The experts at Physicians Life Care Planning are Texas board certified life care planners and have been providing life care plans for over 40 years. We are practicing Physiatry doctors which is the medical specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Physiatrists are recognized as uniquely qualified to provide a medically-sound foundation for long-term treatment plans.
Our carefully formulated life care plans are based on a thorough medical records review and conform to the best practices set forth by the American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners (AAPLCP).
Common Injuries that Require Long-Term Planning
We’ve helped thousands of ill and injured Texans by providing plans to address a wide range of conditions, including:
- Acquired brain injuries
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spine-related injuries, including intervertebral disc injuries
- Joint injuries (hip, knee, and shoulder)
- Severe orthopedic trauma (pelvic and long bone) injuries
- Anoxic brain injuries
- Chronic pain injuries (i.e., complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS)
- Other catastrophic injuries
Accidents in Texas that May Necessitate Life Care Planning
We address injuries sustained in a wide variety of situations. Common types of accidents necessitating expert opinions from an experienced life care planner include:
- Aviation accidents: These commonly affect Texans who have been injured in airport accidents, oil rig transport accidents, helicopter crashes, general aviation accidents, and incidents involving private and commercial planes.
- Drug and medical error: These include injuries sustained during a broad range of medical treatment and procedures and address illnesses that dangerous drugs can cause. The resulting disabilities and illnesses can include various forms of cancer, neurotoxicity, cardiovascular injuries, brain damage, and other chronic diseases.
- Industrial accidents: These commonly involve Texans hurt on drilling rigs, in warehouses, factories, grain mills, mining accidents, plants, refineries, construction sites, and paper mills. Industrial accidents often necessitate life plans that address neck, back, shoulder, brain, and crush injuries, to name a few.
- Oilfield incidents: These often result from rig and pipeline explosions, other rig incidents, blowouts, and gas truck crashes. Oilfield accidents often cause severe burns, amputations, traumatic brain injury, and musculoskeletal damage.
- Offshore accidents: These often include tugboat and barge accidents, basket transfer incidents, recreational boating accidents, cruise ship incidents, diving accidents, dredge incidents, gangway accidents, jack-up rig accidents, and others. Offshore accidents in Texas often result in severe back problems, lost limbs, head trauma, and exposure-related injuries.
- Plant and refinery incidents: These commonly include burns, spinal cord damage, neck and back injuries, amputation, and crushing injuries. Our respected life care planners have formulated medical cost projections for Texans harmed at chemical plants and oil and gas refineries resulting from plant explosions and defective machinery.
- Railroad injuries: We address injuries sustained by those who have sustained chemical exposure or been severely hurt due to derailments or railroad crossing accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents often necessitate plans to address amputations, brain damage, crush injuries, spinal cord damage, burns, and permanent disability.
- Truck and automobile injuries: We commonly address orthopedic issues, head trauma, spinal cord damage, amputations, whiplash, coup and countercoup injuries, burns, and more. In these cases, the damage is typically caused by various forms of impact or fire.
What Are the Clinical Objectives of These Long-Term Plans?
According to the Tenets, Methods, and Best Practices established by the AAPLCP, the clinical objectives of life care planning are to:
- Diminish or eliminate physical and psychological pain and suffering.
- Reach and maintain the highest level of function given an individual’s unique circumstances.
- Prevent complications to which an individual’s physical and mental conditions predispose them.
- Afford the individual the best possible future in light of their condition.
What Types of Medical Treatment are Included in Texas Life Care Plans?
The American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners advocates the follow categorical structure when formulating the future medical recommendations within a life care plan:
- Physician services: These encompass a wide range of healthcare services provided by licensed physicians. They include regular check-ups, preventive care, diagnosis, treatment, management of chronic illnesses, in office surgical procedures, and more.
- Medications: This refers to the prescription and management of drugs used to prevent, treat, or manage diseases and conditions.
- Routine diagnostics: Routine diagnostic procedures are performed to detect diseases at an early stage. These include blood tests, imaging studies like X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, and other screenings.
- Laboratory studies: Lab tests help physicians diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions. They can involve analysis of body fluids such as blood and urine or tissue samples.
- Nursing and attendant services: These services involve care provided by registered nurses or attendants, which can include managing a patient’s daily care, administering medication, wound care, and monitoring the patient’s overall health condition.
- Rehabilitation services: Rehabilitation services aim to help individuals recover and regain skills lost due to injury or illness. These could include physical, occupational, or speech therapy and may involve training in adaptive skills.
- Supplies and equipment: This refers to medical equipment and supplies necessary for patient care, such as wheelchairs, crutches, bandages, syringes, prosthetics, orthotics, and home healthcare supplies.
- Acute care services: Acute care services treat sudden, often severe, and temporary health conditions or injuries. These services are usually delivered in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and can involve emergency, surgery, intensive care, and other treatments.
- Essential services and environmental modifications: This includes essential services for daily living and modifications to a patient’s environment to aid their recovery and independence. Examples could be meal delivery, household services, transportation assistance, installation of ramps or lifts at home for better mobility, and home modification for safety and accessibility.
Curriculum Vitae and Biographies for Certified Life Care Planners in Texas
If you’re seeking the expert advice of a Board Certified life care planner in Texas, our team can help. We serve clients across Texas and nationwide.
Contact us anytime to request the bios and curriculum vitae of our board-certified planners.
Qualifications of our Certified Physician Life Care Planners in Texas
Our Certified Physician Life Care Planners in Texas are practicing physicians board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a distinction that has long been recognized as preeminently qualified to establish a strong medical foundation for long-term life care plans.
Additionally, some of our certified planners hold Board Certification in Pain Medicine, and many possess extensive Occupational and Environmental Medicine certifications.
Our physician life care planners maintain active medical licenses and are affiliated with various national medical associations and societies, including:
- The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- The American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners
- The American Academy of Sports Medicine
- The American Academy of Pain Medicine
- The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
This is in addition to all relevant state-level affiliations.
Academic and Leadership Roles
Many of our life care planners who service Texas have served in positions such as medical directorships, clinical professorships, and academic appointments at renowned public and private institutions.
Presentations and Lectures
Our Texas-based life care planning physicians and damage valuation experts are highly active as presenters and lecturers. They regularly share their knowledge on the clinical aspects of impairments, disabilities, symptoms, and future medical cost projections for injured individuals necessitating long-term treatment plans.
Certifications and Best Practices
Many of our long-term planning physicians in Texas hold the Certified Life Care Planning Certification (CLCP™ Certification) from the International Commission on Health Care Certification. In addition, our planners adhere to the Tenets, Methods, and Best Practices advocated by the AAPLCP.
We Provide Board Certified Life Care Planning Throughout the State of Texas
Physician Life Care Planning has provided high-quality planning and damages valuation services in Texas for over a decade.
This experience includes providing long-term plans for ill and injured individuals in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Abilene, Waco, Midland, Odessa, Lubbock, Port Arthur, Beaumont, El Paso, Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth, Longview, Loreto, Brownsville, McAllen, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, Brownsville, Galveston, and other Texas locales.
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