Neal Alpiner MD

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Alpiner, received his Bachelor’s Arts Degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and received his Medical Degree from Wayne State School of Medicine. Post graduate training was completed at the Detroit Medical Center where he received dual degrees in Pediatrics from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Rehabilitation of Michigan. His post graduate work was highlighted by receiving the Lender F. Bender Award for exceptional accomplishment during training. 

Dr. Alpiner is Double Board Certified in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Alpiner has received the Golden Tassel Award for Outstanding Attending Physician Award at William Beaumont Hospital in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Alpiner is also the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award, On-Time Physician Award and was voted a Metropolitan Detroit “SuperDoc” as well as being voted a Metro Parent “Mom Approved” Doc.  Dr. Alpiner is also author of two books, “The Parent Principle,” and “The Lunchroom Jungle.” 

As a Neuroscientist, Dr. Alpiner, has devoted his career to identifying how the brain and body adapt and react to stressors. Dr. Alpiner develops treatment options for patients so they can regain motor, cognitive and sensory success.

The Alpiner Group

We treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to brain injuries. Our goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance and potential without surgery.   We take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment.  We design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patients themselves or with the help of the rehabilitation physician’s medical team. This medical team might include other physicians and health professionals and specialists including, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, orthotists, physical/occupational/speech therapists.


Kimberly Reen BSN, BS, RN, CLCP, LCP-C, CNLCP®, MCP-C

Kimberly Reen, BSN, BS, RN, CLCP, LCP-C, is the owner of Reen Consulting, LLC in South Carolina. She has two Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 16 years and has been a Life Care Planner for over six years. She has a background in Neonatal Intensive Care and is a member of the AANLCP. She has life care planning experience in traumatic brain injury, burns, amputations, spinal cord injury, and chronic pain of all ages.  She has a particular interest in pediatric life care plans as early as newborn. In her free time, she is busy with activities involving her husband, Mike, and her two children, 12-year-old Nieman and 8-year-old Suzy. She loves traveling, music, and red wine.

Reen Consulting LLC

The team at Reen Consulting brings years of nursing experience and training to help you piece together the long-term picture for you or your client. Our in-depth knowledge of nursing and the healthcare system provides great results in all types of medical claims and medical-legal cases.

Gray Matters: Pediatric Brain Injury is Not Black or White

The presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Discuss the long-term quality of life visual issues associated with acquired brain injury.
  • Discuss the importance of differentiating the aspects of an adult versus pediatric TBI
  • Identify the key players in a pediatric Life Care Plan and apply them to the Life Care Planning process.