Emergency Medicine Independent Medical Examiners

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Emergency Medicine 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.

Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Birmingham, Alabama
Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine - I am board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, with my clinical practice exclusively in the care of patients 18 years and younger in the emergency department.
I have lectured nationally and internationally on pediatric emergency medicine topics and have been used as a content expert in local cases.

Michael Apostle, MD, MBA

Timnath, Colorado
Emergency Medicine

Robert M. Chapa, Sr., MD North East Florida Occupational Health and Wellness

Jacksonville, Florida
Occupational Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Dr. Chapa is ER Residency Trained & practiced Emergency Medicine in NE Florida. He is considered the "Father of Occupational Medicine" for NE Florida since Founding and Maintaining the First Occupational Practice, in that region, in 1989. Subsequently, he established State of the Art Occupational Medicine programs at Mayo Clinic Florida and University of Florida, and remains Adjunct Professor. He specializes in PIR, Worker's Compensation, Collegiate Sports Medicine and Clinical Orthopedics at UF
Per Peer Review: Robert M. Chapa, Sr., MD has mastered the "Art of the IME". He remains the premier and most highly sought after "Expert" in his field, in North Florida. His IME's are compulsively researched, candid, condensed, and politely written : so all will understand. His opinions are rarely challenged. He continues to practice Academic 'Evidence-Based' Medicine and incorporates "Honesty, Insight, Statistics and a dose of Cheer", in each report. He is considered to be "Trustworthy, Fair, Prudent and Most Respected" by Academic Peers, hundreds of Corporate Executives, and Legal Professionals from all sides of the case. Dr. Chapa is honorable and "uniquely qualified" and "the problem solver to go to" according to many Governmental Agencies, Unions, The Maritime Industry, and The Private Sector. He handles all Cases of "Any Scope" and recently helped settle a $50 Million case, such that all parties were well satisfied. He does not pretend to know it all. He seeks advice whe...

Luke Williams, MD

Gulfport, Florida
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Sepsis including Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, Multiorgan Failure, HTN, COPD, CAD, DM II, Asthma, Stroke, STEMI, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Failure
ABIM Certified Active DEA Chief Resident

Vipul M Kella, MD MBA FACEP

Potomac, Maryland
Emergency Medicine, Disability Evaluations - Dr Kella is a board-certified emergency physician and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians who has been in practice for 15 years in the Washington D.C. area. Dr Kella is skilled in evaluating acute care cases involving standard of care, failure to diagnose, medication errors, and inadequate patient assessments. He has consulted for independent medical examinations, medicolegal matters, and workplace disability reviews.
Dr. Vipul Kella is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been practicing for 15 years and has served as a medical expert for 10 years. He has reviewed over 100 cases, and spent over 1000 hours on case reviews and issuing reports of medical-legal findings, case reviews and independent examinations. He is dedicated to providing expertise to clients in a variety of areas, including medical malpractice, personal injury, forensics, disability, and others. He expertise in the following areas: Emergency Medicine Medical Negligence Wrongful Death Forensics and Sexual Abuse Independent Medical Examinations Nursing Home and Assisted Living Care Medical Fraud and Abuse Critical Care Dr. Kella provides patient care in the Emergency Medicine Department at Adventist Healthcare Hospital outside Washington DC.

Aldo A. Arpaia, M.D., F.A.C.P. Consultants In Medicine

New Providence, New Jersey
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine - Preoperative Risk Assessment and Management Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Preventive Medicine Diagnosis and Management of Complex Diseases Internal medicine Consultative Medicine
Dr. Aldo Arpaia is a board certified Internal Medicine physician licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey. He has been involved in academic medicine throughout his career and has been in private practice for over 28 years. He is a clinical professor at Northwell Medical Center and has vast expertise in preoperative medicine, emergency medicine, geriatrics and internal medicine. He is experienced in utilization review, disease management , quality assurance as well as perioperative medical consultation. As an active practitioner Dr. Arpaia averages over 100 hours of CME annually in his field. Named Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in New York City Metro Area- 2015-2020. Let us know how we can help!

Heather Hinshelwood, MD, FACEP

Bluffton, South Carolina
Emergency Medicine - An emergency medicine physician for 15+ yrs with ABEM board certification and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, I have extensive experience in critical care, military medicine, chronic pain & addiction medicine, trauma, geriatrics, pediatrics, trauma, sepsis, stroke, myocardial infarctions, dive medicine, prehospital, COVID care & complications, and EMTALA related transfer issues. I have practiced in every setting: academics, rural EDs, overseas, to combat theaters.
Commander, US Navy Reserves American Board of Emergency Medicine Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
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Colorado, New Jersey, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, and Alabama