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Dr. Richard K. Skala, DC, QME, IME - California Chiropractic Physician, Expert Consultant

Dr. Richard K. Skala, DC, QME

Dr. Richard K. Skala, DC
43575 Mission Blvd., 707
Fremont CA 94539

(510) 657-6366  work
(510) 825-7127  cell
(510) 657-3849  fax

Email:  Dr.Rick.Skala.DC.qme@gmail.com

Website:  www.DrSkaladc.com

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Medical Expert Witness Specialties  

Independent Medical Exams, Qualified Medical Exams, Agreed Medical Exams, File Review, Evidence Based Reporting, Personal Injury and Workers Comp.

IME Specialties / Professions  

Chiropractic Physician, Expert Consultant

Areas of Expertise   Performed 1,000's of QME's or Qualified Medical Evaluations. 

Performed Agreed Medical Examinations.  Certified Industrial Disability Evaluator Certified AMA Impairment Rater Certified Neuro Electro Diagnostics (NCV / EMG) Certified Musculo Skeletal Rehabilitation Certified Manipulation under anesthesia.  Board Eligible Chiropractic Neurologist.
 

Degrees  
bullet Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
bullet Fellow Academy of Industrial Forensic Chiropractic Consultants (FAFICC)
 
Years in Practice   37
Number of File Reviews   > 1,000
Depositions   > 200
Trials   3
Average monthly hours spent in direct patient care   20
IME Certification  
bullet Diplomate National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)
bullet Licensed by California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners # 11658
bullet Fellow Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering
bullet Certified Disability Evaluator
bullet Certified in Spinal Rehabilitation by University of Florida Medical School
bullet Fellow Academy of Forensic Chiropractic Consultants
bullet Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia 2002 by CAMUA
bullet AMA Impairment Rating Certified – American Board of Forensic Consultants
bullet Colossus I and Colossus II Certified February 2008
bullet Neuroelectrodiagnosis 150 hour certification course with exam. 2011
bullet California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners – Expert Witness and File Review September 2008 – Present
 
IME Training   SEAK - Skills, Education, Achievement, Knowledge
 
Education   Undergraduate

Gordon College
Wenham, MA
Biological Science Major
1969 - 1970

State University of New York
Stone Ridge, NY
Biological Science Major
1970 - 1972

Chiropractic School

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, Iowa Doctor of Chiropractic
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
1972 - 1976

Post Graduate

Diplomate National Board of Chiropractic Examiners - NBCE
1976

Applied Kinesiology Certification
International College of Applied Kinesiology
Detroit, Michigan
1978

California Chiropractic Association
Certified Disability Evaluator Course
300 Hours 1990

California Chiropractic Association
Qualified Medical Evaluator Course
300 Hours 1992

Academy of Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering
Spinal Biomechanics Course & Fellow Exam
300 Hours 1988

University of Florida School of Medicine
Spinal Musculo-Skeletal Rehabilitation Certification
Gainesville, Fl.
200 hours & Certification Exam
1989

Spinal Column Stressology Certification
Spinal Stress Institute
Long Beach, Ca.
300-Hour Course and Certification Exam
1981

AMA Spinal Impairment Rater
Medical Legal Consultants Association
Clearwater, Fl
Certification
1994

AMA Impairment Rater
5th Edition
Academy of Forensic Chiropractic Consultants
Redondo Beach, CA
2004

Manipulation Under Anesthesia
California Academy of MUA
Certified MUA
2002

Neuro Electrodiagnostic Certification Program
Palmer College of Chiropractic
150 Hours with Certification Examination
2011
 

Board Memberships   Diplomate National Board of Chiropractic Examiners - NBCE

Board Eligible Chiropractic Neurologist
 
Memberships  
bullet Christian Chiropractors Association
bullet Optimists International - Lifetime Member
bullet American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering
bullet California Medical Legal Consultants Association
bullet California Chiropractic Association
bullet International Chiropractic Association of California
bullet Fellow Academy of Forensic Industrial Chiropractic Consultants (AFICC)
bullet California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery (CSIMS)
bullet Associate Member California Applicant Attorneys Association (CAAA)
 
Clinical Activity   Associate in Private Practice at Culver Chiropractic Clinic Los Altos, CA.
1976-1977

Founding Partner Palo Alto Chiropractic Clinic, Palo Alto, CA
1977 - 1980

Solo Private Practice - Stanford Chiropractic Center,  Palo Alto, CA
1980-1983

Solo Private Practice - Fremont, CA
1983 – Present

Current private practice focusing on medical-legal evaluations, disability / impairment evaluations, and State of California Qualified Medical Evaluations, as well as treatment focus in Manipulation Under Anesthesia on a case referral basis.

Director of Development United Physicians Group Inc.
1997-1999
 

Professional Activities  
bullet Northern California Regional Director United Physicians Group
1997 - 1999
bullet Consultant and Director of Development United Physicians Group
1997 - 1999
bullet Vice President and Director of Development United Physicians Group a physician and practice management company operating in 11 states for Multidisciplinary Group Practices.
1997 - 1999
bullet Author of United Physicians Group Basic Operation Manual, a multi volume series on management and operations of Multidisciplinary Group Practices for staff and doctors. 500 + Pages.
1997
 
Directorships and Boards   Elected Member of School Board - Fremont Christian Schools
1983 - 1988

Board of Trustees - Mission Valley Young Life
1988 - 1992
1998 - 2003

Finance Director - Mission Springs Community Church
1992 - 1996

Board Member - Christian Counseling Centers, non-profit mental health care agency in the SFO bay area.
1996 – 2005

Board Member – Transform Asia, a nonprofit Christian organization ministering to the needs of the people of Cambodia.
2010 - present

Creditors Committee Chairman– Cash 4 Titles SEC Liquidation – recovery plan.
2001 – 2010

Board Member California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery
2012 - Present
 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)   CV of Dr. Richard K. Skala, DC, QMEPDF document
 
Jurisdictions of Licensure   California
 
Multiple California Locations Available   Anaheim, Bakersfield, Carlsbad, Castro Valley, Chico, Chula Vista, Concord, Daly City, Fairfield, Fontana, Gilroy, Hayward, Huntington Park, Kingsburg, Lodi, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Manteca, Modesto, Oroville, Oxnard, Patterson, Red Bluff, Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, Salinas, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Marcos, San Mateo, Santa Ana, Watsonville, Yuba City, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Turlock, Vacaville, Bakers

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