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
Currently, Chief Medical Officer at Urgent Point Health & Wellness, P.C. in Los Angeles.
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 defense of physicians accused by their patients or state medical boards. Expertise in Utilization Review, I am able to determine appropriateness of care by Pain, Addiction, and primary care providers. Expertise in clinical guidelines and pain management procedures.
I have 37 year...