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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
General Specialties:Physician Assistant and Orthopedic Surgery
Specialty Focus:Physician Assistant, PA, Midlevel, Orthopedics, Surgery, Trauma, Spine, Joint replacement, fracture, sports medicine, arthroscopy, foot and ankle, osteoporosis, revision surgery, cast, splint, infections, epidural abscess, pain management, narcotics, injections, preoperative, postoperative, EMR
Education:Master of Science in Health Science/Physician Assistant Studies, The George Washington University; Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine, Concordia University Wisconsin
Years in Practice:23
I have been a Physician Assistant (PA) for 23 years. I have worked in primary care, school-based health, urgent care, pediatric intensive care, outpatient orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. I have been an expert witness for 5 years. I have extensive experience as a PA, most recently in all aspects of orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. My orthopedic experience includes non-operative care and operative care as first assistant for patients with complex conditions involving the spine, neck, hand and extremities, joints, total joints and revision joints, injections, casting, wound care, perioperative care, narcotic and non-narcotic pain management, trauma and fractures. I have rounded on thousands of hospital patients for a variety of operative and non-operative orthopedic conditions; managing their pain, wellness, expectations, anticoagulation therapy, wound and dressing care, antibiotics, hospital and surgical complications, and discharge needs. I am a leader in electronic medical records (EMR) and voice-recognition dictation software. I have trained surgeons, doctors and other Physician Assistants in the use of EMR and have created order sets and protocols to improve patient care and outcomes. I insist on treating all patients and clients with dignity, equality and respect.