- Company: Expert Witness Services of Florida
- Phone: 757-469-6019
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Physical Therapy
Specialty Focus: Rehabilitation, Orthopedic, inpatient, skilled nursing facility, outpatient
Education: BS, University of Illinois; AS, College of DuPage
Years in Practice: 25
As an experienced expert witness and consultative partner, I provide clinical expertise coupled with integrity, reliability, and dependability. I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for Gentiva Health Services as well as for a Richmond-based law firm. Expert witness cases to date have surrounded rehabilitative issues and involved injuries sustained by patients. During my 25 years of clinical practice, I managed a Physical Therapy Outpatient Clinic as well as three Skilled Nursing Facilities for a national company, coordinated care in two Inpatient Rehabilitation Units, and led a large hospital therapy team at a Level 1 Trauma Center. I have directed the Orthopedic Specialty and Cardiopulmonary Specialty Programs for a national Home Health organization providing clinical, staff, community, patient, and physician education. My clinical expertise includes documentation review that assisted rehabilitation teams through successful surveys, including CARF, JCAHO, and Det Norske Veritas (DNV). In my role as the Director for the Orthopedic Specialty Program, I developed and led an Orthopedic Advisory Board consisting of physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, and physical therapists. The Advisory Board convened for seven years and was the only successful Orthopedic Advisory Board in the Mid Atlantic Region for the national home health company. I developed presentations for the community in conjunction with local orthopedic surgeons and the Arthritis Foundation and was a copresentor for a large orthopedic group in Lynchburg Virginia. My volunteer experience includes The Arthritis Foundation Advisory Committee and Walk Chair for the annual Arthritis Walk.. I am a member of the APTA and FLPTA.