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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin

Academy of Chiropractic

Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time. -Mark Studin 2006

“Adding Credentials to Your Narrative”



“The roses always smell good... don't blink” Mark Studin 2021
In Primary Primary Care 11, Dan Rosner Esq. suggested that after every section in your "4-Corners" narrative report where an opinion is rendered, you add your credentials for what you are opining on. Judges often don't have time to read your CV, and with our doctors whose CV's are often 30-50 pages long, they will not search for the correct citation.

Therefore, when the defense submits a motion to exclude you it gives them the edge because the courts do not see why you should be able to render an opinion without a Voir Dire hearing. This often creates more work and a level of anxiety for the plaintiff's lawyer who brought you into court. That level of work and anxiety could preclude the lawyer from utilizing your services in the future. 

You need to be the "easy button for both the lawyers, and the judges. Here is a sample of what to do:

I have personally review the Lumbar MRI dated 5/21/2022 and it revealed a left lateral herniation at L4-L5 in the far lateral neural canal. 

Credential: MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCGME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

You need a credential listed for every conclusion you personally conclude. This allows the courts to make an easy determination of your ability to opine. 

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