Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: MEDCON Medical Consulting, LLC
  • Phone: (475) 422-9683
  • Cell: (813) 748-5646

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Psychiatry and Medical Management

Keywords/Search Terms:

Child-Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Quality Management (Utilization, Quality and Risk Management), National Medical and Mental Health Standards of Care, Psychiatric Disability, Medical Disease Management


Doctor in Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine ; Certicate of Internship, NMRC Oakland and University of California, San Francisco; Certificate of Residency (Adult-General Psychiatry), NRMC Oakland and UCSF; Fellowship Certificate (Child-Adolescent Psychiatry), UCSF and Letterman AMC

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Additional Information

1. 48 years experience in psychiatric services, standards, and systems; extensive experience in testifying under oath 2. In-depth understanding of national mental health standards of care 3. Extensive consulting experiences with governmental, non-profit, and legal organizations 4. National and state leadership in health care services 5. Led development of national medical and mental health standards for Department of Defense, Blue Cross and Blue Shield National Accounts, Institute of Medicine, NCQA, URAC, National Quality Forum, and Disease Management Association of America 6. Skilled board-certified psychiatrist who has been continuously credentialed by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs since 1973, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, has several published book chapters and professional journal articles, has served on medical college faculties, is a former president of the American College of Medical Quality, and has served on boards of several prominent national health care organizations 7. As a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to two Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services, had lead roles in numerous national mental health, health promotion, disease management, children's services, and other programs 8. Retired US Navy Captain with experiences as hospital department chief, Naval Reserve hospital commanding officer, and Director of Health Services (New England), as well as Chief Medical Officer for Office of CHAMPUS (TRICARE) 9. Chief Medical Officer for three national managed health care corporations (Preferred Health Care Ltd, Consortium Health Plans, Inc., and Magellan Health Services, Inc. 10. Staff physician at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (2009-current) with direct patient care, disability evaluation, medical records policy, and patient research responsibilities