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Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Agricultural Medicine

ID: 726758 South Carolina, USA

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Expert is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice with a subspecialty in Geriatrics and is family physician with 34 years experience as a faculty member in a medical school. He has a fellowship in geriatric medicine from Johns Hopkins and has organized training in geriatrics for residents in family medicine and students in medical school. For more than 20 years he has spent part of his academic and clinical time in environmental and occupational medicine with a special interest in agricultural medicine. He has developed computer based instruction in occupational medicine and has more than 70 publications in geriatrics, family medicine and occupational medicine.

FAMILY MEDICINE/PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: He has experience, done clinical research and has published in this specialty numerous times, including on cases concerning the effects of oral contraceptives, Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) gap in the family medicine curriculum providing a clinical guide to the OEM patient. He is familiar with cardiac manifestations of connective tissue disease, Varicose veins, acute organophosphate poisoning, Chemophobia in family medicine, and the role for of a family physician in disaster-related physical and mental health. He also has experience in promoting self-assessment examination among patients, practicing self-monitoring (a form of self-assessment), promoting the principles of exercise, evaluating adolescent life-style formulation, evaluating home study self-assessment and community medicine, and understanding occupational respiratory disease.

GERIATRICS: His expertise in geriatrics include several studies, clinical research and publications on cases such as urinary tract infection in adults, common foot problems in the adult, acne in adults, management of the active arthritic patient, motivation and injury prevention in the elderly, understanding concepts in managing rheumatoid arthritis, pharmacists' intervention in falls among the elderly, diagnosing dementia, depression, and grief, CPR in nursing homes, understanding a new concept in the management of acute agitated behavior in elderly with dementia, management of acute psychiatric disorders in elderly Ddemented patients, rheumatoid arthritis and related disorders, hypertension in an elderly population using Losartan Potassium as a promising new therapy treatment, Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, treatment of early Parkinson’s disease, and a case study on "An 80-Year-Old noncompliant female patient with type 2 diabetes and a recent AMI."

GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE: He has studied the relationship of long-term and acute-care facilities, Antihypertensive agents and the loss of blood pressure control. He has given several presentations at several mediccal schools and major teaching hospitals and conferences on preventative medicine, good clinical practice regarding treatment and specialized situations such as pesticide poisoning within a community.

PUBLIC HEALTH/ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE: His expertise include understanding the updates in agricultural medicine that involve pesticides, herbicides and other toxicology, tick-borne disease, the quality of American food supply, and trauma on the farm that may affect consumers. He also has promoted preparing Family Practice Physicians for environmental health incidents in the community and presented Agromedical highlights of the risk assessment issues for sensitive human populations. He has also provided information on environmental risk assessment and its effects on a community physician, a primary care physician guide to bridge the gap between disease causation and environmental risk, a Rural Practitioner's guide to Agromedicine, diagnosis and management.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Medical University of South Carolina
Year: 1968 Degree: BS Subject: Pre-medicine Institution: Clemson University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine Department: Family Medicine
Responsibilities:
He is a faculty member in a family medicine residency, practicing and teaching family medicine, geriatrics, and occupational medicine.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Study Physician Department: Clinical Biortechnology Research Institute
Responsibilities:
Supervise clinical research in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Geriatrics Society
Licenses / Certifications
MD
ACLS
Professional Appointments
Associate editor-Journal of Agromedicine
Reviewer for several professional journals
Awards / Recognition
Distinguished Faculty Service Award (Med.U. of SC)
Family Physician of the Year (SC), Finalist National Family Physician of the Year (AAFP)
Medical / Professional
Family Medicine Residency
(Med. U. of SC)
Geriatric Fellowship
(Johns Hopkins)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 78 publications, including two editions of a book in agricultural medicine.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has served as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases and in cases involving alleged misuse of pesticides
Training / Seminars
He was director of an annual week-long intensive review in family medicine for the department for 25 years.
He has made hundreds of presentations to lay and professional groups on many topics.

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