First Name: Dr. David B.
Last Name: Carr
Organization: Clinical Director of Geriatrics, Washing University of St. Louis
Address Line 1: 4488 Forest Park Ave
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City: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Postal Code: 63108
Expert Witness Specialty Geriatrics
Type of Witness: Plaintiff
E-Mail Address: unk
Mobile Email Access: Yes
Web Address: http://
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Fax: 314-286-2701
Active or Retired: Active
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Dr. Carr is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis. He is board certified geriatrician and internist and has been working in the field of aging, longer term care, dementia, and the field of driving for 20 years. Since 1994, he has been the Clinical Director of our Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science (WUSM). These duties have included supervision of the outpatient clinical services (geriatric assessment and primary care) and affiliated long-term care facilities, administration and supervision of the teaching programs for residents, medical students, and geriatric fellows, and administrative and fiscal responsibilities for the Division. Dr. Carr has been a Medical Director of a long-term care facility since 1994 and currently is the Medical Director of a state-of-the-art facility for dementia care in St. Louis, Parc Provence. He has a primary care practice at this facility and has been intimately involved in the Quality Improvement (QI) process. He has published articles on the QI process in the Journal of the Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). Dr. Carr is medical director of an 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL). His duties at this facility include administration, peer review, education, geriatric consultation, interaction with the attendings and rehabilitation housestaff, and extensive involvement in the operations of the facility; the physician leadership committee, Governing Body committee, the Medical Executive Committee, and the Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Therapeutics Committtee. Dr. Carr has a dementia outpatient consulting practice and has been considered a national expert in the area of medical conditions and driving and fitness-to-drive in older adults.

Dr. Carr has had almost twenty years of medical-legal expertise. His involvement in cases have focused on a variety of geriatric issues and syndromes including; pressure sores, polypharmacy and adverse drug effects, falls and injuries, motor vehicle crashes, nutrition, dementia and decision-making capacity. He is more than familiar with federal and state regulations in long-term care along with best practices/standard of care issues for both primary care and subspecialities related to aging issues. His communication skills have been honed by years of interactions with patients, families, interdisciplinary staff, colleagues, and local, regional, and national presentations. He can provide concise, candid, clear, and logical opinions that are understood by the lay public. He is comfortable speaking in any setting and will be ready to provide deposition or court testimony, if ncessary.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: I am an MD that is licensed in the state of Missouri. I received my undergraduate degree BA in chemistry and my medical school degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, my internal medicine residency training was completed at Michigan State University, and my geriatric fellowship was completed at Duke University.

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Medical Association
American Geriatrics Society
Transportation Research Board
American College of Physicians

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I am the geriatric fellowship director and Clinical Director of our Division of Geriatrics and frequently provide lectures at Barnes Hospital to housestaff, medical students at the Washington University School of Medicine, lay people in the community, and at local and national conferences for both physicians and interdisciplinary health professionals. See CV for a more complete list of presentations.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Approximately 30 times…I average about two-three cases per year.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Nursing Home
Dementia
Medication Errors
Pressure Sore Issues
Falls
Medically Impaired or Older Driver Issues
Competency

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 40%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 60%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 15 cases

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 5/08

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 30.

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Five.

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20 years.

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 350$/hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 350$/hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 350$/hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 350$/hour locally, but request $1500 per day out of office not to include travel, lodging, meals.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Request $1500 retainer fee. As noted above, if travel is required outside of St. Louis, would request reimbursement for travel, meals, and lodging.

References

Stephen R. Woodley
Gray, Ritter, and Graham, P.C.
701 Market Street, Ste 800
St. Louis, MO 6301
1-800-451-2950

Suzanne Besnia
Riezman Berger P.C.
7700 Bonhomme, 7th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
besnia@riezmanberger.com

Dennis G. Schafer
1559 Highway 161
Montgomery City, MO 63361
573-564-3428
dennis@dgschafer.com
info@grgpc.com

 


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