David M Christensen, MD Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics
  • Phone: (208) 732-0067
  • Fax: (208) 732-3195
  • Website: www.imspineortho.com/
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Other Locations: Burley, ID and Rexburg, ID, also available to travel

Specialty 1: Spinal Medicine

Specialty 2: Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Focus: Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dual Fellowship trained in Orthopedic and Neurological Spinal Surgery at Mayo Clinic. Specializes in spinal and general orthopedic IMEs, Second Opinions, Disability Evaluations, Chart Reviews, and as an Expert Witness. Prompt and punctual report submission. Provides expert reviews, evaluations, and testimonies for both claimants and defendants nationally that are logical, understandable and evidence based. Certified Idaho Work Comp Specialist.

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

License(s): Idaho, Alaska

Years in Practice: 25

Experience:
  • 15 years performing IMEs
  • 80 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 20 times

Additional Information

Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dual Fellowship trained in Orthopedic and Neurological Spinal Surgery at Mayo Clinic. Four years on staff at Level I trauma centers in civilian practice and in the military. Specializing in spinal and general orthopedic trauma, injury, dysfunction, and disability. 30% of my practice is general orthopedics. Twice certified by the Idaho Industrial Commission as a Worker’s Compensation honor graduate and Specialist. Clinical practice is in Idaho, but have participated in medical legal cases throughout the United States. I practice full time clinically, and perform chart reviews and IME’s weekly. I specialize in IMEs, Second Opinions, Disability Evaluations, Chart Reviews, and as an Expert Witness. Prompt and punctual report submission. My intention is to provide expert reviews, evaluations, and testimonies for both claimants and defendants that are logical, understandable and substantiated by evidence-based medicine. Actively involved for 25 years as an orthopedic expert performing medical-legal reviews and evaluations for both claimant and defense clients. Skilled in use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, having performed several hundred impairment ratings over 25 years. Skilled in Disease and Injury Causation. Can review questions of disability, utilization and causality.