Joe Dougherty and co-host Dr. Bruce Grossinger are joined by Guest Attorneys Lawrence Kalikhman, Esquire & Eric Rayz, Esquire of Kalikhman & Rayz and Michael Parker, Partner at Pond Lehocky
Dr. Bruce Grossinger graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University in 1981. In June 1985 he graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, interning at Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Hospital. He later served as chief resident in the neurology department of The New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He has worked with many Philadelphia-area hospitals including Taylor, Crozer Chester, Riddle, Springfield, and Christiana Hospitals, among others.
Dr. Grossinger has board certifications in a wide range of medical specialties, training for many years in neurology and later in pain medicine and psychiatry. He is also board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine and as an independent medical evaluator.
The Sports Doc is continuously working to broaden his knowledge of cutting-edge medicine and has been assisting Dr. Philippe Hernigou, the world’s leading stem cell practitioner, specifically for that purpose
Many patients may know Dr. Grossinger better as “Bruce the Sports Doc” through his many years covering Philadelphia teams on ESPN Radio and VoiceAmerica. Bruce is a die-hard Philly fan and long-time Eagles and Sixers season ticket-holder. He is also very family oriented, balancing his time as a doctor and radio personality with his home life as a husband and father of two.
Lawrence Kalikhman, Esquire is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Temple University. Mr. Kalikhman received his Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers University School of Law. He has experience in Personal Injury Litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Kalikhman is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, before the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court for the District of New Jersey.
Eric Rayz, Esquire is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Temple University. As an undergraduate, Mr. Rayz was a recipient of the H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Scholarship and Temple University President’s Scholar Award. Mr. Rayz obtained his Juris Doctorate from the James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, where he was a staff member and editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal.
Michael J. Parker earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001 and went on to receive his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 2004.
Mr. Parker has focused his practice on advocating for the disabled for almost fifteen years. He is a board-certified Social Security Disability Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, an American Bar Association accredited organization. Mr. Parker has been recognized for his legal expertise as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star, which represents the top 2.5 percent of all attorneys under the age of 40 in 2010-2019.
In January of 2018, Mr. Parker spearheaded the formation of Pond Lehocky Giordano’s Long-Term Disability Department. Mr. Parker has taken his passion for representing disabled individuals and applied it to helping disabled individuals who are wrongfully denied insurance benefits. The Long Term Disability Department has since represented over 1,000 disabled individuals with their claims against their Long Term Disability Insurance Company. In January of 2022, Mr. Parker was made a Partner of Pond Lehocky Giordano, LLP.
He is very involved in the legal community and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lackawanna County Bar Association, the Pike County Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. He is also very involved in his local community. The Mayor of Scranton appointed Mr. Parker as the Chairman of the Scranton Sewer Authority. In said capacity, Mr. Parker oversaw the sale of the Scranton Sewer Authority’s assets to the Pennsylvania Water Commission. This sale allowed the City to resolve significant debt and to not raise taxes on his fellow residents.
Mr. Parker is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.