RICK CHAVEZ, MD Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: PAIN and ADDICTION INTEGRATED NETWORK, INC
  • Phone: 310-798-1633
  • Cell: 323-833-8269
  • Fax: 310-374-1576
  • Website: www.PAINandADDICTION.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Pain Management - Medicine and Addiction Medicine

Specialty Focus: Buprenorphine, Opioid dependence, Addiction, Overdose, Pain, Withdrawal, Medical Board, DFA, Trauma, Intractable, Suffering, Chemical Dependency

Education: BA in PSYCHOLOGY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY; MD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine; RESIDENCY COMPLETION, HARBOR/UCLA/SPPH FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

Years in Practice: 36

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 8


Additional Information

As a Board Certified Physician in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Family Medicine, I have been a consultant to the DEA, Attorney General of California, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney, as well as for private attorneys providing expertise to both plaintiffs and defendants. I have extensive experience writing formal clinical analysis and reports regarding patient medical care, experience testifying at depositions and in the courtroom at trial. Having reviewed hundreds of cases involving drug overdose and physician prescribing of opioid medications, I have provided testimony regarding physicians' inappropriate prescribing as well as testimony in defense of physicians. I am also a Utilization Review expert regarding the appropriateness of care by Pain and Addiction Medicine specialists.