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Neurological Surgery

Robert S. Blum, M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Dr. Robert S. Blum attended Dartmouth College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed General Surgery-Bronx, New York, Neurosurgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, Neurology Fellowship-National Hospital, Queens Square, London, England, and Neurosurgery Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

Dr. Blum maintained a private practice in Vallejo and presently in San Rafael with hospital affiliations throughout the Bay Area, Marin County and Seton Medical Center. He was Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Marin General Hospital, founder and director of pain clinics in Solano and Marin counties, and has performed thousands of spine and brain surgeries, medical legal evaluations and record reviews in a knowledgeable, timely and straightforward manner.

Melvin C. Britton, M.D., F.A.C.P.,M.A.C.R.

Internal Medicine & Rheumatology

Dr. Melvin Britton attended Harvard Medical School, completed his residency at Dartmouth Medical Center and fellowship at R.B. Brigham and P.B. Brigham Hospitals, Boston, Massachusetts. He is Board Certified in  Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and formerly at the Palo Alto  Medical Clinic, Palo Alto, California. As an Independent and Qualified Medical Examiner he has special expertise in issues relating to cardiovascular, abdominal or pulmonary systems and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis and toxic exposures.

Robert Z. Bruckman, M.D.


Dr. Robert Bruckman was trained in Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and University of New York City. After serving in the United States Air Force, he practiced in Marin County as an orthopedic surgeon for 25 years. He has been on the teaching faculty of University of California, San Francisco in the orthopedic program. Dr. Bruckman continues as a consultant in Workers’ Compensation issues for Sutter Healthcare, Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospitals. He is the author of a major internationally used guideline on the Workers’ Compensation system and is an internal consultant on issues relating to disability and disability management. He is an experienced orthopedic surgeon with experience in all areas of orthopedic surgery and serves as an independent and Qualified Medical evaluator, and has served as a civil litigation expert evaluator and witness in all aspects of orthopedic injuries.

Francene Colvin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Colvin attended the University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco State University and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, California. Her special areas of expertise include evaluation of individuals experiencing acute or chronic pain and devising treatment plans, evaluation of workers, including job stress and emotional difficulties.

Edward Fletcher Eyster, M.D.


Dr. Edward Fletcher Eyster is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his Neurosurgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing for many years in Pensacola, Florida he returned to the San Francisco bay area in 1997. As an active surgeon, he specializes in complex surgical complications, head injuries and related disabilities.

Robert A. Harvey, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Dr. Robert A. Harvey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, achieving that certificate in 1978.  His medical training began at Indiana University School of Medicine with Internship at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He completed a general surgery residency at Butterworth Hospital, a Fellowship in Hand surgery at University of Louisville, and Plastic Surgery residency at the New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical Center.

Dr. Harvey serves as Chairman, Department of Surgery at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco and past Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery.  He has published articles on Dermabrasions, Breast Reconstruction, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and post-traumatic Sympathetic Dystrophy.  He has given numerous lectures and presentations on a variety of Plastic Surgery related topics for men and women.

Elliot Henderson, Ph.D.


As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Henderson has served on many school, State, City, County and hospital Boards, providing valuable assistance on both consultative and active evaluator roles. Dr. Henderson attended the University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco State University and received his Ph.D. in Psychology from California School Of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, California.

John J. Lavorgna, M.D.


Dr. Lavorgna is a graduate of Yale College, Dartmouth and University of Pennsylvania Medical Schools and trained in Orthopedic Surgery at the Harvard University Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. He practiced at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital as well as California Pacific Medical Center with a full clinical professorship at University of California, San Francisco. His scope of practice includes extensive civil litigation experience in personal injury cases including independent evaluations, record review and court testimony for both defense and plaintiff attorneys.

Timothy S. Lo, M.D., M.P.H, D.A.B.P.N.

Neurology & Pain Management

Dr. Lo is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his residency in neurology at Columbia University Medical Center. He received fellowship training in Pain Management at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School, and is trained in both interventional and non-interventional pain management approaches. He is board certified in Neurology with expertise in electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/NCS).  He received a Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley and is a practicing acupuncturist. As a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) with training in both neurology and pain management, Dr. Lo has expertise in the evaluation of individuals with chronic pain, musculoskeletal problems relating to the neck and back, and work-related neurological injuries.

Janet P. Lord, M.D.

Pain Management and RehabilitationPediatric Rehabilitation

Dr. Lord attended Albany Medical College and completed her Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Oakland, California.  She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California.  Dr. Lord has been in private practice since 1996, specializing in pain management in adults and children, consulting at various California children’s services.  As an Independent Medical Evaluator (IME) and Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) she brings her experience in evaluating injuries resulting in chronic pain and neuromuscular diseases to a clear and concise reporting style.

James D. Mays, M.D.


Dr. Mays graduated Purdue University, and completed physical therapy training in Houston, Texas. He received is Doctor of Medicine at Indiana University and Orthopedic residencies at  Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, California.  Practicing orthopedics, especially extremity small joint surgery, in Southern California at White Memorial Hospital, Rancho Los Amigos, Glendale Adventist Medical Center and others before moving to Northern California.  He provides expertise in all areas of orthopedics with special knowledge in evaluation and treatment of upper extremity issues.