Dr. Pia Quimson-Guevarra

1975 NW 167th Pl. Suite 100-20
Beaverton , OR 97006
Office: 503-832-9293
Introduction

Dr. Pia Quimson-Guevarra is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has expertise in psychiatric issues that in civil litigation, employment matters, and criminal cases. She also has additional and extensive experience with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and severe psychotic disorders both as a treating physician and forensic consultant. Psychiatric conditions can impact judgment, clarity of thought, and even criminal responsibility. In the case of psychotic disorders, symptoms may include hallucinations and delusions. She opines about medication or drug impact on behavior.

Dr. Pia Quimson-Guevarra has conducted over 20 competency assessments: competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations. She is a certified forensic evaluator in Oregon.

Her work is divided between clinical and forensic/expert witness work. Dr. Quimson-Guevarra conducts medical and legal records review as a Forensic Psychiatrist, and medico-legal Independent Medical Evaluations by video and face-to-face, as appropriate. Her assessments are thorough and inform thoughtful and objective expert opinions issued by written report and testimony

Clinically, Dr. Quimson-Guevarra provides psychiatric patient care for a community mental health organization and in private practice.

At Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Dr. Quimson-Guevarra works on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team, a method to deliver an intensive level of services to patients in the local community. Her patients consist of individuals who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. Her expertise in treatment of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia is applied to patients with these medical conditions. She also treats patients that have a history that includes forensic medical-legal issues.

Dr. Quimson-Guevarra has a private practice, Quimson Behavioral Health, providing clinical care, medication management, and psychotherapy, for patients who suffer from mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD.

Previously, she has treated patients who suffered from anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders at Cedar Hills Hospital, Multnomah County Detention Center, Washington County Jail, Snake River Correctional Institute, and the Portland Veteran's Administration.

She continues to use her expertise in psychopharmacology to treat mental health conditions in the context of medically complex cases.

She has served as a forensic consultant for the Washington County mental health court in Oregon. She also has worked in the forensic evaluation service department at the Oregon State Hospital where she performed competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations to patients at the Oregon State Hospital or defendants located in various jails.


Areas of Expertise
  • Competency
  • Disability
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluation
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Sanity/Competency to Stand Trial
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Oregon Medical License, License #DO179697
Board Certification in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board Certification in Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Certification, Oregon Forensic Evaluator Training Program
(Required to perform competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations in Oregon)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association
American Psychiatric Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Career Panel for Forensic and Criminal Psychology Symposium, Lewis and Clark College, 2/2019, Portland, Oregon.
Speaker on Testamentary Capacity, Willamette University College of Law, 10/2018, Salem Oregon
Resident Lecture on Competence to Consent to Treatment, 8/2016, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon.
See CV for a complete list.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Please call for details.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Please call for details.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Please call for details.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
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Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
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Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
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Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
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Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
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Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
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Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Witness
Independent Medical Examinations (IME). Video IMEs are conducted when medically appropriate.
Records Review, including medical, hospital, legal and any records relevant to forensic opinion
Reports
Testimony
Medico-legal Consulting (second opinion, case evaluation, damages consultant, assessment of opposing counsel forensic evaluator opinions, trial preparation / cross-examining expert witness)
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Rate provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Rate provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Rate provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Rate provided upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Rate provided upon request.


References

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Video
Dr. Pia Quimson-Guevarra was interviewed by KGW News Portland about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who need mental health services, but may be reluctant to do so for cultural reasons. Dr. Quimson-Guevarra, a Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychiatrist discusses with KGW News the cultural features of AAPI people not pursuing needed mental health treatment.