Here at American Self, Dr. Terry L. Whipple serves as the Director of Orthopaedics. Dr. Whipple has been practicing in Richmond, Virginia, since 1979, and has widely published on topics in the orthopaedic surgery field, gaining international renown for his work. Now, Dr. Whipple will take on another role as a newly elected member of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI).
All About Dr. Whipple
Previous to this honor, Dr. Whipple attended Princeton University as an International Law and Organizations major and graduated with honors. He then attended the University of Virginia to receive his medical degree before completing a two-year residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Whipple served as a general medical flight surgeon in the US Navy and then performed a second residency, this time in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University.
In addition to his position as the Director of Orthopaedics and Fitness at American Self, Dr. Whipple also serves as a member of the Board of Editors for six professional journals. He has edited and authored four orthopaedic textbooks to date and currently holds thirteen patents on unique surgical instruments and implants. Dr. Whipple is also a member of twenty-five professional organizations.
What Dr. Whipple Brings to ACFEI
As a member of the ACFEI, Dr. Whipple gains significant credentials for evaluating injuries when litigation is involved. His specialized credentials will be put to good use in the analysis of any injuries sustained during an accident, a workplace incident, a sporting event, or due to certain retail products. ACFEI membership qualifies Dr. Whipple to provide diagnostic expertise when it is necessary to determine the cause of an injury. In electing him to membership, ACFEI has acknowledged Dr. Whipple’s outstanding proficiency in understanding neuro-musclo-skeletal science and the preferred medical treatments for various injuries.
All AboutForensic Examiners and the ACFEI
Dr. Whipple’s new role as a forensic examiner means that he has been recognized as a specialized professional who can provide an analysis, investigation, inquiry, inspection, or examination in an effort to obtain the truth. Forensic examiners are often called upon for their “expert opinion” in court when their specialty field can be used to determine the outcome of a litigation. While only a judge can qualify a professional as an expert in any given field, membership to the ACFEI is the first step toward providing this type of assistance in a legal case.
The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute represents forensic examiners like Dr. Whipple on a global scale. They are an independent, scientific and professional association who serve to promote the sharing of forensic information as well as the continued advancement of the field of forensic examination. ACFEI represents forensic examiners in many disciplines from accounting to toxicology. Dr. Whipple joins as a specialist in the ACFEI Medical division, joining a team of other professionals chosen for their high standards in education, outstanding credentials and advanced training.
The staff of American Self is proud to announce Dr. Whipple’s latest achievement and support his new endeavors as a forensic examiner. Of course, Dr. Whipple will continue to remain available to his regular patients, newcomers and prospective patients at his practice.
To plan for your own treatments or procedures, contact the office today. You may meet with Dr. Ruth Hillelson, Director of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at American Self. She has an extensive background in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, as well as a commitment to implementing the latest medical techniques and technologies. CoolSculpting is one nonsurgical technology offered at American Self that can help patients achieve their ideal body contour. Dr. Terry Whipple is the Director of Orthopaedics at American Self, providing his patients with a range of other procedural options to help with fitness, pain management and other health concerns. With both Dr. Hillelson and Dr. Whipple involved, American Self is a unique clinic for patients seeking procedures and treatments of all varieties. Contact their office, located at 9900 Independence Park Drive in Richmond, Virginia, by calling (804) 290-0060 to schedule your first consultation today.