Jeffery  K Sewell, M.D.,Pharm.D. Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Sewell Family Medicine
  • Phone: (678) 796-0804
  • Cell: (770) 634-9292
  • Fax: (678) 796-0805
  • Website: Sewellfamilymedicine.com
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Specialty 1: Family Medicine

Specialty 2: General Practice

Specialty Focus: I am a certified disability examiner and perform social Security Disability examinations weekly. I am familiar with what is required to perform a thorough examination and report.

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine

License(s): Georgia and Alabama

Years in Practice: 25

Experience:
  • 2 years performing IMEs
  • 300 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 12 times

IME Certification: Social Security Disability Certified Examiner

IME Training: Social Security Disability Certified Examiner


Additional Information

I evaluate patients and give opinions about their their levels of disability on a weekly basis. Strength testing is included in my detailed report. I use a disability template questionnaire to assess activities of daily living, mobility, and stamina. I ask the claimant to use a keyboard, pen, and if they have one, a cellular phone as a basic skills test. Disease specific questionaries are in template format for Congestive heart failure, chest pain, and Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. All systems are comprehensively examined-except genital and breast of course. I look for evidence of exaggeration of weakness by comparison with Known patient disability. For example, an ALS patient in my practice could manage a 5ppsi with each hand on grip strength testing prior to her death. I expect a higher number out of all but paralyzed claimants. The dominant hand should be higher barring a medical issue compromising a limb, I observe for ability to climb on an examination table. Would that be expected with the claimant’s illness? Every disability examination I performed during the 12 month probation period for SSDI was reviewed and feedback was provided to me by veteran examiners. My reports were graded and critiqued to assure they were adequate representations of the patients physical and mental abilities.