Dr. George Fluter M.D.


Dr. George Fluter M.D.

Dr. George Fluter M.D.

George Fluter graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1987. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. His practice focuses on medical-legal evaluations and outpatient treatment of painful conditions.
Dr. Fluter is a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow Member of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation.


EDUCATION

University of Kansas School of Medicine 1983-1987 M.D. Kansas City, KS

University of New Haven 1975-1979 B.S. /B.A. West Haven, CT

Hamden High School 1972-1975 Hamden, CT

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1990-1993 University of Rochester Rochester, NY Chief Resident 1992-1993

Residency: Internal Medicine 1987-1990 Hospital of St. Raphael New Haven, CT

CERTIFICATION

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners November 1999

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation May 1994

Maintenance of Certification September 1990

Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine April 1999

National Board of Medical Examiners March 1988

LICENSURE

State of Kansas, Certificate Number 04-24495 Issued June 15, 2004 Active Status (reactivated)

State of Tennessee, License Number 0000036725 Issued June 2002

State of Kansas, Certificate Number 04-24495 Issued April 17, 1993 Exempt Status Issued July 1, 2002

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Fellow Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fellow Member, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practice, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation June 2004 – Present

Advanced Anesthesia Associates & Pain Management Wichita, KS

Vice President, Medical Director August 2003 – May 2004

Clinical, Vocational and Medical Services – Appeals

Vice President, Medical Director November 2002 – August 2003 Orthopedic Impairment Unit

Vice President, Associate Medical Director May 2002 – November 2002Orthopedic Impairment Unit

UnumProvident Corporation Chattanooga, TN Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service August 1993 – May 2002

Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital Wichita, KS

Private Practice, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation August 1993 – May 2002

Wichita Physical Medicine, P.A. (Independent Practitioner) Wichita, KS

ADMINISTRATION

Medical Director April 1999 – May 2002

Total Home Care

Wichita, KS

Medical Director March 1998 – June 1998

Nursing 2000

Wichita, KS

ADMINISTRATION (Continued)

Associate Medical Director August 1993 – May 2002

President, Medical Staff December 1994 – May 2002

Member, Medical Executive Committee August 1993 – May 2002

Member, Governing Board December 1994 – May 2002

Member, Credentialing Committee August 1993 – May 2002

Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital

Wichita, KS

PRESENTATIONS

UnumProvident Corporation

Professional Education

2003: Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Update

2002: Return To Work Issues In Strokes

2002: Spinal Impairment Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Student Lecture, Wichita State University

2000 & 2001: Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis Continuing Education Programs, Wichita

1998: FIM Scores and Rehabilitation Outcomes Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, South Central Kansas Chapter

1997: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation versus Internal Medicine Case Managers Association of Central Kansas

1996: Acute Transverse Myelitis

1996: Transient Quadriplegia Due to Neurapraxia of the Cervical Spinal Cord Wichita Neuroscience Society Lecture

1996: Industry Wide Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symposium

1995: Stingers

1995: Stroke: Diagnosis to Rehabilitation Post Stroke Management for the Primary Care Physician

1995: Autonomic Hyperreflexia

1994: Spinal Cord Injury

1994: Overuse Syndromes Wichita Area Occupational Health Nurses Association

1993: Accidents Happen: From Trauma To Recovery American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Wichita Chapter Grand Rounds, University of Rochester

1993: Sports Medicine: Anabolic Steroids, Exercise-Associated Amenorrhea, Thermal Illness

1992: Cardiac Rehabilitation

1992: Sports-related Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries

1991: Thromboembolic Disorders Introductory Lecture Series for PM&R Residents, University of Rochester

1991 & 1992: Therapeutic Exercise Prosthetics Lecture Series for PM&R Residents, University of Rochester

1992: Care of the Residual Limb

1992 & 1993: Distal Amputations of the Hands and Feet EMG Didactic Lectures for PM&R Residents, University of Rochester

1993: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

1993: Upper and Lower Extremity Plexopathies In-Service Program for Rehabilitation Medicine Staff, Monroe Community Hospital

1993: Brachial Plexus Injury

1991: Plasmapheresis in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Family Medicine Wesley Family Practice Residency Program

2000: Rehabilitation Basics Internal Medicine Geriatric Clerkship, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita

1996: Rehabilitation Medicine IM/FP Geriatrics Conference

1996: Rehabilitation Evaluation Grand Rounds, Columbia Wesley Medical Center

1999: Sports-Related Head and Neck Injury

1996: Practical Aspects of Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds, Via Christi-St. Francis Campus

1998: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Peer Teaching Conference, Hospital of St. Raphael

1990: Cardiac Rehabilitation

1989: Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

MEETINGS ATTENDED

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA November 1992

NFL Physicians’ Society Conference April 1992

San Francisco, CA

COURSES ATTENDED

KMRREC Annual PM&R Review Course March 2002
Parsippany, NJ

Controversies In Decision Making: Neurological Sports Injuries April 1995
Lake Buena Vista, FL

ACSM Team Physician Course – Part II February 1995 Tampa, FL

ACSM Team Physician Course – Part I February 1994 Dallas, TX

Spinal Cord Injuries: Issues and Advances September 1993 San Francisco, CA

Diagnosis, Management and Rehabilitation of Traumatic Overuse Injuries of the Knee Rochester, NY December 1992

SUNY-Buffalo Lower Extremity Prosthetics Course April 1991 Buffalo, NY

IMPAIRMENT/DISABILITY COURSES ATTENDED

SEAK Seminar May 2003

Expert Testifying Skills & Report Writing For Medical Disability Insurance Professionals Chattanooga, TN

Determining Eligibility For Workers’ Compensation in Kansas May 2001 Wichita, KS

Evaluation of Disabilities December 2000 Kansas City, MO

Introduction to Workers’ Compensation in Kansas June 2000 Wichita, KS

ACOEM Advanced Topics in Impairment and Dis/Ability Evaluations San Antonio, TX October 1999

ACOEM Fundamentals of Impairment and Dis/Ability Evaluations Minneapolis, MN August 1999

INSURANCE INDUSTRY EDUCATION

LOMA FMLI 280 April 2003

Principles Of Insurance: Life, Health, and Annuities

FACULTY APPOINTMENT

Clinical Assistant Professor (Volunteer) March 1996 – May 2002

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita

Present Geriatric Rehabilitation lecture at six-week intervals as part of Ambulatory Clerkship for third-year medical students

PUBLICATIONS

Fluter GG, Poduri KR. Review of management of hypertension: Part II. Secondary prevention of strokes. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 1994; 6(4): 387-90.

Poduri KR, Fluter GG. Review of management of hypertension: Part I. Primary prevention of strokes. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 1994; 6(4): 371-86.

Fluter GG.Pulmonary embolism presenting as supraventricular tachycardia in paraplegia: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1993; 74: 1208-10.

MISCELLANEOUS

Sports Injury Clinic January 1997 – December 1998

Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital Wichita, KS

Question Writer for Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Examination May 1996

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rochester, MN

Provisional Member, Sports Medicine Committee May 1995 – April 1997

United States Weightlifting Federation

Colorado Springs, CO

Medical Coverage of American Open Championship

St. Joseph, MO December 1995

Volunteer Team Physician Fall 1994

Kapaun Mount Carmel High School Football Team Wichita, KS