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Advancements in Personal Injury: Module I

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Topic Areas:
General CE |  Mandated CE
History Taking & Physical Exam |  Personal Injury |  X-Ray
Dr. Thomas E Grant Jr, DC |  Dr. Wayne M Whalen DC, FIACN, QME, DC, FIACN, FICC |  Dr. Andrew O Williams, DC |  Dr. Lisa Thomson, DC |  Dmitry Gurovich, Esq |  Michael Coates, Esq |  Albert Abkarian, Esq
Access till 01/31/2022 after purchase.


Module I: The Blueprint for Developing a Thriving PI Practice


Speakers: Wayne Whalen, DC and Tom Grant, DC

  • Current best practices of neuro-musculoskeletal
  • Daily treatment notes: the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Documenting consent
  • Evolution of personal injury care
  • General classes of neck and back injuries
  • Obtaining and documenting the history



Speakers: Lisa Thomson, DC and Andrew Williams, DC

  • Documenting clinically meaningful changes, reassessments
  • Documenting functional improvement
  • Examination and procedures
  • Supporting diagnosis codes: help or hurt the case?


Therapeutic Consideration 

Speakers: Wayne Whalen, DC and Tom Grant, DC 

  • Co-management /referral issue
  • Multi-modal care
  • Passive Care vs Active Care
  • Self-care measures


Injury Recovery Support

Speakers: Wayne Whalen, DC and Tom Grant, DC 

  • Bullet proofing care with practice guidelines and research
  • End care/release from care strategies
  • Factors that delay recovery
  • Maximum Medical Improvement: when and what next


Legal Landmines and How to be Compliant

Speaker: Dmitry Gurovich, Esq

  • Insurance Fraud: What is it?
  • Special Investigation Unit (SIU) 
  • Special Investigations Unit process
  • What to do once you're under SIU scrutiny
  • How to stay clear of liability


Current Best Practice in Personal Injury

Speaker: Albert Abkarian, Esq

  • What to know before handling Personal Injury cases
  • Assignment of benefits and the new case law
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims


Insight into PI Liens and Enforcement of Payment

Speaker: Michael Coates, Esq

  • How to set up for success
  • Strategies for managing the case
  • Enforcement and collections of liens


Extremity Evaluation and Treatment

Speaker: Lisa Thomson, DC

  • Common traumatic extremity injuries
  • Reasonable treatment parameters for acute and chronic conditions



Dr. Thomas E Grant Jr, DC's Profile

Dr. Thomas E Grant Jr, DC Related seminars and products

Pragma Intel

Dr. Tom Grant is an expert in medical care protocols, personal injury documentation, PI coding, and insurance communication. As a med-legal consultant and medical record analyst, he provides pre-trial medical claim support and tactical claims strategy to help attorneys develop optimum settlement results. As Director of Education for Pragma Intel, Dr. Grant provides expert training of surgeons, psychologists, pain management MD’s, DC’s, and additional specialists to collaborate together for the patient’s best injury care and loss recovery.  His consistent pre-trial success strategies are the foundation of his training tools. Dr. Grant's tools help doctors develop more highly successful PI skills, improved patient treatment outcomes, and insurance-accepted documentation that, combined together, result in better settlement value and proper reimbursements.

Dr. Lisa Thomson, DC's Profile

Dr. Lisa Thomson, DC Related seminars and products

Back Body Mind Chiropractic

Dr. Lisa Thomson is the current President of the California Chiropractic Association. She has over a decade of clinical experience and is an accomplished chiropractor, speaker, leader and businesswoman. Dr. Thomson is the owner of Back Body Mind Chiropractic in Santa Fe Springs, California, where she primarily treats patients involved in auto accidents and athletes. She is passionate about serving her profession and her local community. When not busy with work obligations, you can usually find her spending time with her kids or at a local sporting event.

Dmitry Gurovich, Esq's Profile

Dmitry Gurovich, Esq Related seminars and products

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Dmitry Gurovich was born in the former Soviet Union. There, he witnessed numerous incidents of abuses of power by the soviet government and its law enforcement system.  When he immigrated to the United States in 1980, he finished high school and completed his college education at UCLA. He then decided to attend Loyola Law School and pursue the study of criminal defense. He was admitted to the California state bar in 1995.

This criminal defense field of law is his passion. He devotes his time to studying its intricacies and latest developments. Mr. Gurovich practices in Sherman Oaks with Gurovich, Berk & Associates. 

Michael Coates, Esq's Profile

Michael Coates, Esq Related seminars and products


Medical Lien Recovery

Michael Coates is a California attorney and is the founder/president of Medical Lien Recovery (MLR) which helps California medical providers optimize their compensation from a patient’s personal injury lawyer.  He has been on a mission to champion the rights of Chiropractors who accept liens in personal injury matters.  Through in-depth education, continuous support and devoted advocacy MLR supplies the knowledge, tools and services that changes the dynamics of personal injury settlement, reduces stress and improves the bottom line of its clients.  Michael and MLR are the leading expert in the PI lien area and provide industry support through the company blog at and the courses, resources, tools, and webinars on demand at MLROutsource is the division of MLR that acts as the non-legal agents for chiropractors directly when patient attorneys seek to slash your bill, take your MedPay, won’t communicate or won’t budge.

Albert Abkarian, Esq's Profile

Albert Abkarian, Esq Related seminars and products

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Albert Abkarian is a senior partner at Abkarian & Associates.  He has been practicing for over 29 years and has been named as Super Lawyer by Daily Journal four years in a row.  He has been featured in Forbes,  Newsweek and Angeleno magazines as premiere lawyer.   He has handled hundreds of trials and arbitrations in California and has been a pro chiropractic advocate for years.  He was named trial lawyer of the year in 2021 by American Institute for legal professionals. 



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