Robert A. Craven, MD, SFHM, FACP, CHCQM-PHYADV Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Hospitalist and Internal Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Nursing home, hospital medicine, causation, standard of care, perioperative medicine, wrongful death, critical care, wound care, pressure ulcers, medical insurance denials, clinical documentation, insurance denial appeals


MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine; BA, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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I have over 7 years of case review experience including internal medicine, hospital medicine, medical malpractice, disability appeals, and state medical board standard of care reviews. I have experience with disability hearings, depositions, interrogatory reports, and writing medical summaries. I have a very flexible schedule and have most reviews completed in under two weeks. I have also been used as an expert witness in overturning insurance denials. I am board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and healthcare quality management with physician advisor subspecialty by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. I am a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine (SFHM). I have over 12 years of clinical experience as a hospitalist physician in a variety of hospital environments. I am also frequently used as an expert witness in internal medicine and hospital medicine for the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. I currently work as a physician advisor for a large non-profit healthcare system. This role is primarily administrative in nature and focuses on preventing and overturning insurance denials, overseeing clinical documentation integrity, as well as physician oversight and education. I continue to work clinically averaging 2-3 hospitalist shifts per month. I am also the medical director of a 104-bed skilled nursing home facility.