- Phone: 415 225 5901
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Internal Medicine and Hospitalist
Specialty Focus: Severe Infections, Pneumonia, Electrolyte abnormalities, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Respiratory Distress, Sepsis, Shock, Timely consultation of Specialists, Falls, Stroke, Pain management
Education: BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; MD, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Internal Medicine, Residency, Henry Ford Health Sytem, Detroit, MI
Years in Practice: 18
As a Board Certified Internist/Hospitalist, I coordinate medical care for acutely ill hospitalized patients including care across many disciplines. I understand how the standard of care applies for Internists and Hospitalists as the primary care provider for hospitalized patients. A Hospital based physician provides efficient and timely delivery of proper medical care, appropriate and timely engagement of specialists, appropriate and timely follow-up on concerns and red flags that may be harmful to a patient, and appropriate and thorough discharge when a patient is medically ready for discharge. At times, mitigating factors and diminished resources which may affect workflow and a doctor's ability to deliver the needed care. Some factors may include inadequate hospital physician staffing, unavailability of tests, lack of availability and engagement of specialists, having accepted guidelines which may be outdated, as well as many other factors. My role, as a Hospitalist Medical Expert, is to take into account the expectations of the physician and the factors that may affect his/her work to provide a balanced and reasonable opinion on whether a physician was within or outside the accepted standard of care.