Forensic Psychiatry
Jerald H. Ratner, M.D., L.F.A.P.A., F.A.B.F.E.








What is Forensic Psychiatry?

A psychiatrist with forensic expertise can assist  attorneys, federal agencies, plaintiffs, defendants, and the courts to evaluate claims for psychiatric damages, disability and competency.

A psychiatrist with forensic experience is a physician who integrates clinical experience, knowledge of medicine, mental health, and the neurosciences to form an independent, objective opinion. Relevant data is gathered, analyzed and synthesized as part of a process of alternative hypothesis testing to formulate an expert medical/psychiatric opinion. The expert opinion is fortified and validated by a psychiatrist who maintains a predominantly clinical practice (i.e., evaluates and treats patients on a continuous and active basis).


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Jerald H. Ratner, M.D., P.A.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Examiners



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Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80922
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