Joseph L Chow, MD Expert Witness

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  • Phone: (716) 553-9982

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Urgent Care Medicine and Occupational Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Headache, Chest pain, Pulmonary embolism, Acute abdomen, Appendicitis, Retained foreign body, Missed tendon laceration, Sepsis, Abnormal vital signs, Cellulitis, Tachycardia, Missed fracture, Fever, Pneumonia, Back pain, Shortness of breath, GERD, Blood in stools, Dizziness, Weakness


MD, Jacobs School of Medicine; MBA, University at Buffalo

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Urgent care is all I do. I have committed my career to urgent care with all its clinical and operational aspects for the past 16 years. After moving from a primary care background to urgent care in 2008, I have accumulated extensive experience from working clinically in urgent care centers, management and oversight of over 100 urgent care clinicians (physicians, PAs, NPs), to developing urgent care specific education, protocols and risk reduction programs. I am privileged to serve as President and CMO of my group with 19 centers, was elected as the President of the Urgent Care Association from 2021-2022 and served on the Board of the College of Urgent Care Medicine. With this breadth of experience touching all aspects of urgent care, I am qualified and have provided insightful and industry respected opinions and malpractice reviews on urgent care standards. Practicing urgent care medicine and occupational medicine in our facilities has allowed me to manage the common presenting complaints and its nuance. Utilizing large amounts of patient feedback, QA clinician chart reviews and following up on any adverse outcomes has given me the ability to improve care by recognizing and identifying those details that may lead to adverse outcomes. I contribute to my groups' education by authoring education to prevent these pitfalls and common biases. Some examples include evaluating chest pain, recognizing sepsis, foreign body retention, cellulitis, tendon injury, missed appendicitis, to documentation "must haves" and abnormal vital sign recognition. Following medical school at the University at Buffalo in 1997, I completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Rochester in 2000, then an EMBA at the University at Buffalo in 2014. In addition to serving as the President and CMO for multiple urgent cares, both traditional adult and pediatric, I serve on our Patient Safety Organization, teach first year medical students introduction to clinical medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine in Buffalo, NY and have been a guest health expert on local radio and television. As noted above I have served as President of the Urgent Care Association and Board member of the College of Urgent Care Medicine and Urgent Care Foundation. These many experiences have introduced me to a breadth of large and singular practices, clinicians of all backgrounds and specialties, and frequent pain points for clinicians throughout the country. Currently I hold licenses in NY, TN, TX, OH, CO, CA and PA. I would be pleased to review any urgent care case you may have and provide an authoritative opinion backed by experience and standards.