David J. Fletcher, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Disability Evaluation and Occupational Medicine

Specialty Focus: DOT Driver Medical Fitness, Trucking & Bus Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Complex Disability Mgmt, FMCSA Medical Regulations, Occupational Medicine, Substance Abuse Counseling, Return-To-Work Evaluations, Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations, Life Care Planning, Medical Review Officer, FAA Examiner

Education: Master of Public Health, The University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health; Medical Doctor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL; Bachelor of Arts, The University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Years in Practice: 35

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 100+


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Dr. Fletcher is board-certified in occupational medicine, preventive medicine and public health. He is a certified Medical Review Office (MRO) and certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). He has been a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA since 1988. Dr. Fletcher has consistently served as a medical expert for both sides of the bar in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases, as well as in civil cases all around the United States. For Dr. Fletcher, one of the key elements to his credibility is that the majority of his professional time is spent practicing as a full-time occupational medicine specialist. Since 1986, Dr. Fletcher has treated more than 19,000 injured persons and has performed more than 20,000 Department of Transportation medical exams for Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers. Since 2011, Dr. Fletcher has served as one of two physicians on the Illinois Advisory Committee for the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) and acts as a peer-reviewer for WCRI’s research. Experience in DOT driver medical fitness; trucking & bus accidents; motor vehicle accidents (kinematics of motor vehicle accidents); complex disability management; FMCSA medical regulations; substance abuse counseling; drug/alcohol testing; return-to-work evaluations; fitness-for-duty evaluations; life care planning; cumulative trauma disorders; upper extremity musculoskeletal and neurological disorders; delayed recovery and symptom magnification in work injury; chronic pain management; medical certification issues for aviation and trucking industry; traumatic brain injuries; obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); fatigue management; medical center occupational health issues; functional capacity evaluation (FCE) medical correlation assessments; reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD); fibromyalgia; myofascial pain syndrome; the aging worker; ergonomic on-site evaluations; health promotion and wellness; anti-aging medicine; foreign travel counseling; and healthy companies.