Dr Jerald H Ratner, M.D., P.A.

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Dr Jerald H Ratner, M.D., P.A.

Forensic Psychiatry

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2910 N. POWERS BLVD
COLORADO SPRINGS CO, 80922
US

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Full-time private practice of psychiatry for 30+ years.  Expert witness for Board of Medicine.Board Certified in Psychiatry (Diplomate, Amrican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Examiners.  Forensic experience equally balanced plaintiff/defense.  Standards of care strictly adhered to.

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Full-time private practice of psychiatry for 30+ years.  Expert witness for Board of Medicine.Board Certified in Psychiatry (Diplomate, Amrican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Examiners.  Since 1977 recognized annually by peers with both local and national awards such as Top Doctor & Top Psychiatrist.  Listed in several state and national guides to Best Doctors and Psychiatrists.  Former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at two hospitals.  Former Medical Directors of Geriatric and Adolescent Departments.

EDUCATION:

Residency in Psychiatry: 

1971-1974
Philadelphia Psychiatric Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chief Resident, 1973-1974

Rotating Internship in:

Medicine and Psychiatry 
1970-1971
Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport, Connecticut
(Affiliate of Yale University)

Medical School:

1966-1970
Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Degree: M.D.
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
(Equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa)

Undergraduate:

1962-1966
Temple University 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Degree: B.A.
Magna cum Laude

LICENSING:

  • Florida (Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners)
  • Connecticut (1974-2004)
  • Pennsylvania (1971 - (currently inactive)
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association
  • Neuroscience Education Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • American College of Nutrition
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Colorado Psychiatric Society
  • Philadelphia College of Physicians
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • American Bar Association(Expert Witness Committee)

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2011—Present Staff Psychiatrist at Spanish Peaks Behavioral Health Center (Clinical and Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations and Treatment)
  • 2010 – Present Associate Medical Director – Healthcare Strategies, Inc.
  • 1985 - Present Forensic Psychiatry (50/50 Plaintiff/Defense) includes a multitude of Medical Records Review for The Florida Board of Medicine for 17 years; American Psychiatric Association for 2 years; 50+ Depositions and 20 Trials in the areas of Civil Competency (primarily testamentary, financial; competency to practice; and medical decision-making); Criminal Competency; Medical/Psychiatric Malpractice; IME's; Marital Problems; Psychopharmacology; PTSD; Workplace Behavioral Dysfunction; and Wrongful Death
  • 1975 – Present Private Practice of Psychiatry, both Inpatient and Outpatient,in Patients ranging in age from 11 years old to 99+ years old involving almost the entire spectrum of diagnoses listed in DSM TR-IV with eclectic psychotherapy and psychopharmacology
  • 1974 - 1975 Community Mental Health Centers - South County and Henderson Clinic

APPOINTMENTS:

  • 1993 - 2010 Expert Witness, Florida Board of Medicine
    (Formerly Department of Professional Regulation)
  • 2012 – Present Education Committee, American College of Forensic Examiners
  • 2011 – Present Review Editorial Board, Frontiers in Forensic Psychiatry
  • 2010 – 2011 Credentials Committee of University Hospital and Medical Center
  • 2010 – Present Editorial Advisory Board, "The Forensic Examiner"-Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners
  • 2009 – Present Executive Advisory Board, American College of Forensic Medicine
  • 2007-2013 Suicidology Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • 1995 – 1998 Medical Director, Psychiatric Division, Florida Home Health Care
  • 1993 - 1996 Medical Director,Geriatric Unit,The Retreat Psychiatric Hospital, Sunrise, Florida
  • 1991 - 1992 Chairman of Psychiatry, The Retreat Psychiatric Hospital, Sunrise, Florida
  • 1988 - 1991 Medical Director, Adolescent Unit, The Retreat Psychiatric Hospital, Sunrise, Florida
  • 1988 - 1990 Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Imperial Point Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1989-1990 Chairman, Geriatric Committee, Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
  • 1984 - 1988 Vice-Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Imperial Point Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1973 - 1974 Chief Resident, Philadelphia Psychiatric Center

AWARDS:

  • Chosen by Peers as one of "Top Doctors in America" by: "U.S. News & World Report” (representing the top 10% of Physicians practicing in America) - 2011
  • Certified Forensic Physician - 2010
  • Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association - 2006
  • Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners - 2005
  • Fellow, American Association of Integrative Medicine 
  • Listed in “Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists” Consumers’ Research Council of America, Washington, D.C. – 2002 to Present
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association - 2004
  • Diplomate, College of Physicians - 2001
  • Listed in “Guide to Top Doctors” - Center for the Study of Services, Washington, D.C. – 2001 to 2003
  • Listed in “Top Doctors in America”- Castle Connolly yearly to present
  • Listed in " How to Find the Best Doctors ” - First Edition - Castle Connolly Guide - 2000
  • Diplomate, American College of Forensic Medicine -1997
  • Diplomate, American College of Forensic Examiners -1997
  • Rated as one of the top Psychiatrists in South Florida by Peers in South Florida Magazine -1997
  • Honored as “Doctor of the Day”-Florida House of Representatives-Tallahassee, Florida-April 1991
  • Elected to “International Who’s Who in Medicine” , January 1986
  • Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia - 1984
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Board Certified in Psychiatry) -1980
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners - 1971
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa) -1970

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • 1975 – 2010 University Hospital, Tamarac, Florida Active Staff
  • 1993 – 2010 University Pavilion Hospital, Tamarac, Florida Active Staff
  • 2001 -2008 Health South Sunrise Rehab Hospital, Sunrise, Florida Active Staff
  • 1998 - 2000 Florida Home Health Care, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Psychiatric Director
  • 1991 - 1998 Coral Ridge Psychiatric Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Active Staff
  • 1988 - 2000 The Retreat Hospital, Sunrise, Florida Active and Visiting Consultant Staff
  • 1987 - 2000 Coral Springs Medical Center, Coral Springs, Florida Active Staff
  • 1985 -1989 Park Summit (Independent, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing)
  • 1978 - 1980 St. John’s Rehabilitation, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Active Staff (Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing)
  • 1975 - 2000 Imperial Point Medical Center, Ft.Lauderdale, Florida Active Staff
  • 1975 - 2000 Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, Florida Visiting Consultant
  • 1975 - 1999 Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida Active and Courtesy Staff

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Responses of Urban Pre-School Children to a Developmental Screening Test” Journal of Pediatrics: November 1970, Volume 77, Number 5, Pages 775-781
  • “Treatment of Panic and Anxiety Disorders” The Record (Official Publication of the Broward County Medical Association) July/August 1989, Volume 41, Number 7/8, Pages 13-15
  • “When is a Little Anxiety Too Much” - Vim & Vigor Magazine - Summer 1993, Page 63

POST-GRADUATE COURSES:

"Physicians Recognition Award" --1974 to present. (Inclusive of 30 years of Psychopharmacology experience at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital)- [chosen as one of seven Psychiatrists from a list of over 600 Psychiatrists by the Harvard Psychiatric Staff to participate in "Advances in Psychiatric Research" at Massachusetts General Hospital]; numerous courses involving evaluation, diagnosis, and management of DSM Psychiatric Disorders in adolescents, adults, and older adults (mostly at Harvard); and various courses in Internal Medicine and Neurological Disorders. Also, Basic and Advanced Neuroanatomical , Neurophysiologic and Neuropsychopharmacologic Courses at the Neuroscience Education Institute per Dr. Stephen Stahl.

TEACHING:

Physicians (Pharmaceutical Companies); Nova Southeastern Medical Students Course on Psychiatry; University of Pennsylvania Medical School Course on Anxiety; and Nurses (ICU Psychiatric Emergencies).

 

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