North Scottsdale Health, PLLC

North Scottsdale Health, PLLC

7339 E Williams Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255

About the Expert

Dr. Turkington, FNP-C is a detail oriented, highly experienced, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed to practice since 1998. Dr. Turkington received a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2014, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 1998 and dual Bachelor degrees (BS -- Psychology & BSN -- Nursing) in 1994. She is accessible, responsive and personable with attorneys, clients and families.

Areas of Expertise

  • Abuse / Child Elder Spousal
  • Life Care Planning
  • Medical Case Review
  • Nursing
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Standard of Care

Expert's Profile

Dr. Turkington, FNP-C is the owner, operator of North Scottsdale Health, PLLC -- a mobile healthcare and medical forensic consulting company based in Arizona. Dr. Turkington provides quality healthcare and clinical expertise to patients and families. She currently dedicates her clinical time to per diem hospice care as well as occasional general medical concerns and is an active graduate faculty member in the field of advanced practice nursing and related areas. Dr. Turkington supports attorneys with her extensive clinical and academic background. She is available for medical consultations, medical case reviews, life care planning, medical cost estimates, forensic evidence review, background research and legal case evaluations for merit, Independent Medical Examination accompaniment and legal support.

Dr. Turkington's strong work ethic and clinical experiences enable comprehensive review of nursing and advanced practice standards of care, malpractice concerns and negligence allegations. She has reviewed over 100 medical malpractice cases for plaintiff and defense clients and has worked on both local and federal cases.

Dr. Turkington has been qualified a forensic expert and has successfully testified in federal court in two criminal trials.

Select cases: Federal (Prosecution). Case review, formal report. Financially settled prior to trial. U.S. Military (Prosecution). Assist with interviews, case review, compilation of prosecutorial theory with attorneys. U.S. Military (Defense). Case review. Analysis of forensic evidence. Testimony regarding circumstances. State: (Defense and Prosecution) Wrongful death; Negligence; Professional standards; Professional board defense. County: Criminal defense.

Personal Achievements


  • Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona 2012-2014
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, With Distinction
  • The University of California – Riverside 2013
  • Certificate in Forensic Nursing
  • The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, Texas 1995-1998
  • M.S., Nursing, May 1998
  • Mount Saint Mary College; Newburgh, New York 1992-1994
  • B.S., Nursing, December 1994, Magna Cum Laude
  • B.A., Psychology, May 1994, Cum Laude
  • Lehigh University; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1990-1992


  • Arizona
  • Family Nurse Practitioner #AP1895 2004-Present
  • Registered Professional Nurse #RN126826 2004-Present
  • Multistate privileges, prescribing and dispensing
  • New York APN: #332654; RN: #505149 1999-2004
  • Texas APN/RN: #615379; RX Authorization #2520 1996-2001
  • Georgia RN: #RN121334 1995-1997

Special Training

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • FNP Certification # F0898413 1998-Present
  • Emergency Nurses Association CEN Certification # 9605075 1996-Present
  • US Department of Justice DEA # upon request 1999-Present
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP # 0236318 (Level One Clearance) 2011
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Texas Department of Health 1995
  • National Provider Identification NPI # 1891790127 No Date
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support, Course C; American Heart Association Provider: 1988-Present Instructor: 1998-2009
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); American Heart Association Provider: 1995-2009
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); American Heart Association Instructor: 1998-2009 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); American Heart Association Provider: 1995-2009
  • Instructor: 2000-2009
  • Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC); Emergency Nurses Association 1999-2003 Course In Advanced Trauma Nursing (CATN) Faculty; Emergency Nurses Association 1998-1999
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) Participant; Emergency Nurses Association 1996-2000 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Auditor; American College of Surgeons 1996
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety CCW # upon request 2012
  • Colposcopy Training; MD Anderson Cancer Center 2008


  • Member American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 1999-Present
  • Member American Nurses Association 2012-Present
  • Member Arizona Nurses Association 2012-Present
  • Member Arizona Nurses Practitioner Council 2012-Present
  • Member American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners 2015-Present
  • Member International Association of Forensic Nurses 2013-2014
  • Member Emergency Nurses Association 1994-2012


  • Inductee Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2014
  • Nominee Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society 2014
  • Nominee, The University of Texas: Outstanding Graduating Student Award 1998
  • Recipient, U. S. Public Health Service Professional Nurse Traineeship Grant 1997-1998
  • Recipient, Psychology Department: Outstanding Student Leadership Award 1994
  • Recipient, Outstanding Student Leadership Award: Nursing Student Union 1994
  • Inductee Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society 1994 Inductee Alpha Chi National Collegiate Honor Society 1994
  • Inductee Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society 1994
  • Recipient Aquinas Scholar for Intellectual Achievement 1994
  • Member Deans List, Five Semesters 1992-1994


  • Doctoral Project
  • “Development of a new training initiative for Forensic Nurse Examiners: Evidence Collection in Sexual Homicide cases” (Arizona) 2014
  • Master’s Project “Effects of a Staged Docudrama on Adolescent Drinking Behaviors” (Texas) Part of federally funded project. Utilized innovative integration of community resources to address mass casualty incident responses. 1997-1998
  • ➢ Turkington, K., Saultpaugh, J., Crouch, L., Rasile, K. (2014). Development of a New Practice Model: Postmortem Sexual Evidence Collection Forensic Examiner Multimedia Training Module© Retrieved from

Military service

  • Officers spouse 1994-2000

Prior assignments

  • Wrongful death -- multiple, plaintiff and defense
  • Adverse medication effects with long term sequellae -- plaintiff and defense
  • Adverse clinical decisions by provider with long term sequellae -- plaintiff and defense
  • Wrongful death -- plaintiff and defense
  • Nursing standards violations evaluations -- Nursing and Advanced practice nursing -- multiple, plaintiff and defense
  • Sexual assault and interpersonal violence evaluations -- multiple, plaintiff
  • Federal: Inmate v. USA (constitutional violation relative to healthcare)
  • Federal: US v. Individual (Court Martial)
  • Insurance appeal
  • Life Care Planning recommendations

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 10%

Number of expert assignments / year

  • 10

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Listed in the Following States

North Scottsdale Health, PLLC is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).