Occupational Medicine Independent Medical Examiners in California

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

Monica Madhurima Rao, MD

Los Angeles, California
Occupational Medicine - Six and a half years experience medical legal work through the Veterans Administration including examining patients, writing reports and submitting medical opinions to the courts.
ABIME trained 2019 Many years of Urgent Care/Occupational Medicine experience Primary Care Experience Emergency Room Experience 24 Years Experience - all as an independent contractor Medical School: University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at Harbor UCLA Hospital Privileges at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, CA 1997-2002 (one of the top four hospitals in Los Angeles) Integrative Medicine training in 1999 One year research in Cardio thoracic Surgery in 2004 Returned to teach as an Attending Physician at Harbor UCLA's Residency Program Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians since 1994 Hobbies: Hiking, biking, museums, and traveling. I have two references from the VA for the six and a half years medical legal work, which are reflective of my work. One reference is from the director and one from the lead physician. And I have two references from directors for my urgent care wo...

Jonathan S. Rutchik, MD, MPH NEOMA

Mill Valley, California
Neurology, Occupational Medicine - Evaluation of individuals or groups with neurological problems, occupational exposures and/or workplace injures
Dr. Rutchik is one of very few physicians in the United States board certified both in Neurology and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is also an associate professor of Medicine at UCSF and a California State Qualified Medical Examiner. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). He provides clinical evaluations and treatment, including electromyography, of individuals and populations with suspected neurological illness secondary to workplace injuries or chemical exposure; neurological trauma, and neurological fitness for duty in safety sensitive populations. Other services include independent medical examinations, medical record review, utilization review and consulting to industrial, legal, government, pharmaceutical and academic institutions equally for plaintiff and defense matters. Dr. Rutchik is licensed in CA, NY, MA, NM and ID.
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