Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program
Quickie Consult 810
Testifying 12 T
From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.
“Disqualifying the MD”
“I like sharing as long as I have permission, because then everyone can win” Mark Studin 2017
I just received this from a former client in California. I agree with everything and should be shared with your lawyers.
How to Disqualify an M.D. Testifying on D.C. Care
Many attorneys are clueless how to disqualify a M.D. pretending to understand or be knowledgeable of chiropractic care.
If a PI lawyer is not careful the defense M.D. will testify that the D.C.’s care and bills were not reasonable.
Most M.D.’s are not qualified to offer these opinions unless he/she graduated from an accredited chiropractic college.
Here are a few steps to challenge defense M.D.’s credibility,
- What credentials or training does the M.D. have to offer testimony of chiropractic care?
- What chiropractic material did he review for this particular person?
- Did the M.D. personally review the D.C. records or was it summarized by an assistant’s qualification?
- Does the M.D. know the educational requirements for a licensed D.C.?
- Has the M.D. worked with chiropractors in personal injury claims? – If so, name the D.C.’s When, Where and Why?
- Finally, ask the M.D. to agree he is not an expert on D.C. care.
Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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