Home Health Expert Witnesses

Home health 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 home health . The home health expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Developmental Disabilities, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Legal Nurse Consulting, Life Care Planning, Long Term Care, Medical Management, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Homes, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Wound Care.

John M Deacon, MD, CWSP

Santa Barbara, California
Wound Care - Wound Care, Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Injury, Bed Sores, Decubitus Ulcers, Diabetic Ulcers, Retained Dressings, Arterial Ulcers, Venous ulcers, Burns, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospitals, Board and Care, Home Health, Hyperbaric Medicine
I am an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of California and an experienced wound care expert witness since 2009 with over 100 cases reviewed. My testifying experience includes numerous depositions and at trial in both civil and criminal court. Medical Director of the nationally recognized Ridley-Tree Center for Wound Management at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital which sees over 14,000 wound visits per year with exceptional healing rates placing it in the top 5% of wound care centers in the USA. The center is one of the few in the nation with Disease Specific Certification in Wound Care by The Joint Commission. Medical Director of the inpatient wound service at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Certified Wound Specialist Physician and board certified in Emergency Medicine with subspecialty certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. I have reviewed many different types of wound related cases. Top 3 categories are facility acquired pressure injury, lower extremity woun...

Lisa A Gildred, BSN, RN Santa Barbara Legal Nurse Consulting

Buellton, California
Wound Care, Geriatrics - wound, pressure sores, pressure ulcers, nursing, long term care, home health, geriatrics, wound care nurse, assisted living, pressure injuries, falls
For the past 7 years I have been employed at a highly regarded outpatient wound care clinic in Goleta, CA. As one of the country’s leading wound care centers, I am very proud of the education and care which we provide. I feel confident that I can assist you in any cases where wound care management or gerontology is an issue. Prior to becoming a certified wound care nurse, I was providing wound care in the home as a home health/hospice nurse, as well as the various healthcare settings over the course of my career, including the ICU. I work efficiently in a timely manner and I am very familiar with electronic medical records from both acute care and long term care settings. I am confident that I can deliver a solid and competent testimony both on the witness stand and in depositions. I am board certified in the field of wound care and gerontological nursing.

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, 200+ 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, President of AMDA--The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (www.paltc.org, formerly known as American Medical Directors Association); Past Chair; Coalition for Compassionate Care of California; Editor Emeritus of Cari...

Cathy H. Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA Living Well With Dementia, LLC

Wilmington, Delaware
Physical Therapy, Geriatrics - Falls, Nursing Homes, Dementia, Functional Decline, Person-Centered Care, Standards of Care, Goals of Care, Long Term Care, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Resident Rights, Independent Living, Transfers, Restraints, Safety, Anti-psychotics, Home Health, Exercise, Pain
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist Geriatric Physical Therapy Thought Leader • President, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (APTA Geriatrics) • Past President, Delaware Physical Therapy Association (APTA Delaware) • Additional appointed or elected positions in o American Physical Therapy Association o APTA Geriatrics o APTA Delaware • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association • Additional awards including: o Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award (APTA) o Joe Lucca Service Award (APTA Delaware) o Lucy Blair Service Award (APTA) o Joan Mills Award (APTA Geriatrics) o Clinical Educators Award (APTA Geriatrics) • Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 1996 • Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer • 32 years clinical and academic teaching experience o Former faculty Universi...

Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS Golden Age Consultants

Orlando, Florida
Geriatrics, Physical Therapy - Aging, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, Falls, Exercise, Functional Assessment and Evaluation, Plan of Care Development, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Memory Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, Outpatient, Cognition, Psychosocial Well-Being
Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS is an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy of the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida and Co-Director of the Innovative Mobility Innovative (IMOVE™) Lab. Dr. Dawson is a Board Certified Geriatric Physical Therapist (2014) with 20 years of clinical experience along with a PhD in Adult Development & Aging Psychology from Cleveland State University. She has been recognized for excellence in her field by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy through receipt of the Distinguished Educator Award, the American Physical Therapy Association being awarded the Margaret L. Moore Outstanding New Academic Faculty Award, and the University of Central Florida with the Teaching Incentive Program Award. Her current area of research includes developing non-pharmacological interventions to improve functional and psychosocial outcomes in older adults with chronic disease including those with dementia, gaining...

Jenise Ervin, RN, MSN, LNC Hopkins Nursing Consultants, LLC

Oak Lawn, Illinois
Legal Nurse Consulting, Developmental Disabilities - Nurse Expert Witness for Pediatrics, Group Homes, Home Health, Hospice and Developmental Disability. Work primarily on cases of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Workman's Comp, Product Liability, Premise Liability, DME, IME Work both Plaintiff and Defense
I have practiced as an RN for 34 years. I have a broad range of nursing experience, including working in the hospital setting, home health, hospice, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, Public Health Nursing, School Nursing, Planned and Coordinated Community Health Fairs & Flu clinics, Immunization Clinics, Nurse Case Manager and Director of Public Health and a Home Health Administrator. I have been a surveyor for State Agency Providers who provide Group Home Living Services and Personal Attendant Care. I have been a Testifying Expert on the standard of care in group homes. I can also work as a testifying expert for Home Health Care Services and the Standards of Care for Nursing and Pediatric Case Management or School Nursing Services.

Pia Spitzer, MSN/MSHCA, PHN, RN, FN-CSp Wise Alliance Consulting

Overland Park, Kansas
Long Term Care, Nursing Administration - Elder abuse, Elder neglect, Nursing Home abuse, Nursing professional malpractice, hospital, Home Health, Assisted Living, Nursing administration, Medication Errors, Nurse, Rehabilitation nurse, Legal Nurse Consultant, Nurse Life Care planning, Skilled Nursing Facility
Ms. Spitzer is a Legal Nurse Consultant. She is an Experienced Chief Nurse Executive, Hospital Director, and Corporate Consultant to multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities in the past, Director of Quality and Risk in a Rehabilitation hospital and experienced in all aspects of Administrative and internal clinical operations. Ms. Spitzer has 21 years of healthcare experience in various settings and has opined on multiple nursing issues as a Consulting Expert and as an Expert Witness. Ms. Spitzer has extensive knowledge of State and Federal Regulations as they apply to Long Term Care, acute care, and rehabilitation. As a Corporate Consultant, she was heavily involved in all aspects of clinical operations including survey preparations, plans of correction write ups, writing and updating policies and procedures, staffing issues, educating nursing staff on clinical skills, elder abuse allegations investigations and reporting, standards of care, and all other aspects of clinical care. Ms...

Jason M Marchi, FNP-BC NP Legal Consulting

Danvers, Massachusetts
Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner - Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, preventative health care, substance abuse, polypharmacy, women's health, men's health, home health, inpatient, outpatient
Experienced nurse practitioner with background in family medicine, home health, substance abuse, urgent care, adult medicine, pediatric medicine, and geriatric medicine. Presently in practice with busy primary care office in the Boston area. I have 15 years of health care experience in numerous settings and in many capacities, including medical tech, registered nurse, and advanced practice nurse. I routinely act as preceptor/clinical instructor for nurse practitioner students. I am currently licensed to practice in the State Massachusetts and will soon be licensed to practice in the State of New Hampshire (2022). I am a graduate of MCPHS University and board certified to practice family medicine by the ANCC. In addition to direct medical care, I routinely audit charts for best-safe practice and appropriate billing. I frequently participate in monthly meetings for review of safety and implementation of appropriate standards of care. As an expert medical witness, I offer unbiased and...

Jennifer Holt, OTR/L, CLCP, LCP-C, CLT, CFPS

Las Vegas, Nevada
Occupational Therapy, Life Care Planning - Fall Prevention, Home Safety/Modifications, Durable Medical/Adaptive Equipment, Geriatrics, Dementia, Parkinson's, Stroke, Neurological Injuries, Lymphedema, Spinal Cord Injuries, Head Injuries, Home Health , Auditor/Quality Assurance, Medical Legal Consulting, Cancer Rehabilitation, Catastrophic
As a detailed-oriented, reliable and goal-focused healthcare practitioner, I am equipped with wide-ranging background in the delivery of first-rate Occupational Therapy services. By leveraging the knowledge and skills acquired throughout my 26+ year healthcare career, I have been able to provide medical legal consultation and professional advice in support of court proceedings. It also helped in honing my expertise in catastrophic case management, as well as my ability to deal with critical situations and make sound judgement and decisions. In addition, I am effective at collaborating with both healthcare and non-healthcare professional to ensure patient safety and quality assurance, while addressing their specific needs. I demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in instituting best practices to ensure high-quality patient care as well as professional advice to others outside of the healthcare field. As a licensed/registered Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) I hold add...

Cheramie Thompson, MHA, BSN, RN, VWCN

Las Vegas, Nevada
Nurse, Medical Management - geriatrics, pediatrics, nursing homes, long term care, home health, home care, fall prevention, ICU, intensive care unit, psychiatric care, correctional healthcare, pressure sores & ulcers, wound care, skilled nursing facility, director of nursing, tracheostomy, hemodialysis
Award-winning nurse leader. Broadly experienced including: director of nursing at skilled nursing facility, wound care certified, pediatric homecare, director of nursing at an acute care hospital, acute care travel nurse, correctional nurse, and ICU nurse. Experience in psychiatric-geriatric care, ICU, medical-surgical, neurology, psychiatric and post-operative units.

Lige B. Rushing, Jr., MD, MS Lige B. Rushing, Jr., MD, PA

Dallas, Texas
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Rheumatology, internal medicine, geriatrics, nursing home, medical malpractice, testimony, hospital, lupus, fibromyalgia, disability, home health, breast implants.
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Independent Medical Exams. Experienced expert witness in nursing home, hospital, internal medicine, geriatric and rheumatology malpractice as well as case record reviews