Ian C. Paskowski, D.C., M.B.A.                                  ian.paskowski@spinecarepartners.com

Dr. Paskowski serves as the medical director of the Spine Care Program at Beth Isreal Deaconess-Plymouth Hospital.

In this capacity he is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and quality assurance of a multidisciplinary, hospital based spine center. The center includes occupational health, chiropractic, physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, interventional pain management, neurosurgery and physical therapy.

In addition to serving as medical director, Dr. Paskowski serves as a primary spine practitioner in the spine care center as one of four physicians responsible for primary management of patients referred to the spine care service line.

Most recently, he has been appointed to the board of Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth Hospital.  The only chiropractor to hold such a position in hospital administration, his expertise is in understanding healthcare process and communicating the clinical and financial opportunities available to all key stakeholders involved in the field of spine care. 

 

Brian Justice, D.C.           
                                      brian.justice@spinecarepartners.com

Dr Justice currently serves as the medical director of the Spine Health Program  and pathway development for Lifetime Health Medical Group, a primary care practice with 11 locations throughout Buffalo and Rochester, NY. He also serves as an associate medical director for Excellus BC/BS, a New York insurance plan with 1.9 million covered lives.

Over the last 30 years, Dr. Justice has had many unique opportunities to integrate into his community from both a clinical and personal perspective. This community immersion has led to clinical opportunities that include serving as a staff clinician in a hospital-based complementary medicine department, in a multidisciplinary spine center, and in occupational medicine departments of a  hospital and an industry.

In addition, he helped to build a large and well respected chiropractic practice with multiple locations serving over 30,000 patients. He was among the first health care providers in the nation to achieve recognition status with the NCQA back pain recognition program for physicians. Dr Justice has served as a co-author of the Clinical Care Guidelines and Practice Parameters document for the chiropractic profession.


 

 

 

 

John M Ventura, D.C.                                          john.ventura@spinecarepartners.com

Dr Ventura has over 30 years of clinical practice experience, for the past 22 years as the owner of a multidoctor practice that was among the first in the nation to achieve recognition status in the National Committee for Quality Improvement back pain recognition program for physicians. 

For 16 years he served as clinical instructor in the department of family medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine and as an associate clinical professor at New York Chiropractic College. He currently teaches an online course in evidence based practice for D'Youville College of Chiropractic and lectures for Primary Spine Provider Network on the role of the primary spine practitioner. 

He currently serves on the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services technical expert panel to write quality metrics for Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS).  He currently serves on the board of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative and is on the musculoskeletal committee of the National Quality Forum

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas J. Neuner, D.C., J.D.
thomas.neuner@spinecarepartners.com

Dr. Neuner is administrator of Michigan Spine and Joint Center, an integrated group of spine care specialists providing services which includes chiropractic, physiatry, interventional pain management and physical therapy.

Dr. Neuner is also an allied chiropractic physician with Michigan Head and Spine Institute, one of our nation’s largest neurosurgical groups.

He has been in practice as a chiropractic physician since 1984 and has a keen interest in the integration and coordination of varied health care practitioners in the field of spine care continuum.

In addition to duties as a full time clinician, Dr. Neuner holds a J.D. degree from Detroit College of Law, Michigan State University and is a licensed attorney admitted to the Michigan Bar. He is a member of the Michigan Health Lawyers Association and American Bar Association.

 

Donald R Murphy, DC 

 

 

 

 

Donald R Murphy, DC                                      donald.murphy@spinecarepartners.com

Dr. Murphy is a chiropractic physician with postgraduate training in neurology and holds a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology.  He has been in clinical practice for over 20 years and is currently Clinical Director of the Rhode Island Spine Center in Providence, RI.  The Rhode Island Spine Center functions as a primary spine care facility with DCs and a PT on staff.  The center averages 50-80 new patients per month, approximately 80% of whom are MD referrals. 

 Dr. Murphy is Clinical Assistant Professor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Research at New York Chiropractic College.  He lectures throughout the world on various topics related to back pain, neck pain and headaches.   Dr. Murphy has published dozens of articles in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals and trade publications his textbook, Conservative Management of Cervical Spine Syndromes is widely utilized by chiropractic schools and field practitioners throughout the world. He most recently authored the text book Clinical Reasoning In Spine Pain: primary management of low back disorders using the CRISP protocols .

 

 Morris Levene                                                                                                                      morris_levene@yahoo.com

Morris Levene has a career in health care that is noted for both innovation and managment ability. He served as executive vice president for Excellus BC/BS for many years, overseeing projects involving pharmacy, operations, medical management, claims and a long term care insurance program. He and a medical physician recently founded Health Care Industry Advisors, a consulting group to assist clients in navigating through the complexities of the current health care environment.

Some of his major achievements at Excellus include developing and implementation one of the nations first hospital cost containment programs. He implanted a three tier pharmacy program, considered controversial program at that time that was highly successful .He also lead cost containment innovation by using PR and provider relation avenues to successfully convince the provider community that a split tablet program is an acceptable cost containment methodology.

He then developed, implemented and managed a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan performance measurement program, which through his efforts became the National Blue Cross and Blue Shield Performance Standards Program, which is still in existence. By the use of sophisticated statistical marketing research analysis and survey techniques, he  contributed to the marketing effectiveness of the Plans by identifying brand weaknesses and strengths and how consumers by demographic segment would react to specific insurance plans.