed, MPAS, DFAAPA PA Experts Network

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Physician Assistant, General Practice - Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine, Pain Management, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurology, Nurse Practitioner, Expert Witness Referrals, PAs, NPs, and RNs, nurse, sitter, nursing home, long term care, assisted living, memory care, EMT, CRNA, CNM, PT.
Dr. Nicholson is a 30 years practicing PA, PA Educator and experienced legal consultant. He can testify himself for PAs and NPs as well as provide other PA, NP and RNs. Malpractice case merit review, expert witness, deposition and testimony for all medical specialties. Dr. Nicholson is a recognized leader in the PA profession and recognized expert on PA malpractice. He can either help you personally or provide the right expert, usually within 24 hours. Current CV Highlights: Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants; President, American Academy of Physician Assistants in Legal Medicine; Membership Commission, AAPA; Delegate, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants; Board of Directors, Hillside Health Care International Mission Clinic; Adjunct Clinical Faculty, University of Wisconsin – Madison PA Program Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Marquette University PA Program Fellow, Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants President, PA Experts Netwo...