Our team of Board Certified Physician Life Care Planners in California has helped countess Californians by providing life care plans to ill and injured individuals in San Diego, The Coachella Valley, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Lancaster and the High Desert, The Central Coast of California, Bakersfield, Fresno, The Owens Valley, Monterey, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Redding, and more.
The Objectives of a California Life Care Plan
The objective of formulating a California Life Care Plan is to help ill/injured Californians accomplish The Clinical Objective of Life Care Planning. According to the published, peer reviewed methods advocated by the American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners, The Clinical Objectives of Life Care Planning Include:
- Diminish or eliminate physical and psychological pain and suffering.
- Reach and maintain the highest level of function given an individual’s unique circumstance.
- Prevent complications to which an individual’s unique physical and mental conditions predispose them.
- Afford the individual the best possible quality of life in light of their condition.
While many of our Board Certified Life Care Planning Physicians in California maintain the International Commission on Health Care Certification’s Certified Life Care Planning Certification (CLCP™ Certification), all Physician Life Care Planners at Physician Life Care Planning conform to the Tenets, Methods and Best Practices advocated by the American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners.
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Qualifications of our Board Certified California Life Care Planners
All Physician Life Care Planning’s California Certified Life Care Planners are practicing physicians who are Board Certified in the medical specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry).
According to The Life Care Panning and Case Management Handbook:
“For a Life Care Plan to appropriately provide for all the needs of an individual, the plan must have a strong medical foundation. Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists) are uniquely qualified to provide a strong medical foundation for life care planning based on their training and experience in providing medical and rehabilitative services to individuals with disabilities. Physiatrists are, by their training, experienced in dealing with individuals who have catastrophic functional problems. Additionally, physiatrists are trained to anticipate the long term needs of their patients.”
In addition to being licensed, practicing physicians in the State of California, who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, many of our Board Certified Physician Life Care Planning Physicians in California maintain additional (multiple) medical specialties, including Brain Injury Medicine, Pain Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Integrative & Holistic Medicine.
The educational backgrounds and post graduate medical training of our Borad Certified California Life Care Planers include the University of California Irvine, the University of California Davis, the University of California Los Angeles, the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, San Francisco State University, the University of California Berkley, Harvard Medical School and others.
Many of our Certified Physician Life Care Planners in California have maintained Medical Directorships, Department Chairmanships, Clinical Professorships, and academic appointments at both public and private institutions, including the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Healthcare System, and The University of California Los Angeles.
Our California Certified Physician Life Care Planners also maintain a variety of relevant professional associations, which include: the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, the American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the California Medical Association, the Santa Clara County Medical Association, the California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The American Society of Interventional Pain Management Physicians, and the Spine Intervention Society.
Our California Life Care Planning Physicians are also prolific presenters and lectures on life care planning and clinical topics related to the impairments, disabilities, symptoms, and future medical requirements of injured individuals in California who require life care plans.
Common Types of Injuries in California that Require Life Care Plans:
We’ve formulated California life care plans for Californians with acquired brain injuries, birth injuries, chronic pain injuries (spinal, CRPS, etc.), cerebral palsy, major burns, multiple trauma, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, other orthopedic trauma (pelvic, long bone) injuries, spinal injuries (intervertebral disc injuries), major joint injuries (hip, knee, shoulder), burns, amputations, and mild traumatic brain injury.
Common Causes of Injuries in California that Require Life Care Plans:
Life Care Plans for Aviation Injures in California, including airport accidents, offshore helicopter accidents, oilrig transport accidents, helicopter accidents, helicopter crashes, private plane / general aviation accidents, and commercial airline accidents.
Life Care Plans for Drug & Medical Injuries in California often address injuries sustained during medical treatment and medical procedures, they also address illnesses, injuries, and syndromes, dangerous drugs and/or medical devises.
Life Care Plans for Industrial Injuries in California, including drilling rig accidents, warehouse accidents, factory accidents, grain mill accidents, mines and mining accidents, plant and refinery accidents, construction site accidents, and paper mill accidents.
Life Care Plans for Oilfield Injuries in California including land rig explosions, drilling rig accidents, blowouts, gas truck crashes and pipeline explosions.
Life Care Plans for Offshore Injuries in California, including tugboat and barge accidents, basket transfer accidents, boat accidents, cruise ship accidents, dive boat accidents, dredge accidents, gangway accidents, jack-up rig accidents, and others.
Life Care Plans for Plant & Refinery Injuries in California which resulting from plant explosions and defective machinery.
Life Care Plans for Railroad Injuries in California, including hazardous materials exposure, train derailments, and railroad crossing accidents.
Life Care Plans for Truck & Automobile Injuries in California car and truck crashes, collisions, explosions, etc.
What Types of Medical Treatment are Included in California Life Care Plans
The American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners categorizes Future Medical Recommendations according to the following structure:
- Physician Services
- Routine Diagnostics
- Laboratory Studies
- Rehabilitation Services
- Equipment & Supplies
- Nursing & Attendant Care
- Environmental Modifications & Essential Services
- Acute Care Services
Biographies and Curriculum Vitae for Certified Life Care Planners in California
If you’re if you’re seeking a California Certified Physician Life Care Planner, Physician Life Care Planning can help. We’ve serve clients throughout the state of California, and throughout the nation.
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