LT Medical Legal Consultants provides assistance in several specialty areas including but not limited to wound care, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, and hospital medicine. Ms. Turner has an extensive background in these five specialties and can provide her expertise and resources to best suit your needs. She will pair you with a highly qualified provider to assist you with case review, opine letters, research, interrogatories, deposition and trial testimony.
Emergency medicine APPs are required to have membership on the medical staff, including hospital privileges and voting privileges. In the acute care setting APPs will perform patient histories and perform physical examinations of a patient and record or dictate the history and physical in the medical record. They also order diagnostic and therapeutic studies and interpret diagnostic laboratory tests, radiological studies or various other therapies. Orders may be written or verbal. Through their diagnostic decision-making they are able to instruct and counsel patients regarding mental and physical health, refer patients to appropriate specialists, health facilities, agencies and resources. They also refer and converse with appropriate consultants in regard to patient management, and write admission orders as requested by the accepting or admitting physician per hospital and department policy. Additionally, they perform diagnostic/therapeutic procedures, subject to state regulation, training and experience.
Hospital medicine APPs work as part of a focused healthcare team to deliver comprehensive, generalized medicine to hospitalized patients. This includes admissions, physical examinations, coordinating patient care, treatments and medications while in the hospital, patient teaching, and discharges.
Neurosurgical PAs assist in brain and spine cases, including trauma with management of patients pre and post-surgery. In clinic PAs will perform comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations, interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests, formulate a differential diagnosis and establish a working diagnosis. They also develop treatment plans for neurosurgical conditions within the scope of practice in conjunction with the neurosurgeon. They exercise judgment on conditions requiring consultation referral or evaluation by the supervising neurosurgeon. Additionally, they perform daily rounds, progress notes, ordering and evaluation of appropriate labs and diagnostics, formulate and implement treatment and therapeutic plans for hospitalized patients, and handle discharge planning and dictate discharge summaries.
An APP practicing in orthopaedics will work directly with their surgeon(s) as part of a collaborative team. They will apply appropriate knowledge and advanced skill in this specialty including comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams, interpreting and correlating laboratory and diagnostic procedures. APPs interpret and correlate subjective and objective data to formulate a differential diagnosis and establish a working diagnosis. They will formulate a treatment plan for orthopedic problems and implement therapeutic intervention for specific conditions when appropriate. They will exercise judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral, or evaluation by the supervising orthopedic surgeon or other health care professionals.
An APP wound care specialist focuses on the evaluation and treatment of non-healing wounds in both the acute and chronic stages. APPs in this field will treat a variety of wounds which include diabetic wounds, pressure sores, vascular and surgical wounds. APPs have specialized knowledge and training in this area of medicine and will identify disease pathology and incorporate sharp debridement, nutrition, and off-loading into healing these wounds. They practice in acute care, long term facilities, wound care clinics and home health agencies.