Orthopedics Independent Medical Examiners

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

Richard Rex Harris, MD R. Rex Harris, MD, LLC

Birmingham, Alabama
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Osep E. Armagan, M.D. Osep E. Armagan MD Inc

Beverly Hills, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
AAOS IME courses and credits

Wayne K Cheng, MD Bones and Spine Surgery, Inc.

Loma Linda, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - I am considered an authority on minimal invasive spine surgery and complex spine deformity reconstructions. Fellowship trained at Duke University Medical Center in 2002 and board certified, I graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1988 and finished residency at Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Chairman of Loma Linda Surgical Institute, also heads Bones and Spine Surgery, headquartered at Loma Linda, California, as its president. I'm a skilled independent medical examiner and have complete +300 IMEs over the past 7 years. I offer objective, evidence-based, detailed evaluations, punctually and understandable reports. Please feel free to reach out for additional information.

John D. Kaufman, M.D.

Santa Clarita, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - I am board certified in orthopedic surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. I have expertise in general orthopedic conditions, sports medicine, osteoporosis, back and neck injuries and other bone and joint conditions. I am experienced in medical legal evaluations, depositions and testifying as an expert witness.

Michael J Oechsel, M.D. California Orhopedics and Spine

San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Trauma, Injury, Fracture, Open, Closed, Extremity, Spinal, Musculoskeletal, Dislocation, Subluxation, Tear, Rupture, Sprain, Strain, Crush, Surgical, Fixation, Reduction, Arthritis, Joint, Bone, Ligament, Tendon, Disc, Laceration, Non-surgical.
Dr. Oechsel continues actively practiced as a general Orthopedic Surgeon. He has experience with almost all aspects of this field. This allows him to render opinions on many different Orthopedic issues in any single case. He prides himself in taking on the most complex cases. Reviews, reporting, preparation, and testimony are meticulously detailed. His opinions are well respected, as he continues to be retained by both the Defense and Plaintiff bar. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Thomas Peatman, MD

San Ramon, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - I am best suited for injuries to the extremities, or combined extremity/ non-surgical spine cases.
In practice for 21 years, performing over 8,000 joint replacements, hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopies and open surgeries. Board Certified, with additional Certification in Sports Medicine. IME certified. I additionally trained in the United States Navy in Aviation Medicine/ Flight Surgery. I have been participating in IME and Expert Witness work for 10+ years. I excel at providing clarity in complex case reviews as well as defining simpler incidents. I am timely, and prioritize scheduling exams, depos and court appearances.

Edward W Younger, MD MRK Medical Consultants

Gold River , California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Board certified orthopedist specializing in total joints. General Orthopedics, Reconstructive Knee Surgery, Reconstructive Hip Surgery, and Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery
Dr. Younger is a practicing orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in total joint replacement as well as reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder. Dr. Younger is the Medical Director of MRK Medical Consultants and has been performing medical-legal evaluations since 2000. MRK has been providing comprehensive analysis of personal injury cases for the legal profession and insurance industry since 1975. It is a firm with a diverse experienced team of over 30 medical legal consultants that offer objective review of personal injuries.

Daniel Christensen, MD Christensen Medical and Consulting, LLC

Gulf Breeze, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
Dr. Christensen is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He has experience in the performance of Independent Medical Exams and Disability Evaluations (>300+). He is available for IMEs as well as record reviews, and can comment on causation and work related analyses, evaluation of care, assessment of maximal medical improvement and permanent impairment, return to work guidelines and restrictions, and impairment ratings including the AMA Guides to Impairment. Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Certified Areas of Expertise: Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Total Knee Arthroplasty (Replacement), Shoulder Injuries, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Licensed in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

Richard C Smith, MD FLORIDA CENTER FOR ORTHOPAEDICS

ORLANDO, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON Doctor Richard Smith is the founder and principal orthopedic surgeon of the Florida Center for Orthopaedics in Metrowest, Florida. The practice has logged over 30 years (and counting) of easing the musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of hundreds of ortho patients throughout Central Florida.
Dr. Smith adds another decade onto that number with prior experience as Chief of Spinal Surgery at Orlando Naval Hospital – he was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve at the time. All of which is to say, quite simply, that Richard Smith, MD, is a board-certified orthopedics practitioner with 32 years under his stethoscope, and that is a boatload of experience. Dr. Richard Smith also offers expert services on IMEs, CMEs, QTCs, and Medical Reviews. Experience: . 30 + years performing IMEs . 1500 + IMEs performed . Deposed/Testified 100 + times Expert Medical Advisor (EMA) June 1998 – present Special Expert Witness (State of Florida)

Joseph P. Tobin, MD, F.A.A.O.S. AAOS

Pooler, Georgia
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - General Orthopaedics with with special interest in hip and knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, hand surgery, elbow surgery, ankle surgery, sports medicine, fractures, injuries to bones, muscles or joints. Neck and back pain.
Active board certified orthopaedic surgeon currently treating both surgical and non-surgical patients. Surgeon is Fluent in Spanish and has over 17 years of experience in IMEs and Impairment Ratings and depositions. Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Fellowship trained in hip an knee replacement surgery. Performs IMEs for the Federal Government, Workers' Comp insurance companies, private law firms and others. Offices in Pooler Georgia (next to Savannah) and Hilton Head, S.C.. Experienced as Referee IME physician as well. Expertise in using the AMA impairment guidelines for impairment ratings. Credentialed and active surgical staff privileges at three hospitals: St. Joseph/Candler Hospital (Savannah, GA), Hilton Head Hospital (South Carolina), and the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head (Surgical Center). Graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residency at Loyola University. My staff is ready to efficiently hand...

Simon Finger, MD

Slidell, Louisiana
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - General orthopedics / Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy / Joint replacement
Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons Certified Independent Medical Examiner Fellowship in Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital Salt Lake City, UT Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, CA Doctor of Medicine Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA Bachelor of Science, Biology University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA

Peter Lasater, MD

Novi, Michigan
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. I have specialized training in a multitude of acute and chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system. I am in private practice, treating and performing surgery on multiple conditions of the upper and lower extremities in the field of general orthopedic surgery as well as sports medicine.
I am able to diagnose and treat a multitude of musculoskeletal orthopedic conditions of the upper and lower extremities as well as the spine/back including fractures, muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries, nerve injuries, and arthritis among others. I currently take emergency room call at a level 2 trauma designated hospital. I strive to perform independent medical examinations with unbiased thoroughness and deliver reports in a timely manner.

Leah Herzog, MD

Henderson, Nevada
Hand Surgery, Orthopedics - I specialize in all upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries.

Jerrold M. Sherman, MD

Las Vegas, Nevada
Orthopedics - Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director Outpatient Surgery Center

Douglas M Goumas, MD Prime Consulting NH

Manchester, New Hampshire
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Sports fellowship trained: Shoulder, Knee, Ankle and Elbow
Governor appointed board member of Workers Compensation Advisory Committee 6 years. Dr. Doug Goumas is a board-certified sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. Dr. Goumas has extensive expertise in the treatment of Workers’ Compensation related injuries and serves as a member of the state of New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation advisory committee. Dr. Goumas is a practicing partner with New Hampshire Orthopedic Center.

Joshua A Siegel, MD Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

Exeter, New Hampshire
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand Surgery, Physiatry, General Musculoskeletal specialist with special focus on shoulder and knee pathology.
Joshua A. Siegel, MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Siegel specializes in treating sports medicine injuries and focuses on arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Siegel is the Sports Medicine Director and a founding member of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics. He is also a founding member of two ambulatory surgical centers. Northeast Surgical Care, a multi-specialty ambulatory surgical center, was founded in 2000 and sold to Amsurg in 2011. Access Ambulatory Surgery Center, an orthopaedic focused ASC opened in 2019. Dr. Siegel is a US Olympic Committee team physician, a US ski team physician and covers USGA and PGA tour events. He is the team physician for many local area high schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy. Dr. Siegel is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM),US ...

Matthew W Wilkening, MD Prime Consulting NH

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery

Jeffrey B Daniels, MD Advocare South Jersey Orthopedic Associates

Voorhees, New Jersey
Orthopedics

Raymond G. Decker, Jr. Central Jersey Hand Surgery

Eatontown, New Jersey
Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Robert A DeFalco, DO IME Plus, LLC

Bloomfield, New Jersey
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
Dr. DeFalco is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a fellowship in sports medicine as well as arthroscopic surgery with more than 14 years in private practice. As an experienced expert witness having been certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CIME), Dr. DeFalco has performed hundreds of IMEs, depositions, and live testimony. Thorough and accurate reporting provided with rapid turn around times. Dr. DeFalco has weekly availability in the following counties; Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.

Paul G Teja, DO IME Plus, LLC

Bloomfield, New Jersey
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
Dr. Teja is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 17 years in private practice. He has been certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and has performed hundreds of IMEs, depositions, and live testimony. Other services include Peer Reviews, Record Reviews, Permanency Evaluations, PIP, TORT, etc. Dr. Teja maintains an active treating practice and has weekly availability for medical-legal examinations, with availability in Northern, New Jersey. He has availability in the following counties; Morris, Warren, Sussex, Passaic, Essex, Union.

THOMAS EAGAN, MD

GLOVERSVILLE, New York
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

MATTHEW J. LANDFRIED, MD SOUTHPORT ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE

SOUTHPORT , North Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - BOARFED IN GENERAL AND SPORTS MEDICINE
PREFORMED APPROXIMATELY 26000-28000 SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Douglas C Gula, DO Quality Evaluations, Inc.

West Chester, Ohio
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgical Independent Medical Examinations to also include joint and spine

James E. Kemmler, MD Kemmler Orthopaedic Center

Celina, Ohio
Orthopedics - General orthopaedics, focus on trauma, sports, hand

Michael C Raklewicz, MD

Kingston, Pennsylvania
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Specialties include Knees, Hips, Neck, Back, Lower Extremities and Official Disability Guidelines

Randall N Smith, MD Richard H. Kaplan, MD, PC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Orthopedics, Pain Management - Medicine - Evaluation of orthopedic injuries and pain management with training and experience in treatment of traumatic injuries. Operating general orthopedic surgeon for 23 years specializing in trauma.

Calvin D. Stoudt, D.O. Ortho IME

Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Total Knee Arthroplasty, Total Hip Arthroplasty, Fracture Care, Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy and General Orthopedic Care.

JOSEPH P TOBIN, MD, F.A.A.O.S. AAOS

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - General Orthopaedics with special interest in sports Medicine, hip and knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, hand surgery, elbow surgery, ankles surgery, fractures, injuries to bones, muscles or joints. Neck and back pain.
Active Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon currently treating both surgical and non-surgical patients. Surgeon is fluent in Spanish and has over 17 years of experience in IMEs and Impairment Ratings and depositions. Performs IMEs for the Federal Government, Workers' Comp insurance companies, private law firms and others. Expertise in the AMA impairment guidelines for impairment ratings. Offices in Pooler, Georgia (near Savannah) and Hilton Head, S.C.. Experienced as Referee IME physician as well. Credentialed and active surgical staff privileges at three hospitals: St. Joseph/Candler Hospital (Savannah, GA), Hilton Head Hospital (South Carolina), and the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head (Surgical Center). Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and fellowship trained in hip and knee replacement surgery. Graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Loyola University. My staff is ready to efficiently...

H. James Wiesman, MD Columbia Orthopedic Clinic

Columbia, Tennessee
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Stephen De Young, M.D. Southwest Orthopedic Group

Sugar Land, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - General Orthopedics, surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the lower back, hips, shoulders and extremities
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