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Expert in Medical Director Jails and Prisons and Covid-19 consultant across U.S.

Expert ID: 736550 California, USA

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Expert has been the Medical Director of Jails and Prison inmates for 20+ years. He is a COVID-19 consultant for Group Homes and schools for troubled youths, Juvenile Jails and ICE facilities.

He is currently defending many jails and prisons in California, New York and Texas while also helping Plaintiffs in Florida, Illinois, Oregon and Texas.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration Institution: New York University
Year: 1983 Degree: FACEP Subject: Emergency Medicine Institution: Louisiana State University
Year: 1976 Degree: DO Subject: Medicine Institution: Chicago College Osteopathic Medicine
Year: 1973 Degree: B.S. Subject: Institution: Ohio State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO/Chief Medical Officer Department: Responsibilities: Start up company providing health care to inmates in police lock-ups and small jails via telemedicine
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Compliance Officer/ Health Safety Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: COVID-19 Compliance Officer/ Health Safety Supervisor
Safe Sets COVID- 19 (Level A) Certificate
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Medical Director Department: Medical Director Telemedicine Division Responsibilities: COVID-19 consultant and telemedicine consultant. Operates Group Homes for troubled youths, Therapeutic schools, ICE facilities and alternatives to Juvenile Jails in 16 states.
6000+ staff and students. Expert is involved with clearing staff to return to work and handling Coronavirus outbreaks in conjunction with local Health Departments.
Years: 2013 to 2019 Employer: California Forensic Medical Group-Ventura Title: Medical Director Department: Ventura County Department of Corrections Responsibilities: Oversee Medical, Dental, Mental Health and Nursing Care for 3 Adult and 1 Juvenile Jail in Ventura County,
California.
• Successfully passed American Correctional Association accreditation and Institute for Medical Quality accreditation
• Successfully passed State of California, Radiologic Supervisor and Operator exam to oversee correctional health radiology
• Brought Ventura County Jails into Southern California Regional Inmate Medical Services association
• Rebuilt Relationship with Ventura County Medical Center
• Rebuilt relationship between Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and correctional health care staff
• Chairman Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee for CFMG
• Revised CFMG Formulary
• Hired new Director of Nursing and revised supervisory structure at each jail
• Oversee TB and all reportable communicable diseases in conjunction with health department
• Was a clinical and administrative Medical Director, seeing juvenile and adult patients four days a week
Years: 2012 to 2020 Employer: California Forensic Medical Group Title: Medical Director Department: Responsibilities: Oversaw care for inmates in 2 adult jails and 1 juvenile Justice Center.
Oversaw Nursing, Medical, Mental Health
Years: 2012 to 2012 Employer: California Forensic Medical Group- Ventura County, California Title: Staff Physician Department: Ventura County Dept. of Corrections Responsibilities: CFMG is the largest provider of Jail Health Care in California. Ventura is the largest jail system between Los Angeles and San Francisco. System consists of 4 jails, including a Juvenile Detention Center.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Censeo Health Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consultant on Medicare Risk Adjustment
Consultant advising on Clinical Risk and Quality Verification

Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Correct Care Solutions-NY Title: Medical Director Department: Responsibilities: Oversee clinical care for largest jail system outside New York City. System recently privatized.
• Helping re-build bridges with Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College
• Monitor contracts with Mount Vernon Hospital and Westchester Medical Center
• Hired new Psychiatric staff and oversaw mental health services
• Hired new Nursing and Nurse Practitioner staff
• Hired new Health Service Administrator
• Successfully passed American Correctional Association and National Commission on Correctional Health Care Accreditations
• Instituted Electronic Medical Record
• Made CCS-NY the most profitable site in company by offering new services and curtailing costs
Years: 2010 to 2010 Employer: Axzons Healthcare Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consultant advising on planning, developing and hiring for new startup company specializing in ambulatory care clinics in NYC metropolitan area.
Years: 2010 to 2010 Employer: Correct Care Solutions Inc. Title: Consultant/Attending Physician Department: Responsibilities: Health care consultant to large multi-state Correctional Health Care Company based out of Tennessee. New contracts overseeing 1700 inmates at Westchester, New York Jail with inadequate Medical, Nursing and Administration. Advising Corporate Chief Nursing Officer, Corporate Chief Medical Officer, and Health Services Administrator to upgrade medical psychiatric and nursing care to meet American Correctional Association and National Commission on Correctional Health Care standards of care.

* Helping to re-do Policies and Procedures specific to Westchester County Jail.
* Helping set- up and run Chronic Care clinics.
* Streamline and simplifying consultant and out of facility diagnostic services
* Restoring good working relationship with correctional staff.
* Working on improving Medical Records accessibility.
* Educating new correct care solutions staff on cost conscious delivery of quality care.
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Correctional care consultant to a law enforcement consultant agency comprised of police, jail, security and correctional care experts. Advise county, state and federal agencies on law enforcement policy and procedure development, medical policy and procedures development, professional risk management and security or police training.
• Helped to evaluate the Correctional Medical and Mental Health system for Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
• Helped write and re-write Correctional Health Policies and Procedures and Jail Security Policy and Procedures.
• Helped to select and interview private correctional health contractor to implement policies and procedures.
• Helped defend County of Northumberland against a Section 1983 Class Action suit concerning security and correctional health and safety issues.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Employer: Richmond of New York Title: Medical Director Department: Responsibilities: Largest long-term care developmental disability facility in N.Y. State. Administrative and medical oversight for developmentally disabled individuals in other non-profit, private, governmental living facilities, day programs, educational and rehabilitation programs throughout Westchester, Orange and Rockland County, N.Y. Oversee quality of care, cost of care, regulatory compliance, modernization of not-for-profit long-term care developmental disability organization stretching over three counties in New York, with covered population of over 1.5 million people, multiple large facilities, Group Homes, Day Programs, Schools and public-private facilities. Oversee acute-care hospitalization of our residents at two tertiary care medical centers and two community hospitals, a nationally recognized palliative care hospital and two sub-acute rehabilitation facilities stretching over two New York counties.

• Extended Medical Directors job from overseeing largest long-term care facility in New York to overseeing all aspects of care, all regulatory compliance, budgeting, cost of care and cost of modernization throughout the organization and to all facilities in the three-county coverage zone.
• Under budgetary constraints in late 2008, brought cost-containment to clinical care while increasing quality for medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and podiatric services as evidenced by best survey results from Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability (OMRDD) in years.
• Instituted verifiable infection control procedures throughout organization.
• Assisted in redesign of clinical space, administrative space, nursing and maintenance space for largest developmental disability facility located in Yonkers N.Y. Met budget mandated by New York State.
• Successfully managed outbreaks of H1N1, RSV and MRSA receiving commendation from OMRDD and NYS Department of Health.
• Redesigned efficient use of school/programs and active movement rehabilitation center to optimize institutional resources and staff within budgetary constraints.
• Redesigning computer-assisted E-prescription system for organization to decrease med errors, medical costs, and pharmaceutical costs and increase efficiency.
• Consolidated clinical departments with resultant efficiencies and cost savings through elimination of jobs and cross-training of clinical staff.
Years: 1995 to 2008 Employer: Rockland County, Department of Hospitals, Summit Park Hospital, Summit Park Nursing Care Center, and Rockland County Jail Title: Medical Director of Health and Hospitals Department: Responsibilities: Facilities included a 120-bed medical/rehab/psych facility, a 350-bed skilled nursing facility, a 40-bed Alzheimer’s unit, and a 300-bed jail

Responsible for quality assurance, credentialing, personnel budget, pharmacy budget, morbidity and mortality review, medical staff, and long-range planning for new acute care hospital. Oversee care at hospital, nursing home, Alzheimer’s unit, outpatient health clinics, and correctional health care. Oversee JCAHO and NCCHC accreditation, liaison to County Executive, County Legislature and Commissioners of Mental Health, Social Services and Health Department.

• Enacted emergency care plan on hiring to meet Article 28 deficiencies found in NYS Department of Health survey. Passed next inspection with no deficiencies.
• Within 3 years of hiring, eliminated Rockland County taxpayer contribution to health care budget.
• Privatized dental services, with increase in quality and cost savings.
• Privatized pharmaceutical services then unprivatized services with resultant better quality and lower cost.
• Investigated privatizing physician services, which resulted in increased physician productivity without need to privatize.
• Helped design new hospital/nursing home for 2011 construction.
• Won prestigious Palisades Institute of Dominican College Quality Improvement Award and in 2004 was asked to sit on Board of Governors of Palisades Institute.
• Guided jail through first National Commission on Correctional Health Care accreditation and became first NCCHC accredited jail in Northern Hudson River Valley.
• Underwent four successful Joint Commission surveys covering hospital, behavioral and long-term care.
• Joint oversight of TB clinic with Health Department.
• Oversee employee health and work employee health clinic two days a week.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Rockland County Title: Acting Medical Director Department: Health Department Responsibilities: Co-managed health department on interim basis.

• Helped train new Health Commissioner from private sector.
• Instrumental in discovering and identifying West Nile Virus (2nd confirmed case in U.S. was in Rockland N.Y.) and successfully handled MRSA outbreak in jail.
• Brought quality assurance methods to oversight of health department
• Expanded HIV and TB clinics.
• Proposed and designed expansion of public health clinics to cover indigent and illegal aliens in Rockland County
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: Brooklyn Hospital and Caledonia Hospital, Weil Cornell School of Medicine Title: Director of Residency Training, Emergency Medicine Residency Department: Responsibilities: Started MBA and worked as a part-time physician at only center for Emergency Medicine training in Brooklyn New York. After MBA, CEO of Brooklyn Hospital asked to help reorganize the emergency department after a poor evaluation by the Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. Agreed to a medium term assignment to turn department around.
• Restored market share and increased profile in community.
• Established QA system with verifiable goals.
• Made Brooklyn Hospital a national center for emergency medicine Asthma research.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American College of Physician Executives
American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
Palisades Institute of Ethics and Corporate Governance, of Dominican College, Orangeburg, New York, Member Board of Governors
California Jail Medical Directors of Northern California
California Medical Directors of Southern California
American Correctional Health Care Services
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed to Practice Medicine in California since 2012
Fellow the American College Emergency Physicians since 1986


BOARD CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

American Board of Quality Assurance, Diplomate, 2001
Recertified 2004 Recertified 2007
American College of Emergency Medicine, Fellow, 1986
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Diplomate, 1984
Inactive Status 2001-2020
Board Eligible 2001-2020
Medical Board, State of New York, #149-065 Inactive
Osteopathic Medical Board State of California
DEA
NPI
Professional Appointments
President, ACHSA- Western States (Organization has incorporated all ACHSA chapters from Mississippi to Oregon/Washington/California under the umbrella of ACHSA-Western States)

President, American Correctional Health Services Association - West

President- Elect, American Correctional Health Services Association- CA/NV (ACHSA is a 30 year old organization representing all Medical Physicians, Psychiatrists, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, RN’s, LPN,s CNA,s, Psychologists, all other Mental Health professionals and all correctional care administrators(HSA) in Jails and Prisons)

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