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.

Arun Chakrabarty, MD

Hemet, California
Internal Medicine, Addictions - I have experience many years as a hospitalist and addiction medicine experience.
I am board certified in internal medicine (ABIM) firs time pass rate and have active certification status by participating in maintenance of certification (i.e. MOC). I have considerable experience as a hospitalist and addiction medicine experience. I even served as part-time faculty of UCR family residency program as a hospitalist.

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.

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.

Glenn H. Englander, MD Glenn H Englander M.D., P.A.

West Palm Beach, Florida
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Did go to American board of quality assurance and utilization review training in the past Also took Florida workers compensation course

Charles D. Talakkottur, MD Medpractice Guru

Tampa, Florida
Internal Medicine - IME, Expert Witness, Utilization Review, Inpatient and Outpatient, previous hospitalist
Dr. Charles Talakkottur, M.D., MRO is a board certified Internal Medicine physician licensed in the state of Florida. He is a certified medical review officer, published author, and preceptor to nurse practitioner students, PA students, and medical students. He has been in private practice for over 10 years and has vast experience working as a former hospitalist working at 6 hospitals, 5 nursing homes, 2 long term acute care hospitals, and 3 assisted living facilities and has transitioned over the years to outpatient only medicine. He deals with complex cases in an outpatient setting, does telemedicine, serves as an Expert Witness for the State of Florida, is medical director for Safety 1st(a workplace injury safety corporation), does Independent Medical Exams, and has testified before an administrative law judge many times for medical necessity review for evaluating for hospice eligibility. He has extensive experience in utilization review, pharmacy step therapy review, auto in...

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.

Jerome D. Siegel, MD, MPH

Westborough, Massachusetts
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - Workplace exposures/injuries, musculoskeletal rehab problems, environmental, allergies, asthma, toxic and chemical exposures, mold, indoor air quality, pain mgmt, traumatic brain injury, cardiorespiratory and body system complications, catastrophic cases, complex case review.

Thomas H Winters, MD OEHN

Marlborough, Massachusetts
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine

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.

Michael O'Hanlan, MD Arthritis Associates of Nevada

Henderson, Nevada
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine - Special interests include Musculoskeletal disease, autoimmune disease, Clinical Immunology, immunosuppressive therapies, cardiovascular disease, general internal medicine diseases, clinical research and mentoring.
Experienced in Medical File Reviews, Independent Medical Exams, Peer Reviews, Personal Injury, Disability Evaluation and Medical Legal Review. Medical Education: Residency Drexel University; Fellowship UCLA Center for Health Sciences; Independent Medical Examiner training per ABIME and Seak, ABMS certified Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

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

Chatham, New Jersey
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Preoperative Risk Assessment and Management Deep vein thrombosis prevention, treatment Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine. Nursing home and Geriatrics Diagnosis and Management of Complex Diseases: Including but not limited to-Diabetes, Heart failure, atherosclerotic heart disease, asthma, hypertension, thyroid disease, lung diseases including COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, Covid 19, Post covid 19 syndrome.
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. Having been involved in academic medicine throughout his career he is a clinical professor at Northwell Medical Center and has vast expertise in preoperative medicine, emergency medicine, geriatrics and internal medicine. He is comfortable treating complex diseases including but not limited to: diabetes, thyroid disease, deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, pulmonary diseases such as COPD and Asthma. He is experienced in utilization review, disease management , quality assurance as well as perioperative medical consultation and is the Vice President/ Board Member of one of the largest Accountability Care Organizations in the city of New York. As an active practitioner, Dr. Arpaia averages over 100 hours of CME annually in his field and sees well over 2500 patients annually. He is highly regar...

Suzanne Corrado, M.D. Orange Medical Care

Newburgh, New York
Internal Medicine, Addictions - I practice in the field of Addiction Medicine, in which I am Board certified. I also am Board certified in Internal Medicine I am currently working part time with a private group.

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.
I am fully Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. I am a Fellow and International Advisor of the Royal College of Physicians of London. I have 15 years clinical practice experience in the management of diabetes & endocrinology.

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.

Roger L. Seagle, MD Cardiology Associates of the Carolinas, PA

Morganton, North Carolina
Cardiology - Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine - General Cardiology with experience in pacemaker implantation and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Extensive experience in nuclear stress testing, echocardiography, and evaluation/treatment of cardiac conditions. Also practiced general internal medicine throughout my career.
Investigator in multiple clinical trials including ISSI 3 and 4, GUSTO, GUSTO II, GUSTO IIA, ASSENT II, TIMI, and CIRT.

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

Washington CH, Ohio
Cardiology - Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

John R Filip, MD, FAPWCA, FSVMB

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.

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

Bruce Guberman, MD

Huntington, West Virginia
Disability Evaluations, Internal Medicine - AMA Guides (4th.,5th.,and 6th. Editions) impairment evaluations, including Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology. Disability evaluations.
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