LT Medical Legal Consultants was founded and is directed by Lisa Turner, M.P.A.S., PA-C, MPLC. Ms.Turner is licensed and currently practicing emergency medicine in California. For the past 11 years, she has dedicated herself to excellence in medicine and patient care and is now offering services with highly qualified medical professionals as expert witnesses for support in healthcare litigation. Ms. Turner screens each expert’s credentials and works to ensure their willingness to give truthful, unbiased opinions and testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Education
Master of Physician Assistant Sciences
Loma Linda University
2007
Bachelor of Science
University of Oregon
General Science, minors in Chemistry and Biology
2004
Experience
Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant
Ventura County Medical Center, Seaside Emergency Physicians
February 2016 - present
  • Moderate volume emergency room, 150-175 daily census

  • Duties: evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. All levels of acuity to include: common, low level acuity to complex medical patients. Minor and complex laceration repair. Stabilization and admission of patients to hospitalist service and/or transport to a higher level care. Stabilization of orthopedic injury including fracture, splinting and dislocation reductions. Medical screening with appropriate lab work and imaging. Disposition and aftercare for follow-up

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant
Palmdale Regional Medical Center, EmCare
March 2013 - present
  • High volume emergency room, 240-280 daily census

  • Duties: evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. All levels of acuity to include: common, low level acuity to complex medical patients. Minor and complex laceration repair. Stabilization and admission of patients to hospitalist service and/or transport to a higher level care. Stabilization of orthopedic injury including fracture, splinting and dislocation reductions. Medical screening with appropriate lab work and imaging. Disposition and aftercare for follow-up 

  • Conscious sedation, intubation, lumbar puncture, femoral line, external jugular IV, central line access 

Regional Wound Care Provider
United Wound Healing 
January 2016 - January 2017
  • Medical record auditing for UWH providers

  • Development of education and training curriculum

  • Development of UWH Policies and Procedures manual

  • Development of clinical protocols

  • Site visits with new and current providers

  • EMR training for current and new providers

  • Implementation of Merit Based Incentive Program (MIPS) for
    Advancing Care Information

  • Quality workflow and analysis of gaps in best care practices

  • Improvement activities

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant
Saint Charles Medical Center, Redmond Emergency Room
September 2011 - June 2014
  • Low volume emergency room 75-100 daily census

  • Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of low acuity patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics

  • Laceration repair, fracture and dislocation reduction, and splinting

  • Appropriate lab work and imaging. Diagnosis, discharge and aftercare instructions

Neurosurgical Physician Assistant
Northwest Brain and Spine
September 2010 - May 2014
  • Neurosurgical First Assist in brain and spine cases, including trauma with management of patient’s pre/post-surgery, ortho/neuro floor and ICU

  • Hospital: daily rounds, progress notes, ordering and evaluation of appropriate labs and diagnostics, discharge summaries 

  • First call for ED consults and admissions, direct admissions 

  • Clinic: evaluation, assessment of patients with initial presentation, diagnosis and treatment plan to my attending surgeon.  PA post op clinic, charting, clinic mailbox review and return of patient questions and concerns, medication refills

  • Trauma call: 1-2 times per a week and every fourth weekend

Faculty/Instructor, Neurocritical Care Physician Assistant
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Neuroscience ICU 
March 2009 - June 2010
  • The Neurocritical care ICU – 17 bed unit. I worked in partnership with faculty attending physicians, neurosurgery, fellows, residents and medical students to provide excellent clinical care in the treatment and management of complex medical and neurological conditions within the ICU environment with an emphasis in neurocritical care.  

  • Responsibilities: admissions, pre-op workups, appropriate tests, initial care plans, patient stabilization, ACLS, consults with appropriate subspecialist as needed, AM rounding

  • Patient population included high acuity post operative patients, brain tumors, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain Barre, bacterial and
    viral meningitis

  • Procedures performed: placement of arterial and femoral lines, central venous catheters, subclavian catheters, Swan-Ganz, PICCO, ventilator management, lumbar punctures, chest-tubes, endotracheal intubation-anesthesiology assisted, conscious sedation

Faculty/Orthopaedic Surgical Physician Assistant
The Center, Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research
September 2007 - June 2010
  • Surgical First Assist: Foot, ankle and trauma team

  • Hospital: As an extension of my surgeon I performed: pre and post-operative orders, in-patient admissions, orthopaedic and wound care consults, daily rounding which include decision making per individual surgeon’s protocol for all orthopaedic and medical concerns, H&Ps, progress notes, discharge planning and follow-up care, ER consults, work-up and admissions, hematoma blocks, fracture reductions, splint and cast placement,  communication with my surgeon(s) regarding patient status and progress.

  • Clinical: Post op, re-check, new patient exams

  • Wound care clinic: Management and debridement of minor to complex wounds in high risk patients with diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, vasculopathies, and renal disease 

  • In-office procedures: steroid joint injections, foot, hand, shoulder, knee and hip. I&D of abscesses, Synvisc joint injections, splinting/casting

Current Licensure / Certification

Physician Assistant, Certified - NCCPA 10-2007, #1079857

Physician Assistant Board California - License #PA22796

AAPA #1030808

NPI #1881877876

DEA #MT2838843

AHA BLS Instructor

AHA BLS and ACLS

AHA ACLS Instructor

Languages

English

Intermediate Medical Spanish

Academic Positions

Oregon Health and Science University, Faculty Instructor, 2009-2010

Guest Speaker at Western University PA program, 2016

AHA Instructor ACLS, PALS, BLS

Professional Affiliations

National Commission on Certified Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistant in Legal Medicine

NeuroCritical Care Society

American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine

American Heart Association

Volunteer Experience

American Heart Association

National Ski Patrol

Volunteers in Medicine

Loma Linda University, Sac Norton Clinic Community Health Fair

The Center for the Cascades, Wound Management Clinic

Ronald MacDonald House

Lisa Turner, MPAS, PA-C, MPLC

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