Daniel Henry Ziegler, M.D.

curriculum vitae

Education

Doctor of Medicine, 1991 The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Masters, Applied Human Physiology (MAHP), 1987 Hahnemann University

Bachelors, Pharmacology, 1980 University of California at Santa Barbara

Post Graduate Training

Maricopa Medical Center Transitional Internship Program 1991 – 1992

Maricopa Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program, 1992 – 1995

Texas Tech University Emergency Medicine Residency Program, 1998 – 1999

Employment History

February 2019 to Present – Emergency Physician – Valley Emergency Physicians – Plumas District Hospital, Quincy, California

May 2018 to Present – Medical Director, Humboldt County Correctional Facility, Humboldt County Juvenile Detention Center, Humboldt County Regional Rehabilitation Center – WellPath, Eureka, California

April 2019 to Present – Medical Advisory BoardHealthTap, Palo Alto, California. Training Dr. AI, an online triage and diagnostic tool

July 2014 to Present – Telemedicine Physician – HealthTap.com

January 2018 to May 2018 – Emergency PhysicianTrinity Hospital, Weaverville, California. Hospital took over the contract

July 2016 to February 2018- Emergency Physician – Valley Emergency PhysiciansTrinity Hospital, Weaverville, California

December 2013 to September 2017- Emergency Physician Valley Emergency Physicians – Mercy Medical Center, Mount Shasta, California. Also worked for VEP at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center from February 2017 through June, 2017

February 2016 to July 2016 – Emergency Physician – EmCare –  assigned to Sutter Coast Hospital, Crescent City, California and Mendocino Coast Hospital in Fort Brag, California

August 2013 to October 2013 – Locum Tenens PhysicianOnyx MD Staffing -assigned to Fairchild Medical Center Primary Care Clinic in Yreka, California

November 2010 to March 28, 2013: Emergency and Urgent Care Physician, California Emergency Physicians – the group staffs Emergency Departments at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, and the Urgent Care Center at St Joseph Hospital

January 2006 to present: Expert Witness, Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC, Fairmont, West Virginia. Contracted Expert Witness for the Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals. This private sector partnership was established to bring the federal government into compliance with a court order to use board certified specialists as experts for cases within the respective specialties

December 2008 to November 2010: Urgent Care Physician, North Coast Emergency Physicians – the group staffs Emergency Departments at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, and the Urgent Care Center at St Joseph Hospital

February 2009 to August 2009: Housecall Physician, SF Urgent Housecall Physicians, San Francisco, California. House call service provides well equipped, board certified emergency physicians for urgent medical needs in the home – serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

February 2002 – December 2008: Consultant, Clinician, Private Practice, San Francisco, California. Practice exclusive to uninsured or under-insured patients provides:

  • In-depth evaluation and review of patient history related to complex medical conditions, making recommendations and referrals
  • Urgent care services
  • Substance abuse counseling and treatment for addiction.

June 2006 – November 2006: Occupational Medicine Physician, US HealthWorks, Alpharetta, Georgia, SF Bay Area Division. Urgent care, occupational injury management, Workman’s Comp and DOT related medical services, covering shifts at 6 bay area clinics for regular physicians

June 2004 to August 2005: Emergency Physician, Emergency Physicians Medical Group/Emergency Medical Physicians EPMG/EMP

  • March 2005 – August 2005 Chinese Hospital, San Francisco, California
  • March 2005 – May 2005, Mark Twain Hospital, San Andreas, California
  • June 2004 – December 2004 Mercy Merced Medical Center, Merced, California

September 2003 – March 2004: Emergency Physician, Healdsburg Hospital, Healdsburg, California

March 2003 – May 2003: Emergency Physician, Lakeside Hospital, Lakeport, California

July 1999 – December 2001: Emergency Physician, Page Hospital Emergency Department, Page, Arizona

June 1998 – May 1999: Resident Physician, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, El Paso, Texas, rotations included poison control, radiology (at UCLA), emergency medicine, and a rotating chief residency

1996 – 1998: Expert Witness, Phoenix, Arizona. Served as a consultant and expert witness in the areas of pharmacology and emergency medicine, generally in cases relating to traumatic injury, substance abuse, or sexual assault.

October 28, 1996 – June 1997: Locum Tenens Physician Catalina Professional Recruiters, Phoenix, Arizona. Employed principally in Family Practice, Occupational Medicine, and Urgent Care Clinic positions.

May 31, 1996 – October 5, 1996: Staff Physician, Parker Indian Hospital, Parker, Arizona. Employed under temporary contract as replacement staff physician. Although mostly assigned to Emergency Department shift work, my duties included outpatient clinic shifts, inpatient care, and after-hours call.

1991 – 1995: Resident Physician, Maricopa Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine. Directly responsible for evaluation, assessment and management of patients under my care with extensive experience in critical care, emergency care, and the management of Level One trauma patients as the trauma team leader. Rotations included medical wards, surgical wards, neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery, medical intensive care unit, burn unit, surgical intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit (Phoenix Children’s Hospital), emergency medical services (Phoenix Fire Department), coronary care unit, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, gynecology, hand surgery, toxicology, and emergency medicine.

1986-1987: Research Assistant, Hahnemann University, Department of Biometrics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Created data entry programs and performed multivariate analysis for research projects conducted by various departments within the University.

1984-1985: Endoscopy Technician, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, California. Assisted physicians with gastroscopies, colonoscopies, and bronchoscopies and maintained the equipment

1981-1985: Emergency Department Technician, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, California. Assisted physicians in the Emergency Department and with outpatient surgical procedures and applied simple casts and splints. Other duties included inventory control and pricing, packing and sterilizing instrument trays, and maintenance of the cast room. Required EMT certification.

1980-1985: Sound Recording Engineer, Musician, Doghouse Studio, Redwood City, California. Recorded and produced sound tracks for musical entertainment and advertising

1978-1980: Emergency Medical Technician/Driver/Attendant, Mercy Peninsula Ambulance Company, Daly City, California. Responded to medical and psychiatric emergencies and transfer requests in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties providing care and treatment as appropriate for an EMT.

1977-1978: Chemical Analysis Laboratory Supervisor, Pharm Chem Research Foundation, Palo Alto, California. Supervised lab of 15 employees involved in the qualitative analysis of street drugs being used across the country and the analysis of marijuana samples for the presence of paraquat as part of a greater effort by the Centers for Disease Control to track domestic exposure to this herbicide.

1976-1977: Teaching and Research Assistant, University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Ergonomics. Assisted in the teaching of an extremely popular (250 students/quarter) and surprisingly rigorous introduction to pharmacology for lower division science and non-science majors. Participated in neuro-pharmacology research on primates, after developing techniques for stereotactic surgical implantation of single neuron sensing electrodes in rats, multiple conductor arrays were implanted in Squirrel monkeys to record changes in electrical activity associated with heroin addiction.

1975-present: Bass player, Sound Reinforcement engineer, Singer, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Arizona. Extensive experience in live music production and performance.

1973—1975: Nurse Technician II, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, California. Assisted with general nursing duties in a 400-bed hospital. Assignments included Emergency Department, Surgical and Medical floors, Psychiatric floor, and Alcohol Recovery unit.

Research Experience

2000 – 2002 Page Hospital CO study – This hospital serving the boating population on Lake Powell saw over ½ of the carbon monoxide poisonings in the country until the discovery of a design flaw in the exhaust systems commonly used on house boats in 2001. Though not officially connected with this landmark retroactive study, as one of the two physicians staffing the emergency department, I evaluated and treated a large number of the subjects. I haven’t seen more than one or two cases of CO toxicity before or since.
1990 – 1992 Emergency Department Generated Admitting orders – Medical School and Residency Research Project -Surveyed all Emergency Deparment Directors in Ohio regarding their policies and practices when admitting patients from the ED prior to patients being seen by the inpatient staff physician given the ACEP policy opposing Emergency Physicians involvement with inpatient orders.
1986-1987: Research Assistant, Hahnemann University, Department of Biometrics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Created data entry programs, performed multivariate analysis for research projects conducted by various departments within the University, and reviewed data analysis in research papers prior to being submitted for publication by students and faculty.
1978-1979: Chemical Analysis Laboratory Supervisor, Pharm Chem Research Foundation, Palo Alto, California. Upon determining serious inaccuracies in the number of marijuana samples submitted by the public being reported as positive for paraquat contamination during this nationwide scare I developed a new method for extraction of this herbicide for analysis by plate chromatography
1976-1977: Research Assistant, University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Ergonomics. Worked with a pharmacology professor conducting neuro-pharmacology research on primates, developing techniques and performing stereotactic surgical implantation of single neuron sensing electrodes in squirrel monkeys for the study of changes in single unit neuron activity due to heroin addiction
1976-1977: Research Assistant, University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Pharmacology. Screened substances isolated from marine life for pharmacologic activity in live cardiac and intestinal smooth muscle tissue preps. Performed over 150 small animal surgeries (thyroidectomies, stereotactic brain implants, etc) for studies done by various departments.

Certifications

Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine             2002

Recertified, American Board of Emergency Medicine        2013 -2023

Diplomat, American College of Forensic Examiners                           1997

Diplomat, American Board of Forensic Medicine                                1997

Advanced Trauma Life Support, Instructor   2008, 2000, 1999, 1992

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Instructor                                            2007

Advanced Cardiac Life Support          2015,  2013,  2009,  2004,  2001,                                                                                                                                1998, 1991

Pediatric Advanced Life Support     2015,  2013,  2009,   2007,  2003,                                                                                                                              2001, 1999

Emergency Ultrasound, Advanced Certification                                 1999

Emergency Medical Technician 1-A                                              1985, 1978

Endoscopy Technician, Stanford University Medical Center      1984

Professional Associations

American Medical Association

AmericanCollege of Emergency Physicians

AmericanCollege of Forensic Medicine

American College of Forensic Examiners

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