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Dr. Bearman


David Bearman MD, Expert Witness

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Birthdate:  February 2, 1941
Birthplace:  Minneapolis, MN
Educaion:  BS, Psychology, University of Wisconson, 1963;
MD, Univsity of Washington, School of Medicine, 1967.
Degrees/Licenses:  California MD


Pharmacology, physiology and symptomatology of psychoactive drugs,
including medicinal cannabis, sympathomimetics, depressants, opiates, and
inhalants; DUI, interpretation of blood and urine toxicological testing, drug abuse
treatment and prevention, Employee Assistance Programs,
methadone maintanence and drug detoxification, chronic pain and quality of drug
treatment programs.


Summary of Experience

Dr. Bearman has over 40 years experience providing
drug abuse treatment and prevention including:

Medical Director of Ventura County Opiate Detox Program
Medical Consultant Santa Barbara County Alcohol Treatment Program
Medical Director, Santa Barbara County Methadone Maintenence Program
Medical Consultant and Medical Director Zona Seca
Physician Founding Member Seattle Open Door Clinic (third free clinic in the country)
Director Haight Ashbury Drug Treatment Program
Professor of record for several semester courses on substance abuse
treatment and prevention atUCSF, UCSB, and SDSU.
Consultant to Santa Barbara County Schools
Medical Director and Director of Health Services Santa Barbara Regionial Health Authority
Health Officer and Director of Health Department, Sutter County, California
Director of Health Services, San Diego State University


Consultations Include

National Action Committee on Drug Education
National Institute of Drug Abuse, Rural Drug Abuse Survey
National PTA Alcohol Abuse Prevention Manual
Rehab Education Counseling Program, Reion IX, San Diego State University
Treatment of Drug Abuse Crisis published by Hoffman La Roche
Director, Robert Wood Johnson Funded Dual Diagnosis grant



Selected by Journal of Medical Economics to participate in
"Handpicked Panel of 110 Top Medical Thinkers"
1999 Santa Barbara County Medical Society Humanitarian Award
1999 Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Health Hero Award


Expert Witness Experience

Criminal:  340+, over 280 at trial
Civil:  15, deposed 8
Family Court:  4;
Drugs in these cases include alcohol, cocaine, marijuana (medicinal & recreational),
opiates, amphetamines, tranquilizers & inhalants.


Service on Selected Advisory Committees

Governor Reagan's Advisory Committee on Drug Abuse
Santa Barbara County Drug Abuse Advisory Committee
Chair, Health Subcommittee, Santa Barbara County Drug Abuse
Treatment & Prevention Master Plan Committee
San Diego County Drug Abuse Technical Advisory Committee
California State Universities Alcohol Policy Committee



Dr. Bearman has authored numerous articles and appeared on
several health-related radio & TV programs; he has been quoted in
"Marijuana and Migraines", USA Today. He has contributed
articles on public health in the following pubications:

New Physician
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Social Issues
American Journal of Pain Management
San Diego Medical Society Magazine
Santa Barbara Medical Society Bulletin
California Physician
Seattle Helix
Daily Nexus
Santa Barbara News-Press
Western Goleta Free Press
Isla Vista Town Crier
Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority Memebers Newsletter
Provider Newsletter


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