Chiropractic Independent Medical Examiners

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Chiropractic Independent Medical Examiners found here provide independent medical exams (IMEs), medical evaluations, impartial examinations, independent medical assessments, vocational assessments, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings, second opinions, return to work evaluations, or fitness for duty exams to evaluate the extent of disability, permanent impairment or injuries.

Adam K. Shafran, D.C., C.I.C.E North Alabama Spine & Rehab

Huntsville, Alabama
Chiropractic - The Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash injury traumatology and biomechanics and brain injury traumatology.Chiropractic Biophysics. advanced certification for Evaluating Permanent & Partial Impairment.Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner(C.I.C.E)

Eric Isero, D.C., QME

Millbrae, California
QME, Chiropractic - I specialize in workers' compensation and industrial medicine. I perform California State QMEs, AMEs, and IMEs in 11 locations in Northern and Southern CA as well as Idaho. I also perform remote disability evaluations, DMO exams, and utilization reviews. I am available for NEXUS military examinations. I am also a certified ergonomic assessment specialist (CEAS).

Paul J. Marsh, DC, QME Paul J. Marsh Chiropractic Corporation

San Diego, California
Chiropractic, QME - Chiropractic Fraud, Standard of Care, Chiropractic Case Review, Chiropractic Malpractice, Medical Record Review, Forensic Chiropractic, Peer Review, Independent Medical Evaluation, Qualified Medical Evaluator, Regulatory Issues, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
WORK EXPERIENCE -  Arrowhead Evaluation Services QME, AME, IME- San Diego, Inland Empire & Los Angeles (3)  Exam Works- QME, IME-  Align Networks / One Call Care Management - Lead peer review physician for entire US  President / CFO- S.T.A.R. Centers - Physical Therapy Corporation: 2002 -2005  Private practice - Chiropractic & physical rehabilitation 1997 to present UTILZATION & PEER REVIEW –  Align Networks  Broadspire  Geico  Medical Claims Evaluators  Medical Consultants Network  Medical Evaluation Specialists  MedView  North American Consultants  USAA  EXAM WORKS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACHIEVEMENTS -  Rehabilitation Nurse Coordinators Network - Executive Board of Directors  R.I.M.S.(SD Chapter Risk Mgmt Society) –Member / volunteer  San Diego Down Town Breakfast Rotary Club - 2006 to Present  San Diego Deputy Sheriffs' Association - 2001 to Present  Concorde University - Medical Advisory Board of Directors 2001-Present  Qualified Medical Evaluat...

Theresa M Tarcha, DC

Torrance, California
Chiropractic - Dr, Tarcha is in active practice and has been conducting Independent Medical Evaluations for over 25 years. She has extensive training and experience as a QME for the State of California, and as an IME in personal injury cases for plaintiff lawyers and insurance companies. Dr. Tarcha conducts a detailed history, thorough examination, and thoughtful review of medical records. She provides a timely report utilizing the 5th and 6th editions of the AMA guides.
She has experience as a chiropractic expert witness in causation, fraud, negligence, standards of care, and sexual misconduct. She is the immediate Past President of the California Chiropractic Association, Los Angeles Southwest District.

Wayne M. Whalen, DC

Santee, California
Chiropractic, Chiropractic Neurology

Michael A. Marks, DC

Boca Raton, Florida


Naples, Florida
Chiropractic - Independent Medical Examinations, IME, Peer Reviews, Expert Witness
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants Diplomate of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology Fellow of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts Diplomate of the International Board of Electrodiagnosis Fellow of the International Board of Electrodiagnosis Immediate Past President of the American College of Clinical Electrodiagnosis Physical Therapist, Licenses in Indiana and Colorado Certified Medial Examiner, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

John Zaretski, D.C.

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Chiropractic - I am committed to helping individuals and families in the community experience superior health and vitality through evidence based Chiropractic care.

Brian J Anseeuw, DC, MD Quad City Neurology and Spine

Moline, Illinois
Neurology, Chiropractic - I am both a Medical Neurologist and Chiropractor
Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology from University of Louisville, KY Certificate in Chiropractic Orthopedics, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

Dr. Geri M. Kruckenberg, D.C. Kruckenberg Chiropractic Clinic

Moline, Illinois
Chiropractic - Spine, Central and Peripheral Nervous System and extremities.

Paul M. Ettlinger, DC Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Owings Mills, Maryland
Chiropractic - Motor vehicle trauma evaluation and treatment Musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment Independent Medical Evaluations Workers compensation
-Founder, Clinical Director Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, 6 location clinical practice -Delphi panelist for the Clinical Compass project, “Best Practices” for Chiropractic Management of Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: a Clinical Practice Guideline. 2020 -Delphi panelist Clinical Practice Guidelines Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines & Practice Parameters (CCGPP) -Delphi Panelist Clinical Practice Guidelines, Best Practices for Chiropractic Management of Adult Patients with Uncomplicated Low Back Pain: a Clinical Practice Guideline 2019 -Utilization Review: UMUR Committee Member, Alternative Medicine Integration, Quality Care Initiative for Carefirst BlueCross/BlueShield, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006 - 2008

Jonathan Bergen, DC Belding Chiropractic Center, PLLC

Belding, Michigan

David McFadden, DC

Clinton Township, Michigan
Chiropractic - Certified in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Certified Myovision DynaROM, Soft Tissue Injury Assessment

Tyler V Peternell, DC Cold Spring Spine & Wellness Center

Cold Spring, Minnesota

Brian J Gray, BS, DC Neuro-muscular Specialists

Bridgeton, Missouri
Chiropractic - Insurance oversight specialist; fraud and abuse for physical medicine management. SIU for Coventry, Aetna, Medicare and Medicaid claims. Allstate and American Family auto claims. 17 years experience working with fraud investigation specialists and attorneys.
Past medical director for Coventry and Aetna health insurance.

Jeffrey R Mitchell, DC Billings Chiropractic Injury Clinic

Billings, Montana
Chiropractic - Low Impact soft tissue spinal injuries.


Las Vegas, Nevada
Chiropractic - Chiropractic IME/PPD/peer review
*Certified in 5th and 6th Edition, with AMA Guides, current C.I.C.E certification* *Masters Certification as an Independent Chiropractic Examiner (M.C.I.C.E.)

Alex Roit, Doctor of Chiropractic north shore rehab


John G. Giacalone, DC, CMLE, CICE CIME/SPIR LLC (dba Hands-on Health)

Stroudsburg , Pennsylvania
1. Independent Medical Evaluations responding to your specific issues. 2. Appropriateness of Chiropractic care. 3. Assessment of Chiropractic Maximum Medical Improvement and Permanent Impairment (Spinal and Pelvic) and apportionment. 4. Return to work and work capacity issues. 5. Chiropractic Medical Record review. 6. Peer-reviewed scientific literature review and evidence-based opinions.

James W. Myers, DC Myers Chiropractic

Redmond, Washington
Chiropractic - Dr. Myers’ experience includes 26 years of patient practice and nine years with independent Medical Examinations (Workers Comp., Personal Injury, and CR-35). He opines on cases for insurance companies, panel companies, employers, and attorneys (defense and plaintiff). He is confident with Causation Analysis, Impairment Ratings, Utilization Review, Billing and Coding Analysis, Medical Maximum Improvement, and Return-To-Work issues.
Proficiencies, Accolades, and Associations: • Certified Medicolegal Evaluator • Fellow: IAIME • Causation Analysis • Impairment • Return to Work • Utilization Review • Billing and Coding • MMI and MMB • Court Responsibilities • Literature Review • Committee Chair: IAIME • Chiropractic Pediatrics Cert. • AAPC: Billing and Coding Coursework • Council on Forensic Sciences • American Council of Chiropractic Consultants • AMA Guides 5th Edition Training • WA Department of Labor and Industries Chiropractic Consultant

Douglas H. Peffer, DC Woodmont Chiropractic

Federal Way, Washington
Chiropractic - Examiner for requesting doctors, attorneys, state and a number of insurance and IME groups/panels, active chiropractic practice

Leo F. Romero Chiropractic Physicians, Inc. P.S.

Tacoma, Washington
Chiropractic - Legal Medicine, Standards of Care, Disciplinary Board Experience, Billing Abuse, Ethics & Boundaries Interpretation, Chiropractic Malpractice, Analysis of Occupant Kinematics, Impairment Ratings, Case Reviews, Second Opinions.
27 years of practice; 12 years as a Commissioner for the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission of WA; 3 years as Chair; Board Member at University of Western States, Chiropractic College; IME certification from State of WA Department of Labor and Industries; Bar and CLE Lecture Experience; Work on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in multiple capacities.

David Boll, DC CPC PES Comprehensive Consulting Services /

Adell, Wisconsin
Chiropractic, Sports Medicine - 25+ years of consulting/peer review/IME/SIU work. Member of the American College of Chiropractic Consultants (ACCC), Certified Profesional Coder, Current Board Advisor to the ACCC, Former VP and President of the ACCC (2011-2015). Licensed in WI and MI. Former Chiropractic Services Director for major North American insurer. Lecturer at National & Regional Conferences for the Insurance Industry and Chiropractic Profession. Expert Witness testimony. Consulting Expert work.
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from AAPC Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine Member of the AAPC Certified for DOT Examinations by the NRCME
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