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Expert in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Expert ID: 726438 Missouri, USA

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Expert is board certified in Family Practice with a speciality in general practice and a sub-speciality in Occupational Medicine. He has over 20 years of experience in his field, providing high quality occupational medical care to his patients and practicing medicine while maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct. He is also a partner with his industry in a cooperative effort to decrease injury and illness related disability and decrease recovery time out of the workplace. He is a member of several organizations and associations that focuses on substance abuse, occupational medicine, Osteopathic medicine, impairment and disability evaluation and improvement, cardiac life support through the American Heart Association, and Environmental medicine.

Aside from his position as a staff physician, Expert has years of experience in a medical administrative position. He has assisted in the new development and implementation of a workers’ compensation program to evaluate and treat injured workers. Additionally, he helped institute an ergonomics program that changed how local industry hired workers, matching the worker to the job requirement. The program was successful in profitability, injury management, and workplace injury reduction. Other administrative duties included reviewing and investigating new medical staff applicants and reappointments through primary source verification of credentials, data bank review, licensure review, and leading investigation of problem applicants. As a Medical Director he has helped design and develop an occupational medicine program in an environment of negative market conditions. The program is currently successful and growth continues

He has experience working with local physicians and law enforcement officials for purposes of establishing cause of death within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, balancing the public health perspective and the budgetary constraints of the county. As a physician he coordinates autopsies when indicated with the pathologist and file death certificates on all unattended and traumatic deaths within his county.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri - Independence, Missouri - Saint Joseph, Missouri - Lees Summit, Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas - Topeka, Kansas - Olathe, Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: DO Subject: Medicine Institution: University of Health Sciences College of Osteo Medicine
Year: 1999 Degree: Masters of Public Health Subject: Public Health Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Missouri Western State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Medical Director Department: Heartland Occupational Medicine Responsibilities: He was responsible for design and development of an occupational medicine program in an environment of negative market conditions. The program is currently successful and growth continues.
Years: 1987 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Staff Physician Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: MedClinic, Inc Title: Vice President of Medical Affairs; President/CEO Department: Responsibilities: He was asked to assume leadership responsibilities and manage change of the relatively large (four locations, 125 employees, and 18 practitioners) medical group practice. This was an independent, employee owned medical group practice that was at the time under investigation by Medicare for allegations of fraud. This was to be a temporary position until the investigation was closed.

It became clear that leadership in place prior to the start of the Medicare investigation could not continue in their positions. He was appointed by the Board of Directors to continue leading the group through this difficult time. The end result measures were strongly positive. The clinic system went from an authoritarian culture of negativity to one that embraced goal setting to meet a long term outcomes of financial success, individual accountability, and high ethical standards in accounting, billing and collections. Profits became stable and predictable.
Years: 1996 to 2004 Employer: MedClinic, Inc Title: Director of Occupational Medicine Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the new development and implementation of a workers’ compensation program to evaluate and treat injured workers. In addition we instituted an ergonomics program that changed how local industry hired workers, matching the worker to the job required. The program was successful in profitability, injury management, and workplace injury reduction.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Osteopathic Association;
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians;
Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family
Physicians;
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine;
Licenses / Certifications
He is Board Certified by the
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the
American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.
He has the following licensures:
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, Physician and Surgeon,
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), United States Department of Justice,
Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), Missouri Department of Health.
Other Certifications he has include:
Impairment & Disability Evaluations, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
Medical Review Officer Certification, American Association of Medical Review Officers, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association,
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and American Heart Association.
Professional Appointments
Expert has held several professional appointments including Director of Occupational Medicine, as part of the Board of Directors, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Interim President and President/CEO at his last company. He also hold several positions at his current hospital institution as a Physician, Medical Director, Medical Examiner, Secretary and tTeasurer of Medical Staff. He has also been an active member of several committees including the Steering and Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Board of Examiners, Ethic Committee, Service and Quality Committee and has been chair and president-elect of several of the committees including the Credentials Committeee.
Medical / Professional
He did his rotating internship at University of Health Sciences.

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