1914 EAST 9400 SOUTH, #432

SANDY, UT 84093




Born January 14, 1950, Louisville, Ky. Residing in Utah since 1983. In 2015 and 2016, I

closed my law practice and my medical practice and currently work as a freelance

consultant on medical-legal matters. I no longer maintain board certification or licensure,

because I am no longer practicing medicine or law.


Attended Mackinac College, Mackinac Island, Michigan from 1967-69, then transferred

to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Undergraduate education in pre-medical subjects

1969 to 1973.

Attended University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1973-1977. Graduated MD 1977.

Resident in Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1977-1981.

Attended University of Utah School of Law, 1989-92. Graduated JD 1992.

Honors and Certifications

Honors in Emergency Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiology, Univ. of

Michigan School of Medicine.

Leary Scholar, Univ. of Utah Law School, 1989-90.

Staff Member, Univ. of Utah Law Review, 1991-92.

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine 1994; recertified 2004, 2014; ABEM

Board Certified, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2003

Elected as a Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians 1994


Current ACLS and BLS certificates renewed 2011,2013

ATLS renewed 2009, 2014

PALS certification 2011, 2013

PALS and BLS Instructor 2009


Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine Department, St. John’s Hospital, Detroit,

Michigan, 1981-83.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah

School of Medicine, 1983-85. Director of AirMed medical helicopter service.

Private medical practice, 1570 Kearns Blvd, Park City, Utah, 1985-88.

Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Cottonwood Hospital, Murray,

Utah, 1988 -1996 (40,000 annual visits). Shareholder, Wasatch Emergency Physician

Corp, a 24-physician group 1992-1996. Cottonwood Hospital is now closed. I

occasionally worked at Altaview Hospital, another hospital staffed by this medical group


Medical director, Ogden Clinic, Health Care Clinics of Utah, September 1999 – May

2000. I believe this clinic is now closed

Active practice of law 1996-2016, representing people injured in various manners and

consulting with other attorneys to evaluate medical-legal issues presented by their clients

Private practice at the office address above 1996 to 2014 consisting of the following

different areas:

Medical expert consultant to Social Security Admin. Office of Hearings &

Appeals, Denver region 2000-2006. This was a consulting position that was

20-30 hours per week for the Salt Lake City office of the OHA.

Performing occupational and disability examinations and examinations for second

opinions of complex diagnostic and treatment problems 2003 – 2015.

Contract ER physician, Cass Lake IHS Hospital, Minnesota, Jan. 2011-Dec. 2011 (40-60

indigent urgent care and ER patients per day) (locums agency: AB Staffing)

Contract ER physician, Kayenta IHS Health Service, Kayenta AZ, Sept. 2011 (short-term

assignment on urgent need basis) (20-30 patients per day including MVA, pediatric and

obstetric, all in a very remote location in northwest AZ) (locums agency: Healthcare


Contract ER physician, Three Rivers, MI hospital, Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012 (15,000/year)

(locums agency: Nortek Medical Staffing)

Contract ER physician, Sault Ste. Marie, MI War Memorial Hospital, Feb. 2012-May

2012 (18,000/year) (locums agency: Weatherby Healthcare)

Contract ER physician, Ludington, MI Memorial Medical Center, April-May 2012

(24,000/year) (locums agency: ASA Partners)

Contract ER physician, Plainwell, MI Pipp Hospital, May-June 2012 (18,000/year)

(locums agency: Nortek Medical Staffing)

Contract ER physician, McLaren Cheboygan Hospital, Cheboygan, MI, July-Sept 2012

(18,000/year) (locums agency: ASA Partners)

Contract ER physician, Grayling Mercy Hospital, Cheboygan, MI, Sept.-Oct 2012

(23,000/year) (direct contract: Emergency Physicians Medical Group)

Contract ER physician, Benefis Hospital, Great Falls, MT (Oct 2012-Feb 2013) (35,000/

year, Level II) (regional referral center) (direct contract: Schumacher Group)

Contract ER physician, Riverview Health System, Crookston, MN (Feb. 2013) (9800/

year, critical access hospital) (locums agency: Staffcare)

Contract ER physician, Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury CT (Feb-Mar 2013)(40,000/year,

Level II) (locums agency: AB Staffing)

Contract ER physician, Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital, Detroit Lakes, Minn (May-current)

(18,000/year) (locums agency MDA Inc.)

Contract ER physician, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT, (July 2013) (agency KPS


Contract ER physician, Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Selma, AL (Aug-Sept 2013)


Contract ER physician, St. Gabriel Hospital, Little Falls, MN (Oct. 2013)(critical access


Attending ER physician, St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus, Las Vegas, NV

(Dec. 2013-Feb 2014)

Contract ER physician, War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Mar-current)

(18,000/yr) (contract with Jeff Bender MD, Eastern Upper Peninsula Emergency

Physicians EUPEP until July 2014, now under contract with hospital)

Locum tenens ER physician, Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Alabama, July-

August 2014 (Jim Jones, director)

Community Service

President, Pinebrook Homeowner’s Association, 1986-88.

Founded and served as a member of the Utah Legislature’s Subcommittee on Effective

Practice Patterns 1990 (developed the guidelines and initiated the legislation that

established state-wide hospital data collection under auspices of the Health Services Data

Committee of the Utah Dept. of Health)

Delegate, Utah Medical Association House of Delegates, 1989-93.

Adjunct Clinical Professor at University of Utah School of Medicine teaching a class in

Law and Medicine, (which I designed and for which I compiled the text) 1991-1994

Wrote and lobbied successfully for the Utah Health Care Consumer’s Report Act, SB

132, 2005 legislative session

Founder,, a national nonprofit organization advocating universal health


Publications and Presentations

2009-2010 and July 2012, frequent national radio interviews on PPACA and health care

legislation, most on public stations

Inauguration Weekend 2009, invited speaker on “The Path Ahead”, Mt. St. Rona church,

Washington, DC

Letter to Editor, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes online journal, "Letter Regarding

Lucas et al., "Cardiologists’ Propensity to Test and Treat" URL: http://

“Health Care Famine”, Salt Lake Tribune opinion article, January 3, 2009

“Forced Arbitration of Medical Malpractice”, Salt Lake Tribune opinion article, Nov. 28,


Medieval Medical Malpractice, slide presentation to faculty of Stetson College of Law,

Tampa, Florida, February 2002

The Institute of Medicine Report on Medical Errors, New England Journal of Medicine,

2000 Aug 31 (letter)

Rationing Resources While Improving Quality, JAMA, 1995 Apr 5 (letter)

Effect of End Respiratory Pressure on Total Oxygen Dynamics, Surgery 1983 Oct

(research article)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Colonic Bleeding, American Surgeon 1981 Mar

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I am a retired Emergency Medicine physician and a retired lawyer.  I worked in both professions for about 20 years.  I am expert at analyzing and clearly communicating about medical-legal issues, whether the issues arise in litigation or arise in the context of marketing, such as in creating white papers for healthcare businesses.  I am a member of the AWAI Circle of Success, having trained in copywriting with AWAI.

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