Internal Medicine Independent Medical Examiners

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

Nelhs Betancourt, MD, MPH, DABT, CIME, CHCQM OccMed, Inc.

Irvine, California
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - My areas of expertise are Internal and Occupational Medicine and Occupational Toxicology. My emphasis is on causation of conditions related to work exposure, including cancer, solvents, pesticides, asbestos and other dusts, work stress and heart disease and impairment/disability determination.
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Toxicology. Masters Degree in Occupational Medicine. Board Certified Physician Advisor. Medical Review Officer. Certified in the use of the AMA Guides for impairment determinations. Depositions on pneumoconiosis, bauxite, Multiple Myeloma, heart disease and work stress, solvents (TCE). IMEs addressing Ehlers-Danlos, heart disease (chronic and acute), diabetes with complications, pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal disease, cancer, stroke, rheumatological disorders, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, return to work (with or without limitations/restrictions), long term and short term disability, FMLA, Fit-for-Duty. Having in-depth knowledge of Internal Medicine and being academically trained in Occupational Medicine and Toxicology is complementary. These skills help me evaluate a case thoroughly to determine causation or formulate recommendations for return to work, FMLA issues, or long/short term disabil...

Nachman Brautbar, MD Nachman Brautbar, MD, Inc.

Los Angeles, California
Internal Medicine, Toxicology - Medical Toxicology - Dr. Nachman Brautbar is a board-certified internist and nephrologist, with a specialization in toxicology. His list of past and present academic appointments include: Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He specializes in the toxicological and internal medicine aspects of injury in the workplace and environment, product liability, personal injury and standard of care.
Services Provided: Review of records, material safety data sheets, assessment of levels of exposure and establishing elements required for causation. Literature regarding general causation. Differential diagnosis to establish causation. Expert opinion and testimony. Dr. Brautbar has testified in Federal and State Courts and has been qualified as an expert in Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Toxicology and Nephrology. Dr. Brautbar has consulted and testified on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, and for independent medical evaluations. Dr. Brautbar is a treating, consulting and evaluating physician. In his reports, causation analysis, TD, TTD disability ratings, vocational rehabilitation and apportionment are addressed.

Grace Lopez, BC-MSL cert, MD HealthAdvise

San Ramon, California
Internal Medicine
Dr. Grace Lopez has 6 years of experience in clinical Internal Medicine across disciplines, focused on the treatment of cardiovascular/pulmonary (respiratory) and neurological medicine. She has 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical device industry. Training Medical Ross University School of Medicine class of 2012 Residency Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Internal Medicine 2013-2015 Froedtert & MCW Neurology 2015 Certifications & Organizations Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Medical Science Liaison Board Certification Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) American Neurological Association (ANA) American College of Physicians (ACP)

Nkiruka Ndu, MD Justlaw Medical Services

Visalia, California
Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine - Worker's Compensation Correctional Healthcare Occupational Medicine Perform independent Medical Examinations where liability is an issue.

Steven M Simons, MD, FACP, FCCP

Beverly Hills, California
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine - Disease - Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases. Special expertise in evaluation of asthma, inhalational disorders, DVT, pulmonary embolism and lung infections.
Over 20 years experience - plaintiff and defense. Insightful, articulate evaluations. Former Chief of Staff, Chief of Medicine, Chief of Pulmonary Division - Cedars- Sinai Health System. Currently Medical Director, Medical Affairs - Cedars- Sinai Health System. Clinical Professor of Medicine UCLA School of Medicine.

Nicole Zagelbaum Ward, DO

Los Angeles, California
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine - Board Certified Internet and rheumatologist. Areas of interest include musculoskeletal disorders, fibromyalgia, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Lupus, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, thyroid related arthritis, pseudogout, osteoporosis, sjogrens disease, myositis, vasculitis, ANCA vasculitis, drug-induced vasculitis.
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Proficient in using AMA Guides for impairment determinations. Qualified Medical examiner. Additional areas include chronic musculoskeletal pain, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, gastritis and GERD, and others.

Carl A Dragstedt, DO, FACC Dragon Oaks Consulting, LLC

Alachua, Florida
Cardiology - Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Disability and employability limitations due to Cardiovascular Disease, Chest Pain, Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, Defibrillator, ICD, Valvular Heart Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Pacemaker, Pulmonary Embolism, Anticoagulation, Blood Thinner, Sudden Cardiac Death. Provides timely, professional, thorough, and objective reports. Readily available with flexible scheduling to meet client’s needs.

Ofer Michael Eibschutz, M.D. Sun And Sea Medical PLLC

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - * A seasoned medical professional with over 30 years of experience treating a wide range of injuries and successfully managing the care of tens of thousands of patients. * Recognized expert , having served as Director of Workers' Compensation for the largest medical group in the US. * Author of hundreds of CA PR4 (P&S, MMI) reports, consistently relied upon to resolve claims. * Recognized leader in the field of Occupational Medicine, actively involved in CA statewide conferences as a speaker.
* Dedicated educator, providing oversight and quality evaluation for multiple Occupational Medicine physicians. * Active member of ACOEM and Florida Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. * Unbiased and objective medical evaluations, ensuring fair and accurate assessments of claims. * Thoroughly review medical records and conduct comprehensive physical examinations to gather all relevant information. * Provide detailed and well-documented reports that are clear and concise

Vince Faridani, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM

Melbourne, Florida
Internal Medicine - Hospitalist, Sepsis, Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Respiratory Failure, Stroke, Renal Failure, GI Bleed, Patient Handoff, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronavirus [COVID], Falls, Fractures, Wounds, Confusion, Encephalopathy, Malnutrition, Malignancy
Dr. Faridani is a U.S. trained, board-certified, internal medicine physician. He has been in clinical medicine for over 10+ years and practices as a Hospitalist. Throughout Dr. Faridani practice he has published over 2 dozen case reports that have been accepted, recognized, and presented at state and national conferences. Moreover, as a testimony to Dr. Faridani success in medicine he has been recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Physician and Society of Hospital Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Faridani is certified in wound care/hyperbaric management. He has served in a vast array of leadership roles. Dr. Faridani ensures all cases will be swiftly and thoroughly reviewed without delay. CV and References upon request. Please contact via email/text/phone. Expect return response in 1 hour or less.

Thomas C Hilton, MD

Jacksonville Beach , Florida
Cardiology - Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - Cardiology. Cardiovascular disease. Hypertension. Congestive Heart Failure.
Following graduation from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981, Dr Hilton completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After four year with the National Health Service Corps in Zebulon, Georgia, Dr. Hilton completed a three year Cardiology Fellowship at St Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri in 1991. He is currently a noninvasive board certified cardiologist living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he practiced with the Baptist Heart Specialists (formerly known as the Jacksonville Heart Center) since 1996. Dr. Hilton has been active with CardioStart International, Inc. with whom he has completed over 15 international humanitarian missions to Peru, Nepal and the Caribbean. He has volunteered with the Mission House and Salzbacher Medical Clinics in Jacksonville Beach, Fl. Also, he has served on the boards of the Florida Recovery Schools, Mission House, Inc, and CardioStart International . He has three gro...

Jerome Siegel, MD

Naples, Florida
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - Workplace exposures/injuries, musculoskeletal, orthopedic, rehab problems, environmental, allergies, asthma, toxic and chemical exposures, infections, mold, indoor air quality, pain mgmt, traumatic brain injury, cardiorespiratory and body system complications, catastrophic cases, long Covid, complex case review, impairment, disability.
ABMS Board Certified Occupational Medicine ABMS Board Certified Internal Medicine MPH - Master of Public Health - Boston University School of Public Health

Constance George-Adebayo, MD, FACP Christ the King Healthcare

Loganville, Georgia
Internal Medicine
Civil Surgeon, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials, Travel Medicine, Weight Management. Currently, a Medical Director at Christ the King Medical Center.

Ned Okarter, MD

Mableton, Georgia
Internal Medicine - Hospitalist, ICU (Intensive Care Unit), Critical Care medicine, Sickle cell patients, stroke patients, ventilator care, COVID, hospitalized patients, heart attack patients, cardiovascular disease, decubitus ulcer issues, opiate abuse, Pulmonary embolism, Wound Care

Roxanne Smith -White, MD HealthAdvise

Honolulu, Hawaii
Internal Medicine
Dr. Roxanne Smith-White, MD graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny University Hospitals-Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified internal medicine specialist in Honolulu, HI and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Her certifications include the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is currently a part time professor at Howard University Hospital and is the CEO of Lemurian Healthcare Inc, a health and welnesss concierge medical and health coaching company. Training Medical Howard University College of Medicine class of 1995 Internship Medical College of Pennsylvania Internal Medicine 1995-1996 Residency Allegheny University Hospitals-Pennsylvania Internal Medicine 1996-1998 Certification & Licensure Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomat, American Board ...

Charles M Yarborough, MD CYHealthAssociates, LLC

Bethesda, Maryland
Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine - I am a Board-certified internist and occupational medicine physician who is licensed to practice medicine in Maryland, Virginia, D.C., and four more states, with over 30 years of experience. Currently a doctor seeing many patients clinically in MD and VA, I have performed Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) and provided health-related and disability consulting expertise many years.
I have an in-depth knowledge, skills and abilities as an expert witness and has testified in depositions, hearings and trials in successful cases. I am a recognized expert in the field, being a leader of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2016 president-elect and 2017 president), publishing relevant articles in the peer-reviewed medical literature, serving as the Book Review Editor of the major occupational medical journal, and lecturing in this field including for the 2016 SEAK Annual Workers Compensation Conference. My practice provides the following services: • Independent Medical Evaluations responding to specific issues • Causation and work related issues • Appropriateness of care and treatment redirection issues • Assessment of Maximal Medical Improvement and Permanent Impairment and Apportionment • Return to work and work capacity issues • Rehabilitation issues • Medical Record review and Consulting Opinion • Litigation support including consul...

Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM Cambridge Occupational Medicine Services

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - Dr. Kales is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Professor & Director, Occupational Medicine Residency; and Chief, Occupational & Environmental Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance. He has special expertise in public safety (police and fire issues), toxicology, mold, latex allergy, workers comp, cardiovascular and sleep issues. A recent CV is attached.

Lewis H Rosenbaum, MD

Royal Oak, Michigan
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology - 40 years private practice, 20 years chairman, quality assurance committee at 1000 bed hospital expert in chronic pain disorders, fibromyalgia, complicated medical and rheumatic disorders, geriatric medicine and hospitalist medicine. I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Geriatrics.

Neetu Sharma, MD HealthAdvise

Troy, Michigan
Internal Medicine
Neetu Sharma specializes in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Sharma is highly rated in treating conditions like Acute Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte imbalances, Anemia, Hypertension and End Stage Renal disease. Training University of Cincinnati Medical Center Fellowship, Nephrology, 2013 Wayne State University - Detroit Medical Center Residency, Internal Medicine, 2011 Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Science and Research Medical Education, 2004 Board Certifications Nephrology American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013 to present Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012 to present

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

New Providence, New Jersey
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Geriatrics,/Internal Medicine/General Practice/Ambulatory Surgery/ Preoperative Risk Assessment and Management/Cardiovascualr disease/Pulmonary disease/ Endocrinology/ Diabetes/ Telemedicine/Wound care. Deep vein thrombosis prevention and treatment Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine. Nursing home and Geriatrics Diagnosis and Management of Complex Diseases
Dr. Aldo Arpaia is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. he is a physician licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey. In private practice he has maintained interest in academic medicine throughout his career. Dr. Arpaia is a clinical professor at the Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell Medical Center and has expertise in preoperative medicine, geriatrics and internal medicine as well as disability and workers compensation. He is comfortable evaluating claimant's complex diseases including but not limited to: diabetes, thyroid disease, deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, pulmonary diseases. Dr. Arpaia has consulted for varied medical conditions and is comfortable opining on best practices, and quality care issues. His vast experienced in utilization review, disease management and quality assurance makes him ideally suited to evaluate your case! As an active practitioner, Dr. Arpaia averages over 100 hours ...

Peter Goulden, MD FRCP PGCE CIME Peter Goulden MD CIME

New York, New York
Endocrinology, Internal Medicine - I am an Associate Professor of Endocrinology at Mount Sinai in NYC. I also serve as Division Chief at Mount Sinai Morningside & West My areas of expert focus include type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, insulin pump therapy, hypoglycemia, diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic complications, testosterone, thyroid dieases, pituitary, adrenal, parathyroid, osteoporosis, obesity management.
Division Chief at Mount Sinai Morningside & West, and UAMS with a decade of experience as an academic endocrinologist in University and VA hospitals. Also, a clinical leader in endocrinology for six years in the UK, securing over $2 million in grants. ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine (2016) and Endocrinology (2017) via the Faculty ACGME Pathway. Dual UK Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Internal Medicine (since 2006). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME) by ABIME. Possessing 15 years of clinical experience in academic endocrinology, obesity, and diabetes, with leadership roles in hierarchical and multidisciplinary teams. Demonstrated success as a clinical educator in academic medical centers. Published health services research in peer-reviewed medical journals. Skilled in quality and service improvement efforts. Outstanding oral and written communication skills for both academic and lay audiences. Expert in report writing, deposition, and trial te...

Stephan B Simons, MD Parkchester Medical services of NY

Bronx, New York
Internal Medicine
I am certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. I have done Internal Medicine IME's & Peer Reviews for several organizations since 2002

Meyer N Solny, MD, FACG, AGAF

New York, New York
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology - Gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, internal medicine, colonoscopy, colorectal, esophagus, gallbladder, intestines, pancreas, colon cancer, GERD, colitis, perforations, ischemic bowel, GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's, mesenteric ischemia. Board Certified Gastroenterologist and Gastrointastinal Endoscopy specialist. Columbia and Cornell trained clinician, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology practice, staff NY Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell College o Medicine.

Edna McKinstry, MD HealthAdvise

Cary, North Carolina
Internal Medicine
Dr. Edna S. Wong McKinstry is an internist in Asheville, North Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mission Hospital-Asheville and Moberly Regional Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. Dr. Edna S. Wong McKinstry has expertise in treating chronic diabetes, heart failure, and obesity. Training Medical School Ross University School of Medicine Class of 2007 Residency University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson Internal Medicine 2008-2012 Certifications & Professional Memberships American Board of Internal Medicine Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)

Beverly J. Yamour, MD, FACC Beverly Yamour, MD FACC

Washington CH, Ohio
Cardiology - Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine


King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine, Cardiology - Cardiovascular Disease - Atrial fibrillation, Anticoagulation, Sudden Cardiac Death, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Critical Limb Ischemia, Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Contusion in MVA, Chest Pain, and Heart Failure.
Dr. Filip earned his medical degree from the Medical University of Lodz, Poland. He served residencies at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland and in Philadelphia at the Jefferson University Hospital. He completed Cardiology Fellowship at the Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He worked as an Attending at the Bryn Mawr and Lankenau Hospitals. He served as Director of Bryn Mawr Wound Care and Vascular Center. He formerly held faculty appointments at the Hahnemann University and Presbyterian – University of Pennsylvania. Board Certified. Published. Experienced in testifying in both plaintiff and defense areas.

Bethann Scarborough, MD HealthAdvise

Landisville, Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Credentials: Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine University of Pennsylvania Health System. Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine (through 2021) Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. File Experience: Primarily disability and catastrophic reviews, some UM. Completed same-day or within 3 days (medical record length 100-2000 pages). Over 98% of reports accepted without revision. Special Skills: Assess disability & recovery potential from multiple serious illnesses (cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic lung disease, COVID, neurologic disorders, dementia, etc),

Marvin Portner, MD Portner Medical Pc

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Internal Medicine, Allergy - i am board certified in both internal medicine, and allergy-immunology. i am trained to manage all adult conditions, excluding surgical. My academic position included teaching at all levels of medical training. I have managed the most complicated cases, written reports, and presented to large groups of doctors. In solo practice since 1978, i continued to see the most complex cases, usually needing reports to referring practitioners. my navy service in wartime has enhanced my skills.
speaker to large groups of physicians; publishing papers; chief of service at long beach va hospital {ucla affiliate]. navy service, including destroyer squadron medical officer broadened my experience with trauma, ptsd and physical therapy, rehabilitation . discharge rank of lieutenant Commander usnr. Married to a psychologist for 45 years . board member of los angels socitey of clinical hypnosis. 20 years of experience in california medical legal work. disability.

Lige B. Rushing, Jr., MD, MS Lige B. Rushing, Jr., MD, PA

Dallas, Texas
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine - Board Certified. Fibromyalgia, lupus, nursing home, medical malpractice, geriatrics, testimony, hospital, disability, breast implants, adverse drug reactions

Robert S. Brown, M.D.

Charlottesville, Virginia
Forensic Psychiatry, Internal Medicine - My unique credentials, 3 board certifications, allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases. I graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) for both college and medical school. At UVA, I completed dual residency training in internal medicine and psychiatry and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the UVA Institute for Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy studying under Dr. Park Dietz. For more information, see my listing at
I believe that forensic psychiatrists serve courts of law in administrative, civil, and criminal matters. My 3 board certifications assist me in these tasks and allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases often involving psychiatric and medical conditions. My unique training allows me to untangle symptoms of mis-attribution. Complex cases often have many medical records spanning years of treatment that need to be studied and carefully applied to the questions before the court. It is important to evaluate cases for both the defense and plaintiff in legal matters. Areas of expertise; Administrative and Disability Cases: Boards of Medicine, Defense Base Act, Fitness for Duty, Homeland Security/ICE, Merit System Protection Board, Private Disability, Security Clearance Health/Mental Evaluations, VA Disability, SEC reports, FAA reports, and Workers' Compensation. Civil Cases have included: Capacity to Contract, Civil Rights Violations, Civil Commitment, Contested Wills & Estates, Dan...
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