I am a full time clinician in practice at a level 1 trauma center outside of Dallas, TX.
A Level I Trauma Center is a comprehensive regional resource that is a tertiary care facility central to the trauma system. A Level I Trauma Center is capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury.
No, I have worked in a smaller, more rural emergency room in a town of approximately 42,000 people.
I have treated over 25,000 patients.
I see medical and trauma cases that involve both pediatric and adult patients. These cases range in severity from minor to an imminent threat to life or limb.
It means the following:
- I am board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
- I have graduated from an emergency medicine residency.
- I am a full voting member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
I hold the following certifications:
- ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
I have completed The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency.™ This is in an intensive 2-½ day course in emergency airway management applied to both adult and pediatric patients.
I received my undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, magna cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University. Biomedical engineering is the discipline of engineering that applies fundamentals from engineering, the basic sciences, the medical sciences, and mathematics to solve problems in medicine and biology in order to understand, modify, or control biological systems.
I am an experienced flight physician. A flight physician is a doctor who flies with a paramedic or nurse in a medical helicopter to treat and transport patients from the scene of an accident or other hospital. I directed and provided care to critically ill and injured patients in a spectrum of environments.
When I was a teenager I was involved in a very serious auto accident. I was very impressed with the doctors who helped me and became inspired to become a physician.
I typically will work on cases involving an alleged breach of the standard of care committed by an emergency room physician. The issues I may be called upon to address include standard of care, breach, and causation.