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.

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 K. Zagelbaum Ward, DO

Beverly Hills, California
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology - Board Certified Internet and board eligible 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 in 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.

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

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

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

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...

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

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, long Covid, 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.

Connie J. Wang, MD

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Medicine - Licensed and practiced in Internal Medicine for 20 years, both at inpatient and outpatient settings. Also specialized in all aspects of Nephrology including kidney failure, dialysis, kidney transplantation. Have participated in many case reviews for hospital. Broad and in-depth knowledge in medicine will help generating expert options in a broad range of legal cases.

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. Having been involved in academic medicine throughout his career he is a clinical professor at the Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell Medical Center and has vast expertise in preoperative medicine, geriatrics and internal medicine. He is comfortable evaluating and 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. Dr. Arpaia has consulted many times for varied medical conditions and is comfortable opining on best practices, disability, and quality care issues. His vast experienced in utilization review, disease management , quality assurance as well as peri-operative medical consultation makes him ideally suited to evaluate a number of medical conditions. As an active practitioner...

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.

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.

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
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