O. Del Curling, Jr., MD, MBA
Neurosurgery & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Neurosurgery Independent Medical Exams, Pain Management - Medicine Independent Medical Exams
Over 25 years experience performing IMEs for neurosurgery-related issues (brain, spine, and peripheral nerve injury). In addition to performing IMEs, Dr. Curling maintains an active clinical practice focused on the non-operative management of mild brain injury (concussion), in addition to interventional and non-interventional pain management modalities for treatment of neck and back pain, nerve injuries, and other painful conditions (e.g. CRPS).
Dr. Curling sees a high percentage of North Carolina worker's compensation cases, but also evaluates out of state and federal W/C, as well as private disability and personal injury cases. Referrals are received from adjusters, case managers, defense or plaintiff attorneys, other physicians, or upon direct recommendation/order of the NC Industrial Commission. In addition to IMEs, other related medicolegal services are available, including review of records, surgical opinions, additional opinion on ratings, fit for duty evaluations, and attorney consultation or testimony as needed. If requested following review of the IME report, Dr. Curling may be available to assist with further recommended studies and/or treatment. Although many patients enter the practice via an initial IME evaluation, which requires prepayment, coordinated scheduling, etc., Dr. Curling also offers quick scheduling and consultation (and typically continued management/treatment) for W/C patients referred within...